StewMac Fret Scale Templates

StewMac Fret Scale Templates

Martin 24.9" and 25.34" scales

Item # 4915
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$44.61

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Fender 25.5" and other 25" scales

Item # 4916
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$44.61

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Gibson 24.625" and 24.750"

Item # 4914
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Gibson 24.563" and 25.300"

Item # 4917
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$44.61

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Bass 34" and 35" scales

Item # 4918
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Classical guitar 650mm and 660mm scales

Item # 4919
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Baritone guitar 28.5" and 30.2"

Item # 4911
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$44.61

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Bass 30" and 30.5"

Item # 4912
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Banjo 26-3/16" and mandolin 13-7/8" scales

Item # 4920
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Ukulele 15" concert and 13-3/4" soprano scales

Item # 4909
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Ukulele 17-3/32" tenor and 20-1/8" baritone scales

Item # 4910
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StewMac Fret Scale Templates

About This Item

Accurate fret slots without guesswork. Designed for use with our Fret Slotting Miter Box, or your shop table saw.

Each template is made of durable stainless steel and has notches for two different fret scales. Includes an indexing pin and instructions.

These templates provide accurate fret positioning for guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, or ukulele.
#4914 - #4919 guitar and bass templates allow for 24 fret slots.
#4911 baritone and #4912 bass templates provide 22 fret slots.
#4920 banjo / mandolin template will locate 22 frets for banjo and 29 for mandolin.
#4909 ukulele template will provide locations for 18 frets and the #4910 ukulele template will locate 20 fret slots.

"I asked StewMac to develop ukulele fret scale templates because I'm so impressed with their templates for fretting guitars. Based on my experience in industrial product design, I believe StewMac's steel templates are more accurate and robust than acrylic templates, which break easily and become less accurate with use. And each template has two scale lengths for one price, so they're the best value available."
—Mark Roberts, master luthier

Special notes:
#4915 Martin Dreadnought scale is commonly referred to as 25.4" but is actually 25.34".

#4916 For Fender 25.5" includes fretboard cut-off and nut positions. Also for 25" scales like Paul Reed Smith®, Dobro®, Danelectro®, and Benedetto.

#4914 and #4917 We offer templates for Gibson's 25.3" long scale, plus three shorter Gibson scales. Over the years, Gibson has referred to each of the shorter scales as 24-3/4".

Read more about scale length


For use with a table saw: Install the supplied index pin in the fence of your table saw. Attach a template to the back of the fingerboard. On your table saw, align the blade perpendicular to the fingerboard, and saw the slots with the template side up. We recommend a Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade.

For use with a luthier's miter box: Simply attach a template to the back of the fingerboard, and saw each fret slot after locating the index pin (preinstalled in our miter box) in the corresponding template notch. We recommend our Fret Slotting Miter Box.

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Table saw shooting board for fret slots and flexible cauls

A make-it-yourself solution for fast accurate 90 degree cuts on your table saw. Also a cool tip on making bendy, flexible cauls that follow the shapes on a guitar.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Dual Fret Scale Template Instructions

How to determine where to cut fret slots using the Dual Fret Scale Templates.

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5.0

A ferramenta pra quem quer fazer um bom trabalho

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Eu que sempre venho buscado por meios de fazer de maneira rápida . e, com
qualidade.
Mais uma vez. fico feliz em dizer que encontrei a ferramenta certa .

5.0

Minstrel Banjo

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Using this template to fabricate minstrel banjo fret board. The 28.5 scale falls in the middle of many minstrel banjos, 26" -- 30". I could use the 30.2 scale for a longer scaled banjo.

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This template saves a great deal of time, measurement and frustration. You can achieve perfect results every time. What used to take me an hour now takes five minutes with perfect accuracy. If you plan to make more than one guitar, this is a must have. You do not need a fancy miter box, you can make your own. I use the template with a Japanese pull cut saw ( from Stewmac) and it works great. The template is robust steel and even if you abuse it, it should last for years.

5.0

Worked great!

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I had never cut slots before but I made a cross cut sled and it worked great. Thaks

5.0

Excellent tool

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Solid accurate tool.

5.0

Save time and money!

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The initial expense for a set of these may be a little scary but it makes slotting fretboards as simple as can be! The time you’ll save, alone, is worth every penny! Don’t buy the flimsy plastic versions. Stewmac’s stainless steel template will pay for themselves very quickly and last a lifetime!!

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Item short

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My parcel was one item short and being way down under(Australia) I thought would be difficult getting replacement but I emailed StewMac and they just fixed problem no questions asked & despatched it Express so i received parcel in just a few days
Thanks to StewMac I now have full confidence in shopping with you
Mike Broso

5.0

Fret scale template

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Makes life a lot easier.

4.0

Worth the money but one tiny thing would improve it by a lot...

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I bought this over a cheaper plastic one. Stainless is by far a better and more permanent solution. It even comes with a pin. I however would give up the pin as you can use an old drill bit shank instead. But what would really put this over the top would be to etch zero at the zero fret and etch or mark the 12th and 14th frets on it. The reason I suggest this is I had to assume the zero fret was indeed zero. That is no big deal but why not mark it as zero and take all wonderment out of it? Also it is extremely useful when making neck blanks to know where the 12th and 14th frets are without counting. Yeah I have a marker pen but it can't break the bank to do that when they are made and truly have the most useful tool available without us having to do it for you. I know you sell fret scales but with one of these for all the scales you build in what the heck.

5.0

Great tool, worth every penny

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I've made my own out of Lexan but it takes more in labor than the cost of these. They are accurate and will last forever.

I just wish they were available in more scale lengths cause I'd buy more of them.

BR, Big Lake Instruments

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 15 See StewMac Fret Scale Templates
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