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

Perfect solution

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Verified Buyer


I used to make shims like this with a drum sander and wedge shaped contraption but after calculating the time savings, its a no brainer to just keep them on hand!

5.0

Slick!

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These shims are great. I bought a set of 3 and by trial and error found the one that best fixed the neck angle. Nice work StewMac!

5.0

Brought an old guitar back to life

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These are great! I'm glad I got the set because it was surprising how small of an angle was needed. .25 degrees fixed a guitar with very high action. Now it's about perfect. This was for a floating bridge guitar (ibanez rg). Pro tip: just use scissors to cut them to fit the pocket. I also didn't bother to drill holes, just screwed the bolts right through the shim.

5.0

The perfect solution

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Could not get my tele build (first build I am no pro) to set up to my playing satisfaction....tried many things that got me close but nothing really worked.....came across a shim article, so I thought this might work for mine......ordered the .5....did not even take the strings off, just loosened enough to take neck off...put in shim, bolted up and BAM problem solved just like that.......great product !!

5.0

As Expected

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Ordered the .25 and the .5 and both worked just as expected. Finally got my Jazzmaster to play just right!

5.0

Works exactly as you’d expect

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Verified Buyer


It’s a shim, and it shims things. It has to be trimmed to size and care must be taken once drilling holes into it. While StewMac initially sent me the wrong one, they went above and beyond in making it right and I have no complaints with either the product or the service.

5.0

Perfect solution

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Verified Buyer


I'd been living with my Stratocaster saddles adjusted as low as they can go. Thought of doing what Fender did for many years on older guitars - a small cardboard shim. Stumbled on these, estimated size I'd need (0.50) and ordered it. Fits perfectly in the neck pocket and now my saddles adjust properly. After new strings and a setup, it plays like a dream. A little pricey, but it works and there's solid contact. I'd use these again without hesitation.

5.0

Worked great

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I used two of them to dial in the string height on my old Gibson Epiphone LP Jr and like a charm the action is low again!

5.0

Neck shims

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Verified Buyer


Worked great! No need to strain the joint with a pick. Easy to cut to size install!

5.0

 neck shims

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they work great.

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