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Guitar String Retainers Chrome, set of 2

Chrome, set of 2

Item # 0171
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$4.50

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Guitar String Retainers Relic Nickel, set of 2

Relic Nickel, set of 2

Item # 0171-RN
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$7.74

6 or more $6.58
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Guitar String Retainers Black, set of 2

Black, set of 2

Item # 0171-B
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$6.57

6 or more $5.58
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Guitar String Retainers Gold, set of 2

Gold, set of 2

Item # 0171-G
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$7.04

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Guitar String Retainers

About This Item

These metal string trees screw into a Fender or similar peghead to maintain the string angle at the nut. Each holds down two strings.

Same style string retainers that were used on a post '57 Strat®, Tele® and similar instruments.

A better match on vintage guitars: the Relic Nickel plating has an aged look, perfect for repairing old guitars, when shiny hardware looks out of place.

Set of 2 includes: 2 string retainers with mounting screws, and spacers (short and tall). Use the short spacer for the E and B strings (many early instruments only used one string retainer for the E and B strings).

Pilot holes required: Installing delicate screws such as these into hard maple requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend using a No.44 bit for the pilot hole before installing these screws. Lubricate the screw threads with cutting lubricant (also wax or a bar of soap) to reduce friction and help them thread properly.



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WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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4.0
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5.0

Guitar project

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Verified Buyer


Nice string trees

5.0

works great

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easy to install too

5.0

String Retainers

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Verified Buyer


Excellent!

5.0

Stable, Sturdy and Smooth!

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Verified Buyer


As the title said it has served all those purpose and really smoothens out your note clarity for DGBE(high) strings. Avoid sitar sound as well. Applied this to a Stratocaster and Telecaster. Work wells.

5.0

Relic Set - AWESOME!

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Verified Buyer


Bought these for my Warmoth guitar build and they are fantastic!! Bought the relic string retainers and VERY happy that I did!

5.0

Chrome string retainers

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Verified Buyer


Nice looking product - chrome is good and they appear to be solid items. thanks

5.0

Very good quality

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Verified Buyer


Heavy duty, built very well!

5.0

Looks really good

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Verified Buyer


This is the second set I’ve purchased from StewMac. I like the look of these trees and they work just fine.

3.0

Beware of the screws.. not the best quality.

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Make sure you drill the correct pilot hole to the correct depth and use soap on the threads. They will break off in hard maple if not perfect. The retainer itself is fine.

2.0

Not good for vintage or quality instruments

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Verified Buyer


The Tree itself is heavier than vintage fender bent metal. And the screws are softer and will torque off if pilot holes aren't perfect. Cheap though. Just a heads up.

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