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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Shaped, 0.25 degree

Shaped, 0.25 degree

Item # 2135-025
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$7.30

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Shaped, 0.50 degree

Shaped, 0.50 degree

Item # 2135-050
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$7.30

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Shaped, 1 degree

Shaped, 1 degree

Item # 2135-100
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$7.30

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Blank, 0.25 degree

Blank, 0.25 degree

Item # 2130-025
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$7.72

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Blank, 0.50 degree

Blank, 0.50 degree

Item # 2130-050
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$7.79

6 or more $7.01
StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Blank, 1 degree

Blank, 1 degree

Item # 2130-100
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$7.79

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar, Shaped, Set of 3

Shaped, Set of 3

Item # 2135
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$21.90

StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar, Blank, Set of 3

Blank, Set of 3

Item # 2130
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$23.30

StewMac Neck Shim Shop Set of 12

StewMac Neck Shim Shop Set of 12

Item # 2141
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List Price $98.00
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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

Worked very well

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I purchased the 3 pack and used the .25 which has vastly improved the action of my strat. There was quick delivery to the UK as well. Very pleased.

5.0

neck shims worked great on my guitar

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bought these and glad I did as they worked great for my project. Thank you,Paul

5.0

GREAT Helped out wonderfully solved problem fast.

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Same as above

5.0

Super easy to install. The neck shim worked perfectly!

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I purchased a .5 shim for the neck pocket of my project guitar because the action was way too high. The .5 shim fixed that and now the guitar plays great!

4.0

A good place to start...

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The .5 shim was way too much for my guitar even though the bridge pieces were all the way down before I started.

I had to sand to get it down were it would work.

5.0

head ache saver

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Verified Buyer


bought the multi pack so i would be prepared. after some trial and error plus some math my buzz neck Mexican strat is alive and well. bought blanks for some other projects and can't wait to get time to throw them in. worth every penny if you don't have the time or know how to make them yourself. would definitely use them again

5.0

The best

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Verified Buyer


This is the best way to adjust neck angle. Period.

4.0

Easy fix for neck adjustment

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Verified Buyer


Items came in quick and well packaged very nice fit for my neck pocket although I need a reverse angle which I had to modify shim for holes to line up still very satisfied I didn't have to cut into my neck pocket

4.0

So useful

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Verified Buyer


Wish they came in different wood types, but that's pretty insignificant. Fits right into a strat pocket. Taper is consistent. The 0.25 degree will barely change the angle. Every guitar is different, but getting the strat to have the action of a prs will likely require at least one 0.5 degree AND one 0.25 degree

5.0

Great item for setting neck angle.

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Verified Buyer


Sure beats shimming with play cards etc. as we did in the old days.

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