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Guitar String Retainers Chrome, set of 2

Chrome, set of 2

Item # 0171
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$3.35

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Guitar String Retainers Relic Nickel, set of 2

Relic Nickel, set of 2

Item # 0171-RN
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$6.15

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Guitar String Retainers Black, set of 2

Black, set of 2

Item # 0171-B
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$5.22

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Guitar String Retainers Gold, set of 2

Gold, set of 2

Item # 0171-G
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$5.38

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Guitar String Retainers

About This Item

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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5.0

Keith @ Shakerag, KY

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Item works great! As advertised and shipping was very quick

5.0

Retainers

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Nice quality retainers. They look great on my guitar.

5.0

Guitar String Retainers

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Perfect fit, quality product, fast delivery.

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.

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