#1
how thick does a body have to be to have the short top push/pull pots in there? im making a telecaster body thats mimicking my tele custom (HH, 2v 2t pots) and honestly i dont want to pull the pickgaurd off and ruin a brand new set of stings to measure how deep the cavity is. im 99% sure im going to have to put a top of some sort to give me an extra bit of wood to work with as my mahogany blank is only 1.5 inches thick, and the guitar im following for a blueprint is almost 2 inches thick.
#2
Its 1 1/16 inch from the bottom of the switch to where the threads start on the shaft of the pot. If you just used a washer between the pot and wood/pickguard you would need at least the 1 1/16 of clearance in the cavity. But the knob would be pretty far off the body. If you want the knob closer to the body then your gonna want more body thickness.
#3
ok i was thinking of putting a top anywhere from 1/4-1/2 inch thick on it. i dont want it too thin in the pot cavity. might go with 3/8 inch, thats gonna be nice and heavy. now i just need to decide on what. dont want maple.
#4
they fit in my sg fine, and its pretty thin

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#5
hmm, i know they are a tight fit in my other tele as it is right now, but that wasnt routed for that, and not very deep at that. i might go ahead and do a top since the main body is 3 piece and the middle piece is slightly darker than the outer 2, even though they are the same wood. i think its because i had a machine plane level it all for me and the grains were opposite directions. ive been sanding it with 180 grit and its getting closer to the same color.