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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excellent quality.

By guitarnoob from Seattle, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 29, 2014

cant get better than this. durable steel construction.

Funny scale length!

By Joel Marcus from Media, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 10, 2014

The tenor ukes I build all have a scale length of 17" This is a very common dimension. All my drawings reflect this. However the scale length of the Stewmac entry into the template realm for the tenor ukulele is an odd size. I must admit to some confusion initially since the compensation for the bridge is also typically 3/32". So the length from the nut to the crown of the bridge is set to 17-3/32". But no. This template scale length is actually 17-3/32" which means I need to make my saddle distance actually 17-6/32". Also since I like to have the 14th fret fall at the body, the neck length I use needs redoing. Furthermore, since I already have bridge plates glued onto several tops I have already made, this caused a problem because the bridge plates needed to be sanded off and reset back 3/32" longer. I asked CS why this scale length was chosen and was given a vague and generally unsatisfactory answer. However, like most of SM's quality products I have received over the years, the template indexes beautifully with the Stew Mac fret miter box. I just wish they had not gotten so cute and stuck with a standard 17" scale.

Works good

By musicmont from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 28, 2014

Takes all the guess work out. a must with the miter box. A bit pricey.

Works Great

By Joshua Allen from Urbana, IL
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Works great! I would love to see a 27", which is a popular scale length for baritones and seven strings.

These make a tedious job a snap

By Pacific North Coast Guitars from Washington USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Just buy them! All of them. With a slotting box, good saw and some double sided tape you can perfectly slot any fretboard without worry. They are very sturdy and will last a lifetime.

complement du fret sloting mitle box

By Françoisdu16 from Charente,France
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 03, 2014

Indispensable et gain de temps Tnorme

Accurate and Easy to Use

By justinarts from West Texas, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 20, 2014

These are great and work perfectly! I have used the Guitar ones for years now and am so glad StewMac offered them for ukulele! Great!

fret template

(Customer's Reviews) Monday, October 21, 2013

looks great nice machining haven't got to use it yet.

Very accurate and well made.

By Retro Guitars from Hilliard, Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 17, 2013

Does exactly what it's supposed to do, couldn't ask for anything more!

Need this tool

By Scguitar69 from JiNan CHINA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 26, 2013

It is very accurate and easy to use!

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