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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5.0

Finger Board Guards

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Verified Buyer


I love using these with the Fret Erasers, quick, easy, and efficient in the final dressing of the frets without the tape mess.

4.0

Good safety measure

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Verified Buyer


Necessary if you do not have a safety edge on your files or if you are crowning the frets very close to the fingerboard. Make sure you buy the correct width to match your frets (for example, medium slots are too small for jumbo frets).

5.0

every shop should have these.

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Verified Buyer


Worked better than expected.

1.0

Don't waste your $ on these.  Had to buy  the set to try out.

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Verified Buyer


Masking tape is easier and cheaper.

5.0

Well worth adding to my tool set

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Verified Buyer


These guys saved me at least 30 minutes of taping the fretboard. Also, I didn’t have to stop for each fret to replace the tape after getting started with the filing. Wished I had them sooner.

5.0

Excellent item, been needing one of these for a long time

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Verified Buyer


The fingerboard guards are the perfect idea for taking care of those frets that can get a bit gnarly over time. It is a quick and easy way to make a guitar or bass really shine if the lighting is right . . .

4.0

Good, but not perfect.

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Verified Buyer


They do a great job. They're much faster and more secure than taping the fretboard. The only complaint I have is that I was expecting to set it and go, but the notch for the rubber band sliced the band so I have to hold the guard with my other hand. It's not a major problem, just a readjustment of expectations. Using the rubber band was a good idea, it just didn't work for me.

5.0

Removed Fret Tarnish

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Verified Buyer


Thanks to the StewMac Fingerboard Guards I didn’t damage the fretboard of my Martin HD28 or Alvarez Yairi dreadnaught guitars

5.0

Great stock of very good equipment

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Verified Buyer


I bought this for my own use on my guitars.

3.0

Helpful but awkward.

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Verified Buyer


Using the fingerboard guard with the provided rubber band attached as shown, the guard bends, arching above the fingerboard. If I move the rubber band inward to stop the arching, the rubber band gets in the way of filing. It’s a good idea, but I ended up masking the entire fingerboard with tape, which was more practical.

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