A New Way To Make A Humbucker Pickup Routing Template

I’ve always had a miserable time making humbucker routing templates, they are never perfect like the cnc-made ones that you can buy. I know, I should just buy one of them, but I love a good challenge!

I figured out a new way to make them that is near-perfect, think Tetris or Jenga, watch the video to find out.

You can download a PDF of the humbucker routing cavity template here. (right click and Save-As)

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15 thoughts on “A New Way To Make A Humbucker Pickup Routing Template

  1. Amazing. Such a simple idea and will give a totally accurate result.
    Thank you – I have wasted too many hours doing this the wrong way. Cant wait to try this out.

  2. This is one of the most fantastic solutions I have seen.
    I am an ex physics lab technician, and I really appreciate the simplicity with which this accurate template can be made and then adjusted, before gluing. I am going to use it to make a precision bass template. This is brilliant.

  3. Ingenious! I’ve been contemplating this very thing for a project I’m in the prep stages of. I have a homemade template, and the slots where the pickup “ears” go are bigger than necessary. Guitar building sure is frustrating, but still a lot of fun.

  4. I was looking for a routing template (without success) for an 8-string soapbar pickup when I came across your tutorial on you-tube. Great solution, many thanks!!!


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