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StewMac Fingerboard Guards For Guitar, Set of 6

For Guitar, Set of 6

Item # 3744
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$11.86

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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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1.0

Old ones Back Please!!!

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Slot is to thin. rubber band break when sanding after crowning. If the is and old stock of the old ones I will take them.

2.0

Really didn't work for me

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OK, I am a noob, so take this review with a grain of salt. When I set out to fix some high frets on my new guitar, I bought these guards, the diamond file and the abrasive erasers. The latter tools were perfect, but I was never able to find a way to make good use of these guards. None of the guards perfectly fit my fret width (I think 0.103"), so I would have had to go with one that was pretty loose on the fret, probably OK, but as a noob I was nervous. Plus, unlike the photos, when I put the guards on with the provided rubber bands, they bowed up and would have interfered with filing and buffing in the middle of the fret. Finally, the file shape really benefits from "break over" on the ends, which would require bending the fret guards, again, not as shown in the StewMac photo (although you can find examples of people doing this on line). Again probably I could have made it work, but it seemed just easier to use masking tape. BTW, my noob fret work came out perfectly!

5.0

Fingerboard guards

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These are great! I had been using architectural eraser guards for the same purpose. Some have slots of different widths and can also be bent to fit the edges of your job.

5.0

fingerboard guards

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these are well worth the cost when touching up frets. much quicker than using masking tape to protect your board.

5.0

Big Time Saver

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I did a set up on a guitar I recently refretted and wanted to check for high spot/marks on the frets. These simple, flexible guards (pick the right size) make the job super easy of polishing and working on frets while keeping the fingerboard safe.

5.0

nice.. no taping the fret board..

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I am using for assignments in Fretting classes, much faster than using tape, cleaner and 3 sizes to pick from..

3.0

a want more than a need

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Have not used them yet but they will certainly fit the bill for cleaning up some of the OLD instruments I've acquired!

5.0

Fret guard

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Perfect tool for fret work. Can't do without them

5.0

fingerboard guards

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I haven't used them yet but it looks like they will save a lot of time over taping .

5.0

Safe Way To Shine Those Frets

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Better than using painters' tape to mask.

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