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

6 or more $7.29
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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Blank, 1 degree

Blank, 1 degree

Item # 2130-100
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$8.10

6 or more $7.29
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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 $101.90
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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
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5.0

Excelent solution

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Verified Buyer


The product is great for shim the neck.

2.0

Not designed for reverse shim use

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Verified Buyer


I needed to raise the headstock end of the neck pocket and the shims when flipped into that position the holes or pocket shape did not align. Very difficult to modify without shredding them...which I did.

5.0

Fit a Fender Strat (Mexico) Perfectly!

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Verified Buyer


Used the .5 shim to raise the Floyd Rose on a Fender, Dave Murray Strat. Fit perfectly and and raised the Floyd Rose from a flush body fit to properly floating.

5.0

Very helpful

By

Verified Buyer


achieved perfect combination of action vs. bridge height. much better sustain.

5.0

Great.

By

Verified Buyer


Tight. :)

5.0

Guitar Shim

By

Verified Buyer


This is an excellent product. I thought that this product was going to make my guitar sound dull. However, once I installed the shim, my guitar sounded great! I can feel the strings ring through the body.

5.0

Problem solved!

By

Verified Buyer


The .5 shim was the perfect fix for my Custom Tele. Super easy to install.

3.0

Shims

By

Verified Buyer


Hole positions are OK if you need to angle a neck downward, but not for upward. Does the job although a bit pricey.

1.0

Great Idea but does not work

By

Verified Buyer


It raises the overall hight of the neck, making the bridge having to raise really high making setup very difficult if not impossable.

Response from StewMac


Hi Daryl,

We're very sorry to hear that our StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar weren't right for your project. Quality and 100% Total Satisfaction is our goal every day. If a product fails to work as intended in your shop, we'll take back the product and replace it or refund you. Our friendly customer service team is always here to help at 1-800-848-2273 if you would like to address this issue further.

5.0

I love these shims !

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Verified Buyer


I've been building guitars for a long time. I've always made my own shims. They're easy and
quick. And the guitars that I made hardly ever use the same size shim. I build from many
suppliers, and there are slight differences between manufactures. And my own builds.
When I needed a shim, the size that was most often used was a .0 to 0.030" , along the 3"
length of the neck pocket. It just turns out that this is my most often used size.
Well, I decided to try this product and I got pleasantly surprised. Guess what ?
The shims marked as .25 degrees go from almost 0" to 0.030" , or really close. And they are
real solid maple.( Be careful, don't bend them. They will split. But can be repaired easily. )
This size, is so close to the size that I use that I just can't go back to my old style of shims.
I just built a tele and the manufacture made a mistake. Neck pocket 3/4 " deep. How do you
fix that when the neck has 22 frets. Well, you just take a .25 deg. and a .5 deg. shim , glue them together, and the neck fits. And the bridge saddle height is not too high. Real good fix.
Saved me from an hour of trails with my home made shims. Well worth the $12 for the 2 shims.
I'm going to have lots of these shims in my shop. Thanks StewMac !! JW

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