Neck Shaping Templates for Bass

Neck Shaping Templates for Bass, 1956 Precision Bass
1956 Precision Bass Item # 17865 In stock, ready to ship!
Neck Shaping Templates for Bass, 1961 Jazz Bass
1961 Jazz Bass Item # 17864 In stock, ready to ship!
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Neck Shaping Templates for Bass

Build an iconic bass neck, just like the original.
We've been meticulously measuring the necks of some of the most amazing basses ever made to create these super-accurate shaping templates.

Everything you need to make perfect reproductions of sought after necks. These new templates have exact contours of the back of the neck, taken at the nut, middle of the neck, and more (see each template for exact locations). We also measured the thickness of the neck with the fretboard, and etched the measurements on the tool. You've got all the dimensions right in hand to get your neck exactly right.

Each gauge is laser cut from hard plastic for a lifetime of use in your shop.

    Bolt-on templates include:
  • Exact neck profile at the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th fret
  • Nut width dimensions
  • Neck thickness dimensions at the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th fret
  • Neck to heel profile

If you're a custom builder, you'll love being able to offer customers neck profile choices that they already know they love.

Check out the iconic necks you can make!

1956 Precision Bass
The neck on this remarkable bass has an effortless-playing neck. Thick but not at all bulky, the wide "C" shape is ideal for any style from funk to rock.

    Partial dimensions included:
  • Nut width: 1.606"
  • 1st fret - Width: 1.680". Thickness: 0.955"
  • 12th fret - Width: 2.230". Thickness: 0.980"

1961 Jazz Bass
This Jazz Bass has the classic shape that makes this bass so iconic—narrow and fast, with a shallower depth that makes fluid and expressive playing a breeze.

    Partial dimensions included:
  • Nut width: 1.510"
  • 1st fret - Width: 1.580". Thickness: 0.820"
  • 12th fret - Width: 2.205". Thickness: 0.995"

First time building a neck? We've got everything you need.
From 4A Birdseye, Curly Maple, Torrified Maple, Honduran and African Mahogany 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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