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 Chrome, set of 2

Chrome, set of 2

Item # 0171
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$3.19

3 or more $2.74
10 or more $2.33
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Guitar String Retainers Black, set of 2

Black, set of 2

Item # 0171-B
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$4.97

3 or more $4.27
10 or more $3.63
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Guitar String Retainers Gold, set of 2

Gold, set of 2

Item # 0171-G
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$5.12

3 or more $4.40
10 or more $3.74
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Details

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.

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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String trees

By KL from Christchurch, New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 16, 2010


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.

Yes, lousy screws.

By SD from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 11, 2010


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.

String Tree Installation

By Greghc48 from Oak Ridge, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 09, 2010


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

Worked well for me

By Greghc48 from Oak Ridge, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 29, 2010


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

Be careful when installing

By Overdriven from Quebec, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, October 25, 2010


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

Original on original

By Warren Targett from Bateau Bay NSW Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 30, 2010


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.

very poor

By Fr+á from Rome,
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, September 11, 2010


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

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