StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar

StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar

StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Shaped, 0.25 degree

Shaped, 0.25 degree

Item # 2135-025
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$7.59

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Shaped, 0.50 degree

Shaped, 0.50 degree

Item # 2135-050
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$7.59

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Shaped, 1 degree

Shaped, 1 degree

Item # 2135-100
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$7.59

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Blank, 0.25 degree

Blank, 0.25 degree

Item # 2130-025
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$8.03

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Blank, 0.50 degree

Blank, 0.50 degree

Item # 2130-050
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$8.10

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Blank, 1 degree

Blank, 1 degree

Item # 2130-100
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$8.10

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar, Shaped, Set of 3

Shaped, Set of 3

Item # 2135
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$22.77

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar, Blank, Set of 3

Blank, Set of 3

Item # 2130
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$24.23

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StewMac Neck Shim Shop Set of 12

StewMac Neck Shim Shop Set of 12

Item # 2141
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List Price $107.40
Your Price $96.66

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar

About This Item

Tapered maple shims used to change the angle of a bolt-on neck.

To change the angle of a bolt-on neck, players and repair shops have used shims for years. We've seen everything from matchbook covers to guitar picks stuck in neck joints.

Those kinds of shims create an unwanted gap under the heel of the neck: a dead air space where humidity condenses to swell the wood. As Dan Erlewine describes in his Guitar Player Repair Guide: "This gap may cause an upward kink in the neck. And many players feel they lose tone unless firm contact is maintained between the neck and the body."

Dan creates tapered shims that cover the entire heel of the neck—with these ready-made shims, that work is done for you. Attention, repair shops: making a quality shim takes time! Keep these on hand for a quick turnaround on this common repair.

"My Jazzmaster needed a better string break angle over the bridge. The 0.5-degree shim let me raise the bridge to the height I needed. And it fit the neck pocket perfectly."
—Erick Coleman, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor

Full contact and precisely tapered: we have 3 different degrees for changing the pitch of any bolt-on neck.
  • 0.25-degree shim offers the most versatility. Stacking them will let you really dial in the neck angle you're after.
  • 0.5-degree shim is the one you'll reach for most often. It works great on Fender and many other solidbodies.
  • 1-degree shim is great for guitars with a Tune-o-matic bridge or Floyd Rose.

Taper specs (approximate)
0.25-degree shim tapers from 0.030" to 0.019" (0.76mm to 0.48mm)
0.5-degree shim tapers from 0.028" to 0.008" (0.71mm to 0.20mm)
1-degree shim tapers from 0.060" to 0.010" (1.52mm to 0.25mm)

Dimensions
Shaped: 2-3/16" x 3" (55.56mm x 76.12mm)
Blank: 2-1/4" x 3" (57.15mm x 76.12mm)

Shaped shims fit most neck pockets with a rounded heel. You can trim along the lasered line to fit the shim to a pocket with a flat heel, like a Tele.

Blank shims were designed for odd screw spacings, smaller neck pockets, and custom designs like the Fender Micro-Tilt™.

The Shop Set of 12 includes one each of every size, shape and taper:
3 shaped shims for guitar
3 shaped for bass
3 blank shims for guitar
3 blank shims for bass

Made of solid maple to match the guitar neck.



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5.0

Don't leave home without them!

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Verified Buyer


After servicing guitars for years and finding picks, credit cards, and cardboard being used as shims, it's great to have a quick and professional solution to the common problem of an incorrect neck angle.

4.0

Neck pocket shim

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Verified Buyer


I bought a blank neck shim 5°, because i wanted to tilt the neck forward on my stratocaster, and having read that the pre drilled ones don't fit, i just had to trim one side by 1 mm but it splits when drilling the 4 holes but it worked out ok, just held it inplace with a little glue.

5.0

great product

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Verified Buyer


I have a MIM tele with the B5 Bigsby kit, which has a jazzmaster style bridge. I put a mastery bridge in. the .05 shim worked beautifully to give me the proper neck angle needed. The fit was perfect

5.0

Neck Shims

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I had to cut them down a little to fit an older Japanese guitar but they did the job

2.0

Non reversable, not suitable to tilt a neck backward instead of forward.

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Verified Buyer


Trying to use this to tilt a Tele neck more backward in order to lower the bridge saddles. To do that, you'd have to place the thick end of the shim closest to the headstock. Unfortunately, the pre drilled holes don't line up when you place the thinest part of the shim closest to the body. So, can only be used to tilt a neck angle backward. (Tried to upload a photo, but wouldn't let me).

Response from StewMac


Hello Henk,
We're sorry our Shaped Neck Shims for Guitar didn't work for you as you expected. Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. Yes, the holes are drilled in the shaped shims to bring the heel side of the neck up. We also offer these in blanks that still have the proper degree. This way, you can slot your own holes and round the corners to your preference and to the guitar cavity's dimensions. We apologize for any inconveinence that this has caused and appreciate your feedback. Please know, if you are not satisfied with this product, you may return it for a refund or exchange.

5.0

What a difference these make (Steinberger)

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Used the .50 on a Steinberger and wow what a difference to the action. Actually had to raise the saddles a bit but the action is greatly improved. Be careful-- the shims are (purposefully) thin. If you don't have a Fender neck get the ones without the hole cuts. We used a mortise chisel to cut out the holes and punched it in with a hammer. ROCK ON!

5.0

Just what I needed

By

Verified Buyer


Finally! A significant improvement over the standard shim. Could hear an audible tone improvement from the full neck to pocket/shim contact. Brought one of my guitars that required a shim back to life tonally and it seems more stable too.

5.0

Neck Shims

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Verified Buyer


Put use immediately after arrival. The 0.5 is of great use for Tele'/Strat, implemetation.

5.0

They did the job!

By

Verified Buyer


Should have ordered all three neck shims with holes at the same time as the last one did the trick. Also ordered the string savers which allowed the set screws to be even or below the bridge saddles after the neck shim was placed in. The Floyd Rose noiseless tremolo springs also helped get rid of that boing sound I was getting. StewMac and associates did a fine job of shipping and really showed they care for there customers! Thank you StewMac! The yearly shipping fee is a good way to save on future orders.

5.0

Useful and exact

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Verified Buyer


I was adjusting a high end guitar and wanted to be exact on adjustment so I bought the three pack. Dialing in was possible and documented for the owner. They are hard enough. A little expensive for what you can do yourself but ... if you want a measurable result, these fit the bill.

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