Marauder (Jazzmaster Vibrato) Guitar Routing Templates
The second revision of an unproduced design, the Marauder was equal parts Stratocaster and Jaguar. Featuring 3 Jaguar style pickups in a Stratocaster arrangement, lots of switching options on the multiple chrome plates, and a 25.5" scale length, it was the best of both worlds. This template set alters things a bit by going with a Jazzmaster style vibrato.
This template set includes a main body template, neck pocket template, and a pickguard template. Control plate templates are also included, for those wanting to source their own materials for the plates.
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