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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5.0

Frett tool

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Very pleased !

3.0

A little overkill

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Verified Buyer


These were kind of hard to work with. The rubber and its general design really just got in the way. I recommend just using standard masking tape instead.

2.0

Great tool to save time, tape and especially the fretboard!

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Verified Buyer


I like the idea of the tool and how they'll bend to match any radius. I bought a set for guitar. The major downside is the set I have isn't super flexible. I've tried bending and flexing the guards by hand and didn't make much of a difference. So when I use these I have troubles having the guard match the fretboard radius and have to use my free hand to hold it down tp the board. Which takes away from this tools purpose. Great idea but my guards don't bend well so 2 stars.

Response from StewMac


Hi Casey,
We're sorry our Fingerboard Guards didn't work for you as you expected. Our friendly customer service team is always here to help at 1-800-848-2273 if you would like to address this issue further. Remember, your satisfaction is guaranteed.

5.0

Very Nice Product

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Verified Buyer


Excellent quality and saves a ton of time!

5.0

Great for fret clean up

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Verified Buyer


These are great for cleaning up fret ends while protecting the finish of the fret board.

5.0

Great Fretboard Saver

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Verified Buyer


These devices are far better than masking tape and make it very easy to clean up frets

5.0

Time saving gear .

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Verified Buyer


For a quick block off of surrounding fretboard material these little doodads make fret cleanup / restoration quick and easy . Whether you actually strap them down or just hold in place for fast a polish . Very nice indeed .

4.0

Not quite what I was expecting.

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Verified Buyer


They work pretty well. The fit to the fret is good. They're stiffer than I expected. The notched end is sharp enough that it cut through one of the supplied rubber bands when I tried to attach it, so I never could use a rubber band and had to hold the guard in place with my fingers the whole time. When I get more time I'll radius and polish the edges and they should work like I expected.

2.0

The guards fit well and protected the fingerboard but need a better system

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Verified Buyer


The guards fit well and protected the fingerboard but need a better system than rubber bands to secure them it's easy to tweak a rubber band and have it break. They need a clip or something to secure them and then they'll be amazing

2.0

Very stiff, rubber band broke first time I used it

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Verified Buyer


I have 2 of this style fingerboard guard from eBay and it is a bit annoying to hold it with one hand when polishing frets so I figured the StewMac Guards might save time and be more practical so I ordered a set (not quite sure why it comes with 6 as only 1 is needed).

These are very stiff and don't easily conform to the contours of the fretboard and may leave a small gap towards the edges of the fretboard where a rotary tool might get caught under. Unless you bend the guard into a specific radius they won't sit down on the fretboard precisely. I guess that's maybe why they ship 6, for different radius boards?

It's not a huge deal about the rubber band breaking but it sort of defeats the purpose if they break every time they are used.

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