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Martin 24.9" and 25.34" scales

Item # 4915
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$40.85

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Fender 25.5" and other 25" scales

Item # 4916
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$40.85

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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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$40.85

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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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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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4.0

Easy buy

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These are easy to use, accurate, and well constructed. I just wish there was a mandolin template!

5.0

Fantastic, versatile piece of kit

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For the first few instruments I built I bought ready slotted fingerboards. But as I had a cheap table saw I bought the 25.5 and 25 dual template. I also bought the fret slotting blade for my saw. With a crosscut sled I made from a few pieces of scrap I can cut perfect fretboards all day long (if I so choose!). I also build ukuleles and can get a tenor, concert and soprano scale fingerboard out of the fender 25.5 scale.

5.0

Very useful tool

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This a great tool for my bass builds. Solidly built.

5.0

great quality and simple to use.

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I use a homemade power fret slotting saw that slides on an overarm, and rather than make a linear bearing carriage with a microcontroller I just use these. SImple, stone-ax reliable and intrinsically accurate.

Getting two scale lengths per template is nice, although I'd like to see more choices.

5.0

Exceptional quality

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I've used other templates but nothing yet that compares to the absolute quality of this one.

4.0

fret scale templates

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good tool. no problem. notches took a little wearing in to accomodate the pin, but my fret boards are coming out perfectly.

5.0

Great add to my tools

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I love these templates! They fit so well in the Stew Mac box. My frets are clean, well spaced and the template does not allow movement while I cut.
I will continue to purchase these templates as my needs require.

5.0

Great Templates

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I think I have most if not all of these scale templates now. They are fantastic.

5.0

It's accurate and a time saver !

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I bought this because it assure me that my frets will be exactly at the right spacings.

5.0

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A handy tool! Enjoyed the thick :)

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