Thanks! I'm loving mine so far! Yes, routing with a template is not too difficult. I'm certainly no expert, but it seems to me that the most important things are to align the guitar properly with the center-line on the template, to attach the template firmly to the body, and to route just a bit at a time. It helps to hog out the spaces with forstner bits and then go back over it with the router. I don't like routers, though. They're moving tremendously fast and can do major damage with a minor slip. At least it seems to me. But I don't know how else to do it. Routers are a must.