Poker chips? Pickup selector ring? Switch washer plates? I’ve seen these descriptions and a good dozen variations and I’m still not sure what they are called officially. In fact I’m not sure just which official would be tasked with naming these officially. No matter as this didn’t stop me from designing a few of my own.
In general, I have a bit of a beef when it comes to guitar accessories. Lots of poorly designed and cheaply made stuff. Some of it sitting on very expensive guitars for no other reason than that’s how it was done 50 years ago. I could never understand why most truss rod covers were and are made from the cheapest materials and some of the worst design esthetics I’ve ever seen. That lack of understanding led me to design a few which have become quite a hit these past few months. Seems that quite a few other people feel the same way I do.
So I recently turned my thinking to the above mentioned switch washers and came up with three designs which I’ll put into production, probably later this week. Same materials as the truss rod covers albeit thinner to keep the weight down and to fit with the usual hardware.
Will people get into these too? It will be interesting to see what the reaction will be. I’ll do a short (and affordable) run and throw them out there and see if anything flies. I certainly like them anyway. If no one buys them perhaps I’ll have to buy a few hundred guitars to fit them on. Don’t want to be wasteful…