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Fingerboard Band Clamp

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Fingerboard Band Clamp

About This Item

An ingenious idea borrowed from violinmakers, these economical clamps are a quick, efficient way to glue a fingerboard onto a neck.

Fingerboard Band Clamps are a quick way to glue a fingerboard without cumbersome cauls, and a practical solution for radiused fingerboards. The toothed outer surface of the flexible glue-resistant band engages a threaded plastic thumbnut that adjusts the clamping pressure. The flexible cradle conforms to the instrument's neck to help protect the finish.

We recommend positioning a band clamp every 3" along the fingerboard.

California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

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1.0

Sad outcome

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Not only did these not apply enough pressure to securely clamp a fingerboard, they stripped once tight, and were a pain to remove. By the time I had 5 mounted the glue was already tacked up, and even adding more clamps did not help the outcome. These clamps also mar anything they touch so be very careful.

1.0

What a disaster

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Verified Buyer


These take forever to tighten, by the time you get them clamped down your glue is dry... have to leave them open enough to pass over the headstock. Then takes forever to get them secured, too many turns and hard to turn.

3.0

Actually a good item...

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Verified Buyer


... but I must say that taking simple fabric Velcro stripes is much more convenient to me. Maybe I can use that fingerboard band clamps for other jobs.

5.0

Great pressure

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Verified Buyer


These clamps are great for repairing any fingerboard separation, as well as Brocken head stocks that have traveled down the neck. By making some half circle caulks to put on the fingerboard section, you can add to the clamping pressure without damaging the edges of the fingerboard. Will for sure buy more in the future.

5.0

My happy guitar neck

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Verified Buyer


I repaired a 1950's Harmony Archtop recently. Steamed and separated the fretboard from the neck and replaced it with another of Stew Mac. These clamps did their job flawlessly. There are absolutely no gaps on the new glue joint. They are a little cumbersome to use but they gave me unbelievable results for the price listed. The recommend spacing Stew recommend was perfect. All Hail Stew! My Guitar neck is happier than ever!

1.0

Cuts into the fretboard and neck!

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Verified Buyer


Not only did this cut into the fretboard and neck, it still did not apply enough pressure to squeeze my fretboard down. It's an interesting design and a nice try but it damages the wood. I'm usually the optimistic 5 star kind of reviewer. I really wanted to like these up until they created more work :(

5.0

Clamps made easy

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Made a new task easy. worked like a charm

5.0

they work!

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they work!

4.0

band clamps

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a bit tricky to use,but the fingerboard stayed in place and the job turned out fine,they will slip if you overtighten

5.0

Muito bom.

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Essencial para trabalhos de colagens de escala

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