T-Style Template Set

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T-Style Template Set

Build your own vintage T-Style guitar.  This set takes care of all the important details including accurate locations for routing pickups, neck pocket, control cavities, hardware, nut location, and more.

1/2" MDF with engraved center lines and reference markings.

Requires body blank minimum 16.5" x 13" (42cm x 33)
Requires neck blank minimum 26" x 3.5" (66cm x 9)

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Bridge Options

▶ 3-Saddle Bridge for Telecaster

6-Saddle Bridge for Telecaster

▶ Wilkinson Adjustable Compensated Bridge for Tele

▶ Gotoh Modern Bridge for Tele



▶ Control Plate for Tele

▶ Neck Mounting Plate with Screws

▶ Jack Cup for Tele with clip (Vintage Style)

▶ String Ferrules

▶ Dome Knob

▶ Strap Buttons

▶ Strap Button Felt Washers

▶ Vintage-Style String Retainer


Wiring Kit Options

 Premium Wiring Kit for Telecaster

▶ Golden Age Pre-wired Harness for Telecaster

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34 Reviews

  • 5
    Great for starting out.

    Posted by robert stelly on 2023 Jul 20th

    I've always wanted to build a guitar by hand. I don't remember how I found these templates, but for a beginner, they worked perfect for me. The templates are easy to use. If you have any woodworking skills it'll be straight forward. If not, it's easy to figure out. Thanks Mike.

  • 5
    Telecaster template

    Posted by Patrick Magee on 2023 Jun 25th

    Excellent templates! Highly recommend!!

  • 5
    Telecaster templates

    Posted by Tim on 2022 Mar 8th

    Well done templates. Like the 1/2 inch thickness.

  • 5
    Excellent Tele Template

    Posted by Andre Glenn on 2022 Jan 2nd

    This template is spot-on for a Tele. It is cleanly cut. There are no uneven spots. My only "nice-to-have" would be for the center-lines to be carried over onto the sides. For my current build, I'm using a Mighty-Mite Fender-licensed Tele neck and the neck pocket cut using this template is perfect. Its not too tight, and its not too loose.

  • 5
    Product quality is excellent

    Posted by Gregory V Bogoshian on 2021 Nov 22nd

    Very good company to work with!

  • 5
    T-Style Template Set

    Posted by Terry Pickhaver on 2021 Feb 15th

    Excellent templates. Just what I was expecting. Wish there was a Neck Side Profile Template as well.

  • 5
    T-Style Template Set

    Posted by Pete Laflamme on 2021 Feb 15th

    Very well made and accurate templates. Excellent communication and timely delivery. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    T-Style template: Amazing!

    Posted by David Keeney on 2020 Dec 12th

    I am not an experienced woodworker and definitely not an experienced guitar maker. Potvin Guitars has made the make of a guitar accessible to me. The templates are well constructed, easy to use, and SUPER helpful. Moreover the customer service was amazing. If you have a question, comment, or concerns Mike gets back to you very quickly. I highly recommend his products.

  • 5
    Tele template

    Posted by Gene vaccarello on 2020 Dec 8th

    Beautiful product. I have other templates made of plexiglass. Nice to look at but not great accuracy that you get with Potvin products

  • 5
    Simply Amazing

    Posted by Roman Wik on 2020 Oct 13th

    Not only are these templates perfect in every way - Neck pocket and neck template fit tight, everything lines up perfectly, etc. - but the service Mike provides is some of the best I've seen. He sent a handwritten message with the package, and is responsive on social media, and from other people I've heard from, he's great to chat with over the phone as well. If you're wondering which templates to go with, and are unsure of who you can trust, believe me as someone who is with you no that, you can trust Mike and his products. Bang on templates, excellence customer service and relations, and a great price to boot. I will definitely be coming to Mike first for my next templates! Bravo Mike!

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