StewMac Fret Scale Templates

StewMac Fret Scale Templates

Martin 24.9" and 25.34" scales

Item # 4915
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Fender 25.5" and other 25" scales

Item # 4916
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Gibson 24.625" and 24.750"

Item # 4914
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Gibson 24.563" and 25.300"

Item # 4917
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Bass 34" and 35" scales

Item # 4918
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Classical guitar 650mm and 660mm scales

Item # 4919
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Baritone guitar 28.5" and 30.2"

Item # 4911
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Bass 30" and 30.5"

Item # 4912
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Banjo 26-3/16" and mandolin 13-7/8" scales

Item # 4920
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Ukulele 15" concert and 13-3/4" soprano scales

Item # 4909
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Ukulele 17-3/32" tenor and 20-1/8" baritone scales

Item # 4910
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StewMac Fret Scale Templates

About This Item

Accurate fret slots without guesswork. Designed for use with our Fret Slotting Miter Box, or your shop table saw.

Each template is made of durable stainless steel and has notches for two different fret scales. Includes an indexing pin and instructions.

These templates provide accurate fret positioning for guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, or ukulele.
#4914 - #4919 guitar and bass templates allow for 24 fret slots.
#4911 baritone and #4912 bass templates provide 22 fret slots.
#4920 banjo / mandolin template will locate 22 frets for banjo and 29 for mandolin.
#4909 ukulele template will provide locations for 18 frets and the #4910 ukulele template will locate 20 fret slots.

"I asked StewMac to develop ukulele fret scale templates because I'm so impressed with their templates for fretting guitars. Based on my experience in industrial product design, I believe StewMac's steel templates are more accurate and robust than acrylic templates, which break easily and become less accurate with use. And each template has two scale lengths for one price, so they're the best value available."
—Mark Roberts, master luthier

Templates are 2-31/32" (75.5mm) wide and 5/64" (2.05mm) thick, 14 gauge stainless steel

Special notes:
#4915 Martin Dreadnought scale is commonly referred to as 25.4" but is actually 25.34".

#4916 For Fender 25.5" includes fretboard cut-off and nut positions. Also for 25" scales like Paul Reed Smith®, Dobro®, Danelectro®, and Benedetto.

#4914 and #4917 We offer templates for Gibson's 25.3" long scale, plus three shorter Gibson scales. Over the years, Gibson has referred to each of the shorter scales as 24-3/4".

Read more about scale length


For use with a table saw: Install the supplied index pin in the fence of your table saw. Attach a template to the back of the fingerboard. On your table saw, align the blade perpendicular to the fingerboard, and saw the slots with the template side up. We recommend a Fret Slotting Table Saw Blade.

For use with a luthier's miter box: Simply attach a template to the back of the fingerboard, and saw each fret slot after locating the index pin (preinstalled in our miter box) in the corresponding template notch. We recommend our Fret Slotting Miter Box.


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Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Table saw shooting board for fret slots and flexible cauls

A make-it-yourself solution for fast accurate 90 degree cuts on your table saw. Also a cool tip on making bendy, flexible cauls that follow the shapes on a guitar.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Dual Fret Scale Template Instructions

How to determine where to cut fret slots using the Dual Fret Scale Templates.

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5.0

Fret Slotting Miter Box's rip bone!

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Obviously as good as the Fret Slotting Miter Box, so not much to add!

5.0

Scale template

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Great template, easy to use, very accurate, happy days.

5.0

A well constructed template for Ukulele fretting

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I ordered the two available Ukulele templates to replace the ones that I misplaced years ago. I have not yet used them, but they seem to be very substantial and will last a long time without wearing. I hope to be using them with the Fretting saw and jig that I already have, and to construct a fret making sled to use with the my previously purchaced table saw fret blade. T.C.

5.0

Very sturdy template

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Excellent quality of machining, Nice etching. I would have attached the indexing pin to the template itself, rather than stappled to the instruction sheet. I almost dumped it.

5.0

Simple and accurate

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Verified Buyer


I recently purchased the 24.75" scale to complement my existing 25.5" scale and these templates are fantastic. With my home made miter box i can accurately cut fret slots quickly. My first guitar came out great and now I'm working on my 2nd and 3rd.

5.0

Best improvement on a product.

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Verified Buyer


Much better that the plexi original that broke. These will actually last. Well worth the little extra.!

5.0

So Easy Even I can Do It

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Verified Buyer


These really are that easy. I guess I'll have to invest in more sizes.

5.0

Accuracy and repeatability

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Verified Buyer


What more can I say? This template will outlive me and does exactly what it’s designed for.

5.0

StewMac Fret Saw Template

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Verified Buyer


Didn't realize until reading the instructions for use that the gauge is supposed to be used with a table saw fret cutting blade. No matter, laying out the frets using the notches as a guide resulted in perfect frets.

5.0

By the numbers

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Verified Buyer


I put a lot of time into making my own template but could I really know if I was on the mark? This thing takes out the uncertainty and puts it in stone, well in this case stainless steal. No more wondering if I got it right! Unless you have a good fretboard your willing to sacrifice just so you can make your own this is well worth the money! It's not going to matter what kind of wood is going into your project if the notes are wrong.

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