Neck Shaping Templates for Acoustic Guitar

Neck Shaping Templates for Acoustic Guitar

Neck Shaping Templates for Acoustic Guitar 1935 Martin 000-28

1935 Martin 000-28

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Neck Shaping Templates for Acoustic Guitar 1935 Martin 000-18

1935 Martin 000-18

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Neck Shaping Templates for Acoustic Guitar 1944 Martin 000-28

1944 Martin 000-28

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Neck Shaping Templates for Acoustic Guitar 1958 Martin D-28

1958 Martin D-28

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Neck Shaping Templates for Acoustic Guitar 1947 Gibson<sup>®</sup> J-45
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1947 Gibson® J-45

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Neck Shaping Templates for Acoustic Guitar 1950 Gibson<sup>®</sup> J-50

1950 Gibson® J-50

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Neck Shaping Templates for Acoustic Guitar Taylor Standard Profile

Taylor Standard Profile

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Neck Shaping Templates for Acoustic Guitar

About This Item

Build an iconic neck, just like the original
We've been meticulously measuring the necks of some of the most amazing and timeless guitars ever made to create these super-accurate shaping templates. Each template is laser cut from hard plastic for a lifetime of use in your shop.

Everything you need to make perfect reproductions of sought after necks. These new templates have the exact contours of the neck shape from the 1st, 5th, and 10th frets, and several heel shapes. We also measured the thickness of the neck from the bottom of the fretboard, and etched the measurements on the tool.

More than just the neck profile, we also exactly copied the shape of the heel, neck to heel transition, and heel cap. You can finally recreate every detail of these amazing necks with precise detail.

Each template is a set of two, giving you 7 laser-cut contours for extreme accuracy.

    Templates include:
  • Exact neck profile at the 1st, 5th, and 10th frets
  • Nut width dimensions
  • Neck thickness dimensions at the 1st, 5th, and 10th frets (to the bottom of the fretboard
  • Heel cap
  • Neck to heel transition
  • Heel front profile
  • Heel side profile

The 1930s National Triolian has width and thickness dimensions taken at the 1st, 5th, and 8th fret locations.

If you are a custom builder, you'll love being able to offer customers neck profile choices that have been recognized and loved by generations of players.

Check out the iconic necks you can make!

1935 Martin 000-28
A slightly different shape from Martin's golden era. It has a more pronounced "V" shape than the 1935 Martin 000-18. Deeper at the 1st and 5th frets, and shallower at the 10th, this is the perfect neck for chording and lead lines.

    Partial dimensions included:
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • 1st fret - Width: 1.810". Thickness: 0.722"
  • 10th fret - Width: 2.187". Thickness: 0.887"

1935 Martin 000-18
A pre-war beauty! A thick neck with just a slight "V" shape. The wider 1-3/4" nut width makes this neck great for fingerpicking and hard strumming. This is a great representation of the typical 1930s Martin neck.

    Partial dimensions included:
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • 1st fret- Width: 1.810". Thickness: 0.675"
  • 10th fret- Width: 2.187". Thickness: 0.930"

1944 Martin 000-28
One of the most comfortable Martin shapes we found. This neck was slimmer than the other Martin's we measured, with the most pronounced "V" shape. This is the perfect neck for bluesy bending and delicate fingerpicking alike.

    Partial dimensions included:
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • 1st fret - Width: 1.750". Thickness: 0.637"
  • 10th fret - Width: 2.063". Thickness: 0.817"

1958 Martin D-28
This gold standard of Martin dreadnought. This D-28 has a more shallow neck all around, with a less pronounced "V". Less bulky than the 1930s Martins, this neck is a versatile player up and down the fretboard.

    Partial dimensions included:
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • 1st fret - Width: 1.731". Thickness: 0.693"
  • 10th fret - Width: 2.039". Thickness: 0.852"
1947 Gibson® J-45
This is the Gibson dreadnought that all others are compared to! This neck has a very comfortable "C" shape and the classic chunky Gibson feel.

    Partial dimensions included:
  • Nut width: 1.780"
  • 1st fret - Width: 1.704". Thickness: 0.680"
  • 10th fret - Width: 2.027". Thickness: 0.783"

1950 Gibson® J-50
Just like the "Working Man" J-45 model, the only difference being the color of the body. The full "C" shaped neck feels comfortable in the hand, and the wide heel makes for a stable neck to body connection.

    Partial dimensions included:
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • 1st fret - Width: 1.704". Thickness: 0.680"
  • 10th fret - Width: 2.027". Thickness: 0.783"
1930s National Triolian
With a wide and full depth, this neck is ideal for both slide and fingerpicking. The slight "V" feels great in the hand and lets your slide glide effortlessly up and down the neck.

    Partial dimensions included:
  • Nut width: 1.815"
  • 1st fret - Width: 1.845". Thickness: 0.955"
  • 10th fret - Width: 2.095". Thickness: 01.065"

Taylor Standard Profile
This is the modern player's neck. Taken from a beautiful 810, this neck is wide and shallow, which is ultra comfortable and responsive. The slight "V" shape and consistent depth makes this neck playable over the length of the fretboard.

    Partial dimensions included:
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • 1st fret - Width: 1.750". Thickness: 0.628"
  • 10th fret - Width: 2.060". Thickness: 0.654"

First time building a neck? We've got everything you need.
From Honduran and African Mahogany and Spanish Cedar neck blanks, to Ebony, Indian and Madagascar Rosewood, and numerous other exotic fretboards, we're here to help you make any neck you can dream of. With countless sizes and materials of fretwire, inlay, and binding options—we've got thousands of combinations for you to choose from.

And—our tech support team is always ready (and just a phone call away) to answer any question you have when building your custom neck.



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4.0

OK but not correct

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Verified Buyer


Well these will work to keep necks consistent but they sure don't match my Taylor 414 custom

5.0

Transformed My Guitar

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Verified Buyer


I recently built a dreadnought from a Stew-Mac kit and found that I wasn't really happy with the neck profile. (My bad - I left it too D-shaped.) So I bought the D-28 profile and used it to reshape the neck. This really transformed the guitar. It always sounded great and now it feels great as well.

3.0

Pretty good, I think, maybe.

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Verified Buyer


I bought three of these and expected at least one to come close a guitar I'm very familiar with -- especially the J50 (billed as being "Just like the "Working Man" J-45 model, the only difference being the color of the body"). It was miles away from my wife's 1964 J45. But hey, a lot can change in 14 years, especially at Gibson. I was told the 1958 Martin D-28 *might* come close to the "Modified V" profile on my Martin PS2, but again, it wasn't that close.
This is not a knock on Stewmac -- they do their homework and I trust these are true to real profiles they have measured/copied. So in the end,these will help to more consistently make custom necks that more closely approximate vintage originals. And a bargain at $15 bucks.

Ya know what would be really cool? If they made a kit with which you could copy a favorite neck profile for your client. Hey Stewmac, how's about a kit to do that? Wait, I think I just heard Dan Erlewine say I should try that myself...

5.0

Helpful tool

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Verified Buyer


Time saver

5.0

Excellent tool & helping hand to "get it right"

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Verified Buyer


I passed on buying this when I first saw it and then thought... it might really help- and it did! Nice to have to the side- curve of the heel symmetrical. Great idea. I will buy a couple of the others.

5.0

Wish I had bought these sooner

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Verified Buyer


All the curves necessary to create classic neck profiles. I'll be buying more of these.

4.0

Helpful guide, a good starting point

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Verified Buyer


These are a handy tool to help carve a neck into a shape that is very similar to a that of a vintage guitar's neck. It is very important to recall, though, that the necks on old guitars were largely carved by hand and therefor vary considerably between guitars. While these templates are accurate copies of a particular guitar's neck, they should not be considered a universally accepted template for what is 'accurate' for all vintage guitars of a certain type. Still, kudos to Stewmac for providing a reference tool for neck carving. Remember to spend a lot of time feeling the neck in your hand while you're shaping it to help make sure it feels good to a player.

5.0

Useful and accurate

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Verified Buyer


They seem to be well made. Thank you stewmac for always making new products and taking some of the time consuming work out of guitar building.