Dual Fret Scale Templates

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Accurate fret slots without guesswork. Designed for use with our Fret Slotting Miter Box, or your shop table saw.

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Martin 24.9" and 25.34" scales

Item # 4915
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Fender 25.5" and other 25" scales

Item # 4916
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Gibson 24.625" and 24.750"

Item # 4914
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Gibson 24.562" and 25.300"

Item # 4917
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Bass 34" and 35" scales

Item # 4918
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Classical guitar 650mm and 660mm scales

Item # 4919
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Baritone guitar 28.5" and 30.2"

Item # 4911
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Bass 30" and 30.5"

Item # 4912
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Banjo 26-3/16" and mandolin 13-7/8" scales

Item # 4920
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Ukulele 15" concert and 13-3/4" soprano scales

Item # 4909
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Ukulele 17-3/32" tenor and 20-1/8" baritone scales

Item # 4910
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Quantity: 20


Accurate fret slots without guesswork. Designed for use with our Fret Slotting Miter Box, or your shop table saw.

Each template is made of durable stainless steel and has notches for two different fret scales. Includes an indexing pin and instructions.

These templates provide accurate fret positioning for guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, or ukulele.
#4914 - #4919 guitar and bass templates allow for 24 fret slots.
#4911 baritone and #4912 bass templates provide 22 fret slots.
#4920 banjo / mandolin template will locate 22 frets for banjo and 29 for mandolin.
#4909 ukulele template will provide locations for 18 frets and the #4910 ukulele template will locate 20 fret slots.

Special notes:

#4915 Martin Dreadnought scale is commonly referred to as 25.4" but is actually 25.34".

#4916 For Fender 25.5" includes fretboard cut-off and nut positions. Also for 25" scales like Paul Reed Smith®, Dobro®, Danelectro®, and Benedetto.

#4914 and #4917 We offer templates for Gibson's 25.3" long scale, plus three shorter Gibson scales. Over the years, Gibson has referred to each of the shorter scales as 24-3/4".

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For use with a table saw: Install the supplied index pin in the fence of your table saw. Attach a template to the back of the fingerboard. On your table saw, align the blade perpendicular to the fingerboard, and saw the slots with the template side up. We recommend a Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade.

For use with a luthier's miter box: Simply attach a template to the back of the fingerboard, and saw each fret slot after locating the index pin (preinstalled in our miter box) in the corresponding template notch. We recommend our Fret Slotting Miter Box.

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Dual Fret Scale Templates

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No plastic here

By CliffE from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 29, 2012

Some sell perspex versions of these but these are substantial chunks of solid metal. They work beautifully and it is difficult to imagine them not lasting for generations with a little care.

Great Product

By Peter Lagios from Clear Lake, Iowa
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 29, 2012

I love this thing. I built a jig for my table saw and I tape this scale to my maple wood and it quickly snugs into place allowing me to complete an entire fingerboard in less than 5 minutes. Very durable stainless steel.

Wonderful time saver

By Winston & Fidel from Calgary AB. Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 19, 2012

This item is a must if you are doing a number of frett boards, the saw blade and this template are real time savers. I am sorry that I put the purchase off so long.


By Hepburn from New Albany, Indiana
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thick plate steel, nice heavy weight to it. Works perfectly and effortlessly with the fret slotting jig.


By Jerhico Guitars from Altona, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wicked time saver!

Works perfect everytime.

By TisDale Custom Guitars from Renton, WA, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 21, 2012

I use an older model LMI solid steel fretboard slotter and this template works perfect every time. Very heavy and will last a lifetime.

Martin 25.34" Scale -EASY

By Marcel H from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I had a wood supplier cut and slot a fretboard on 2 separate occasions and he couldn't do it right. I bought a blank fretboard, the template with the fret slotting miter box and managed to accomplish on my first attempt what a supposed pro couldn't. With my new & old fretboards side by side the slots line up perfectly from top to bottom. Money well spent.

Good quality

By Oldy-r-goody from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 09, 2011

You could make your own, but then it would take more time than these cost. For common scales its a great solution. Vintage Gibson for example is way different than these modern scales though and for that stuff I had to make my own.

More bass scales please!

By paul flanagan from Liverpool UK
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Easy to use, well made and will last a long time. Only gripe is that there could be more bass scale lenths. 32, 33 at the least.


By elams1894 from New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 20, 2011

Great tool and very solid. Produces accurate neat fret slots when used with the mitre box and fret saw.

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