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StewMac Fingerboard Guards For Guitar, Set of 6

For Guitar, Set of 6

Item # 3744
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$12.95

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StewMac Fingerboard Guards For Bass, Set of 4

For Bass, Set of 4

Item # 3745
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$15.24

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StewMac Fingerboard Guards

About This Item

Better than your basic guards! Our improved design fits all fretwire sizes, anywhere on the neck. Protect your fretboard when filing or polishing a fret.

New slot sizes: set of 6 for guitar now includes 2 guards each to fit narrow, medium and wide frets. Set of 4 for bass includes 2 guards each for medium and wide frets. The extra length fits 5 and 6-string bass guitars.

New slim profile: guards now fit between ALL the frets on guitars, banjos, and basses—even the high frets. Fits most mandolins and ukulele spaces, too.

New notches: a nice touch for holding the guard in place with a rubber band, freeing both your hands for the job. Tip of the hat to Steve Olson of Elderly Instruments for this idea!

Clean professional fret work!
Each of these handy guards fits over a fret for safe filing and polishing, to help keep your fretboard clean and unscratched. They're made of flexible 0.010" stainless steel for durability and long life.

Dimensions for guitar:
Overall size: 3-1/8" x 5/8" (79.38mm x 15.88mm)
Slot length: 2.625" (66.68mm)
Slot widths: 0.070", 0.097" and 0.125" (1.78mm, 2.46mm and 3.18mm)

Dimensions for bass:
Overall size: 3-1/2" x 7/8" (88.90mm x 22.23mm)
Medium slot: 0.097" x 3.095" long (2.46mm x 78.61mm)
Wide slot: 0.125" x 3.120" long (3.18mm x 79.25mm)


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5.0

Yes, you need these!

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Verified Buyer


For what these cost, I'm sorry I didn't buy them a long time ago. Very handy. They give you enough different sizes to cover most any fret width. I use them for crowning and polishing. Very handy.

5.0

Fret board protectors

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Verified Buyer


That are excellent always get quick service and great products from stew Mac it’s now my favorite place

5.0

Great Addition to the Shop

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Verified Buyer


These little protective tools are a must if you are doing some finishing fretwork and want to avoid those annoying scratches that suddenly show up on your carefully completed ebony or rosewood fingerboard.

5.0

fast and easy

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Verified Buyer


This is my second set, my first for bass frets, this have the band for easier handling.

5.0

Frett tool

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Verified Buyer


Very pleased !

3.0

A little overkill

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Verified Buyer


These were kind of hard to work with. The rubber and its general design really just got in the way. I recommend just using standard masking tape instead.

2.0

Great tool to save time, tape and especially the fretboard!

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Verified Buyer


I like the idea of the tool and how they'll bend to match any radius. I bought a set for guitar. The major downside is the set I have isn't super flexible. I've tried bending and flexing the guards by hand and didn't make much of a difference. So when I use these I have troubles having the guard match the fretboard radius and have to use my free hand to hold it down tp the board. Which takes away from this tools purpose. Great idea but my guards don't bend well so 2 stars.

Response from StewMac


Hi Casey,
We're sorry our Fingerboard Guards didn't work for you as you expected. Our friendly customer service team is always here to help at 1-800-848-2273 if you would like to address this issue further. Remember, your satisfaction is guaranteed.

5.0

Very Nice Product

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Verified Buyer


Excellent quality and saves a ton of time!

5.0

Great for fret clean up

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Verified Buyer


These are great for cleaning up fret ends while protecting the finish of the fret board.

5.0

Great Fretboard Saver

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Verified Buyer


These devices are far better than masking tape and make it very easy to clean up frets

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