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Fingerboard Guards

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Each of these .010" x 3-1/8" x 7/8" stainless steel masks fits over a fret, to protect the fingerboard while you file or polish the fret.

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Fingerboard Guards
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3741 Set of 6 Yes

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Universal size, they can be bent for any fingerboard width or curvature, taped down, or held by hand. It's a simple idea for a clean professional fret job!

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Fingerboard Guards
Fingerboard Guards
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5 7-02-2013
fingerboard guards

Great for protecting the fret board while crowning or polishing or shaping fret ends after replacing frets. They can be just a bit too wide to fit between the frets once you get to the 19th fret, but they're easily trimmed with shears or scissors.

Billy M  Baker, LA Read my reviews (10)
4 5-24-2013
works well

only product on market I know of. some ways to use them would be good. it is an exploratory operation. hindsight suggests taping or bending to fit neck and using 2 or 3 at once with tape.

airman  NC Read my reviews (2)
4 5-15-2013
Love these things!

Tape, tape and more tape..... Or not? I prefer or not! Always protect surfaces where needed but these are time and finish savers. A pack will last you many jobs and are well worth the money. A must for polishing and will save you a fortune in tape.

DLan  Vancouver, Canada Read my reviews (3)
5 4-23-2013
Fingerboard Guards

I used these items while smoothing and polishing frets on several guitar necks. They may not fit every application, but they are ahead of anything else I've seen.I would not want to be without them. They save a lot of time. I can recommend this item.

Gene Mothershed  Beckville, Texas Read my reviews (14)
1 4-09-2013
Close to useless...

If you have jumbo frets these may not fit over the entire fret. As already mentioned in other reviews, these have no use beyond the 19th fret. Why list this as a "set of 6"??? This is not a set at all, this is 6 of the same item. User beware, heed the negative reviews.

MrMesh  Europe
5 3-24-2013
Fingerboard Guard

I like to clean my frets when I change a set of strings and the paper guards I got with the cleaning paper don't hold up real well. These metal guards were exactly what I was looking for.

Jim T  Newton,H
5 3-18-2013
Love 'em!

I make tape wings for mine to make quick polishing jobs even quicker.

JSlugman  Fairfield, California Read my reviews (2)
5 2-09-2013
Buy some.

If you are filing frets a bit or just polishing up these things are magic! For 10 bucks .... wow ... ya never really have to tape off fret boards any more. Easily worth the money, I'd buy them if they cost double.

RockinRonnie  Ontario Read my reviews (5)
5 2-07-2013
I was desperately seeking a way to clean frets.

I have been spraying necks for over a year and building Fender style guitars the way I choose; it has become a problem cleaning the clear coat off the maple frets and one day I found in the stew-mac catalog just what I needed, I will be using the Fretboard guards from now on and now makes my projects take much less time. Thank you Stewart MacDonald!

Jbyland  Palmdale, CA
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5 2-02-2013
Essential tool!

An essential tool for filing or polishing frets!

Roger Sadowsky  NY, NY Read my reviews (5)
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