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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$40.85

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Fender 25.5" and other 25" scales

Item # 4916
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$40.85

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Gibson 24.625" and 24.750"

Item # 4914
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$40.85

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Gibson 24.562" and 25.300"

Item # 4917
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$40.85

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Bass 34" and 35" scales

Item # 4918
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$40.85

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Classical guitar 650mm and 660mm scales

Item # 4919
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$40.85

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Baritone guitar 28.5" and 30.2"

Item # 4911
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$40.85

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Bass 30" and 30.5"

Item # 4912
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$40.85

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

Item # 4920
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$40.85

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

Item # 4909
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$40.85

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

Item # 4910
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$40.85

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Details

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".

Read more about scale length


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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Ratings & Reviews

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Fretting joy 

By sofislele from Athens, Greece
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 29, 2012


Super durable and with the miter box it is very easy to open slots. Once you calibrate the whole system everything is done in a few minutes.

25.5 scale

By POPPY DOUGLAS from LA.
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 09, 2012


A must have if you are a builder.When used with the miter box will save time and effort.

Fret Slotting made easy

By Becky Taylor from Henrico, VA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 03, 2012


Great tool. I set up a vintage but unused 9" table saw in a bench, made a sliding carriage from tempered hardboard and phenolic runners, put a .023" 4" blade and damper under it, followed the simple instructions and was making perfect slots from FB one. This is my second scale.

Good   

By niponz from Thailand
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, September 08, 2012


like it

Dual Scale Fret Templates

By Mike R from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 03, 2012


I agree with the others who've asked for more template options, especially for bass (30" scale would be good), and for steel guitars, too. Even though they don't have actual frets, it's nice to make filled lines on the fretboard, and 24.5" scale with 31 frets is not unusual. Still, great tools!

Dual Fret Scale Template

By Rob Schuweiler from Bunker Hill, WV
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 21, 2012


Works as advertised and wonderful

Dual precision fret scale

By Rog+¬rio Rocha Matos from Brazil,S+úo Paulo
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 04, 2012


Material mega durable, I am well pleased, worth the price! I have the Gibson (24.625 "/ 24.750") and Fender (25.5 "/ 25.5") and are key parts of my shop.

Excellent tool!

By Roger Almeida from Sao Paulo, Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Amazing! It saves a lot of time and it's precise, contributing to good quality job. Congrats Stewmac for creating this excellent tool, as usual.

A great tool

By JoeB from Bloomington, MN
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 29, 2012


I use these with the fret slotting jig - quick, easy and accurate!

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.

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