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

 neck shims

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they work great.

5.0

When you need a shim, these are crucial.

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While to some these may seem a tad pricey for what they are, to me they're <$10 well spent, just in time savings if nothing else. I have three instruments with these now with a fourth soon, and these solve neck angle issues without sacrificing sustain or worrying about kinks or weirdness from using random junk. Best idea ever.

5.0

Great for my Jazzmaster

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This shim dropped right in the neck pocket with just a little trimming and worked perfectly. The guitar sounds the same as before I put the shim in but now has a perfect neck angle in relation to the body.

5.0

Maple  neck shims

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Verified Buyer


Worked very well for me...thanx.

3.0

Good product.

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I used the 1 degree shim on an old Fender Malibu, which has a bolt on neck. The guitar had a round metal piece for which I had to cut an additional whole in the shim. That was not easy because the wood used for the shim split so easily along the grain, but I pulled it off. In the end, I had a totally useless guitar restored so that it is now used in public shows. A remarkable difference in effect. A very good product this shim, but it should come with a little more direction on adapting it to different applications.

5.0

Time Saving Product

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Verified Buyer


I don't know what I'd do if I had to make these on my own. They are definitely worth every penny.

5.0

Nice answer to a problem.

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Verified Buyer


Great part to fix a nasty problem. Worked well.

5.0

Very convenient item. Saves a ton of time over having to try and make one myself!

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Verified Buyer


Did the trick on a friends Japanese Squire. A+

5.0

I highly recommend this "Goldilocks Set"

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Verified Buyer


I highly recommend this 3-pack of neck shims... they're perfectly shaped and angled to fit tightly into the neck pocket of my Strat. You get three angles, so you can find the one that's "just right"... turned my action/string height from "OK" "perfect"... a great investment for playability!

5.0

Easy fix!!!

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Verified Buyer


Good selection of sizes to get that angle where it should be!

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