Neck Joint Routing Template For Fender

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For guitars and basses. Accurate template for Fender and guitars with bolt-on necks.

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Neck Joint Routing Template For Fender

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Neck Joint Routing Template For Fender

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For guitars and basses. Accurate template for Fender and guitars with bolt-on necks.

Dual-purpose: with patterns for both guitar and bass. Laser-cut acrylic with accurate centerline.

Use this template with our 1/2" Ball Bearing Router Bit to create a clean neck pocket for guitar or bass.

The template is slightly oversize to allow for variations in neck width and finish thickness. To rout a smaller neck pocket, reduce the template size by adding a few layers of binding tape. To learn more see instructions.

Note: both the guitar and bass routs are shaped for necks with radiused heels (Strat®, Jaguar, P-Bass®, J-Bass®). The guitar rout is not intended for use with Telecaster® necks (which have a square heel). Typical neck joint rout depth for a Fender® guitar or bass neck is 5/8".

Product Instructions

Fender Neck Joint Routing Template Instructions

How to rout a neck joint pocket using the Neck Joint Routing Template for Fender.

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Neck Joint Routing Template For Fender

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not sure how I did the job before I got this template

By alder from NJ USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, February 02, 2013

This template really makes it easy. The long centerline lets you line it up, and the sizing is spot-on.

Neck Joint Routing Template

By JAT from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 06, 2012

The key with this item is controlling the depth. It would be nice if it was a little thicker but then I'm sure the cost would be too much. Added another bearing on my router bit and used the template with some extra mdf to make it work. Once you have the right depth it works like a charm. Definitely glad I bought it.

fender templates

By lefty's rule from duluth mn
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 02, 2012

i have the full set and i use them to make thicker templates and keep these as masters.


By uberaxe from Davie, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 26, 2012

I'm getting one of these, but understanding there is a width variance, I will most likely minimize the variance using copper shielding tape (not binding tape which I feel has a gummier adhesive) then transfer the template to MDF thus creating a new and more accurate template.

I'd love to see Stew-Mac offer three templates, this one, one a tad smaller for a tighter fit, and a third that's angled slightly for angled neck pockets. Sell them as a three-fer.

Good "BUT"!

(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The template itself is accurate but too thin which means you need to use spacers and then reset the template a second time which is a hassle and causes a margin for error. I save this as the Master and use it to make a 1/2" MDF Template so I dont have to use spacers. The worst thing I've found with plastic templates is that if a bearing decides to freeze up then it quickly melts the template side wall. Keep your plastic templates as "Masters" and use MDF. Just my opinion.


By Dan O from St Louis, MO
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Have purchased a wide variety of high quality Stewmac products, but this neck template disappoints. It is deliberately cut oversized in order to accommodate variances in individual neck widths. In theory, a good idea, but in practice can create problems. Directions say to build up inside edges of template with tape until a tight fit with neck is achieved. I did so, but while routing a test pocket, the heat of the router bit bearing melted the tape adhesive which caused it to come loose, and the bit jumped, cutting into the acrylic, ruining the template. I ended up just tracing and cutting my own MDF template which worked well.

Neck Template

By Clell from Dallas, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 07, 2011

Wish I bought this template sooner. Follow the new instructions and you will be good to go.

Neck Joint Routing Template For Fender

By Doug Rowell from L.A. CA.
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 02, 2011

This template is sold as a "FENDER" neck template. Yet it is over-sized to accommodate over-sized Fender "type" necks. To actually use it for a Fender neck requires padding the template or router bit with tape. Seems like a "FENDER" template should fit Fender products. Very disappointing and unprofessional.

Not as expected

By Fusion Guitars from St Columb, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 06, 2011

To be fair, these aren't unusable as they come, but to have a nicely fitting neck joint you're going to need to either tape the edges to reduce how oversized these have been cut, or use bearing guided bits on your router to counteract it. A shame really as the rest of the templates have been great! :(

Great template

By Ronald from Sulphur, Louisiana
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 03, 2011

I bought this template to aid in a bass build I was doing for a pal. The neck is from Allparts, the heel is a tad smaller than the temp. I used masking tape to down size the template and it worked great!

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