Guitar Body Pickup Routs

Strat®-style Pickup Routs

On top-rout Strat®-style bodies, the pickup routs and the control rout are interconnected, and ordered as one.

SSS Strat® Rout

Standard Rout

SSH Strat® Rout

S-S-H Rout

HSH Strat® Rout

H-S-H Rout

Universal Strat® Rout

Universal Rout

Reverse Angled Strat® Rout

Reverse Angled Rout

  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)*
  • Pickups are typically mounted from a pickguard.
  • *On Vintage Strat® replacement bodies, pickup rout depth is shallower: 5/8" (15.9mm).


Individual Pickup Routs

On most other bodies (and rear-rout Strat®-style bodies}, the pickup routs for neck, middle, and bridge position are specified individually, mix-and-match style.

Single-Coil (Strat®-Style)
Single Coil Strat®
Single Coil Strat®

This rout fits Strat®-size single-coil pickups mounted on a pickguard, or directly to the wood.


Rout Diagram

Strat® Pickup Rout Diagram

Pickguard Mounted

Strat® Pickup Mount Diagram

Wood Mounted

Strat® Pickup Wood Mount Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)

Single-Coil (EMG-Style)
Single Coil EMG
Single Coil EMG

This rout fits EMG-size single-coil pickups mounted on a pickguard, or directly to the wood.


Rout Diagram

EMG Single Coil Rout Diagram

Pickguard Mounted

EMG Single Coil Mount Diagram

Wood Mounted

EMG Single Coil Wood Mount Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)

Tele (Bridge)
Tele Bridge
Tele Bridge

This rout fits bridge-mounted Telecaster® pickups.


Rout Diagram

Tele® Rout Diagram

Bridge Mounted

Tele® Mount Diagram
  • Tele® bridge pickups are typically mounted to the bridge plate.
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)

Tele (Neck)
Tele Neck
Tele Neck
This rout fits Tele® neck pickups mounted on a pickguard, or directly to the wood.


Rout Diagram

Tele® Neck Pickup Rout Diagram

Pickguard Mounted

Tele® Neck Pickup Mount Diagram

Wood Mounted

Tele® Neck Pickup Wood Mount Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)

Humbucker
Humbucker
Humbucker

This rout fits humbuckers mounted on a pickguard or mounting ring.


Rout Diagram

Humbucker Rout Diagram

Mounting Ring Mounted

Humbucker Mount Diagram
  • Depth of main rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • Side wells are much deeper, to make room for pickup mouning screws.

Humbucker (Wood Mounted)
Woodmount Humbucker
Woodmount Humbucker

This rout fits humbuckers mounted directly to the body wood.


Rout Diagram

Humbucker Rout Diagram

Wood Mounted

Humbucker Mount Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • Depending on fret height, bridge type, pickup height, etc., it may be necessary to shim the pickup for optimum height.
  • Popularized by Eddie Van Halen

P90
P90
P90

This rout fits P90 pickups mounted directly to the body wood.


Rout Diagram

P90 Rout Diagram

Wood Mounted

P90 Mount Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)

TV Jones (Wood Mount)
TV Jones (No Ears)
TV Jones (No Ears)

This rout fits TV Jones pickups mounted directly to the body wood.


Rout Diagram

TV Jones Rout Diagram

Wood Mounted

TV Jones Mount Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)

TV Jones (with Ears)
TV Jones
TV Jones

This rout fits a TV Jones pickup mounted in a pickup ring.


Rout Diagram

TV Jones Rout Diagram

Pickguard Mounted

TV Jones Mount Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)

Mini Humbucker
Mini Humbucker
Mini Humbucker

This rout fits a mini-humbucker mounted in a pickguard.


Rout Diagram

Mini Humbucker Rout Diagram

Pickguard Mounted

Mini Humbucker Mount Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)

Charlie Christian
Charlie Christian Rout
Charlie Christian Rout

This rout fits the Lollar Charlie Christian Telecaster® pickup, mounted from a pickguard or directly to the wood.


  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)

Not every pickup rout is available on every body style, or in every position. See individual body models for details.