Jazzblaster Guitar Routing Templates
A modification on the original design, this set swaps out the Jazzmaster pickups for Wide Range Humbuckers. The result is something that Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth refers to as the Jazzblaster, because of the higher output.
This template set includes a main body template, neck pocket template, and a pickguard template.
The body and neck pocket templates include registration holes along the center line. If you use screws to hold the templates to the wood you’re routing, the holes will help keep everything lined up between templates. They are located so that the holes will be hidden under the pickguard.
Recommended dimensions and routing depths are:
Body Thickness: 1 5/8"
- Neck Pocket Depth: 5/8"
- Pickup Cavity Depth: 3/4"
- Rhythm Cavity Depth: 1"
- Lead Cavity Depth: 1 3/8"
- Vibrato Cavity Depth: 1 3/8"
- Bridge Thimble Hole Depths: 1 3/16"
- Roundover Radius: 7/16"
Needing a matching hardtail plate to go with the templates? I have them here.
I also carry the matching neck template as part of a set, for those wanting to build their own neck.
• Original template by Paul Rhoney