StewMac Fingerboard Guards

StewMac Fingerboard Guards

StewMac Fingerboard Guards For Guitar, Set of 6

For Guitar, Set of 6

Item # 3744
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$12.95

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StewMac Fingerboard Guards For Bass, Set of 4

For Bass, Set of 4

Item # 3745
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$15.24

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StewMac Fingerboard Guards

About This Item

Better than your basic guards! Our improved design fits all fretwire sizes, anywhere on the neck. Protect your fretboard when filing or polishing a fret.

New slot sizes: set of 6 for guitar now includes 2 guards each to fit narrow, medium and wide frets. Set of 4 for bass includes 2 guards each for medium and wide frets. The extra length fits 5 and 6-string bass guitars.

New slim profile: guards now fit between ALL the frets on guitars, banjos, and basses—even the high frets. Fits most mandolins and ukulele spaces, too.

New notches: a nice touch for holding the guard in place with a rubber band, freeing both your hands for the job. Tip of the hat to Steve Olson of Elderly Instruments for this idea!

Clean professional fret work!
Each of these handy guards fits over a fret for safe filing and polishing, to help keep your fretboard clean and unscratched. They're made of flexible 0.010" stainless steel for durability and long life.

Dimensions for guitar:
Overall size: 3-1/8" x 5/8" (79.38mm x 15.88mm)
Slot length: 2.625" (66.68mm)
Slot widths: 0.070", 0.097" and 0.125" (1.78mm, 2.46mm and 3.18mm)

Dimensions for bass:
Overall size: 3-1/2" x 7/8" (88.90mm x 22.23mm)
Medium slot: 0.097" x 3.095" long (2.46mm x 78.61mm)
Wide slot: 0.125" x 3.120" long (3.18mm x 79.25mm)


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4.0
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1.0

So so

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They are ok but tend to buckle slightly off the fretboard when installed. another words not dead flush with the board. when dressing frets i see this could be a problem.
Bottom line. Save your money & mask the fretboard with masking tape.

5.0

Speeds up fret polishing!

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Verified Buyer


Before these I would maintain a dedicated wheel for the pedestal buffer to use on frets, and would tape off the entire fingerboard and take the entire neck/guitar to the pedestal. Now I chuck up a mini buffing wheel in my Foredom tool at my bench with buffing compound, lay down the fretboard guard over a fret, zip over it, and repeat for the rest of the frets. Now I'm done polishing frets to little mirrors before I'd even be done taping off the neck.

I still have the fret wheel for the pedestal buffer, for those jobs that I need to tape-off anyway for full recrowns, etc, but if I'm doing a polish without a recrown, this little baby is a time-saver.

5.0

These and the fret erasers do the trick

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Verified Buyer


I bought a used guitar that was well used. I bought these and the fret erasers and used them to clean up the guitar. Looks much cleaner now.

5.0

smooth and shiny

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Verified Buyer


Another quality product I cant live without from StewMac.

5.0

Work great, but not sure if they'll replace tape for me

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Verified Buyer


First off, I'm not a pro repair person, just a guy with a bunch of guitars that I like to work on. I recently bought two inexpensive Korean production guitars that had rough frets, so I bought these guards to try out as I buffed the frets down. They worked fine for protecting the fingerboard, but I found it cumbersome to move them several times as I worked on different parts of the neck (and a few of them went flying across the room when I tried to put the rubber bands on them - but that's just me :-). I guess if you do a lot of isolated fret work these would be handy, but for me it's easier to tape off the board.

5.0

  Steel fret protector

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Verified Buyer


This is a must have item I order the 6 pack and give the extras to my friends. I don’t use the rubber band but that’s personal preference 1 steel protector last for hundreds of cleanings. You will love this item highly recommeded have a great day!

5.0

good stuff

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Verified Buyer


Good fit, does the job.

5.0

Yes, you need these!

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Verified Buyer


For what these cost, I'm sorry I didn't buy them a long time ago. Very handy. They give you enough different sizes to cover most any fret width. I use them for crowning and polishing. Very handy.

5.0

Fret board protectors

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Verified Buyer


That are excellent always get quick service and great products from stew Mac it’s now my favorite place

5.0

Great Addition to the Shop

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Verified Buyer


These little protective tools are a must if you are doing some finishing fretwork and want to avoid those annoying scratches that suddenly show up on your carefully completed ebony or rosewood fingerboard.

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