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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Product Instructions

Dual Fret Scale Template Instructions

How to determine where to cut fret slots using the Dual Fret Scale Templates.

Ratings & Reviews

Dual Fret Scale Templates

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Great tool

By Mojotron from Seattle
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 13, 2011

I can't imagine tool money better spent if you are making a few necks. Makes the whole process really easy to do.

I would have given it 5 starts, but the template is a little thinner than the Stu Mac sawing jig - so you have to use clamps or it will move some. Other than that - this tools is perfect for what it does.


By Clell from Dallas, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 13, 2011

I should have bought this template along time ago. It is a no brainer to use with the stewmac miter box and saw.

michael coolione

By lettsy from uk
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 10, 2011

great product. i wish there were more scales available. 36" bass would be nice. also, whats this about no nut position on the guitar temp (steven d'antonio). that cannot possibly be right. one thing i noticed is when removing the board from the template having used doublesided tape (the strong 2" wide stuff), i found it a right struggle and bent the template in the process.


By Andrew Coholic from Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 25, 2011

heavy duty, accurately machined templates - these should last a few lifetimes. Makes fret slotting a no-brainer.

Very nice product

By Steven D'Antonio from Bellingham, MA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Very nice well constructed product.

The one thing I miss on the 25" scale is a zero fret position (makes locating the end of the FB real easy when setting the nut location).

Another nice suggestion would be a 25th fret. When cutting off the end of the FB after the last fret (24th) do you add .125", .25"... having a location for a 25th fret allows you to keep the same mathematical sequence going. The customer may not be aware of it consciously, but I feel it adds to the appearance on the instrument.

Makes slotting thoughtless

By Brian T. from Syracuse, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 10, 2011

These make slotting a board quick and easy. I use this with a shopmade miter box and it works great. I only gave it 4 stars due to the cost, but still worth it if you plan to slot multiple boards.

More than worth it.

By JGS Guitars from South Africa
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 31, 2011

If you make more than a couple of guitars a year, this more than pays for itself in accuracy, ease of use with the miter cutting box and efficiency of use.

Definite Must-Buy

By Erick Hanson from Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, November 15, 2010

I really wondered about the quality of this template. That is, until I opened the box. Heavy and perfectly spaced, this template will not let you down.

Makes for fast work

By Huntzmeyer from IL
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 04, 2010

Laying out scales accurately is time consuming. This eliminates that job. Fast and easy (with the fret saw and miter box). A worthwhile purchase.

Nice tools

By James Harper from Brea, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, November 01, 2010

I have purchased two of these in different scale lengths and they both are very well. I am very picky about my tools and these met my expectations. Made of steel they are heavy, durable and in general they have a quality fit and finish.

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