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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar

About This Item

Tapered maple shims used to change the angle of a bolt-on neck.

To change the angle of a bolt-on neck, players and repair shops have used shims for years. We've seen everything from matchbook covers to guitar picks stuck in neck joints.

Those kinds of shims create an unwanted gap under the heel of the neck: a dead air space where humidity condenses to swell the wood. As Dan Erlewine describes in his Guitar Player Repair Guide: "This gap may cause an upward kink in the neck. And many players feel they lose tone unless firm contact is maintained between the neck and the body."

Dan creates tapered shims that cover the entire heel of the neck—with these ready-made shims, that work is done for you. Attention, repair shops: making a quality shim takes time! Keep these on hand for a quick turnaround on this common repair.

"My Jazzmaster needed a better string break angle over the bridge. The 0.5-degree shim let me raise the bridge to the height I needed. And it fit the neck pocket perfectly."
—Erick Coleman, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor

Full contact and precisely tapered: we have 3 different degrees for changing the pitch of any bolt-on neck.
  • 0.25-degree shim offers the most versatility. Stacking them will let you really dial in the neck angle you're after.
  • 0.5-degree shim is the one you'll reach for most often. It works great on Fender and many other solidbodies.
  • 1-degree shim is great for guitars with a Tune-o-matic bridge or Floyd Rose.

Taper specs (approximate)
0.25-degree shim tapers from 0.030" to 0.019" (0.76mm to 0.48mm)
0.5-degree shim tapers from 0.028" to 0.008" (0.71mm to 0.20mm)
1-degree shim tapers from 0.060" to 0.010" (1.52mm to 0.25mm)

Dimensions
Shaped: 2-3/16" x 3" (55.56mm x 76.12mm)
Blank: 2-1/4" x 3" (57.15mm x 76.12mm)

Shaped shims fit most neck pockets with a rounded heel. You can trim along the lasered line to fit the shim to a pocket with a flat heel, like a Tele.

Blank shims were designed for odd screw spacings, smaller neck pockets, and custom designs like the Fender Micro-Tilt™.

The Shop Set of 12 includes one each of every size, shape and taper:
3 shaped shims for guitar
3 shaped for bass
3 blank shims for guitar
3 blank shims for bass

Made of solid maple to match the guitar neck.


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5.0

New Zealand guitar neck set.

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i am restoring a guitar i have had since 1973 which i got when i worked for a New Zealand guitar manufacture of Jansen guitars,the guitar is based on a telecaster. These shims have just made life so easy to set up the neck and saved so much hassle.

Cheers Bungalowbills.com

5.0

Neck Shims worked perfectly

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I needed to shim a neck on a project guitar with a Floyd Rose tremolo installation. I bought the 3 pack of neck shims as I wasn't sure what size I would need. I ended up stacking the .5 and .25 for a very good fit. The guitar plays very nice and it made a big difference in the action. It was worth the money to shim the neck correctly. I was also very impressed with the speed of shipping and delivery.

5.0

Very handy

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I don't like to shim necks but if you have to, this is the most elegant way. A big improvement over pieces of guitar picks or credit cards. Maximum contact along heel. The 1 degree shim will enable use of a TOM on a Tele. Thanks Dan!

5.0

Neck Shims

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I typically make my own maple shims, but being a one man shop and busy I ordered a shim or two to help me complete a job. I found the quality of the ship to be good and the shim I purchased fit the neck pocket perfectly. As usual I can count on Stewmac and their products!

Paul Willett - True Fret Guitar LLC, Milton WI

5.0

Perfect For my Needs

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I have a Strat-copy which has high action and these shims ended that. I ordered the set since I wasn't sure how much was going to be needed and the 0.5 degree shim did the trick. The shims are nicely finished and fit perfectly with the slots lining up nicely to the screw holes. I am very happy with these.

5.0

good

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fit good , it is what they say.

4.0

Good for quickly adjusting neck angle

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I bought the .025 taper for a custom hardtail Strat body that needed a shim after swapping in a neck which was thinner at the heel than the original so action could not be set low enough The screw hole openings are so big, there is very little wood around them at the outside corners. The corners were sharper than my neck pocket so I had to sand them. it was impossible to sand without the wood splitting and losing a sliver. The radius curve at the end is close but its not as round as a standard Strat neck pocket. Those issues aside it gets the job done.

I would not recommend these for a one off where you can afford to take the time and make a perfect custom fit shim. For shops where you are working on a lot of low to mid-range bolt-ons where customer is not going to pay hourly shop rate to make a custom shim, these are a great cost effective option you can pass on the cost with a setup.

5.0

Shims: Neck Angle Made Easy

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I love these. I could make one by hand and sandpaper, but it would take too much time and never be perfect. These are Perfect, I bought 1-1.mm+2-5.mm. to be cautious. Turns out for me the 1.mm in my Squire too much, had to raise the saddles almost to the end of the screws
But the .5mm is perfect. Does not take much to make a big difference. I had questions and the staff was friendly and very helpful. I love Stew-Macproructs, alway been exactly what I need and perfect every time.
Steve Buffington

5.0

Great product

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Worked perfectly on my DiPinto Galaxie 4. Just what I was looking for but hard to find. Thanks StewMac!

5.0

great product 

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way easier than making my own .. just be careful because they are thin and fragile . StewMac always has super fat shipping (2 days) . made my cheap Ltd have the action of my flying V ! after installed you can barley tell it's in there from looking at the neck joint .i would second mend this to anyone unhappy with their bolt on necks .

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