Create perfectly shaped bolt-on neck pockets.
Accurate template placement is easy—crystal clear routing templates allow you to see the guitar body underneath. Simply align the template's laser etched centerlines with the markings on your guitar to get placement right every time.
StewMac's improved templates are now thicker with smooth laser-cut edges. Correct depth measurements are etched right on the template, so you don't need to puzzle over cavity dimensions, we've done that work for you.
"These improved, thicker templates mean I don't have to shim or double up templates to get contact with the router bearing."
—Erick Coleman, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor
Create precision cavities every time:
Align the template's centerlines with those you drew on your guitar. All you need is Double-stick Tape to keep the template in place. Use the Bosch Colt Router to lower your Ball-bearing Router Bit into the wood and make several shallow passes until the bearing rides smoothly along the template edge. When the bearing can ride against the cavity wall, remove the template so you can rout to the recommended depth engraved on your template.
Neck Pocket Routing Templates are for routing the body cavity to accept a Fender-shaped guitar or bass bolt-on neck. Each sold separately.
#2276 For Guitar has a radiused heel profile on one end, shaped for Stratocaster®, Jaguar®, Jazzmaster®, and Mustang® necks. The opposite end has a square heel for a Telecaster® neck.
#2277 For Bass is shaped for necks with radiused heels. One end is sized for Jazz Bass® and P-Bass®, while the other is for Fender short scales, like Musicmaster® and Mustang®.
- Thickness: 3/8" (9.53mm)
- Outer dimension: 18" x 3-7/8" (457mm x 98.42mm)
- Clear acrylic
- Laser etched centerlines and depth measurements