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String Spreaders

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Why waste time unstringing a guitar for a spot job on the nut or fretboard, when all you really want is to simply get the strings out of the way?

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4802 Set of 2 Yes
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Try these handy string spreaders instead of the makeshift method you've been using—they'll become a busy addition to your basic tools.

Each curved brass spreader fits behind the neck, to capture the loosened strings and give you room for filing, cleaning, polishing or light repairs. Finish-friendly rubberized coating protects the neck.

3-3/8" long, set of 2.

Our thanks to repairman David Lynch for inspiring this handy tool.

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String Spreaders
String Spreaders
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5 4-18-2014
Invaluable tools

Well, I was delighted to purchase this set of two string spreaders! I always used to use a pair of lolly sticks to hold the strings away from the fretboard and always wondered when someone would bring out a professional set! If you want to oil the fingerboard, or any quick fret jobs, get these to literally take the strings out of the way without having to totally remove them! Absolutely fantastic idea...

Chris Cutmore, Essex Guitar Services  England Read my reviews (9)
5 4-15-2014
Great invention

Very useful for keeping the strings out of the way for working on your nut or fretboard gotta love it

grungejambo  Ireland Read my reviews (3)
5 3-05-2014
String spreaders

Just a phenomenal tool. If you work on guitars you need these, it's that simple!

Denny Burns  Hoffman Estates Il. USA Read my reviews (6)
5 2-13-2014
Great Tool! Makes life so much better!

I used these spreaders when doing a new nut, and when cleaning a few gigs worth of finger snot off a rosewood fingerboard. They worked great. I found them incredibly handy, and saved the time and hassle having to remove the strings. I love these things!

Rockin' Mike Burton  Canada Read my reviews (22)
5 2-12-2014
Spread 'em!

Quality made tool. Does what it's suppose to do. Makes access to fret board for cleaning & maintenance easy.

Clutch Cargo  USA Read my reviews (4)
5 1-03-2014
String spreaders

Excellent product. Touching up or re-crowning frets is a breeze with these. No more removing the strings. Also great for oiling the frets without getting oil on anything else. Could not make them for the price ! repair or replace of the nut also easy

jazzer76  Georgia
5 11-20-2013
Great Tool

These are great! The rubber coating makes sure that they don't mar the finish. An essential tool in my shop.

jtrimble62  Summerville, SC Read my reviews (7)
5 11-07-2013
Extremely usefull.

I like these little helpers. In the past I used a wooden strip for the job. But these spreaders works much better. I have added a small hole at the ends so I can put them on the tool wall on a little nail. From Germany

Martin Fuerstenau  Unterfoehring Read my reviews (10)
5 10-26-2013

Very handy for fret/fingerboard a lot string hassles.

unluthier  NC Read my reviews (9)
5 10-24-2013
string spreaders

great item.........

Ray+  Canada NB
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