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StewMac Fret Scale Templates

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Martin 24.9" and 25.34" scales

Item # 4915
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Fender 25.5" and other 25" scales

Item # 4916
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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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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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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

3.0

Basic Instruction Helps

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for a newbie like me, having zero experience, it's not intuitive, especially for the Fender scale. If it comes with just a few photos to show how the tool is applied, it shall help a lot.
anyway, the Customer Service comes in and save the experience. appreciate!

5.0

level up

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Verified Buyer


Make fretboard lines by hand is possible, but this tool make it easy and perfect.

5.0

Precise and Strong

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Verified Buyer


You'll only need to buy one of each for your whole life, as they are hefty and not likely to wear. A must have.

5.0

fretting made easy

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Verified Buyer


I build electric guitars and basses. I have both of these templates, and even without the saw and mitre box, you can't measure the location of frets anywhere as easy as using these tools; and with the whole setup, its heavenly.

5.0

Just the right tool for me ...

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Verified Buyer


Hu Guy's
i'm building my first Electric guitar in my garge , and i can't buy a huge cnc machine
and this system is just smart as i was especting , everithing fit perfect and my job is done in the perfect way

really a pleasure to work with the right tool !!

Roberto from Belgium

5.0

Template

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Verified Buyer


I struggled A LOT with measuring and cutting fret slots prior to getting fretting template. Now its an easy task with the use of a home made miter box and this template. Expensive, but one of those things that's worth paying the money for. Its heavy stainless steel, and is a quality item that will outlast my lifetime I'm sure.

5.0

fret template

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these are really great quality they will last for years !

5.0

Very useful

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Verified Buyer


Very useful tool additional to the StewMac Fret Slotting Miter Box.
I was surprised of the massive metal and very heavy.
best regards
Tom from Germany

3.0

It's just Ok quality

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Verified Buyer


I received the first one with some fingerprints on it, & not packed properly...- it looked like it was a little used, ... and it was totally curved....- or maybe FedEx had to do something with this?...- l couldn't stick my fretboard on it because I didn't want to take the risk having my fretboard under this stress/tension...-
I had to return it for the second one- The second one was a little better

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