When Glade rewires a hollow body electric guitar he builds up the harness carefully, outside of the instrument. A wooden plate is fabricated and drilled with holes for potentiometers, switch and output jack in the precise dimensions of the stock electronics. This enables him to fit the harness with a minimum of fuss and be able to make appropriate improvements on the original design. For the Trad* in all of us it’s blasphemy, we know, but when a player requires the instrument to be solid night after night, a little improvement over the stock design can be called for.
* – adj. in relating to musicians, the label given to those players slavishly obedient to an original form or design as in: “he’s a Hawaiian shirt-wearing Trad surf player and doesn’t like all that modern stuff.”