I’m always up for a fun project and this was one. John had a Strat body he wanted to have an Eric Clapton/Buddy Guy  preamp installed in. The first look was to put it in the control cavity but it was just too tight and would cause the circuit board and connections to be prone to failure. So the better solution was to rout a pocket as Fender does to contain the board. The first thing to do was manually hog out the excess wood. Next I just happened to have a CNC machine sitting around so I made a template for the hand held router to clean up the pocket. Then painted the pocket with conductive paint and it looks like a factory job. It helps to have the right tools available! Take a look.

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