Thank you. So the radius of the "football" fits the soloist shape? Should I order the 7/8"(22mm) hole?
It’s close enough and I order all mine with 7/8” holeI think I would favor with the smaller 3/4" (19mm) route for the footback jack. Warmoth says the football jack plate will fit either, but the larger 7/8" (22mm) hole is generally for Tele style jacks like the Electrosocket or good ol' Tele cup jack. But there may be others here with more experience on it.
Agree about straight top jacks, but at least they can take a 90 degree plug, which the Strat jack can’t really handle. (I prefer using a 90 degree connector on my instrument cable at the guitar end.) I like the side jack; on my incoming Tele body, I went with the 7/8” side rout and will be installing the football jack plate. I thought about the Electrosocket cup, but the Tele replacement body doesn’t have a flat place on the side for the cup to mount flush, so it would take some work to get it flush, and a 90 degree connector is still problematic. I also ruled out the Fishman Greg Koch Gristle-Tone pickups partially for the same flush mount issue, as they have an Electrosocket-style jack with the micro-USB charging connector and charge state LED that would have had the same flush mount issue. (The other issue with those pickups is I ultimately decided I wanted to go with something more conventional and passive, to make swaps easier in the future.)I know it seems sacrilege but.. I'm tired of hunting for the football on my Schecter. All future bodies I order are getting a strat jack. I'm NOT a fan of the straight top jacks though (pbass, SG)