Interesting observation last night that in hindsight seems quite obvious and therefore is probably known by many on this forum. I'm contemplating a Wolf and/or Tiger-inspired body build. To start I scaled up pictures of each to actual size and then cut paper templates (this is as far as I've gotten). With the Wolf cutout on the table I set my three- P/U Telecaster and 3-P/U Ibanez AR 300 next to it and lined up the 21st frets of each guitar to see how they compare in size and setup. I noticed that the decrease in real estate between the end of the fretboard on Wolf and the bridge, as compared to the shorter-fretboard guitars, causes a compression of the pickups on Wolf that really shifts the neck and middle pickups down toward the bridge. Thus, in relation to the bridge, the location of Wolf's (and presumably Tiger's, Rosebud's, etc.) northern coil on the middle P/U is really closer to the location of the southern coils on the shorter fretboard guitars that mount the middle and neck pickups further from the bridge. The sound difference may be negligible but I may try flipping the neck and middle Super 2's in the Ibanez (each currently cuts the southern coil via mini switch and keeps the northern coil hot) to see if this brightens the tone in a positive manner. Has anyone else experimented with this?
jerry's middle humbucker with the coil cut neckside is almost exactly in the same spot as a stratocasters middle pickup? it has to do with harmonic nodes.