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

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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.

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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Simple and Perfect

By DR Chevalier from Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 15, 2010


No scuff, no mess. Whether you use polishing wheels or superfine steel wool, these guards protect your fingerboard from damage to the finish or excessive wear. Face it, wood and wood finishes are softer than the metal in the frets. Don't muck up that vintage maple board, protect it.

It's a good idea

By Joe Dowd from Edwall, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 09, 2010


At least for me, doesn't work too well. I was hoping to avoid taping the fingerboard to re-crown & polish frets after leveling, but what I found was I have to hold the guard with my left hand while filing/shaping/polishing with my right and no matter how I hold the guard my left hand and/or fingers get in the way of the tool I'm using to file/shape/polish. I tried bending the ends to wrap around the neck but then it was too difficult to bend the flat part to the fingerboard radius so the guard itself got in the way. sigh

Better than tape

By Jacob from Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 30, 2010


These guards are better than tape because they will not tear and they can be bent over the sides of the fretboard, protecting the edge while finishing the end of the fret.

Must have

By flyingv from manitoba
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 15, 2010


These fretboard guards are a must have. they make cleaning frets a fast job, eliminating time consuming taping.

A great little investment

By Jon Press @ JP Guitars from Bristol, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 10, 2010


These are a great idea - beats taping off a fingerboard by a mile. In conjunction with StewMac's ceramic polishing wheels (and polishing felts with jeweller's rouge) I can get a really high quality finish after a refret or reprofile. How could StewMac improve them? Well, they are too wide for the highest frets so a couple of thinner ones would be welcome - although trimming them with tin snips only took a few moments. I'd also like a narrower set for mandolins and banjos - the slots need to be narrower as well as the guards themselves.

Jon Press

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