Jazz Bass Guitar Routing Templates
Another classic design, this offset bass has been widely used for over 50 years.
This template set includes a main body template, neck pocket template, and pickguard template. I also include an alternate part of a pickguard template for a P-Bass pickup in the neck position, along with the corresponding rout built into the neck pocket template. With these you can build either a P-Bass or PJ-Bass with a Jazz Bass body style.
The body and neck pocket templates include registration holes along the center line. If you use screws to hold the master 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 3/4"
- Neck Pocket Depth: 5/8"
- Pickup Cavity Depths: 3/4" (1" for some aftermarket pickups)
- Volume/Tones/Output Cavity Depth: 1 1/2"
- Roundover Radius: 7/16"
•Note: The template has holes located for a standard Fender bridge, or one from Gotoh.
You can obviously use any bridge you'd like, but the mounting holes might not line up with what is on the template.
I also carry the matching neck template as part of a set, for those wanting to build their own neck.