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Guitar String Retainers


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These metal string trees screw into a Fender or similar peghead to maintain the string angle at the nut. Each holds down two strings.

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Guitar String Retainers
 
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0171 Chrome, set of 2 Yes
$3.03
3 or more $2.52  
10 or more $2.25  

0171-B Black, set of 2 Yes
$3.97
3 or more $3.37  
10 or more $2.94  

0171-G Gold, set of 2 Yes
$4.14
3 or more $3.52  
10 or more $3.07  


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Same style string retainers that were used on a post '57 Strat®, Tele® and similar instruments.

Set of 2 includes: 2 string retainers with mounting screws, and spacers (short and tall). Use the short spacer for the E & B strings (many early instruments only used one string retainer for the E and B strings).

Pilot holes required:
Installing delicate screws such as these into hard maple requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend using a 5/64" bit for the pilot hole before installing these screws. Lubricate the screw threads with cutting lubricant (also wax or a bar of soap) to reduce friction and help them thread properly.

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Guitar String Retainers
Guitar String Retainers
 
3.5 out of 5 stars
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2 12-16-2010
String trees

Make sure the screw pilot holes are drilled to a generous size. The quality is not high, but neither is the price. Looks alright when installed.

KL  Christchurch, New Zealand Read my reviews (33)
1 11-11-2010
Yes, lousy screws.

Drill a LARGE pilot hole for these. A normal-sized pilot hole is not enough. These screws WILL break off in your headstock. My perfect guitar is now messed-up because of these cheap screws.

SD  USA Read my reviews (2)
4 11-09-2010
String Tree Installation

Suggest drilling pilot holes for screw installation. Maple neck wood is harder than the screws!

Greghc48  Oak Ridge, NC Read my reviews (12)
4 10-29-2010
Worked well for me

The string trees worked well for my application - maintained good string tension and position.

Greghc48  Oak Ridge, NC Read my reviews (12)
2 10-25-2010
Be careful when installing

The screws are weak; they won't take too much force and will break easily, leaving you with a problem.

Overdriven  Quebec, Canada
5 9-30-2010
Original on original

When I'm rebuilding or restoring a veteran instrument, it's nice to have it in as near to original as possible at the end (unless you're totally hot rodding it, that is). I always hold to that golden rule and my customers like it that way.

Warren Targett  Bateau Bay NSW Australia Read my reviews (6)
1 9-11-2010
very poor

Both screws are just broken into the headstock of my handmade guitar
now it's impossible put off them
I'm very angry...china metal

Frà  Rome,
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