Guitar String Retainers

Guitar String Retainers

Guitar String Retainers Chrome, set of 2

Chrome, set of 2

Item # 0171
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$4.09
$3.48

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Guitar String Retainers Relic Nickel, set of 2

Relic Nickel, set of 2

Item # 0171-RN
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$7.04
$5.98

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Guitar String Retainers Black, set of 2

Black, set of 2

Item # 0171-B
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$5.97
$5.07

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Guitar String Retainers Gold, set of 2

Gold, set of 2

Item # 0171-G
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$6.40
$5.44

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Guitar String Retainers

About This Item

These metal string trees screw into a Fender or similar peghead to maintain the string angle at the nut. Each holds down two strings.

Same style string retainers that were used on a post '57 Strat®, Tele® and similar instruments.

A better match on vintage guitars: the Relic Nickel plating has an aged look, perfect for repairing old guitars, when shiny hardware looks out of place.

Set of 2 includes: 2 string retainers with mounting screws, and spacers (short and tall). Use the short spacer for the E and B strings (many early instruments only used one string retainer for the E and B strings).

Pilot holes required: Installing delicate screws such as these into hard maple requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend using a No.44 bit for the pilot hole before installing these screws. Lubricate the screw threads with cutting lubricant (also wax or a bar of soap) to reduce friction and help them thread properly.



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5.0

Very good quality

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Verified Buyer


Heavy duty, built very well!

5.0

Looks really good

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Verified Buyer


This is the second set I’ve purchased from StewMac. I like the look of these trees and they work just fine.

3.0

Beware of the screws.. not the best quality.

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Make sure you drill the correct pilot hole to the correct depth and use soap on the threads. They will break off in hard maple if not perfect. The retainer itself is fine.

2.0

Not good for vintage or quality instruments

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Verified Buyer


The Tree itself is heavier than vintage fender bent metal. And the screws are softer and will torque off if pilot holes aren't perfect. Cheap though. Just a heads up.

5.0

Nothing to write about...

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Verified Buyer


Nothing to write about... Does what ti's supposed to do.

3.0

Irony

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Verified Buyer


I bought these as an upgrade for my Squier Mustang. They are exactly the same as the ones on the guitar. I will use them on another instrument.

5.0

as expected

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Verified Buyer


solid.

5.0

Exactly what I needed

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Verified Buyer


Pretty straight forward, needed these for a Partscaster I built. The quality is good and they were shipped fast.

5.0

Perfect!

By

Verified Buyer


They work great and look just as good!

5.0

Worked as they should

By

Verified Buyer


No issues

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 97 See Guitar String Retainers
on page 97 of our StewMac Digital Catalog



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