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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$8.35

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Shaped, 0.50 degree

Shaped, 0.50 degree

Item # 2135-050
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$8.35

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Shaped, 1 degree

Shaped, 1 degree

Item # 2135-100
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$8.35

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Blank, 0.25 degree

Blank, 0.25 degree

Item # 2130-025
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$8.83

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Blank, 0.50 degree

Blank, 0.50 degree

Item # 2130-050
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$8.91

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Blank, 1 degree

Blank, 1 degree

Item # 2130-100
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$8.91

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar, Shaped, Set of 3

Shaped, Set of 3

Item # 2135
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$25.05

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar, Blank, Set of 3

Blank, Set of 3

Item # 2130
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$26.65

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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 $115.12
Your Price $103.61

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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

fantastic!

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Verified Buyer


perfect fit, great workmanship..thumbs up!!

5.0

Perfect

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Verified Buyer


This worked great. Was able to take a guitar with terrible action and now it is perfect. Stewmac is awesome.

5.0

Elegant Solution

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I don't do a lot of guitars like most people here, but I do a few. I thought these shims were pricey and I hesitated to get them. I was finishing up a Strat style kit so I went for it. Good move on my part!
Earlier in the week I had tried to make a shim, you know, copy one of these. Not so easy.

Thought it was pricey before I used them, deal of the century when I set up my neck with them.

5.0

perfect shims for most Fenders

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Verified Buyer


great shape, pre-drilled and the material is topps, plug -n- play... nice hard wood to transfer that precious tone..

only way to go IMO, they may seem like a lot of money for such a small piece of wood but the job they do is well worth it..

the sides are darkened which makes them hardly visible at all in darker guitars, you can paint the edges yourself to perfect match as well..

best on the market

Dee

5.0

shims

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Verified Buyer


did there job made my strat play fine

5.0

Worked wonders

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Verified Buyer


Fender ships the new Vintera Jazzmaster modified with a TOM bridge, but they dont adequately change the neck angle in the pocket to account for this. Which is where this little guy comes in. My bridge was bottomed out before with the strings still sitting 2mm off the board at the 12th. Now they're just where they need to be with plenty of room left to lower. Very easy install.

5.0

Perfect

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Verified Buyer


Perfect
Highly recommend

5.0

neck shims

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Verified Buyer


I love these neck shims there so much better than the old way of doing it! great product!

4.0

Great neck shim

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Verified Buyer


Nice precision shim. It would be hard make one as good yourself. Would have given it five stars but nine dollars and some change for shipping is a bit much.

5.0

Fixed my issues

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I was trying to adjust action on a 1983 JV Squier maple neck and it was hopeless. Tried a .25 degree, not enough. Ordered the .5 and it solved most of the issues. Might still need a crown job by a pro, but this will help me evaluate.

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