Fingerboard Guards, Set of 6

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Each of these .010" x 3-1/8" x 7/8" stainless steel masks fits over a fret, to protect the fingerboard while you file or polish the fret.

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Fingerboard Guards, Set of 6

Item # 3741
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$11.86 $9.49

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Quantity: 20


Each of these .010" x 3-1/8" x 7/8" stainless steel masks fits over a fret, to protect the fingerboard while you file or polish the fret.

Universal size, they can be bent for any fingerboard width or curvature, taped down, or held by hand. It's a simple idea for a clean professional fret job!

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Fingerboard Guards, Set of 6

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Fingerboard Guards

By Martin from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 10, 2014

Once you get used to using them, they become an essential tool. I should have bought them a long time ago.

They sort of work but a little clumsy

By Mark123 from Snohomish, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 26, 2013

These guards do protect the fingerboard when working on your frets but are a bit clumsy to use as they slide around on fretboard. Resorted back to using painter tape on fret board to finish fret job.

Perfect for fret work

By mikrow from Huntington Beach, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 22, 2013

These guards really speed up the process of knocking laquer off refin's and dressing

Does the job

By Angelwood from IN
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 01, 2013

Like others, I would have preferred the collection to have graduated widths, but it was quick work with my snips to "correct" a couple of them to fit the narrower spacing of the upper neck. Otherwise, they do the job nicely and save time in taping off the fingerboard. They also allow me to apply a little more aggressive pressure to my polishing media than I could do with tape. 5 stars reserved for when they come already graduated in width at this price.

Fretboard Guard

By psaltis john from greece
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It does exactly what it promises to do: protect your board from scratches... but as the distance between frets gets narrower you simply have to "trim" one or two of the 6 "guards" to fit around 18th and up frets


By Michael T from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 05, 2013

I used to make my own guards, but could never quite get them thin enough or make the fret slot without opening one end. That meant they were less stable and had a tendency to splay out. These are closed on both ends, with the slot perfectly stable. The material used is also very thin, so you can get right to the base of the fret wire. It's also flexible, so it conforms to the radius of the fretboard. If you are doing fret polishing and dressing, these are invaluable. They prevent you marking the fretboard with missed and accidental strokes. The safety provided also lets you put a little elbow grease into the fret finishing, without fear of catastrophic scratches to the inlay or wood.

Very handy!

By Peter from Edmonton, Alberta Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 05, 2013

This is a very handy item. Really helps speed up the fret work process. Good stuff!

Cool gadget

By Kelly T from dededo,guam
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 18, 2013

These work great but as many others have stated. It would be nice to buy a set to accommodate all sizes, such as narrower ones for 19,20,21 frets etc. larger slots to fit jumbos etc. When that set comes out, I want to be first in line.

No brainer

By XevKai from St.Clair Shores, Michigan
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 04, 2013

If you work on Ebony and Maple, these are a no brainer purchase. Also great to protect the fretboard during fret work.little thin for most modern jumbo frets though. Would like to see a guaged option.

size matters

By Trebor from Apollo Beach,Florida
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 25, 2013

Great for the lower frets on the neck, had to cut one down for the upper frets. should sell both sizes.

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