Jaguar Hardtail Guitar Routing Templates
A modification on the classic short scale surf guitar. This design has the same outline, but uses a hardtail Toronado bridge and a simplified wiring scheme of a single toggle switch. The pickup cavities are set up to use Strat or Mustang style pickups.
This template set includes a main body template, neck pocket template, and a pickguard template. A main control plate template is also included, which can be combined with the pickguard template to make a one piece pickguard for a different look.
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 and bridge.
Recommended dimensions and routing depths are:
Body Thickness: 1 5/8"
- Neck Pocket Depth: 5/8"
- Pickup Cavity Depth: 5/8"
- Switch Cavity Depth: 1 3/8"
- Volume/Tone/Output Cavity Depth: 1 3/8"
- Roundover Radius: 7/16"
Needing the matching metal main control 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