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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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Shaped, 0.50 degree

Shaped, 0.50 degree

Item # 2135-050
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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

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.

5.0

Excellent!

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Did the job as it was suppose to, thanks!

5.0

shims

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Worked well on my strat.

5.0

Great product

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Works great for guitars with action that is off. Kind of expensive for what they are but, no one else sells them

5.0

Neck shim

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Perfect fit, easy install .5 was just right

5.0

Indispensable for bolt on necks!

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Unless you have a high tech wood working shop these premade shims are the only functional option.
I bought a pack of 3 so I could use the degree of angle that was perfect!

5.0

Perfect neck shims

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These are JUST what's needed for many Fender style guitars, especially Jaguars and JM's. So much better than a cardboard/credit card shim. I keep one of each degree on hand just in case.

5.0

Installation of Shim

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The results with the shim were outstanding. I like the way the sound improved. It was a pleasant surprise. I installed the shim myself. Once I had completed the job, the vibration of the strings could be felt through both the neck and body. It was obvious that the whole guitar was favorably "linked" together. Very satisfied! Really cool mod!!!

TJC

PS: The Strat is a 1993 MIJ Vintage Remake with a 7.25 radius neck.

4.0

Shims work!

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I found a 1965 Teisco EP 10 L 35 years ago in my now wife's basement, broken truss rod and all. I threw in the attic and forgot about it until last month. Pulled it out & figured out truss rod issues but still couldn't get action height even close. Started looking around and found Stew Mac. Shims worked out fantastic! Looking at maybe doing frets. Stew Mac has it all! But really I'm just newbie. Now I need to figure out the 1vol/1tone and 3 mutant rocker switches and I'll be ready to try out the 1965 fender princeton amp I also found. It needs work but Stew Mac has me covered. Can't say enough about the parts &tools they offer! I'll post photos when I'm closer to being finished. You Guys are the Best!

5.0

Fixed a problem Strat

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I've been playing this guitar with the saddle adjusting screws scraping my hand since I bought it in '67. A repairman at the store I purchased it from put a small chunk of wood under the neck heel shortly after the purchase, but that cut the sustain noticeably, so I had it returned to it's original state. I put this shim in and set up the action and intonation in less than an hour and it transformed the play-ability of the guitar. As a bonus, the sustain seems to have improved a little in the bargain. A bargain at any price!

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