Stratocaster (Hardtail) Guitar Routing Templates
The most recognizable guitar design in the world, it has been used by millions of guitarists for over half a century. Debuting in 1954, it was a natural evolution to the Telecaster. Featuring a double cutaway contoured body and more versatile pickup and wiring options, it quickly became an icon that soared to the "stratosphere."
This set of templates includes a body template, neck pocket template, neck template with vintage 60’s headstock, and pickguard template. It is set up as a hardtail configuration, to be used with a vintage style string through body or top mount bridge. The neck pocket template has a universal rout to fit either a P90, humbucker, or similarly sized pickup in the bridge position.
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 3/4"
- Neck Pocket Depth: 5/8"
- Pickup Cavity Depth: 5/8" (3/4" for some aftermarket pickups)
- Volume/Tones/Switch Cavity Depth: 1 1/2"
- Output Jack Cavity Depth: 1 1/2"
- Roundover Radius: 7/16"
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