Install the Neck Cover
Get the neck cover with MX switches ready to install into the neck of the guitar. Orient the neck cover using the photo to reference correct placement.
Snap Fit Neck Cover
Insert and pass JST cables through the hole in neck of the guitar. Firmly press cover into neck to snap fit shut. Ensure all of the wires are inside the neck.
Snap Fit Head Cover
Install the LED cover into the head of the guitar. Firmly press cover into head to snap fit shut.
Test NeoPixel Strip
Power on NeoPixel strip to test out diffusion in the head cover. Black LED acrylic is pretty amazing!
Take a moment to connect the rest of the components. This is where labeling your wires comes in handy!
Get the key caps ready to install onto the 12 MX switches. Note, only narrow shaped key caps will fit. Spacing between switches is short.
Key caps are press fitted onto MX switches actuators (+). Test key caps by pressing them. If they're getting stuck pressed down, try using different keys or even sand the edges.
Closing the Guitar Body
Gently begin to close up the guitar body by bring the two halves together. Check and ensure all of the wires and cables are fitted inside the body of the guitar. You need to ensure wires are not caught between the halves of the body, which might cause intermittent operation.
Closing the Guitar (Continued)
The cables and connectors will need to be layered and flattened nicely in order for the two halves to close properly. This may take a few attempts to get right. Thoroughly check how the wires are routed and position them so they're laying flat. Press the two halves together to snap fit them shut.
Install the Whammy Bar
Insert the threaded end of the whammy bar into the hole in the center of the whammy wheel. Twist to fasten and screw the bar into the wheel until it's in a preferred position.
Secure Knob for 8-way switch
The knob features a grub screw to secure onto the 8-way rotary selector switch. Place knob over tip of selector switch and press down. Use a small flat head screwdriver to tighten the grub screw.
Installed Knob for 8-way switch
This knob has a nice shape for handling and features a line mark to note its position.
Install Knobs for Potentiometers
Optionally install knobs onto the two potentiometers. Use the built-in grub screws to secure knobs onto the tips of each pot.
Secured Knobs for Potentiometers
These knobs appear to be ideal for guitar amps. Labels numbers 1-11 are noted on knobs.