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- Feb 21, 2020
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Very interesting. On the prototype version, the switch looks very vulnerable to a player's strumming hand, much more so than an Explorer or an LP - I wonder if that's why they moved it?The most notable differences would be the extra long tenon and the wiring channel under the pick guard. From a lot of sources we have assumed that the "production" version of the Moderne would probably most resemble the construction of the Explorer.
I will also be designing and building something closer to the proto-type design, which had a larger pickguard a switch like the Explorer and the output jack in the end of the body.
But on the (pre-)production/re-issue layout, more wood is being removed near the stop-bar mounting socket, space is even tighter than on the Futura. But I guess there is still enough material there for it to be stable.
The other thing I notice is that the neck/body joint appears to be at the 17th fret, I was expecting it to be 16th like the others!