GT Acoustic Headstock #23 - Snakehead
At Guitar Templates we have created a range of acoustic guitar headstock templates for steel and nylon string instruments, solid and slotted headstocks.
These templates are cut from 6mm clear acrylic so they can be used for both layout and routing if desired. In our own workshop, we do not use routers for headstocks preferring instead to rough out on the band saw and then finish shaping on the bobbin/spindle sander. If you use a router please take great care!!
This template comes in two sizes: Wide is 84.1mm at the widest points per the original. The narrow version is 76.2mm (3") wide at the widest to fit a 3" neck blank.
Both versions have a 43.7mm wide nut (per original) however if you like the shape and want to fit it to a wider or narrower nut width, this can be easily achieved with hand shaping when carving your neck.
GTHS#23 is a contemporary style Acoustic Headstock styled on the Bourgeois "Snakehead". Here is a wonderful example of a customer's use of the template. Thanks M.Hudkins for sharing.
Ordering a template? Here are two short videos that will help when you receive the templates.
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