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Tremolo Routing Templates

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Template set for routing a traditional Fender tremolo and Floyd Rose and Schaller locking tremolo systems.

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Tremolo Routing Templates
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1110 Traditional Strat tremolo front / rear cavites, set of 2 Yes

1118 Floyd Rose or Schaller locking tremolo front / rear cavities, set of 2 Yes

1119 Floyd Rose or Schaller modification for recessed front cavity Yes

1087 Complete set of routing templates for tremolos SAVE $5.27 Yes

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The most precise routing templates available. Helpful centerlines are laser-etched to aid proper placement, eliminate guesswork and produce cleaner results. Transparent acrylic, 3/16" (4.76mm) thick. Instructions included.

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the complete set of routing templates.

Clear templates for Stratocasters® and clones having standard Fender-style, Floyd Rose® or Schaller locking tremolos with rear-routed spring cavities.

These time-saving templates can be attached to the body with countersunk screws or double-stick tape. We recommend ball-bearing router bits for best results.

The #1119 for recessed tremolo is a template to modify the front cavity to allow extra arm travel for super whammy action. Recessing the tremolo creates extra clearance at the rear of the unit, and increases the range of upward arm movement. The tremolo (and the strings) can be closer to the guitar's face, reducing the need for neck shims.

Use the #1110 Strat templates for proper installation of these tremolos:

Gotoh Traditional Tremolo for Strat

Wilkinson/Gotoh VS-100N Tremolo

Wilkinson/Gotoh VSVG Vintage Tremolo

Use the #1118 Floyd Rose templates for proper installation of these tremolos:

Schaller Locking Tremolo

Golden Age Locking Tremolo

How to install a Strat tremolo and get it right
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Tremolo Routing Templates
Tremolo Routing Templates
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5 4-16-2014
time savers

any wellmade template will help save time and make cuts a lot cleaner, one thing with the ones i got, took me a hour to figure out that the countersunk holes were cut on the wrong side, good thing i'm old school and measure 6 times, cut once.

kent perry, Toad Mountain Music  Retro Tone Guitars,Pavas, costa rica Read my reviews (4)
4 11-21-2013
tremolo routing templates

I found these to be a real time saver, the templates themselve need to be transfered to a much larger piece of MDF that can be really solidly secured to the guitar body. I found the double tape method completely unsatisfactory. The back template has holes in it to supposedly make use of the rear cavity cover plate screw holes, but they did not line up with the screw holes in the cover plate.

sandalogue  Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Read my reviews (2)
5 10-25-2013

These templates make it super easy to hit the right marks. Nothing worse than an out of control hole maker! Save yourself the headache and spring for 'em!

Ropen  East Central FL Read my reviews (2)
4 8-24-2013
Watch the centerline

The vintage screw holes and overall shape of the trem are very close to a vintage Fender rout. Be aware that the Wilkinson Gotoh holes are definitely NOT centered on the template. If you mark the centerline from those, the entire rout will be skewed ~ 3/32" to the treble side, which could cause your trem block to lack clearance on the bass side of the rout for up pulls. The spacing of the Wilk/Goth holes is 2 3/16" not the 2 7/32" found on Fender Am Std or drop in replacements for it.

Midnight Luthiery  USA Read my reviews (6)
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5 4-19-2013
Easy and professional

I love to modify guitars and the right tool is a key. I went through all Internet and didnĀ“t find anything better.

rafsza  EU Read my reviews (2)
5 10-07-2012
Makes Vintage Drilling a Strat Simple

For dowelling and re-drilling this Mex-Strat for a Vintage Bridge, this template made a tough job simple. After the dowels were glued into place, I used this template to drill the mounting holes for the bridge. Just something about the tone of the vintage Strat bridge with steel tone block that's well worth it.

GZ  Media, PA Read my reviews (6)
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4 9-16-2012

It's a piece of laser cut plastic.

James Love  Z-Tron Read my reviews (18)
5 9-13-2012

I bought these templates to rout a body I was building for a Floyd Rose bridge from the '80s. Upon receiving them, I verified that the post spacing was accurate and scribed the squaring line between the posts. After that, it was a matter of drilling to attach the template, drilling the aligning hole through the body, routing the front, locating the back template and routing the spring cavity. The drilling (with a drill press) and routing was routine and everything came out perfect. Is peace of mind worth $19 to ya?!

DrewB  Independence, MO Read my reviews (2)
5 7-02-2012

the templates I got where just what i needed.and they work great

lefty's rule  duluth mn Read my reviews (32)
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5 7-02-2012
temolo templates

these are gtreat template to work with.I make thicker templates and keep these for masters.

lefty's rule  duluth mn Read my reviews (32)
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