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Guitar String Retainers Chrome, set of 2

Chrome, set of 2

Item # 0171
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$3.19

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Guitar String Retainers Relic Nickel, set of 2

Relic Nickel, set of 2

Item # 0171-RN
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$5.86

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Guitar String Retainers Black, set of 2

Black, set of 2

Item # 0171-B
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$4.97

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Guitar String Retainers Gold, set of 2

Gold, set of 2

Item # 0171-G
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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.

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

A better match on vintage guitars: the Relic Nickel plating has an aged look, perfect for repairing old guitars, when shiny hardware looks out of place.

Set of 2 includes: 2 string retainers with mounting screws, and spacers (short and tall). Use the short spacer for the E and 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 No.44 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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4.0

All Good

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Have not used them yet, but they will work fine (unless one drills the hole wrong, etc.).

1.0

Screws

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Screws are cheap and break easily. I predrilled holes and heads came off two.

5.0

Nice quality, lots of gloss ~

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These really came in handy with the flat headstock(s) we ended up using on our custom build going over to UK - Almost a necessity without a tilt-back (Photo = with & without for comparison). They have plenty of glossy finish on 'em which matched the Black nitro-cellulose lacquer nicely. We are very pleased with the results!

5.0

Perfect!

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Perfect fit, finish,fast shipping and great price.

5.0

Can't beat them...

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Used on a cheap partscaster that my son and I are working on.

4.0

String Retainers

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Standard retainers and they work as described. For all the folks complaining about the screws breaking, you really need to follow the comments suggested. Drill with #44 bit and make sure the whole is completely cleaned out from sawdust. Then wax the screw to reduce the friction. I had some carnauba paste wax and that worked flawlessly. So just take your time with them and they will work as prescribed.

4.0

Stabilized my Carvin DC800 

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I have a Carvin DC800 with black hardware, tuned EBEADGBE. Finding these in any music store in NY in black is nonexistent. These helped stablize the tuning on my low E & B. If you can look passed paying the same amount of the product in shipping, then these are for you.

2.0

String Retainer for Telecaster.

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1 Screw broke in half while tightening. I even drilled a pilot hole prior to tightening. Poor metal.
Retainer was fine however. This was the black retainer set.

5.0

Great Trees

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I have an early Electra. It is a great copy of an early sixties Strat that the previous owner put black hardware on, but was missing one tree. These are great. Excellent quality. looks and performance.

1.0

discontinue this cheap garbage stewmac

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Can i give a zero? I am incredibly angry right now, i made my first handmade guitar and it has gone off without a hitch until i tried to install these cheap Chinese string trees. Yeah same as above, i drilled a pilot hole and went to install the screw and snap. No resistance at all. Why would you sell such junk? Everybody here is willing to spend an extra buck to get quality parts. Now i am left to figure out how to fix this. WARNING do not buy this crap. I think i will be finding another supplier in general. I cant imagine anyone selling substandard parts for high prices.

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