Control Cavity Routing Templates

Control Cavity Routing Templates

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Item # 2272
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Control Cavity Routing Templates

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Create perfectly shaped control cavities. Accurate template placement is easy—crystal clear routing templates allow you to see the guitar body underneath.

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

Set of 2 clear acrylic templates for routing the cavity in the body and the recess shape for flush mounting the Cover Plate.

Thickness: 3/8" (9.53mm)
Outside: 5-7/8" x 3-7/8" (149.22mm x 98.42mm)
Cavity cutout*: 3" x 6-1/2" (76.1mm x 165.1mm)
Cover plate cutout*: 3-5/8" x 7-3/4" (92.0mm x 196.8mm)
*At widest points, approximately.

Create precision cavities every time: All you need is Double-stick Tape to keep the template in place. Optional: Use flat head screws dropped into the counter-sunk holes—the router glides right over them. 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.

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very nice templates!!


Verified Buyer

the newer thicker templates are fantastic!! I needed a bigger cavity for this one off guitar and this is perfect!


I could make it work.


Verified Buyer

The Control Cavity Routing Template really didn't fit the Control Cavity Cover very well. There are some gaps that do not look very good. I was able to glue 3 Control Cavity Covers together and glue some plastic binding around them, and then scrape it down so that it made a better template. After all of that, it works pretty well.


StewMac PDF Catalog, page 58 See Control Cavity Routing Templates
on page 58 of our StewMac Digital Catalog