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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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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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4 7-25-2011
Fingerboard guards

Neat little device, sturdy; does the job; very useful.

dangereye  charlotte nc Read my reviews (2)
5 6-02-2011

THE right tool, at a great price.

Randy S.  Richmond, VA
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4 5-25-2011
A few ideas...

In honesty I haven't used these yet. I can tell they will prove handy but You fellows should make them in different sizes (ie. ones that correspond with the distance between frets).

Peter Sorensen  Wellington, New Zealand
4 5-14-2011
Fret board covers

Excellent product priced right, but I go find that you will need to cut a few down because they won"t fit higher up the fretboard on most guitars.

PVL  Winnipeg, Canada Read my reviews (5)
4 5-09-2011
Good but needs improvements

These work but are awkward. They are a pain in the butt to hold down when using a marker. Other than that they do what they are intended to do.

Tim R  USA Read my reviews (7)
3 4-24-2011
Mixed results

I found these totally useless on vintage frets. The slots are too wide and the guards themselves are awkward to hold without your thumb being in the way. Even when I got one in place there was very little of the leveled fret accessible due to the thickness of the guard.

Then I tried them on another neck with medium jumbo frets and got a much better result. The slot was a closer fit to the fret width. Once I got my technique down I moved right along. I can see using these for quick work on a couple of frets but if I am going to work the entire fret board I'm going to stick with taping.

K Moran  Northborough, MA Read my reviews (3)
5 4-23-2011

These are a must for bringing those tired frets back to life.

Chewy  Cleveland, Ohio Read my reviews (5)
4 4-17-2011
Good idea, but needs refining

They are a good idea but I had to customize them in order to make them work. Generally anything medium and above fretwire, in my case, didn't fit, also 20th fret and above they were too wide to really fit between the frets (in some cases actually marking the neighbouring frets, so... I can suggest to enlarge the slot by 1mm and make the side narrower by at least 1mm, and the thing is since there are 6 in the set you can make the sides narrower only on one or two, sides work ok on hi lower frets. I do find them easier to use than taping when doing just quick fixes on marks on the frets.

Tim Gospodinov  NYC Read my reviews (8)
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3 4-03-2011
Nice, works ok.. hard to hold onto.

To me, it's just easier to do a good tape job on the fb. These are clumsy to hold while working on the frets. Maybe I'm doing it wrong?

Ronald  Sulphur, Louisiana Read my reviews (9)
4 3-04-2011
It's a great idea but . . .

If you are using this with steel wool I really wouldn't suggest it. For starters you have to get the wool very condensed and small so you don't scratch the fingerboard. However I think I am going to purchase the Dremel multi wheel fret polisher thing and I suspect it will be much more practical. For now I will stick (no pun intended) to painters tape. It allows me to polish fret side to side and up and down.

AZfryguy  AZ Read my reviews (6)
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