Fender Tele Strat Neck Body Socket Installation Drill Guide LAST ONE

Category Musical Instruments & Gear Guitars & Basses Guitar Builder/Luthier Supply

Current price $52.00

Listing type Chinese

Location Ripley, West Virginia 252** US

Quantity sold 1

Quantity available 1

Bids 5

Seller drgjlamb (2009)

Seller rating 100% positive feedback

Model Luthier tool

Country/Region Of Manufacture United States

Material Aluminum

Country Of Manufacture United States

Type Neck installation

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Brand Fender Stratocaster Telecaster

Suitable For Neck Installation

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Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster (or Clones) Neck Installation Drilling guide
½” by 2 1/8” by 5” Aluminum* This is the last one. For a variety of reasons, not the least of which is age (I'm 82),I'll no longer be making these.
Attaching the neck to the body of a Fender or Fender-style electric guitar requires four holes to be drilled through a socket in the body and into the neck itself, which is fastened using a metal plate on the back of the instrument. These holes need to be accurately placed, parallel with each other and perpendicular to the surfaces, and the holes in the neck must align with the holes in the body. Even with a drill press this can be a challenge. Without one? Lotsa luck.
With a drilling guide the job becomes easy. It's clamped into place on the body, registering on the inside edge and front of the socket. After the body holes are drilled, the template is flipped over and clamped to the neck using the same side to register on the edge of the neck. The holes are thus placed accurately, are perpendicular and are parallel with each other. And the holes in the body align with those in the neck. No drill press needed; a hand drill will work just fine. A full set of instructions is included with each guide.
Nothing complicated here: The drilling guide has the virtue of simplicity. I machine each one myself on a small mill; no CNC, computers, automation, employees, etc. It is machined from half-inch thick 6018 Aluminum, the guide holes for body are 3/16" inches in diameter, those for the neck are 1/8". Both are deeply countersunk. That makes them easy to access with your drill; there is little chance of damaging the bit as would be the case with steel. With reasonable care, the template should allow drilling many dozens of guitar necks bodies before showing significant wear.
As always, if the template/guide disappoints you in any way, send it back to me and I’ll cheerfully refund your money. Thanks for bidding!
*The non-critical dimensions can vary depending on the stock I can get. No variations will effect the operation or effectiveness of the guide.

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