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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
3 or more $8.95  

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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 10-16-2013
String Spreaders

I've been using twist ties or wire or whatever I had around to keep strings out of my way for fret work, etc. for decades. What a genius little invention - and really strong and protective too. Great purchase!

John Standefer  Vancouver, WA Read my reviews (3)
5 10-04-2013
Simply Convenient

I have been using a popsicle stick with a piece of felt wrapped around it...... until now. It worked but I had to loosen the strings quite a bit. When I saw two of these for ten bucks it was just a bargain. Sure, I could sit down and make something but the money I would make in the time it would take to put them together far out weighs the cost. They are easy to use and protect the neck. Thank you Stewart- MacDonald...

Billy Etheridge  Suffolk VA
4 10-03-2013
String Spreaders

There ok but be carefull or they will crimp your strings,I acually thought i had a low fret,but came to find out these crimped the low e string

grey  Tennessee Read my reviews (2)
5 9-30-2013
Great tool

These are a great help and time saver. Major help for finger board or fret work.

Larry Threet  Lexington, SC Read my reviews (10)
4 9-03-2013
Like an extra hand!

I had used velcro to hold back the strings in the past and it always took some effort to get it all hooked up, worked but fumbly. These are a snap! easy to put in place and looks professional!

Fred I  Virginia Read my reviews (5)
5 7-31-2013
So simple. So great!

This may be my most used tool. Every time I work on a nut, or condition a fretboard. When I'm dressing frets on the fret jig, these things are in action.

Bryan P.  Knoxville, TN Read my reviews (7)
5 7-18-2013
Does what it says

Works as advertised. Nifty for neatly parting the strings.

WAR  Austin, TX Read my reviews (3)
5 6-30-2013

This may be the most useful tool in the catalog! I'm amazed at how many times I use them. Perfect for nuts, oiling the fretboard, or doing fretwork without removing the strings.

Bryan P.  Knoxville, TN Read my reviews (7)
5 6-21-2013

Im a guitar tech for three years now, and I can't tell you how many times I wished I had a tool like this on my shop...Thanks StewMac! =)

Guilherme Brederode  Lisboa, Portugal Read my reviews (11)
5 4-13-2013
What Simple and Neat Item!

Great Item! I used these for moving the strings out of the way when I just wanted to clean the "Finger Snot" off fingerboards without the strings being in the way, or having to remove them. Simple yet effective!

Rockin' Mike Burton  Canada Read my reviews (22)
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