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Guitar String Retainers Chrome, set of 2

Chrome, set of 2

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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 Relic Nickel, set of 2
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Relic Nickel, set of 2

Item # 0171-RN
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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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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.

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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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Perfect

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I have used these on many of the custom guitars that I build - great quality and smooth perfornamnce

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