StewMac Guitar Shop Tape Deck

StewMac Guitar Shop Tape Deck

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StewMac Guitar Shop Tape Deck, Orange Tape Set
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StewMac Guitar Shop Tape Deck

About This Item

Finally! A tape dispenser that won't tip over—you can use one hand!
We've been hunting for a multi-wheel tape dispenser that would handle anything we threw at it: binding tape, fretboard tape, double stick tape, sandpaper rolls—whatever you've got. After a long search, we finally nailed it!

This baby is 4” wide (101.6mm), super heavy duty, and has three independent wheels. The tape rolls off smooth and the razor sharp blade will slice through anything (including your fingers, so be careful!).

One hand wonder
Our luthiers are obsessed with this dispenser. During development they kept stealing our samples and wouldn't give them back—that's how we knew we had a winner.

We started with the idea that you would use it with one hand—essential when you are working fast when binding a guitar. The razor-sharp blade makes clean, precise cuts without tipping or sliding.

Also, using a tape dispenser versus using loose rolls of tape, keeps the edges clean, minimizing the gunk it picks up that ends up on your workpiece.

    Professional features and rugged design:
  • Three independent 1" wide cores—you can use one, two, or three tapes at the same time
  • Works with industry standard 3" tape cores
  • Heavy weight—won't tip over so you can use it with one hand
  • Tall enough to hold large rolls
  • Extra sharp blade with safety cover
  • Quick change core—change sizes or types of tape in seconds
  • Grip on bottom to prevent sliding

Save when you buy the Tape Deck Set!
For your convenience we offer our Tape Deck with a full set of our Orange Multi-Purpose Tape or Brown Binding Tape. These are two of the most popular tapes in the craft of lutherie for binding, fretting, just about anything in your shop. And now they're even better on this new dispenser.

Orange Multi-Purpose Tape Set with Tape Deck: Also sold separately
Has all three widths (3/4", 1/2", 1/4"). High-tack adhesive, crepe backing, and the right amount of stretch make this tape great for binding, but also so much more. It's great for tape clamping, masking a fretboard, and masking a finish. It's stretchiness lets you get around shapes with ease.

Brown Binding Tape Set with Tape Deck: Also sold separately
Has all three widths (3/4", 1/2", 1/4"). Brown tape is back! Loved by builders and repair pros alike for years, it has the same durability and strength you remember. Our Brown Binding Tape is ultra-high tack and has unmatched strength for installing bindings. You can pull hard on this tape for extra pressure and it won't break!

Can't Decide? Get both!
Get it all! Two Tape Decks with all three widths of both Orange Multi-Purpose Tape and Brown Binding. Everything you need for building and repair!

Base dimensions:
8-1/2" (215.9mm) long, 4" (101.6mm) wide
Core/wheel diameter: 3" (76.2mm)
Weight: 3.33 lb (1.51 kg)



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5.0

Love this

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Been looking for a good dispenser forever, now I’ve found it. I’ll buy more.

5.0

SterwMac tape deck

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Verified Buyer


Love my tape deck, but like many other things in my life, what took so long.

5.0

Cool tool

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Verified Buyer


Works fine, very handy tape holder.

5.0

This is the stuff of legend, ladies and gentlemen!

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In luthiery school, the instructors would give us incessant (and very appreciated!) advice on tools that are indispensable and can be found for a song. The "Tape Deck" was one of them; It was one of those items everyone would describe with something along the lines of "They made these all the time in the 60s and 70s, but they don't make 'em the same anymore. Keep your eyes open at thrift stores, garage sales, swap meets, and flea markets for good ones!"

This tape deck is every bit as good as those vintage beasts, and the cost is very fair. It is quite heavy duty, it doesn't move at all in use, and it can even be wall-mounted! One could quibble and say that maybe each roller could be larger (personally, I would like it if each was 1/4" wider), but in that same case another one could quibble that the tool is then too large of a footprint. At the price, I'm more than happy to buy several.

If you're a hobbyist, this is a pure luxury item. If you're a professional, this is an item you are doing yourself if a disservice to not have in your arsenal; Keep your tape in a nice and clean and well-organized condition, keep your torn tape labels neat and professional looking, and eliminate the time-cost of reaching for a roll of tape, feeling for the end, and reaching for scissors when you need a neat edge (or tearing it and getting an ugly edge). Just in its ability to keep multiple width of tapes at the immediate ready, it can easily pay for itself with the time saved from masking off during just one or two level/crown/polish operations.

5.0

What a time saver!

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Verified Buyer


I thought I was being silly to pay $20 for a tape dispenser, but this is great. Having 3 widths on separately turning reels cuts masking time for fret work by 2/3s. Thanks again StewMac.

5.0

Super Duty

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I was pleasantly surprised at just how heavy and strong these units are. Meant for hard use, obviously. I bought 3 units, with one allocated just for packing tape. Well worth the price, even if you only mask a dozen necks a year. Actually saves tape. No more twisted or half torn strips.

5.0

Works great

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Like the heavy base and I can pull tape with one hand when the other is busy.

4.0

Surprisingly solid and heavy

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The yellow blade guard is a little bit superfluous and the middle of the three tape rollers is more difficult to access than the side rollers, but overall, this is way better than loose rolls of tape lying around the place picking up sawdust on their edges. At its best for either one single 2.75" Stickit roll or three individual rolls of .75" or less width. I didn't realize how many different types and widths of tape I use until I had to decide which would make the cut on the three tape decks I bought.

5.0

Just what I've been looking for!

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Verified Buyer


I use a lot of different tapes for many luthiery operations and I have been looking for a tape dispenser like this for years. There are others out there but this one has the heft and design flexibility to handle all my needs

5.0

Clear your bench

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Verified Buyer


Not sure why it took so long to make one of these. Number one: having tape of different widths is a great idea and reduces fret work time. But having multiple rolls of tape on the workbenches is a mess. This tape deck is barely larger than one tape dispenser so now I have four rolls of tape in one convenient place. (I have two of the thinner rolls of tape on one wheel so I can accommodate an extra roll of tape)

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