When we think about ergonomics, we usually obsess about body shape, neck profile or scale length. But what about controls?
Les Pauls and Strats feel very different, in part due to the location of the switches, potentiometers and jack. For me, at least, after I've logged some hours with one of those instruments, jumping to the other feels like caressing an alien species. Where is the bridge pickup tone knob, again?!
In the interests of promoting complete disorientation, you'll notice I've relocated controls for Simplicity multi-scale (fanned-fret) headless guitar. Everything is shifted forward, clustered around the neck-to-body joint. This removes the controls from the arc of your picking hand. Strum the intro to Pinball Wizard without fear of breaking your Metacarpal or Proximal phalange.
More importantly, we are now best friends with Switchcraft Jack.
Jack has never really been a true friend, before. He's always there, drinks your beer (without replacement), hits on your girlfriend, sleeps on the couch, and — worst of all — leaves his shoes in the middle of the floor for you to step on in the dark. He's only allowed to stay because things would be too quiet without him. Don't you just know that guy?
So, following Abraham Lincoln's advice, the guitar cable jack is now close to your chest. He hangs out by the strap button, where he's completely unobtrusive. It's easy to keep an eye on his behavior. Skewer him with a 1/4" TS and toss the cord over your shoulder.
The copper guitar pickups rings and control shields are fabricated by hand. As are the stainless steel "tie-downs" and strap buttons. Pickups are Seymour Duncan Antiquity: Tele neck with PAF bridge. Les Paul style switch and cable jack are Switchcraft (made in USA). The "bad hair day" wildness is due to wiring-in-progress.