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Telecaster Template

1

I'm looking to build a telecaster body, can anyone recommend a good template to buy? Is anything on ebay good and are some better than others or are they pretty much all useable? There is an acrylic one that I like on ebay.

2

Check out www.ronkirn.com. Ron Kirn is a highly respected custom builder who specializes in Teles and he offers templates for sale.

3

I have a set of Ron Kirn's Tele body templates made out of MDF that I think I got from his ebay store. I've only built one body with them so far, but they worked perfectly.

4

That was my first thought but both Ron and Pierre are no longer selling templates, any other recommendations? I am thinking most templates on the market today will be fine, with cnc precision and the wealth of knowledge on the internet and in the community I would bet its not terribly difficult to find a good template? I've scoured the threads but everything just comes up Kirn and they no longer sell templates as of just a couple years ago.

5

That's a bummer, I think I got my set last summer some time. One thing I've been meaning to do is draw my templates up in CAD, I have a CNC laser at work that I could cut acrylic or MDF templates with.


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