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StewMac Body Board

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StewMac Body Board

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StewMac Body Board

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Lifts the guitar up and away from benchtop clutter
Don’t let a tool-filled bench scratch the instrument you’re working on. Use the Body Board with our Guitar Repair Vise and double your workspace.

More room to work in a crowded shop
Lots of elbow room: with the guitar firmly supported, you can step around it to work on both front and back. Holds the guitar topside-up, sideways or upside-down—in all positions, the no-scratch padded riser supports the body.
Lots of tool room: with the guitar held this new way, your benchtop is always free for holding tools and parts.

The most compact workstation ever
Turn a tiny patch of floor space into the hub of your workshop: mount a Guitar Repair Vise on a ShopStand with a StewMac Body Board. You get a versatile, height adjustable workstation that rotates to any angle. The felt-padded riser moves horizontally and vertically to accommodate anything from a ukulele to a long-scale bass.

Reach all sides of the body better
"I'm able to reach all sides of the body better when it's on the board. For an awesome free standing rig, I add it to the ShopStand. That gives me 360-degrees of access to my work."
—Erick Coleman, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor

High quality plywood with durable hardware.

Dimensions: 30-3/4" x 6" x 1" (781mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Felt padded riser adjusts from 2-1/2" to 5-1/2" (63mm to 139mm)


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5.0

Worksgreat with the guitar vice.

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Verified Buyer


Makes possible the working from both side of the guitar a pleasure!

5.0

I thought it would be handy,,,

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Verified Buyer


I was right! I still haven't used it to it's full potential, but I'm getting there. I like being able to swing the work out of the way so you can work on the bench top. Like, the other day, I was fitting a new nut into a bass and had the bass in the vise, then swung it out of the way so I could do some nut shaping...

5.0

Simple Yet Affective

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Verified Buyer


I admit be skeptical when I first saw this introduced as a new item. However, having a modest workspace and a recent fret dress on a Gibson Les Paul got me thinking about it again. I ordered it, mounted it to my bench and instantly appreciated being able to walk around a guitar I'm working on especially for doing fretwork.

5.0

Bass Tech Shop

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Perfect for our bass tech shop area, check out my cigar box part's / tool caddy,3/8" all thread,small wood plank on the bottom for extra support

4.0

Great Addition to the Guitar Repair Vice

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Verified Buyer


Set this up with my vice on a floor stand, and now I NEVER have an instrument on the work bench any more. 360 access to the instrument in the middle of the floor is amazing, I don't have to keep moving the instrument, I just work around it. One small draw back, felt on the body support is less than ideal, as things can slide off quickly . I modified with some neoprene matting, which is more skid resistant. Maybe this is something that could be included as an accessory.

5.0

Body Board is great 

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Verified Buyer


This tool is very useful for detail work as it provides all around access. Just took a few minutes
To mount to my vice (which I have had by the way for around 12 years and couldnt work without it). I do plan to make another "support" to accomodate my guitars when I mount the headstock in my vice. The photo shows where the lower bout rests on the support. Making a support that is a few inches longer is a quick fix. Love the Body Board. Havent tried to surf with it yet. Ha!

4.0

Does more than you think!

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Verified Buyer


I'm loving my new Body Board. It has definitely given me more space on my bench. It has raised the guitar above the tool level. So I know longer have to worry about the guitar being scratched by a sharp tool that was sitting to close to the guitar on my crowded bench. And of course I can now swing the guitar out and away from the bench. It's terrific for accessing the guitar from the other side.

But the hidden benefit that I didn't realize would happen is that the distance from my eyes to the focal point of my work is much closer now, in a meaningful way. No more bending over to get a closer look. It's like getting a larger computer monitor. Everything is bigger and clearer. That alone has made the Body Board a pleasure to use.

My only suggestion going forward is for Stewmac to include a strip of double stick tape for the felt pad. Having to order a whole roll of tape for this is pretty inconvenient and you know that local hardware stores don't carry thin and wide double sided tape. I learned that the hard way by running all over town to find a roll. Stewmac does have the perfect tape for this but you have to wait for another order to be delivered. This is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.

4.0

Good idea.... but room for improvement?

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Verified Buyer


A great accessory and *almost* perfect! Another rater mentioned this and I'll just add my 2-cents:

The upper pedestal could be wider, or the lower pedestal wider and then make use of a side-to-side adjustment.

5.0

Stow away

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Verified Buyer


I mounted this under my new bench. A great new addition. Awesome idea guys. My productivity just went up 100%.

4.0

Almost Perfect

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Verified Buyer


I just bought two of these. I need more space in my shop and these looked like they would do the trick. This product is certainly priced right, and the construction and quality are great. One improvement though. In order to center the instrument body over the pedestal I have to point the vise or the vise jaws toward it. This uses up more horizontal space. If the upper pedestal was wider with a slot to allow side to side adjustment I could get most or all of it under the instrument. This way I would not have to adjust it every time I put something else in it. The other way would be to make the bottom paddle wider and cut slots offset to center to allow alignment with the vise jaws that way. I would not have said anything, but this improvement would make a great idea perfect and I don’t want to buy a whole sheet of 1” birch plywood to make such a small piece.



StewMac PDF Catalog, page 20 See StewMac Body Board
on page 20 of our StewMac Digital Catalog