StewMac Fingerboard Guards

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StewMac Fingerboard Guards For Guitar, Set of 6

For Guitar, Set of 6

Item # 3744
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StewMac Fingerboard Guards For Bass, Set of 4

For Bass, Set of 4

Item # 3745
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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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(Customer's Reviews)

I have some of the old ones with out the rubber band slots and these are much better.


Old Model Was Better

(Customer's Reviews)

The rubber band is a pain to get through the slot and it just slows things down moving the guard. It also makes the guard bow up above the fret. Probably worthless on a classical fingerboard. Using it without the rubber band is better but the new design is way too narrow. This causes you material to hit the fret board and scratch it. The previous model was much better and safer. I am sorry I bought this product and sad Stew Mac ruined a good thing for an extra buck with worthless accessories. The price is ridiculous for this product. Save yourself some money and use tape.


a very nice upgrade 

(Customer's Reviews)

I finally persuaded myself to get these. Well worth it. The various sizes really help reduce contact with the fretboard. Hint: use 2 of the rubber bands hooked together for a perfect fit on nearly any neck.

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