Single-coil Pickup Routing Templates

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Transparent acrylic templates to rout for Strat® and Tele® pickups.

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Single-coil Pickup Routing Templates For Strat or Tele neck pickup cavity

For Strat or Tele neck pickup cavity

Item # 1096
In stock, ready to ship!


Single-coil Pickup Routing Templates For Tele bridge pickup cavity

For Tele bridge pickup cavity

Item # 1099
In stock, ready to ship!


Single-coil Pickup Routing Templates For Strat pickguard cutout

For Strat pickguard cutout

Item # 1097
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Transparent acrylic templates to rout for Strat® and Tele® pickups.

Laser-cut for precise edges: Our routing templates are laser-cut for smooth edged precision, and centerlines are laser-etched when needed for correct placement.

Our 3/16" (4.76mm) transparent acrylic templates ensure proper router placement on a guitar body or pickguard, eliminate guesswork and produce cleaner results. They can be positioned with countersunk screws or double-stick tape.

Carbide-tipped Ball-bearing Router Bits are preferred for use with our templates.

These single-coil templates are also included in our Pickup/Control Cavity Routing Template Set which has ALL of our Gibson and Fender pickup routing shapes plus control cavities.

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Single-coil Pickup Routing Templates

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By Jorge from Spain
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Just routed a tele pickup cavity using this template for the first time. It was perfect! It's probably a good idea to make your templates on MDF using this ones, as others say, but if you're careful I don't think there should be any problem.

Nice template 

By CJ Mac from Wheeling, WV
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 18, 2013

I've used other templates from Stew-mac and I have been very pleased so far. This one is no different. Take your time and you should have no problems!


By jjason from Cincinnati, oh
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, September 29, 2012

It gets a F for durability, as for the cut and finish of the product it was great. I used the plastic single coil pickup routing jig and it melted using the plunge 0583 routing bit with doubled up bearings and messed up a guitar that I'm building. I am very upset to say the least. I was going to leave open pickup cavities with no pick guard but that is now changed. I normally use wood templates for plunging that I have made for the basses I build. My suggestion is to use the plastic template to make a template out of some leftover hardwood laying around to use on your guitar. I have another suggestion for Stew Mac is to have them CNC'ed in aluminum, hardwood or something that isn't going to melt.

single coil templates

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

I have the full set foe strats and humbucker. i use these to make thicker templates and keep these as masters. but the work great by themselves if you use shims.

Tele Bridge

By Kenny Fox from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 12, 2012

I've got, and used a few of these templates now and all except the P-Bass are excellent. Be careful to check against your bridge though, as this template suits the Vintage bridge but not the later Am Std; the thru-holes are in a different position. The actual pickup route is acurate just check for the holes.


By Claudio Kezen from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 01, 2012

A little thin, but well made. Will work.

I love this tool

By Fry from Tours, France
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 21, 2011

C'est un outil indispensable pour effectuer un travail propre et soignT.
Je ne pourrais plus m'en passer !

Good Templates

By flyingv from manitoba
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 25, 2011

I haven't used them yet, but have used other stew-mac templates. They are all great, you just need to take your time, and learn how to use them properly. It is also a great idea to make thicker templates out of MDF first, because if you mess up your master templates, you'll have to order new ones.

Perfect master templates

By Toby Carter from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 17, 2011

I bought these upon reading reviews with the idea that I would use them as master templates. I successfully cut a second larger based template out of 6mm thick MDF material which is perfect for pickup routing templates and this means I can keep these SM templates safe for when the MDF templates have done enough.

I would only use these as master templates as they would probably get scuffed/scratched through every day use.

Well worth the price, and made cutting pickup templates very easy.

need to be thicker

By Faustino Gomez from San Antonio,TX
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 16, 2011

I agree with the other reviewer about the thickness. When using a template bushing, the bushing comes into contact with the wood.

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