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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

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Easy to use, precise, great quality.

5.0

painless/brainless....and it worked

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I assembled a Warmoth Jazzmaster body to a Fender Classic '60s Jazzmaster neck. It was impossible to get the action right. The lower registers were perfect but by the 7th fret the action was very high(and the neck was totally straight at pitch. I lived with it and loved the guitar for quite a while until I found out about shims(I assembled a parts guitar, I'm not a builder). I removed the strings, took off the neck, put in the shim, bolted the neck back on, and finally restrung it. I did have to raise the bridge on each end a little bit. With the 5 degree shim and maybe 3 twists of an allen wrench on the Mastery Bridge height bolts, the action is even all across the fretboard and it plays WAY better. I don't even remember what I paid for this tiny piece of wood but it was certainly worth it.

5.0

Little Shim made a big difference

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I purchased the .5 degree shim for a Mexican Strat with a replacement neck. The shim fit perfectly and is barely visible. What's more it allowed me to raise my bridge saddles to reasonable heights, which made the guitar playable again. No string buzz and no sharp little saddle screws scraping at the palm of my picking hand. A great purchase for about $7.00.

5.0

Shims for Guitar

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They were great will buy again

5.0

Great

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I used one of the 1.0 shims for my jazzmaster which has a mastery bridge, the bridge is as high as it will go and I have pulled my bridge pick up so its resting on the scratch plate, it's playing the best it ever has! If you don't want to do that go for the 0.5 as that will raise it a bit as well.

5.0

Great product

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Yea, I could make these myself, but these are well worth the 7 bucks.

5.0

Excellent - got the job done

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Fixed a mystery 60's japanese hollowbody w/ a bolt on neck and off-centered screws. Used the blanks, cut my own holes, and sanded down the edges for a perfect fit.

5.0

Real time saver

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I thought these seemed a bit over priced until I made one. Very nice quality and accurately made. I bought a few to have, as bolt on neck angle issues are fairly common, and my customers appreciate the full pocket contact that these provide. I would like to see a larger size offered to fit in the larger neck pockets of 5 and 6 string basses, etc. Another great product!

5.0

Good stuff!

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This made setting up my Strat a breeze. I like that there is solid wood covering the entire pocket instead of just a strip of business card. I will definitly be using more of theseM

3.0

Fabulous Idea

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I applaud the design and quality of workmanship, but my guitar (not a strat or tele) has a longer neck pocket. It would be great if these were a little longer to accomodate a wider range of instruments. They, being so thin are also a bit brittle. Just means you have to be careful when handling and drilling. Like so many of StewMacs products very innovative. They work!!

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