Jaguar Guitar Routing Templates
This classic surf guitar is similar in shape to the Jazzmaster, but with a shorter 24" scale length and lots of metal control plates. It uses pickups similar to Strat pickups, but with metal "claws" for better shielding. It originally came out in 1962.
This template set includes a main body template, neck pocket template, and a pickguard template. The templates are also set up so that you can add in an extra middle pickup if desired.
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: 5/8"
- Rhythm Cavity Depth: 1"
- Switch Cavity Depth: 1 3/8"
- Volume/Tone/Output Cavity Depth: 1 3/8"
- Vibrato Cavity Depth: 1 3/8"
- Bridge Thimble Hole Depths: 1 3/16"
- Roundover Radius: 7/16"
Needing the matching metal control plates 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