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Need a info about the treble pickup cavity on a 59 ES 335

johnnyjellybean

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Dec 23, 2001
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Anybody? Mike? I need to know if the pots were accessible through the pickup cavity. Someone is telling me that the hole between the treble pickup cavity and the control side of the guitar was not large enough to feed the pots and wiring harness through 59 and the holes were only enlarged in the early 60s. He said the entire wiring was done through the F holes on the early ones and that the large hole in the treble pickup cavity didn't exist until later. Is this true?
 

sliding-tom

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Yes, true. Don't know exactly when they changed but in '59 there only was a hole big enough to feed the cable from the pickup through and the pots were installed through the f-holes.
 

TomGuitar

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Still true in 61.
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