StewMac Acoustic Guitar Kits

StewMac Acoustic Guitar Kits
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CATALOG #144
JANUARY 2017
Build an heirloom.
This year, build an heirloom.
Start with our Dreadnought Guitar Kit
Top quality tonewoods machined in
our shop, so you know they fit exactly.
Whether this is your first guitar or your latest
build, we’ll help you succeed. See page 3.
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N E X T G E N E R AT I O N F R E T F I L E S
Level the frets
This new kind of crowning file won’t
mess up your carefully-leveled frets.
“With regular fret crowning files, it’s easy to accidentally
scrape the top of a fret and cause a low spot. That’s
something you really don’t want, because it can
create string buzz.
“Z-Files don’t have this problem because
they don’t touch the top of the fret.”
Erick Coleman, StewMac Tech Advisor
Leveling makes all frets the same
height to prevent string buzz.
Crown the frets
Z-Files work on the
sides of the fret without
altering the top.
After leveling, frets have uniform height with flat tops.
Crown the frets
to make them
round again.
The flat tops
from leveling
get narrower.
Don’t change
the fret height
by accidentally
filing the top.
Crowning is the next step: Z-Files restore the rounded
shape, reducing the flat tops to the thinnest possible width
without touching the height established by leveling.
Our Z-Files work fast, crowning the sides of the fret with their
diamond abrasives, and leaving the leveled fret tops untouched.
Z-Files leave
the fret tops
untouched!
Original
Z-File
300-grit
diamond
abrasive
on offset
angles.
Two cutting edges
speed the work,
shaping both sides
of the fret at once.
Work with one side
of the file, then flip it
to use the other side.
Original Z-File
#5082 $89.90
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Safe Edge
Z-File
Smooth
safe edges
next to
300-grit
diamond
abrasive.
Centered
Z-File
300-grit
diamond
abrasive
on center
groove
edges.
Offset shape like
the Original, but
with a smooth,
non-cutting safe
edge to ride on the
fret, guiding your
strokes as you cut
one side of the fret.
A symmetrical,
centered V-groove
cuts with diamonds
at the same angle on
both sides of the fret
at once, without ever
touching the top.
Safe Edge Z-File
Centered Z-File
#5081 $89.90
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
#5080 $89.90
Catalog Index
How to order, page 98
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No other kits give you this level instructional detail:
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Full-size plan
DVD instructions
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Full-size bracing template
36-page illustrated guide
The full-size blueprint is modeled after a prized vintage Martin,
and shows exactly how every part fits. A sturdy cardboard body
mold holds the guitar sides in the perfect contour as you build.
Choose your guitar kit on page 97.
*Free shipping applies to standard-rate shipping destinations in the United States & U.S. territories only. StewMAX is not available outside of the United States.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Acoustic Kits
Catalog #144, 2017. Printed in USA. © Stewart-MacDonald. All rights reserved. No part of this catalog may be reproduced in any form without written
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of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For additional information visit: stewmac.com/Prop65
Product prices and specifications are subject to change. Please visit stewmac.com for current prices.
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Mandolin, Violin
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Banjo
Ready to customize?
In this catalog you’ll find custom inlays, binding materials and
accessories to create your dream guitar. Remember, everything
we sell is backed by StewMac’s 100% Guarantee!
Resonator
Guitar
Full-size plans,
bracing template,
instructional DVD
and illustrated guide
by Dan Erlewine
and Todd Sams.
The instruction book is really a short course in guitarmaking, by
luthiers Todd Sams and Dan Erlewine; no other kit has anything
like it. Todd and Dan made the step-by-step DVD that's included
with the kit, too (a $39.95 value). From start to finish, these
guitarmakers guide you to a successful build.
Accessories
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Wooden parts
n
Accurately bent sides
Bookmatched back, joined and cut to shape
AAA spruce top with soundhole and rosette channel
Machined neck joint, your choice of dovetail or bolt-on
Slotted fingerboard, ready for frets
Hardware
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Electronics
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Finishes
Build a great sounding acoustic guitar from AAA-grade
tonewoods. Start with a real advantage: side-bending and
precision machining already done for you in our Ohio shop.
Bindings/Inlays/
Pickguards
We’ve started your next guitar build.
You take it from here, with our support.
Tools
StewMac Acoustic Guitar Kits
Accessories 80-82
Banjo supplies 84-87
Bending iron 25
Bindings & purflings 34-37, 91
Blueprints/plans 90, 94
Bodies: guitar, bass 75-76
Books 94-96
Bridges: acoustic guitar 63, 71
electric guitar, bass 64-71
resonator guitar 87
banjo 86, mandolin 88, violin 91
ukulele 92
Bridge pins 63
Calipers 8, 24
Clamps 22, 23, 25, 26
Crack and brace repair 22, 25, 26
Dulcimer supplies 93
Electronics 45-55
Electronic tuners 81
Engraving supplies 37
Files 4, 8, 10-12, 26, 27, 30, 31
Fingerboards 77
Finishing supplies 40-44, 82
Fretting supplies 8-16
Glues 39, 44
Kits: acoustic guitar 97
mandolin 90, violin 91, ukulele 92
Knobs 58, 60, 72
Measuring and rules 14, 16
Mandolin supplies 88-90
Necks: guitar, bass 75-78
banjo 84, violin 91
Nuts & saddles 5, 6, 7, 65, 68, 69, 71
banjo 86-87, mandolin 91
Pearl inlay supplies 36, 37
Pickguards 38, 39, 46, 47
Pickups: acoustic guitar 45
electric guitar, bass 46-49, 50, 67
banjo 86, mandolin 90, violin 91
Reamers 20, 21, 30, 46, 85, 90
Resonator guitar supplies 83
Router bits 28, 32, 33, 35, 37, 38, 74
Routing tools & jigs 28, 32, 33, 35
Sanding tools 26, 43
Saws 4, 7, 14, 15, 30, 36
Scrapers and planers 7, 26, 34
String spacing and action 4, 7, 16
Strings & stringwinders 84, 90, 91, 93
Tailpieces: guitar 66, 67, 70, 71, 87
banjo 87, mandolin 90, violin 91
Templates 14, 28, 38, 68
Tremolo supplies 69-71
Truss rods & wrenches 19, 74, 90
Tuning machines: guitar, bass 56-62
mandolin 89-90, ukulele 92
Tuning pegs: banjo 86
violin 91, ukulele 92, dulcimer 93
Videos (DVDs) 88, 94-97
Violin supplies 91
Vises 20
Wood: guitar 75-79, banjo 83
mandolin 88, violin 91
dulcimer 93
Wrenches 18, 19, 25, 29, 71, 83, 92
Tools For Nut Making
6 files
12 cutting
Save!
widths
Smooth
roundbottom
slots
Essential
Nut Making
Tool Set
Professional tools for precision
nut slotting and shaping
Gauged Nut Slotting Files
Try these professional edge-cut files for nut
slotting and you’ll leave your needle files and
makeshift tools behind! They produce roundbottom slots, so the strings can seat smoothly in
the nut without buzzing or binding. Each tempered chrome-alloy steel file features twin 4"
cutting edges. Choose from a variety of widths,
and be ready for any instrument. Among our
most popular tools, these precision files help
you get the job done quickly and accurately.
Standard widths
#0821 .010" #0831 .032"
#0823 .013" #0832 .035"
#0827 .016" #0833 .042"
#0828 .020" #5313 .046"
#0829 .024" #0834 .050"
#0830 .028" #0835 .056"
$14.42 each
Nut files for bass
#4551 .065"
#5314 .085"
#4554 .105"
$16.27 each
at stewmac.com
Nut
Seating
Files
Double-edge
Nut Slotting Files
These durable, efficient slotting files are widely used
in guitar shops. Each 9/16" x 7-5/8" steel file cuts on
the rounded edges only, and tapers from the center
to a different thickness on each edge. The set of
six files does the work of twelve for most stringed
instruments, including basses. Cutting edges are
approximately 3-7/8" long. Rubber-coated handles.
Each file
tapers
to two
different
cutting edge
thicknesses
Edges
#4547 Complete set of 6 $158.48 Save $13.78
Tip: You can rock a nut slotting file back and
forth while cutting, to form a slightly wider slot
for “in between” string gauges.
Mitchell
Abrasive Cord
Try polishing nut slots
with Mitchell Abrasive
Cord. It helps the strings move smoothly, for more
accurate and reliable tuning. Use it in metal bridge
saddle string notches to help prevent premature
string breakage too. Mitchell Abrasive Cord is
coated with durable silicon carbide microgrit.
• Smoothes nut and bridge
slots to end string buzz
• Cleans screw threads
• Smoothes the string
slots in bridge pin holes
#5055 For 1/8"-wide nut ........$24.26
#5056 For 3/16"-wide nut ......$26.60
#5057 For 1/4"-wide nut ........$41.64
#5060 All 3 sizes $83.25 Save $9.25
#6125
#6126
#6127
#6128
at stewmac.com
Graphite lubricant
in a handy paste
Apply in nut slots
for smoother tuning.
1/4-ounce container.
12-foot roll
.015", 200-grit
.018", 200-grit
.030", 200-grit
.055", 150-grit
Each
$6.10
$5.95
$5.95
$5.95
#6129 Set of all 4 grits
$22.51 Save $1.44
Tap-Ease™
Cutting Lubricant
Each
Each, 6+
#3413 $7.16 $5.73
Great for tremolo pivot points and truss rod threads too!
#5350 $223.85 Save $27.67
.012"/.020"
.026"/.032"
.036"/.042"
.050"/.060"
.075"/.090" Each
.105"/.120" $28.71
Guitar floss!
You can
quickly
and easily
Medium
clean and
cut
square a neck’s nut
Smooth
mounting surfaces with
sides
these sturdy files. The 4"
fine and medium-tooth
Fine cut
surfaces cut only the
bottom of the gluing area, leaving the walls of the
nut channel smooth. For a snug and accurate fit,
each file is slightly narrower than the nut width.
7-3/8" long, with rubber-coated handles.
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#4541
#4542
#4543
#4544
#4545
#4546
• Double-edge .012"/.020" nut file #4541
• Double-edge .026"/.032" nut file #4542
• Double-edge .036"/.042" nut file #4543
• Double-edge .050"/.060" nut file #4544
• Nut & saddle shaping files #4556, below
• Gauged .010" saw #3570, below
• Feeler gauge set #1811, page 7
• Nut & saddle vise #1816, page 7 at stewmac.com
• String spacing rule #0673, page 7
• FREE nut making instructions
Apply like a crayon to saw blades
and files to reduce friction, for smoother cuts and
less chatter. Helps extend tool life. #1681 $6.85
Gauged
Saws
Pull-cut teeth
for smoother
jam-free sawing
You can quickly
rough-in new nut slots
with these low-profile pull-cut saws, and save your
nut files to refine the depth and width. Handy for
trimming nuts, saddles, and other small parts too.
Each saw has a 5" x 7/16" steel blade with 22 teeth
per inch, and a turned wooden handle.
#3570 .010" #3573 .025"
#3571 .015" #3574 .030"
#3572 .020"
$9.99 each
#3606 Set of 5
$44.46 Save $5.49
Nut &
Saddle
Shaping Files
Special files for
roughing-in and
fine-shaping nuts
and saddles. Each
10" steel file has a rubber-coated handle
and two different 5-3/4" x 1/4" cutting surfaces.
The set of two gives you four cuts in all: coarse,
medium, fine, and extra fine. The narrow 1/8"
edges have no teeth. You can quickly refine a blank
nut to a graceful shape, ready for final polishing.
#4556 Set of 2 $31.05
File Cleaning Brush
Brass bristles quickly clean fine-cut files.
3/4" x 1-5/8" with steel finger grip.
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
#0825 $12.73
MIX + SAVE ON ALL BONE NUTS + SADDLES
14% OFF when you buy 12+ 26% OFF when you buy 24+
Shaped & Slotted
Bone Nuts & Saddles
Blank Bone Nuts
Bone has been traditionally favored for quality instruments. We offer
bleached-white and harder unbleached vintage-look bone. Final trimming,
filing, sanding, and slotting are needed.
Bone bridge saddles for acoustic guitars
Length x height x thickness
Nut Making DVD
page 96
Each
Each,
12+
Each,
24+
Blank, 4-1/4" x 15/32" x 3/32"
#6030 Bleached bone
#6030-V Unbleached bone
$5.66 $4.87 $4.19
$7.32 $6.30 $5.42
Blank, 4-1/4" x 15/32" x 9/64"
#6031 Bleached bone
#6031-V Unbleached bone
$6.48 $5.57 $4.80
$8.98 $7.72 $6.65
Blank, 4" x 1/2" x 1/4"
#6032 Bleached bone
$10.76 $9.25 $7.96
Genuine
bone tone,
with less work!
These super-hard vintage-look unbleached bone
nuts are StewMac exclusives, researched by our
repair experts from factory specs. The starter slots
make final filing easy, and proportional spacing
means thicker strings won’t feel crowded to the
player. Minor trimming, filing, and sanding are
usually all you’ll need to do. Players love the tone,
and repair shops love the time savings.
Slotted/shaped nuts for Gibson® guitars
Shaped, 4-1/4" x 25/64" x 3/32" #6033 Bleached bone
$12.96 $11.15 $9.59
Martin-style, 20" top radius #6033-V Unbleached bone $13.43 $11.55 $9.94
Shaped, 4" x 25/64" x 1/8"
Gibson-style, 10" top radius
#6034 Bleached bone
$13.60 $11.70$10.06
#6034-V Unbleached bone $13.60 $11.70$10.06
3/16" bone nuts for Gibson® guitars
END
SIDE
Length x height x thickness
Each
#6010 Bleached bone
#6010-V Unbleached bone
Blank, 2-3/16" x 7/16" x 3/16"
Each,
12+
Each,
24+
END
SIDE
Shaped, 1-45/64" x 21/64" x 3/16" #6012 Bleached bone
$11.50 $9.89 $8.51
with 12" top radius
#6012-V Unbleached bone $12.55 $10.79 $9.29
1/4" bone nuts for Martin & classical guitars
END
SIDE
Length x height x thickness
Each
#6020 Bleached bone
#6020-V Unbleached bone
Blank, 2-3/16" x 7/16" x 1/4"
Each,
12+
Each,
24+
$5.81 $5.00 $4.30
$7.09 $6.10 $5.25
C
String
Radius spread
END
SIDE
END
SIDE
SIDE
Slotted/shaped nuts for Fender guitars
C
#6001-VS
#6004-VS
#6002-VS
#6003-VS
Top
radius
Bottom
radius
7-1/4" 7-1/4"
7-1/4" Flat
10" 10"
10" Flat
Each
1-13/32" (all)
15/64" (6001-VS, 6004-VS)
7/32" (6002-VS, 6003-VS)
1-45/64" (all)
1/8" (all)
Each, 12+ Each, 24+
$15.73
$15.73
$15.73
$15.73
$13.53
$13.53
$13.53
$13.53
$11.64
$11.64
$11.64
$11.64
Slotted/shaped nuts for Martin guitars
C
A
D
A
A
B
B
C
D
1-17/32" (6023-VS)
1-15/32" (6025-VS)
1-13/16" (6023-VS)
1-23/32" (6025-VS)
1/4" (all)
21/64" (all)
1/8" bone nuts for Fender guitars & basses
#6023-VS 18" 1-3/4" $16.33 $14.04 $12.08
#6025-VS 18" 1-11/16" $16.33 $14.04 $12.08
Length x height x thickness
Each
#6000 Bleached bone
#6000-V Unbleached bone
Each,
12+
Each,
24+
Shaped, 1-45/64" x 3/16" x 1/8" #6001 Bleached bone
$10.92 $9.39 $8.08
7-1/4" top and bottom radius #6001-V Unbleached bone $9.95 $8.56 $7.36
3/16" bone nut for Rickenbackers & square neck Dobro®
Length x height x thickness
Blank, 2-1/8" x 3/4" x 3/16"
#1526 Bleached bone
B
$4.01 $3.45 $2.97
$4.43 $3.81 $3.28
END
Each
Each,
12+
Each,
24+
$11.80 $10.15 $8.73
Radius
Neck
width
Each
C
A
D
B
Angled bottom
Neck
& sides
Radius width
Aged ivory color, with uniform density
that’s ideal for use with undersaddle
pickups (a bit softer than bone). Shaping and slotting required.
Length x height x thickness
1-7/8" x 9/32" x 1/8"
2-3/16" x 7/16" x 3/16"
2-3/16" x 7/16" x 1/4"
4-1/8" x 15/32" x 1/8"
Each
$3.54
$4.54
$5.13
$4.46
Each,
12+
$3.01
$3.86
$4.36
$3.79
Each,
36+
$2.48
$3.18
$3.59
$3.12
1-17/32" (6022-VS)
1-15/32" (6024-VS)
1-13/16" (6022-VS)
1-23/32" (6024-VS)
1/4" (all)
13/32" (all)
Each, 12+ Each, 24+
Shaped bridge saddles
Compensated for B string.
C
A
Each
A
B
B
C
C
13/32" (all)
4-1/4" (6033-VS)
4" (6034-VS)
3/32" (6033-VS)
1/8" (6034-VS)
Each, 12+ Each, 24+
#6033-VS 20" Martin $16.41 $14.11 $12.14
#6034-VS 10" Gibson® $14.09 $12.12 $10.43
Banjo & Mandolin
Nut Blanks
Bone is 2-3/16" x 7/16"
x 3/16"; pearl is 1-1/4"
x 5/16" x 3/16".
A
A
B
B
C
D
Each
B
Micarta® Nut & Saddle Blanks
Each, 12+ Each, 24+
#6022-VS 18" 1-3/4" $16.33 $14.04 $12.08
#6024-VS 18" 1-11/16" $16.33 $14.04 $12.08
Radius Shape
#0187 Nut
#0218 Nut
#0210 Nut
#0211 Saddle
A
B
B
C
D
D
A
B
Flat
bottom
Shaped, 1-45/64" x 3/16" x 1/8" #6002 Bleached bone
$10.92 $9.39 $8.08
10" top and bottom radius
#6002-V Unbleached bone $9.95 $8.56 $7.36
SIDE
Each, 12+ Each, 24+
Shaped, 1-13/16" x 21/64" x 1/4" #6023 Bleached bone
$11.76 $10.11 $8.70
18" top radius; flat bottom
#6023-V Unbleached bone $12.86 $11.06 $9.52
Blank, 1-7/8" x 9/32" x 1/8"
END
Each
1-13/32" (6012-VS)
1-21/64" (6013-VS)
23/64" (6012-VS)
21/64" (6013-VS)
1-3/4" (6012-VS)
1-45/64" (6013-VS)
3/16" (all)
#6012-VS 12" Standard $16.22 $13.95 $12.00
#6013-VS 12" Narrow $16.22 $13.95 $12.00
Shaped, 1-13/16" x 3/8" x 1/4" #6022 Bleached bone
$11.76 $10.11 $8.70
18" top radius; angled bottom #6022-V Unbleached bone $12.86 $11.06 $9.52
TOP
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
A
B
$5.20 $4.47 $3.85
$6.26 $5.38 $4.63
Shaped, 1-5/8" x 21/64" x 3/16" #6011 Bleached bone
$11.50 $9.89 $8.51
with 12" top radius
#6011-V Unbleached bone $12.55 $10.79 $9.29
“Saves me up to an hour per job.
My favorite for great tone too.”
—Erick Coleman, tech advisor
Each
Each,
12+
#6010 Bleached bone..... $5.20 $4.47
#6010-V Unbleached bone $6.26 $5.38
#0219 Mother-of-pearl* $10.48 $9.01
#0083 Bone banjo 5th string nut,
1/4" x 1/8" diameter ...... $2.33 $1.98
Each,
24+
$3.85
$4.63
$7.76
$1.63
* Pearl cannot be shipped outside the USA
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Tools,
Nuts & Saddles
ZerO Glide Nuts Easy installation!
Tools
The zero fret approach reduces string contact in the nut by 93%. Strings glide freely
on the polished fret, and return to tune fast and reliably. No cutting or changing
your guitar required, you can switch back to your conventional nut if you ever
feel like it. Fretboard radius is not an issue: choose the ZerO Glide that fits your
guitar, and the zero fret flexes to conform to your fretboard. Available preslotted
for most string spacings, and unslotted for any situation.
Revolutionize
your setups!
Preslotted
Nut
Slotting
Gauge
The Nut Slotting
Gauge quickly and
precisely measures
the heights of the
strings over the
first fret, so you
can file nut slots at stewmac.com
more accurately
than ever before. That means easier, more consistant playability that you can custom-tailor to
individual instruments and playing styles. The
gauge eliminates guesswork—no more “eyeballing” string heights—and it’s faster and easier
to use than feeler gauges. Designed by Don
MacRostie, it utilizes a swiveling dial indicator
with adjustable zero point, accurate to .001".
The machined brass base fits over the strings
to rest on the fretboard. The gauge works
with most guitars, mandolins and banjos (see
our bass model below). Instructions included.
#2003 $72.06
1. Touch the
plunger to
the string
and turn
the dial
to zero.
80
90
0
70
10
60
20
50
40
30
2. Press the string
onto the fret
and read
80
the exact
70
string
height.
60
50
#7030-F
#7030-G
#7030-M
#7030-T
#7030-D
#7030-000
#7030-CL
#7030-MA
Top
Thickness Radius
Unslotted
Length
Height
Top
Thickness Radius
7/64"
15/64"
15/64"
15/64"
9.5"
12"
16"
16"
16"
16"
Flat
Flat
1-3/8"
1-7/16"
1-23/64"
1-13/32"
1-15/32"
1-33/64"
1-45/64"
61/64"
9.5"
12"
16"
16"
$30.00 Each
Tusq XL® & Black Tusq XL® nuts from Graph Tech
Self lubricating As strings move in a highly resonant
Tusq XL® or Black Tusq XL® nut during bends and tremolo
action, microscopic Teflon®, more slippery than
graphite, lets them return to pitch accurately.
Trimming and slotting are required unless noted.
Black Tusq XL®
Length
Height
1/4"
1/4"
Thickness
#1865 For Fender, unslotted
#1884 For Fender, slotted
1-3/4"
1-3/4"
#1866 For Fender, slotted
1-11/16" 7/32" 1/8"
10
1/8"
1/8"
Top
Radius
String
Spread
Each
10"
–
7-1/4" 1-3/8"
$11.60
$11.60
7-1/4" 1-3/8"
$11.60
30
#1868 For Gibson,® unslotted
#1869 For Gibson,® slotted
#1873 For Epiphone, slotted
1-29/32" 3/8" 3/16"
1-3/4" 11/32" 3/16"
1-23/32" 11/32" 1/4"
12"
16"
15"
–
1-7/16"
1-3/8"
Tusq XL® (ivory color)
Length
Top
Radius
String
Spread
#1890 has a flat bottom.
#1891 For Fender, slotted
1-3/4"
Height
1/4"
#1892 For Gibson,® unslotted
#1893 For Gibson,® slotted
#2006 $72.79
Luthier Rolfe Gerhardt inspired this
time-saving little
tool for nut slotting
work: slip it under
the string in front
of the nut, and quickly lever the string up out of
the way. You won’t have to loosen the string, and
you can quickly reseat it to check the slot depth.
No tedious retunings. Fits any string up to .062".
Each Each, 3+
#4803 $4.99 $4.44
10"
–
7-1/4" 1-3/8"
Each
$12.71
$12.71
1-29/32" 3/8"
1-3/4" 3/8"
3/16"
3/16"
12"
16"
–
1-7/16"
$12.71
$12.71
Teflon® is a registered trademark of DuPont.
Tusq® nuts & saddles from Graph Tech
Tusq® advanced high-density polymer is designed to transfer string energy more
efficiently, for enhanced harmonics, volume, and sustain. Uniform density makes
Tusq® saddles ideal for use with undersaddle pickups. Final trimming required.
Tusq® nuts
String Lifter
1/8"
1-11/16" 3/16" 1/8"
Bass Nut Slotting Gauge
The larger brass base is machined
to fit bass string spacings.
Thickness
$11.60
$11.60
$11.60
#1891 has a curved bottom with center foot for a flat slot; file it off for a curved slot.
3. File the nut slot depth until the dial reads the desired height.
6
7/64"
15/64"
15/64"
15/64"
15/64"
15/64"
13/64"
15/64"
#7030-FB ZB-12F for Fender ......... 1-11/16" 13/64"
#7030-GB ZB-2 for Gibson ............. 1-25/32" 15/32"
#7030-MB ZB-4 for Martin* & Taylor 1-57/64" 15/32"
#7030-12 ZB-11 for 12-string ........ 2"
15/32"
*Flat-bottomed Martin nuts, not angled-bottom nuts.
#1890 For Fender, unslotted
Speeds nut
slotting jobs
13/64"
15/32"
15/32"
15/32"
15/32"
15/32"
7/16"
15/32"
String
Spread
#1866 has a curved bottom with center foot for a flat slot; file it off for a curved slot.
0
20
40
Height
ZS-7F for Fender ............ 1-11/16"
ZS-1 for Gibson ............. 1-51/64"
ZS-3 for Martin* ........... 1-49/64"
ZS-5 for Taylor............... 1-51/64"
ZS-14 for Dreadnought 1-3/4"
ZS-15 for 000 Guitar ..... 1-3/4"
ZS-CL for Classical ....... 2-1/8"
ZS-10 for Mandolin ....... 1-17/64"
#1865 and #1884 have flat bottom.
90
Length
Length
#4750 For Fender, slotted
#1883 For Fender, slotted
Height
1-11/16" 3/16"
1-3/4" 1/4"
Thickness
1/8"
1/8"
Top
Radius
String
Spread
7-1/4" 1-3/8"
7-1/4" 1-3/8"
Each
$11.60
$11.60
#4750 has a curved bottom; #1883 is flat. #4750 has center foot for a flat slot; file it off for a curved slot.
#1885 For Gibson,® slotted
#1874 For Epiphone, slotted
1-3/4"
1-3/4"
11/32" 3/16"
3/8"
1/4"
16"
14"
1-7/16"
1-3/8"
$11.60
$11.60
Tusq® bridge saddles for acoustic guitar (Measure your saddle slot width before ordering.)
#3559
#3557
#3558
#1880
Length
2-29/32"
3-1/32"
2-13/16"
2-7/8"
Height
3/8"
7/16"
13/32"
7/16"
Thickness
3/32"
1/8"
1/8"
1/8"
Top Radius
20"
14"
12"
10"
String compensation
–
–
B string
Fully compensated
Each
$11.60
$11.60
$11.60
$11.60
Nut slot depth tip: The slot for an unwound string should be the same depth
as the string’s diameter. A wound string’s slot depth should be half the diameter.
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Mark the two
outer string
positions
Tools
Find the two
slots that match
your marks
Nut
STRING SPACING RULE
The rule shows
the other
string positions
Nut
STRING SPACING RULE
“The best possible scrapers for builders of
arched instruments.” —Al Carruth, luthier
String Spacing Rule
Does all the math for you: proportional slot
at stewmac.com
spacing automatically compensates for string
diameters, from treble to bass, so the strings
won’t seem crowded to the player. Simply
pencil the string positions through the rule and
onto the nut, or scribe accurate starter grooves
for nut files. Laser-cut slots wrap around both
edges of the rule in a continuous scale. Use the
rule for notching bridge saddles and laying out Accurate string spacing without
bridge pin holes too: it’s made of flexible stain- calipers, calculators or shop rulers
less steel to conform to flat or arched surfaces.
Our thanks to luthier Kevin Ryan for creating
Instructions included.
#0673 $22.00 this ingenious tool.
Perfectly
square
in seconds!
Safe Slot Nut Guard Set
at stewmac.com
Japanese Pull-cut Saws
Great for dovetails and details!
Cutting on the pull stroke keeps these
thin blades taut and precise. High quality alloy
steel blades with traditional bamboo handles.
Dozuki
cross-cut saw
Nut slot
depth control
Accurate, fast and
fumble-free
Curved-edge mini saw Great for
trimming installed braces, cleaning
fret slots over a guitar body, and more. 2-5/8" x
7/8" x .0085" blade.
#3612 $26.15
Super fine-cut saw Featherweight
with a razor-thin .0075" blade,
2-5/16" edge and 1/2" depth. Close-tolerance cuts
for soundboard braces, linings, and more.
#3617 $36.02
Flush-cut saw Flexible .015" blade with
6-1/4"cut. Great for trimming dowels for relocating tuners or bridge studs. #3614 $25.76
Rectangle
StewMac
Ultimate Scrapers
Holds multiple feeler gauges,
pulling them tight to match
fretboard radius. Locks in place
against the nut. No slipping!
Feeler Gauges
Steel gauges that enable precision filing of nut slot depths.
Stack them on the fingerboard,
against the front edge of the
string nut, and file the nut slot
down to the top of the stack.
Includes 11 thicknesses: .016", .018",
.020", .022", .024", .026", .028", .030", .032",
.034", and .040".
Mini
At 1/8" thick, these revolutionary scrapers refined
by luthier Al Carruth are much beefier than standard scraper blades. They work in both directions
without flexing, and with less chattering. That
saves time and effort. Tempered tool steel holds
a more durable edge too. Ultimate scrapers do an
outstanding job of smoothing hardwood surfaces,
purflings, bindings and more. The shapes are refined for contouring and graduating arched tops
and backs, as well as for smoothing flat surfaces.
Instructions for sharpening included.
Extra
clearance
for easy nut
shaping
at stewmac.com
This complete system ensures perfect string slot
spacing and depth. Developed by StewMac’s own
Don MacRostie for accurate nut slotting on his
Red Diamond Mandolins. Felt-padded caul adapts
to guitar, bass, and most other neck shapes. Any
fingerboard width up to 2-1/16". Includes everything you see below. #1823 Complete set $89.72
Safe Slot Nut Guard
Original
Revolutionary wood surfacing tools
Safe Slot™ Nut Guard Set
#1821 $39.80
Tapered .011" blade with 9-1/2" cut,
arched steel spine for stiffness, and kerfed .015" teeth.
Long rattan-wrapped handle.
#3613 $44.05
Hollowground with
2 cutting edges
#0631 Original, 3-3/4" x 1-11/16" $34.99
#0632 Mini, 2-1/2" x 1-1/2".......... $26.99
#0623 Rectangle/concave, 3-7/16" x
1-13/16"; three straight edges
plus a concave 20"-radius edge $34.99
Nut and Saddle Sander
This “vise on wheels” is the fastest, surest way
to get the bottom of a nut or saddle square,
which is crucial for good tone. It’s a unique tool
that keeps your nut or saddle perfectly vertical
while you roll it over sandpaper on a flat surface.
Indexed adjustment screws let you dial in the
exact amount of material to be removed. In
moments your nut or saddle is squared up and
truly flat. Aluminum body with steel ball bearing rollers. Works with any nut/saddle material
up to 3-1/4" x 3/8".
#4047 $179.35
Tools
Nut
at stewmac.com
Nut and Saddle Vise
Shop vise jaws just get in the way when you’re filing
a nut or saddle. We gave this special vise extra-tall
jaws with steep angles for easier access, and beveled the end of the vise for extra relief. They’re
undercut to stay parallel under pressure and grip
uniformly without slipping. For other jobs, the jaws
open to 2-7/16" for all kinds of small work. This is
a well-made, heavy little portable steel vise with a
2" x 5-5/8" footprint; you can clamp it to the edge
of your workbench or into your larger shop vise.
#1816 $39.42
BIG time savers for
spot fretboard work
#1811 $34.22
String Spacing Rule
Fits the Safe Slot Nut Guard
to accurately mark proportional slot spacing. No
math required!
#0675 $15.70
Mini String Spreader
Work under your strings without
removing them. Nylon.
#1191 Set of 2 $4.83
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
7
MIX + SAVE
ON ALL FRETWIRE
at stewmac.com
15% OFF when you buy 3+
Luthier’s
Digital
Caliper
Our bulk fretwire is supplied in convenient clear storage tubes,
to keep your wire organized and your workbench uncluttered.
You’ll save when you order fretwire by the pound.
Instrument makers and repair shops rely on us for the highest
quality 18% nickel-silver fretwire. We supply our fretwire
in 2-foot straight lengths. Order 6 feet for a complete guitar
or bass fret job, and 4 feet for a mandolin, banjo or ukulele.
Our fretwire is sized to
fit .023" fret slot width.
Essential shop
gauge also
measures fret
height
Width
Note that after frets are installed
and leveled, they can lose from
.004" to .010" in height.
Crown
Tang
Medium Fretwire
.080" to .095" width
Medium widths are used extensively by Martin, Fender and Gibson,® and are the
most popular fretwire sizes. #0148 medium fretwire is our best seller.
Width .084"
Crown .039"
Tang .055"
#0148
Width .095"
Crown .045"
Tang .073"
#0141
Width .092"
Crown .048"
Tang .062"
#0152
Width .080"
Crown .050"
Tang .048"
#0155
Medium/medium for acoustic or electric
guitar. Our most popular wire for fretting
Martin, Fender, Gibson® and other guitars.
Medium/high for acoustic or electric guitar.
This size can often be redressed without
becoming too flat.
Medium/higher for acoustic or electric
guitar. Extra width with extra crown height.
A Dan Erlewine favorite.
Medium/highest for acoustic or electric
guitar. Extra height for leveling and recrowning after installation or refretting.
Wide Fretwire
Each
Each, 3+
Each
Each, 3+
#0148 2 feet $4.05 $3.44
#0148-LB 1 pound (72 feet)
$52.24 $44.40
#0141 2 feet $4.87 $4.14
#0141-LB 1 pound (54 feet)
$51.04 $43.38
Each
Each, 3+
Each
Each, 3+
#0152 2 feet $4.98 $4.23
#0152-LB 1 pound (54 feet)
$45.15 $38.38
#0155 2 feet $4.88 $4.15
#0155-LB 1 pound (62 feet)
$54.99 $46.74
.100" to .110" width
Favored for string bending; used on many modern electric guitars and basses.
(Late ’50s Gibson® .098" jumbo fretwire is medium by modern standards.)
Width .110"
Crown .053"
Tang .074"
#0150
Width .100"
Crown .050"
Tang .060"
#0154
Wide/high for electric guitar or bass. Extra
height for leveling and recrowning after
installation or refretting.
Width .103"
Crown .046"
Tang .067"
#0149
Wide/medium for electric guitar or bass.
Taller than old Gibson® jumbo wire; for
leveling new frets and retaining jumbo feel.
Width .106"
Crown .036"
Tang .074"
#0146
Wide/low for electric guitar. Much lower
height than modern rock frets. Good for
partial fret jobs, to match large worn frets.
Width .110"
Crown .052"
Tang .074"
#0158
Wide pyramid for electric guitar or bass. A
little extra height, and a unique profile with
more steeply sloped sides.
Wide/highest for electric guitar or bass.
Modern jumbo fretwire as used on ESP,
Jackson, Ibanez, Kramer and similar guitars.
Narrow Fretwire
Each
Each, 3+
#0150 2 feet $5.72 $4.86
#0150-LB 1 pound (46 feet)
$49.86 $42.38
Each
Each, 3+
Each
Each, 3+
Our caliper features a custom jaw notch for measuring
fretwire crown height (the height above the fingerboard).
This is a must for comparing new wire to the original wire.
Thanks to a great idea by repairman Frank Ford, we’ve also
added a notch on the depth gauge to measure fret height on
the instrument. Handy for lots of other jobs in your shop as
well, the caliper gives LCD readouts in inches, millimeters,
or fractions. It measures outside, inside and depth dimensions up to 6" (154mm), with super-accurate .0005" (.01mm)
resolution. The stainless steel jaws can be locked at any
position. Storage case included.
#0447 $48.70
Fret
Beveling Files
Low-friction files
for fret ends
A more consistent
way to bevel the ends of
the frets before final handat stewmac.com
dressing. Each 1-1/2" x 1-3/4"
low-friction block holds a removable fine-tooth flat file at
the proper angle to smoothly bevel all the fret ends along
the edge of the fingerboard. Much easier and safer than a
handheld file. The 3-3/4" model is for shorter fingerboards,
and for spot-filing partial refrets.
Width .053"
Crown .037"
Tang .054"
8
#0147
Fretboard
#0154 2 feet $5.79 $4.92
#0154-LB 1 pound (48 feet)
$50.79 $43.17
#0149 2 feet $5.25 $4.46
#0149-LB 1 pound (52 feet)
$49.98 $42.48
Each
Each, 3+
Each
Each, 3+
2nd edition
Fret Work
Step-By-Step
Page 95 in this catalog
#0146 2 feet $4.44 $3.77
#0146-LB 1 pound (58 feet)
$49.98 $42.48
#0158 2 feet $5.74 $4.88
#0158-LB 1 pound (46 feet)
$48.09 $40.88
#0764
Narrow/low Modern standard mandolin
fretwire. Sometimes used to approximate
old style small banjo fretwire.
Each
Each, 3+
#0147 2 feet $4.14 $3.52
#0147-LB 1 pound (74 feet)
$55.08 $46.82
Each
Each, 3+
#0764 2 feet $3.19 $2.71
#0764-LB 1 pound (90 feet)
$57.73 $49.07
#3759 Both sizes
$123.00 Save $6.47
Questions about
fretting?
Look here first!
Fret Polishing Wheels
.053" to .080" width
Narrow/medium Standard modern banjo
and dulcimer wire; a bit larger than vintage
Martin guitar wire or old banjo wire.
#3760 3-3/4" $55.10
#3775 7-1/2" $74.37
Fret
Narrow fretwire sizes were used on pre-World War II acoustic guitars, and are
used on modern banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, and dulcimers.
Width .080"
Crown .040"
Tang .062"
Length
35°
Frets play smoother
and feel great!
Add a final pro touch to your
fret jobs. Mount one of these
ceramic wheels a with 1/8" mandrel in the Foredom handpiece
(page 33), and lightly groove
the edge with a small round file.
Move the spinning edge along
the crowned fret to polish gently
for a mirror-like shine. Makes
frets feel great and play supersmooth.
#5266 Fine wheels (green), pkg. of 5...........$6.83
#5267 Extra-fine wheels (white), pkg. of 5 $6.83
#5268 Mandrel, 1/8"-dia. shank ...................$3.41
#5269 Complete outfit .............................. $17.07
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Pressing
Fretting
Tools
Leveling
StewMac
FretCrowning
Presses Dressing
solve every fretting situation
Pressing frets gives more consistent results than hammering. Because there’s no recoil from
hammer blows, pressed-in frets are less likely to have loose ends and uneven heights.
Tools
Springloaded lever
Caul won’t
fall and dent
your work
Lock screw
Fret press caul set Use your drill press!
for clamping
glued frets
Self-leveling; 3/8" shank. Includes 6", 7-1/4",
9-1/2", 12" and 16"-radius inserts.
Jaws
#4365 Set $59.75
Save $10.55
#4366 Caul only $46.95
“My favorite fretting tool.” —Dan Erlewine
Our original
handheld fret press
Benchtop
fretting
factory!
Selfleveling
caul with
radiused
inserts
Table
with fence
at stewmac.com
Quickly fret
new unglued
fingerboards
Fret Arbor Press System
You can can quickly and consistently fret an unglued
fingerboard, a bolt-on neck, and most of an acoustic guitar neck with our cast steel arbor press and
self-leveling steel fretting caul. Four interchangeable 2-1/2" grooved brass inserts match standard
fretboard radii, and a 6"-radius insert holds down
the fret ends for gluing. The adjustable steel pinion provides firm pressure.
Versatile table. The system includes a 24-3/8"
x 3" table attachment with fence. Adjustment
screws move the table to precisely align the frets
with the arbor caul.
Faster fretting for
production work. The
fence has a retractable
index pin for our Dual
Fret Scale Templates
(page 15). Attach a
slotted unglued fingerboard to a matching template
with double-stick tape; fret slots automatically
align under the arbor.
Fret glued-on
fingerboards too.
Contoured 12" x 2-3/4" x 1" corklined wooden neck support is included.
#4480 Arbor press only, with table .....$116.43
#4479 Wooden neck support only ........$12.30
#4481 Complete: arbor, table, neck support,
and 5 radiused inserts $183.11 Save $15.92
Inserts have 6", 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 12" and 16" radii.
Additional sizes available separately at right.
Reset loose fret ends
Fret Setter
This 5" brass tool is grooved
to fit over a fret; simply tap
it with a hammer to reseat
loose fret ends quickly. No
unstringing! Use it to handpress a loose fret end while
your super glue sets too.
#1662 For jumbo fretwire
#1665 For medium fretwire
Each
Fret an entire bolt-on neck, or
most of an acoustic neck, FAST
Jaws was developed by fretting expert Dan Erlewine, for better
control of the pressure needed to seat a fret. It eliminates clamp
setups, so fret jobs go faster. Jaws features a self-leveling upper
caul and adjusts easily to any neck. It includes
interchangeable 2-1/2" grooved brass inserts
for popular fretboard radii (a 6"-radius insert
holds down the fret ends for gluing).
You can move quickly down the
neck. Multiple Jaws tools make
glue-in fret jobs fast too.
#4380 Jaws fret press only ............................$237.58
at stewmac.com
#4381 Jaws fret press with 5 radiused inserts $260.93
Includes 6", 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 12" and 16" radii.
Additional radii available separately below.
Jaws2
Damage-free fretting over acoustic bodies
Don’t hammer frets over an unsupported soundboard! Jaws2’s special cauls take
the stress off the guitar top, so you can safely press the frets in the slots. Jaws2 was
conceived and refined by fretting experts Bryan Galloup and Dan Erlewine. Five
interchangeable grooved brass inserts fit over a variety of fretwire radii. Also included
are a contoured wooden caul to span the braces inside a Martin-style guitar, a flat
caul you can shape to fit over other bracings, and a felt-lined radiused caul for the
back of the neck. Internal magnets hold the cauls on the clamp jaw—no fumbling.
#4267 Jaws2 fret press only $117.51
Includes three wooden lower cauls.
#4266 Jaws2 with 5 radiused inserts
$135.23 Save $5.63
Includes 6", 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 12" and 16" radii.
Additional radii available separately below.
Extra wooden lower cauls
#4268 Flat caul............ $15.28
#4269 Neck caul ......... $16.04
#4270 Soundhole caul $14.84
Jaws Deluxe Set
Includes both Jaws fret presses.
#4276 $309.30 Save $26.90
Includes 6", 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 12"
and 16" radiused inserts.
Radiused inserts for all our fret presses.
Radius
Grooved brass,
2-1/2" wide.
Radius
Radius
#4367 6"
#4370 10" #4373 16"
#4368 7-1/4" #4371 12" #4374 20"
#4369 9-1/2" #4372 14" #4375 Flat
$4.67 each
StewMac Fret Buck
Shock absorber for over-the-body fretting
A StewMac exclusive! The Fret Buck was originally
developed by Taylor Guitars, as a shock absorber for
hammering frets over the body of an acoustic guitar.
Made of sturdy cast iron, it rests over the guitar’s shoulders on finish-friendly cork linings. An adjustable
clamp reaches through the soundhole to provide firm
support beneath the fingerboard, eliminating the need
to widen the slots and glue in the frets. The Fret Buck
is more affordable than ever, and a valuable addition
to your shop! We also added a sliding cork-lined foot
to the adjustable clamp, so the Fret Buck now works
for a wider range of guitars and bracings.
$25.06
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
#0600 $146.90
9
Fretting
Tools
Tools
Pressing
Leveling
Crowning
Dressing
Fret
& Fingerboard
Leveling Tools
Fret levelers give the frets uniform height. The process slightly flattens the tops
of the frets, to prepare them for dressing tools that restore roundness.
18" length
gets the job
done fast
Essential
Fretting Tool Set
The basic tools you’ll need for
installing, leveling, crowning,
and inspecting frets
Includes
You can create a constant radius on an
unfretted fingerboard, or level installed frets
with this unique professional tool. The 2-3/4" wide
r
x 18" extruded aluminum block is comfortable to
hold, and its stiffness and precisely machined radius
Attach
™
Stikit abrasive
assure accuracy that’s not possible with a wooden block
of the same length. We designed this tool for a lifetime of use in the busy
shop. Attach 220/320-grit Stikit™ abrasives (page 43) for fret leveling,
and 80/120-grit for shaping the fingerboard. Fast, consistent fret leveling
#5640 7-1/4" radius
#5641 9-1/2" radius
#5642 10" radius
#5643 12" radius
at stewmac.com
Fret cutter #0619, page 13
Deadblow fretting hammer #1296, page 13
6" fret leveler #0862, page 10
Double-edge fret file #4491, page 12
Fret end dressing file #1175, page 11
Fret Dressing Stick
with 14 Micro-Mesh® Belts #1939, page 11
Fret Rocker #3770, page 16
Fret Work book #1550 page 95
Radius-sanding Beam
at stewmac.com
#5644 14" radius
#5645 16" radius
#5646 20" radius
$149.99 each
and fingerboard radiusing
Tip: It’s a great clamping
caul for glue-in fret jobs too.
Fret & Fingerboard
Levelers
Fast, accurate leveling tools for professional shops.
Each heavyweight rectangular 1" x 2" steel tube is
precisely ground for flatness on the narrow sides.
Attach 220/320-grit Stikit™ abrasive (page 43)
to
quickly level the frets, or use 80 or 120-grit to
Precisionlevel an unfretted fingerboard. The tool’s edges
ground
for flatness are smooth to prevent gouging.
at stewmac.com
r
Attach
Stikit™
abrasive
#4577 8" $41.88
#4578 16" $54.44
#4579 24" $85.45
Fret Work
Step-By-Step
2nd edition
The definitive
fretting book.
Great techniques,
tips, tools, and
tricks!
#3125 Complete set
$220.74
SAVE $38.95
Fret & Fingerboard Leveling Files
Our fret leveling files have singlecut no-chatter teeth that do the job
quickly and smoothly. They’re great
for beveling the fret ends too. The
fingerboard leveler is a double-cut
file for ebony, rosewood, and pearl
inlays. Each file is 1" wide with a
comfortable hardwood handle. The
Get a handle on fret work! 6" length is for general use, and the
3" length is for spot leveling.
#0861 Fret leveler, 3" .............. $39.31
#0862 Fret leveler, 6" .............. $43.41
#0864 Fingerboard leveler, 6" $43.41
#0860 Set of 3 $118.56 Save $7.57
Learn fretwork from a pro
Dan Erlewine DVDs
Snapfile Leveling System
Fret Basics Dressing and
Our all-purpose fret/fingerboard leveler features interchangeable
files: one tool does the work of four. We gave the handle a hefty
weight, to work more efficiently with less chatter. Made of anodized aluminum for lifetime durability, it’s shaped to fit either hand.
Strong magnets are embedded in the recessed bottom: files snap
in and snap out, fast and easy. Saves space in your tool drawer.
refretting using basic tools.
#5611 $52.45
Advanced Fretting Vol. 1
Dan is the
world’s best known
guitar repair expert.
More Dan Erlewine
DVDs on page 96.
In-depth acoustic and electric refretting techniques.
#5612 $52.45
Advanced Fretting Vol. 2
Tips & techniques from expert luthiers.
#5613 $52.45
#5614 All 3 DVDs $157.34
SAVE $0.00
Unique 4-in-1 tool with magnets for fast file swaps
#2251 Magnetic handle only ....$47.04
#2252 Diamond leveling file.....$55.44
#2253 Standard leveling file .....$32.76
#2254 Razor leveling file...........$43.21
#2255 Fret end beveling file .....$32.76
#2256 Complete $187.98 Save $23.23
at stewmac.com
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300-grit diamond-coated
file levels frets smoothly in
both directions.
Standard fret leveling file
features chatter-free
single-cut teeth.
Super-sharp chemicallymachined razor file levels
fingerboards and inlays.
Fret end beveling file with
90-degree teeth resists
sliding off the fretboard.
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Radius a fretboard quickly, accurately, and without guesswork. We make these
popular 2-3/4" wide hardwood sanding blocks for use with 220 through 400-grit
Stikit™ abrasives as fret levelers, and with 80 through 220-grit for shaping fingerboards. You can create compound radii by simply changing blocks as you progress
along the unfretted board. The 4" blocks are for spot leveling, and are also handy
as clamping cauls for gluing press-fit frets.
4" blocks $11.99 each
#0410 7-1/4" radius
#0404 9-1/2" radius
#0411 10" radius
#0414 11" radius
#0412 12" radius
#0407 14" radius
#0408 15" radius
#0413 16" radius
#0409 17" radius
#0402 20" radius
3M Stikit™ Gold Paper
Self-adhesive Abrasives
Sized for our radius-sanding tools
page 43
8" blocks $19.34 each
#0415 7-1/4" radius
#0405 9-1/2" radius
#0416 10" radius
#0406 11" radius
#0417 12" radius
#0419 14" radius
#0420 15" radius
#0418 16" radius
#0421 17" radius
#0403 20" radius
Essential sets Save on the 5 most
popular radii: 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 10", 12", 16"
“Fret Erasers
have become
my favorite fret
polishing tools.”
—Erick Coleman,
repairman & StewMac tech advisor
#0431 4" set $47.96 Save $11.99
#0430 8" set $77.36 Save $19.34
Fret Erasers™
An easy way to make frets shine
Diamond Fret Levelers
Each of these steel sharpening blocks has an industrial diamondcoated side that will put razor edges on your chisels and knives.
And best of all, they’re great for leveling frets. The cutting surfaces
are finer than our other diamond-coated fretting tools. They’ll
remain flat and won’t chip or crack. Each leveler is 6" x 2" x 1/4".
#5256 Extra-fine (1200 grit)
#5257 Fine (600 grit)
Each
#5258 Coarse (325 grit) $44.72
Dressing
#5259 All 3 grits
$128.79 Save $5.37
Fret Dressing Tools
Fret dressing files are traditional tools for rounding the fret tops after leveling. It
takes practice to master the technique. They can also be used to round the fret ends.
Fret End Dressing File
at stewmac.com
For rounding, shaping, and deburring
This file dresses the ends of the frets after
they’ve been installed, trimmed flush, and beveled. One thin edge is
ground “safe” to help protect the fretboard, and the other is rounded.
The cutting surfaces smooth the bevel on the end of the fret, and the
corners nip the burrs. The .062" x .125" x 6" file has 3" cutting surfaces.
#1175 $14.11
Flexible rubber blocks embedded with abrasive
grits. Incredibly handy—use them in sequence
as a final step on freshly-crowned frets, to erase
fine file marks and scratches. The grits are
color-coded for convenience. Frets gleam and
play buttery-smooth. Each long-lasting Fret
Eraser measures 2-1/2" x 3/4" x 3/8".
“I used to wrap sandpapers around rubber
blocks, but that got a little clumsy. Fret Erasers are simpler and faster. No more sandy grit
or sharp steel wool particles.” —Erick Coleman
#0475 220-grit (white)
#0477 400-grit (dark blue) at stewmac.com
#0467 800-grit (blue)
#0468 1200-grit (red)
#0469 2000-grit (green)
Each
#0470 4000-grit (gray)
$7.13
#0471 8000-grit (yellow)
#0472 Complete set of 7 $45.92
SAVE $3.99
Concave Fret End Files
Extra-versatile files for fret end shaping
A
B
C
3-corner Fret Dressing Files
at stewmac.com
Smooth corners protect the fretboard
Specially made for traditional fret crowning, and great for shaping the fret
ends too. The tapered cutting surfaces are 3" x 1/8" on the small fine-cut
file, and 5" x 1/4" on the medium-cut. Our large file has a versatile flattened triangular shape, with 4-5/8" x 1/2" and two 4-5/8" x 5/16" cutting
surfaces. All files have comfortable rubber-coated handles.
#1601 Small, 7-3/8" $25.07
#1602 Medium, 8".... $26.41
#1603 Large, 9" ........ $40.82
#1600 Set of 3 $86.76 Save $5.54
Fret Dressing Stick with Micro-Mesh® Belts
Sanding Belts
Interchangeable sanding belts make this 6-3/8" x 1/4" tool Packages of 5
versatile for dressing frets. The belt rotates for a fresh sanding
#1940 120-grit
surface. Great for spot-sanding drip marks in finishes too.
#1938 Fret Dressing Stick only $3.99
#1939 Fret Dressing Stick with 14 MicroMesh belts (2 of each grit) $36.78
®
#1941 240-grit
#1942 320-grit
#1943 400-grit
#1944 600-grit
#1945 800-grit
#1946 1200-grit
$8.70 pkg.
Concave
filing surface
A ‘Safe’ surface: flat and untoothed, to protect
the fingerboard when the side files are in use.
B Toothed sides: single-cut teeth file away metal
burrs and smooth the bevel on the fret ends.
C ‘Safe’ corners: smooth corners help protect the
fingerboard and the upper edges of bound necks.
Use these special tools after your frets are installed, trimmed flush to the sides of the neck,
and the ends beveled with a flat file. They go
an extra step beyond our Fret End Dressing
File (at left), adding a single-cut toothed
concave filing surface. This makes smoothing the fret ends and blending them into the
crown of the fret more efficient—a great fix
for fret ends that protrude in dry weather too.
7-7/8" long; 2-3/4" cutting length; comfortable
rubber-coated handles.
#1704 For medium frets (.080")
#1705 For wide frets (.120")
Each
$49.85
#1706 Set of both sizes $92.72 Save $6.98
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Tools
rowning
Fretting
Tools
Radius-sanding Blocks Radius fingerboards and level frets
Tools
Fretting
Tools
Leveling
Pressing
Our most popular
fret crowning files
Crowning
Dressing
Fret
Crowning Files
Fret crowning files remove the flat spots left after leveling, and restore the rounded
contours. Popular modern diamond-coated files allow smooth 2-way cutting.
Offset Diamond Fret Files
Dual edges and better clearance
Double-edge
Fret Files
For shaping any size fretwire
Each of these workhorse 7-3/8"
x 5/8" tool-steel files has two different 4" hollow-ground cutting
edges, for recrowning a variety of
fretwire sizes. The handle is rubbercoated for comfort.
#4490 For narrow & medium frets
#4491 For wide & jumbo frets
$42.40 each
#5053 150-grit file
Each
#5054 300-grit file $123.22
We gave these popular dual-edge steel fret files
a unique offset shape, for more comfortable fret
dressing and improved clearance for working on
the upper frets over a guitar body. Both full-length
concave filing grooves (one for narrow and medium fretwire, one for medium and wide wire) are
coated with micro industrial-diamond particles.
They round the fretwire more smoothly, in the
forward or backward stroke, and allow better
control than toothed fret files. 8-1/2" x 1" x 5/32".
Each file features a
full-length diamondcoated groove to
crown narrow and
medium fretwire, and
another for medium
and wide wire.
#5059 Both files ..... $234.12
Save $12.32
Diamond Double-edge Fret Files
Smooth, no-chatter 2-way cutting action
Used in busy repair shops worldwide. Each file has
two different 4" concave cutting edges. The edges
are electro-coated with micro industrial diamonds.
These super-tough abrasive surfaces round the frets
more smoothly than toothed files, for cleaner filing
without chatter marks. Each file is 7-3/8" x 5/8" and
a comfortable rubber-coated handle. 300-grit.
Versatile
‘no-chatter’
files for
crowning frets
Each file has
two cutting
edges.
#5075 For narrow & medium frets
#5076 For wide & jumbo frets
$93.19 each
#5052 Both files ............ $175.20
Save $11.18
Three-in-one Fret File
Dual-grit Diamond Fret Files
Our unique dual-grit diamond files feature 150
and 300-grit industrial diamond-coated concave
cutting surfaces for recrowning frets. It’s easy to
switch grits: unsnap the file from the handle,
turn the file around, and snap it in again. The
bent shape gives extra clearance over the guitar
body for shaping the higher frets.
Diamond-coated cutting surfaces
work on the forward and backward stroke without chattering,
to give you better control for
smoothly rounding the tops
of the frets. The shape of
the handle and 5-1/2"
overall length
Cross-sections
make the tool
comfortable
to hold.
3 models: for narrow,
medium or wide frets
Each model is dual-grit: Reverse the file in the
handle to switch from 150 to 300-grit surfaces
#4454 Narrow
#4455 Medium
#4456 Wide
$75.99 each
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3 interchangeable concave burrs
Here’s a versatile wooden-handled file featuring three
interchangeable 1-7/8" concave burrs for recrowning
frets. The 4-1/2" steel shank is angled for efficiency
and for clearance over a guitar body. It’s useful for a
wide range of fret widths, from basses and guitars to
small mandolin wire.
Replacement burrs
#0685 File with 3 burrs
$53.48
#0679-N Narrow, 3/32"
#0679-M Medium, 1/8"
#0679-W Wide, 3/16"
$15.23 each
Fingerboard Guards
Protect your fingerboard while working on frets
A simple idea for a clean professional job! These handy stainless
steel guards protect your fingerboard for fret filing or polishing.
The guitar set has two guards each for narrow, medium and wide
frets. The bass set includes two guards each for medium and wide
frets. Convenient notches let you use a rubber band to hold a
guard in place for hands-free work (rubber bands included).
#3744 Set of 6 for guitar, .010" x 3-1/8" x 5/8" $11.86
#3745 Set of 4 for bass, .010" x 3-1/2" x 7/8" $13.96
Quarter-round Fret File
Shapes frets from the sides
Each edge of this tool has a quarter-round concave filing surface. It shapes the frets from the sides, and rounds the fret ends.
Smooth corners and faces help prevent fretboard marring.
The filing surfaces are 4-1/2" long and extend approximately
.080" above the fretboard. The file is 3/8" wide, with a turned
hardwood handle and brass ferrule.
#4089 $52.18
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Tap-Ease™
Lubricant
Extend the life
of your files!
page 4
Fretting
Tools
FretBender
at stewmac.com
If you bend 21 frets by hand,
at a reasonable 45 seconds
each, that’s 16 minutes.
This tool will perfectly
radius three 24" lengths in
16 seconds! —Dan Erlewine
Behold one of the most
appreciated tools in busy
guitar shops! The FretBender eliminates tedious
hand-bending of fretwire for radiused fretboards.
Simply insert your inverted wire, turn the crank,
and the wire emerges with a constant curvature.
Smoothly radiused frets make your work faster,
more accurate, and more
Locking thumbwheel
consistent. The sturdy adjusts the bend radius
aluminum column can
be bolted to your workbench, and the groove in
the smooth-turning steel
guide roller accepts large
or small fretwire tangs.
Your wire advances on
two precision ball-bearing rollers, with easy adjustment for any radius.
Undercuts fretwire,
fast and easy
at stewmac.com
Fret Tang
Nipper
Fret Cutter
The best tool
for trimming
the ends off
fretwire
Make no mistake: our custom-made steel cutter
has features just for luthiers, and you won’t find
them on nippers at the megamart. The 1"-wide
jaws are specially hardened for fret work, and are
profiled and flush-ground to cut the wire close to
the fretboard. They cut cleanly without pulling the
wire, so less filing will be needed. Longer rubbercoated handles allow better access to the frets over
a guitar body too. 8" length.
#0619 $30.43
Money-saving combo for advanced fret work.
#4901 $149.62 SAVE $13.01
Fret Crimper
Fretting Hammer
Our dual-face hammer is widely used in repair
shops. The well-balanced head has two replaceable 7/8" striking surfaces: a low-dent plastic flat
face, and a brass convex face radiused for fretwork.
9-1/2" hardwood handle.
#4895 $26.03
Replacement
hammer faces
#4896 Plastic $2.36
#4897 Brass $10.75
#4900 $83.93
Fret Barber
Deadblow
Fretting
Hammer
at stewmac.com
Reduces fret springback
Fewer chips,
cleaner refrets,
less work.
These unique pliers are based
on a technique developed
by repairman Frank Ford.
Hardened steel jaws press
slight scallops into a
fret tang to fit an
oversize slot.
Simply vary the
pressure as needed.
The tool is 7" long,
with 13/32"-wide jaws
and comfortable rubber- Crimps the tang to
coated handles.
fit oversize fret slots
at stewmac.com
#1696 $46.70
Fret Puller & Chip Stoppers, page 14
#1604 For narrow wire (.053-.080" wide)
#1626 For medium wire (.075-.095" wide) Each
$64.93
#1649 For wide wire (.100-.120" wide)
Fret Tang Resizing Tool Set
Our thanks to Randy Stockwell, who inspired this tool.
The shape of a fret tang is custom-ground into
these sturdy professional pliers, to firmly grip a fret
for “old school” bending. The smooth 3/8"-wide
jaws won’t mar the wire. FretBender users find
this tool handy for adding an extra overbend to
occasional stubborn fret ends, and for straightening
a twisted fret tang. 7" overall length, with rubbercovered handles.
Bill Collings (of Collings
Guitars) inspired this
clever tool for undercutting
fretwire to fit over neck bindings.
It speeds fret jobs on bound necks,
and helps save the lacquer finish
at the edges of unbound fretboards.
Insert the fretwire to the desired
depth in the guide notch, squeeze
the handle, and the wire is quickly
and cleanly undercut—no bending
or crimping. Luthiers love this tool!
Using stainless steel fretwire? With the exception of our Fret Tang Nipper, we’ve found all
of our fretting tools can be used with stainless steel fretwire without premature wear.
#0350 $131.20
Fret Bending Pliers
Tools
Perfectly radiused
fretwire, in seconds
We fitted this durable hammer with a
machined brass convex face just for fretting. The
shock-absorbing shot-filled head doesn’t bounce
like a regular hammer. It transfers more energy
directly to the fret to seat it more firmly, with fewer
blows and less springback. 9-1/2" length; 13/16"
striking surface. Steel-reinforced handle.
#1296 $27.03
Dan Erlewine
designed this
ingenious tool.
It removes some
(or all) of the fret tang
barbs, to control fret compression and relieve neck
backbow. Pull the tang
between the adjustable file
jaws as needed for the
desired fit. Instructions
and gauged shims
are included.
Trims fret barbs
#4363 $78.70
at stewmac.com
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Fretting
Tools
Fretwork without guesswork
Determine fret spacings and
layout fretboards accurately
Redesigned and
improved!
Erlewine Neck Jig
The revolutionary string tension
simulator is more versatile
than ever!
Fret Scale Rules
12 popular scales on 3 rules
Order the Neck Jig
with our ShopStand
and Angle Vise as
shown here and
SAVE. See page 20.
#5399
$486.68
at stewmac.com
#0800 For Gibson® guitars
24.562" Gibson® (24-9/16")
24.625" Gibson® (24-5/8")
24.750" Gibson® (24-3/4")
25.300" Gibson® long
Gibson® has historically referred to
all three shorter scales as 24-3/4".
For more details, visit
stewmac.com/fretscales
New design in rigid aluminum. We’ve refined and
improved the Erlewine Neck Jig! Aluminum beam construction assures stability and reduces flex, so measurements of neck
deflection are even more precise.
Adjusts for any fretted instrument. All components
now feature adjustable positioning. You can jig guitars, basses,
banjos, mandolins and more. Asymmetrical bodies too.
A revolution in fretwork. Dan Erlewine developed
the Neck Jig from a breakthrough idea: simulate string tension
when the strings are removed. Fret and fingerboard work performed within playing parameters produces the most accurate
results. The Jig has become a valuable asset in pro repair shops.
Its dial indicators, peghead tensioner and peghead jack help
you reproduce normal string tension precisely. Mount the Jig
on our ShopStand and Angle Vise, and you can even tilt it to
compensate for the effects of gravity in the playing position!
Accurate 22" x 1-1/4" x .030"
rules made of durable stainless
steel. Precisely etched, easy-toread markings on both sides.
#0801 For Fender/PRS/classical
25.5" Fender • 25" PRS/Dobro®/
National • 650mm classical
660mm classical
The Erlewine Neck Jig includes:
Band clamps to secure the instrument
Dial indicators to measure neck position
Height-adjustable jig rods • Swivel-top
instrument levelers • Peghead tensioner
and jack • Wooden body support slats
Eyebolt for wall storage • Instructions
#0802 For Martin/mandolin/banjo
24.90" Martin short • 25.34" Martin long
13-7/8" mandolin • 26-3/16" banjo
Martin “long” scale is commonly referred to
$31.45 each
as 25.4" but measures 25.34".
Labor saver!
Fret Slotting
Table Saw Blade
Fret Puller
A special tool just for pulling, not cutting, frets. Its
spring-loaded flush-ground
1/2" steel jaws are small
enough for a better bite.
It helps reduce wood chipout, and the jaw contours
do a much better job of getting under frets and lifting
them than wider cutters.
Comfortable rubber-coated
handles. #1637 $27.77
Teflon® Fret Dam
Cleaner refret jobs
Trim it to
the size you
need…
It’s hard to avoid a few
fingerboard chips when
pulling out old frets. A
strip of this .020" nonAdd glue to
stick Teflon® in the fret
wood dust
slot will help keep your
to fill the chips;
epoxy or super glue
sand flat later
out of the slot as you
replace or fill the chips.
It pulls out easily when the glue is dry. You’ll do a
cleaner job, save work, and make refretting easier.
The .020" x 6" x 6" sheet can be trimmed with
scissors to the reusable sizes you need.
Teflon® is a registered
trademark of DuPont.
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Each
Each, 3+
#0487 $5.23 $4.45
#0806 All 3 rules $74.73
Save $9.24
Fewer chips,
cleaner refrets,
less work.
Slot fretboards quickly, cleanly and precisely, right
on your own table saw. 6"-diameter 100-tooth highspeed steel blade we use here in our shops. The outer
edge of the .060" blade is specially hollow-ground
to cut .023"-wide slots for our fretwire.
#1557 $111.25
Chip Stoppers
Use with our Fret Puller to minimize chip-out on
your fingerboards. They’re a clever solution from
Don MacRostie here at StewMac, and a big hit
in our shops. Here’s how they work: heat the fret
with a soldering iron to soften any glue. Use the
Fret Puller jaws to partially lift the fret end. Slide
a Chip Stopper into place; the .033" x 3" slot fits
around the fret tang. Now walk the Puller down
the length of the fret, lifting it while the jaws hold
down the Chip Stopper to protect the wood. The
.010" and .020" Chip Stopper thicknesses work for
a variety of fret sizes; if a second pass is needed,
simply stack them.
#1158 Set of 2$10.45
at stewmac.com
Be sure your fretwire will fit!
Fret Slot Depth Gauge
Dan Erlewine developed this handy gauge to
quickly compare the wire to the slot. Hold the flat
edge against the fret tang, note the height of the
tang against the reference lines, fit the appropriate
curved edge into the slot, and compare the lines
again. Machined from durable .018" stainless steel,
the gauge fits any fret slot. Great for refret jobs (fits
bound fingerboards), for setting the depth stop on
our fret slotting saw (page 15), and for setting
the cutting height of our table saw blade (above).
The edges work with all popular radiused and flat
fretboards.
#5435 $5.20
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Fret Slotting
Miter Box
Shown with StewMac Fret Scale
Template, sold separately (below)
Adjustable
Fret Slotting Saw
“You won’t believe how
smoothly this system works.”
—Don MacRostie, StewMac R&D
The simplest way
to cut perfect fret slots
Smooth and efficient—
a great fret slotting solution for small shops. We’ve
added ball-bearing guides to make sawing impressively fast and easy, with no binding or jamming.
Quickly slot any fingerboard up to 2-7/8" wide, with
adjustable depth of cut for any fretwire. The guides
hold the saw perpendicular to the board, and can
be adjusted to match your saw blade precisely. You
always have a clear view of your work too. Made of
sturdy aluminum, the tool has convenient mounting holes for firm attachment to your workbench.
NEW! Helping-hand thumbwheels hold the
fingerboard, leaving your hands free for sawing.
Saw precise fret scales
without measuring.
Your blade glides between
adjustable ball-bearing
guides. No binding and no
jamming. Smooth as glass.
#2230 Miter box only ..................... $196.13
#5319 Acrylic depth stop only, for
using the saw without the miter box $8.16
#2231 Miter box and #5744
fret saw (at right) $228.20 Save $12.01
#2232 Miter box and #5755 Japanese
fret saw (at right) $227.61 Save $11.98
Clean or deepen old
fret slots
Refret Saws
at stewmac.com
Blade thickness
#3604 .015"
Each
#3602 .020" $19.37
#3605 .025"
StewMac Fret Scale Templates
Accurate fret
slots without
guesswork
Durable
stainless steel
Use with our fret slotting miter box or your table
saw. Each .075" stainless steel template has notches
for two different fret scales, and an index pin for
your table saw fence (a pin is preinstalled in our
miter box). Attach a template to the back of the
fingerboard, and saw the slots with the template
side up.
#4914 Gibson® 24.625" and 24.75"*
#4917 Gibson® 24.563" and 25.3"*
#4915 Martin 24.9" and 25.34"**
#4916 Fender 25.5" (with fretboard cut-off
and nut positions) and Paul Reed Smith®/
Dobro®/Danelectro® 25"
#4918 Bass 34" and 35"
#4911 Baritone guitar 28.5" and 30.2"
#4912 Bass 30" and 30.5"
#4919 Classical guitar 650mm and 660mm
#4920 Banjo 26-3/16" and mandolin 13-7/8"
#4909 Uke: 15" concert and 13-3/4" soprano
#4910 Uke: 17-3/32" tenor and 20-1/8" baritone
*Gibson® has historically referred to all three shorter scales
as 24-3/4". Details at stewmac.com/fretscales
**Martin Dreadnought scale is commonly referred to as
25.4" but measures 25.34".
$42.89 Each
Fret Slot
Cleaning Tool
Designed by Dan Erlewine, each of these woodenhandled saws has two 3/8" blades. One cuts on
the pull stroke, the other is push-cut. The three
saws have different blade thicknesses. Use them
in sequence to loosen packed wood dust and old
glue for better fret seating, or to deepen shallow
slots. They’re better for these jobs than a fret saw,
which won’t work on a bound fretboard and can
widen the slots on a radiused board.
#3611 Set of 3 $48.81
Save $9.30
Tools
StewMac
An indexing pin in the
side of the miter box
is for use with our Fret
Scale Templates (right).
They enable fast, easy
and accurate fret slotting for common scales.
No guesswork.They’re
tremendous time-savers.
Fretting
Tools
at stewmac.com
A superior tool for scraping away
wood chips and old glue from
fret slots, for better fret seating.
5-1/2" long, with a comfortable
handle and metal collet. The
replaceable hooked .019"-thin
square-edged chisel easily gets
into the corners of the slots on
bound fretboards.
#4870 With 2 chisels ..... $16.28
at stewmac.com #4871 Replacement chisel $0.99
Fret Slot Cleaning Tool Set
Includes: Fret Slot Cleaning Tool and the .020"
Refret Saw.
#3603 $31.73
Save $3.92
Adjustable cutting depth
Pull-cut teeth for smooth sawing
Our fret saw features a clear acrylic
depth stop that slides up or down to
precisely set any fret slot depth (it’s
removable for cutting off the ends of
fingerboard blanks). This saw has a
brass spine and a
traditional turned
wooden handle
with ferrule. The
high quality corrosion-resistant 10"
Sheffield steel blade has .023" cutting width,
to match our fretwire. It cuts on the pull stroke
to reduce blade flex in harder fingerboards, for
smoother cutting and less jamming than a
standard backsaw. 1-3/4" blade depth.
#5745 Adjustable saw ............$52.24
#5744 Non-adjustable model $44.08
Japanese Fret Saw
Teeth
Our most efficient handsaw for fret slots
The craftsmanship and efficiency of traditional
Japanese woodworking saws are legendary. Here’s
a handmade example for cutting fret slots. It’s our
smoothest handsaw for fretwork, and it cuts fast.
The .023" kerf matches our fretwire. Extremely
sharp pull-stroke teeth greatly reduce blade flex
and jamming. The adjustable clear acrylic depth
stop slides up and down for precise control of the
fret slot depth, and is removable for cutting off the
ends of a fingerboard blank.
Overall length: 19-3/4"
Cutting length: 9-3/4"
Blade depth: 1-3/4"
Traditional bamboo handle
Rigid nickel-plated steel spine
#5756 ........... $51.62
#5755 Non-adjustable
model $43.46
Japanese Fret Slot
Cleaning Saw
High quality .020" alloy steel
blades get into fret slots to loosen old glue and
wood chips. The convenient angle lets you work
right up to the edge of fretboard bindings. 5-1/8"
traditional bamboo handle; time-saving 9/16"
pull-cut and 1/2" push-cut edges. #3615 $33.55
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Wide markings
for checking
slot depth
3" rule, with first inch in thousandths
String Action
Gauge
“This gauge measures in ways
that regular rulers can’t.”
—Dan Erlewine
at stewmac.com
Guitar tech favorite
String Action Gauge
Right and left-hand scales
Fraction/decimal/millimeter
in 64ths for nuts, saddles
Measures string height • nut height
conversions in 64ths
and pickup polepieces
saddle height • saddle slot depth • fret slot
Progressive string height scale in .010" increments
depth on unbound fretboards • polepiece height
Dan Erlewine and Don MacRostie designed this unique pocket-size gauge for quick,
precise setup measurements. Made of durable etched stainless steel, it features a
progressive string height scale: just slide it across the frets and read the measurement
under the string. It’s faster to use than any ruler, and stays parallel to the fingerboard.
Much easier than trying to hold a ruler perpendicular to a rounded fret. The back of
the gauge displays a handy time-saving fractional/decimal/metric conversion chart.
Precision
Straightedge
Notched Straightedge
Understring
Radius Gauges
We’re often asked to recommend “must-have”
tools for setting up guitars. So we’ve made it
easy: the Basic Setup Kit features our most
popular setup tools. Free instructions from
our veteran guitar technicians are included to
help you get your instrument playing its best.
You’ll save money too. These are the same accurate, high quality rugged steel setup tools
that professional repair shops depend on.
#3910 Complete $105.25 Save $4.39
#3910-M With Metric String Action Gauge
$105.25 Save $4.39
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#3813 Fits 34" (Fender)
and 35" scale basses.
22-5/8" long.
#3812 Fits 30 to 30-1/2"
scale basses, and 28" to
30.2" scale baritone
guitars. 19" long.
One edge works for Gibson® long
scale, plus Fender and Martin
fretboards. The other edge fits
Gibson’s 24-3/4" scale, plus 25"
Paul Reed Smith and Dobro® scale.
16-1/2" long.
#3814 $90.11
Precision
Straightedges
Check neck relief
Evaluate truss
rod adjustments
Setup shop tools
StewMac straightedges feature a narrow beveled edge that allows easy and accurate viewing of the
gap between the edge and the surface being evaluated. Made of durable stainless steel, with a satin
finish for easy marking with a pencil, each straightedge is precision-machined for accuracy to ±.0015"
per foot. Four versatile lengths work for any fretted instrument. These are also ideal for laying out
projects on wood or paper, and for setting up table saws, jointers and other shop equipment.
12"
18"
#3849
#3850
#3799
#3800
36"
24"
#3850 is part of our
Basic Setup Kit, at left
12"
18"
24"
36"
$42.92
$58.76
$75.64
$132.12
StewMac Machinist-Grade Precision Steel Rules
Satin chrome steel with sharp black etchings that read well even in poor light. Accepts pencil
marks nicely too. Extra time-saving features for luthiers make these essential tools even handier.
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StewMac Shop Rule
Includes a centering rule
to quickly find the center
of a neck or bridge saddle,
and vertical end scales for
measuring saddle heights and
pickup polepieces.
#4905 Inches
$19.16 each
#4905-M Metric
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$21.47 each
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Square up parts, lay out string spreads, and
accurately set up tools. 1/32"-increments
on one side, millimeters on the other. The
notched inside corner fits against corners
snugly, with no wobble. Lies flush on
guitar tops. Small vertical rulers are useful
for measuring the height of saddles, nuts,
and pickups.
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StewMac Luthier’s Square
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Our Fret Rocker
pinpoints a high
fret that’s causing
string buzz, and
checks the final height after you’ve redressed or
replaced the fret. Four different straight edges
span three frets and “rock” to indicate uneven
heights. It’s a valuable diagnostic tool, before
and after partial refretting and recrowning jobs.
Machined for accuracy to .0015" per foot, the 4",
3", 2" and 1-5/16" edges are versatile for any fretted
instrument. Made of heat-treated stainless steel for
durability and scratch resistance. #3770 $27.75
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4-in-1 mini
straightedge
16
‘Reads’ the
fretboard
instead of
the frets
Pinpoints
high frets
Fret Rocker
For basses $92.65 each
For guitars
20
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Don MacRostie developed these special straightedges for
evaluating the flatness of problem fretboards. They let you read
the fretboard instead of the frets—important when the frets are
uneven. Each stainless steel .118" x 1-1/2" tool is satin-finished
for easy marking with a pencil, and is designed for accuracy to
±.0015" per foot.
Basic Setup Kit
String Action Gauge The fastest way to check
the height of strings, nuts, saddles and pickup
polepieces (more details at right).
18" Precision Straightedge Use it to check
neck relief and to evaluate truss rod adjustments
(read more at right). Fanatically accurate!
Understring Radius Gauges Great for matching bridge saddle heights to fretboard curvature,
for easy playability. Set of 9 (details on page 17).
*Progressive string
height scale in
.25mm increments.
8
4
Make any guitar
play better
#0670 Inches
#0670-M Metric*
$19.90 each
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Tools
Fretting &
Setup Tools
Slim
profile
Find your fretboard radius
and set your saddles to match
at stewmac.com
Each of these unique gauges has an accurately
radiused arc on the top and bottom surfaces,
and fits easily under the strings. Use the
bottom curvature to determine your
fretboard radius, and the matching
top curvature as a guide to setting
bridge saddle heights for best playExtra-wide
ability. These gauges are handy for matching
pickup polepiece heights to the arc of the strings too.
Precision laser-cut from .050" stainless steel, the set of nine
gauges includes 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 10", 12", 14", 15", 16", 17" and 20" radii.
The standard set works for guitar/bass string spreads up to 2-5/8" wide.
Extra-wide Set Covers string spreads up to 3-3/4"—enough for
4-string, 5-string, and many 6-string basses. They’ll also handle
7-string, and 8-string guitars.
#0353 Standard, set of 9 $30.98
#0359 Extra-wide, set of 9 $43.00
It’s easy to see
a nonmatching
radius
…and a radius
that matches
All our radius gauges have a
matte finish and the optimum
thickness to let you see the
gap between the gauge and
the fingerboard clearly.
Save
$100.43
Ready
for business!
Our 3 most popular tool sets, combined
Ready to make your own repair shop a reality?
We’re ready to help you get a good head start.
We’ve combined our three most popular guitar
setup and repair tool sets, and included our Fret
Work book and luthier’s digital caliper. These are
the same pro tools we supply to lutherie schools.
They’re designed by luthiers and used everyday in
shops that depend on durable, innovative tools
for a livelihood. Good tools that quickly pay for
themselves and help you grow your business.
#4942 Complete set
Each
#4942-M Metric set* $569.12
*Includes metric String Action Gauge
Fretboard profiling • Bridge setups • Polepiece heights
“A necessity for fret work or setup work.”
—Dan Erlewine
Essential fretting tools
(details on page 10)
Guitar Shop Starter Set
Radius Gauges
8 standard radii • Durable stainless steel
Tools
Understring Radius Gauges
Radius gauges are a must-have for determining a fingerboard’s
radius, maintaining its profile for fret work, and for shaping a
compound-radius fretboard. They’re also handy for shaping an
acoustic guitar bridge saddle, and for adjusting electric guitar
bridge saddle heights to match the curvature of the fretboard. A
set of two, with precision laser-cut 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 10", 12", 14", 15",
16" and 20" radii, our radius gauges have become standard measuring devices in pro repair shops. They’ll work for fingerboards
up to 3-1/4" wide. Each is made of durable .015" matte-finished
stainless steel, to give you a good view of the fingerboard against
the gauge for an accurate reading.
#5432 Set of 2 $24.10
Fret Work book
and luthier’s digital
caliper included
Essential Nut
Making Tools
(details on
page 4)
Notched Radius Gauges
Check radii without string removal
Notched to fit a variety of string spacings,
so you can check a fretboard’s radius
near the instrument’s body or the nut
without string removal. Very handy for
compound radius fretboards. Laser-cut .015"
stainless steel. Set of four with the same radii
as our #5432 set. #5433 Set of 4 $49.61
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Notched/Unnotched Radius Gauges Order both sets and Save $4.42 #5434 $69.29
Extractor and plug
cutter for damaged
guitar screws
Basic Setup Tools
(details on page 16)
NEW
Screw Removal Pliers
Stripped out screw head? No problem!
Guitar
Screw
Rescue Kit
At last, a solution sized specifically for stripped or
broken screws encountered in guitar repair work.
Our tubular screw extractor works with your drill:
hardened teeth bore around a broken screw to capture and remove it. Use the plug cutter in your drill
to make a 3/16"-diameter wooden plug to fill the
hole made by the extractor. For stripped screw holes,
a 3/16" drill bit is included to match your plugs. This
kit is a StewMac exclusive: you won’t find a similar
tool set in this small size anywhere else.
Tuner screw Bore around
is broken off! the screw…
Complete kit
Screw extractor
Plug cutter
3/16" drill bit
Acrylic alignment guide
Instructions
#1709 $69.00
Extract the
screw…
Cut a plug
to match…
Glue and trim
the plug…
Drill a new
screw hole.
Removing stripped out screws is always a pain.
These pliers are specially designed to grip and
remove screws with stripped or damaged
heads. Comfortably grips screw heads up to
1/2" in diameter. High quality machined
tool steel with comfortable molded
handles and smooth action.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
#1644
$29.95
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Tools
Tools
String
Spreaders
When you simply
need to get the strings
out of the way to work
on a nut or fingerboard, try these handy spreaders.
They’re a lot faster than restringing! Each curved
brass spreader fits behind the neck to hold the
loosened strings. Finish-friendly rubberized coating
protects the neck. 3-3/8" long, set of 2.
Measure precise
neck relief in actual
playing position
Thanks to repairman Dave
Lynch for refining this tool.
Neck
Relief Gauge
Set, 3+
Tune-o-Medic Tool Set
Adjust fretboard straightness quickly and
precisely with our Neck Relief Gauge. It measures
the amount of variation from flatness, taking the
guesswork out of adding or subtracting neck relief
as you adjust the truss rod. It works in the playing
position too. Now you can establish standards for
individual instruments, string gauges and playing
styles. Designed by Don MacRostie, the gauge is
made of 12" machined aluminum for stability, with
dial accuracy to .001". The feet rest on the frets,
so results won’t be skewed by
a worn fingerboard.
#2004 $110.43
Order the Neck Relief Gauge
with our Nut Slotting Gauge
for ultimate precision setups!
Nut Slotting Gauge
on page 6
#2005 Set $173.37
Save $9.12
Low Tack
Protective Tape
Makes installing, adjusting, and replacing
Tune-o-matic guitar bridges and ‘stop’ tailpieces faster and easier!
#4560 Complete Set $97.33
Save $10.81
Dan Erlewine’s choice in low tack tape
In his writings and Trade Secrets, Dan Erlewine
often mentions “sign painter’s tape” for protecting
guitars while working. Here it is: the wide, lowtack tape Dan uses in his shop. Use the 3" wide
tape to mask large areas during fretwork, finishing
or repairs. This is what we use on vintage guitars
with worn, checked, or otherwise delicate finishes.
Choose the 1" tape for masking fretboards or small
areas during finish touchups. This tape has just a
little more bite to stay put. The extra-wide inner
spool keeps the tape edges from touching your
bench, so they won’t pick up dirt and filings. Each
roll is 100 yards (91.44 meters) long.
#1682 1" wide, low tack ..............$5.80
#1683 3" wide, extra low tack $17.26
Tune-o-Medic
Bridge Jack
The Bridge Jack lets
you raise a Tune-omatic bridge to
adjust the height
thumbwheels,
without loosening the strings and
without marring
the wheels. Made of strong
stainless steel, with self-adhesive felt
pads to help protect the guitar top.
#4557 Tune-o-Medic Bridge jack $42.07
#4557-F Replacement pad ...............$2.15
Neck Set Gauge for acoustic flattop guitars
Tune-o-Medic
Finds the correct neck angle and bridge height without guesswork
Guitarmaker Bryan Galloup suggested this unique
device that brings precision to complicated neck
setting. It attaches to our #3799 straightedge, and
helps determine the amount of wood to remove
from the neck heel for proper neck angle and best
playability. Accurate to .001", it can also indicate the
best pre-saddle height for a new bridge. Instructions
and a mathematical formula for neck heel trimming
are included.
#5249 $55.55
#5247 with #3799 straightedge
$118.07 Save $13.12
Top Deflection
Gauge
Stop Tailpiece
Wrench
The gauge indicates the exact
distance between the plane
of the fret tops and the top of
the soundboard, the ideal presaddle bridge height.
It also measures the distance
between the plane of the fret
tops and the top of the bridge.
Apply this distance to the formula in the instructions, and
calculate the exact amount of
wood to remove from the neck
heel for a precise neck angle.
This dial-indicator gauge measures the distance a soundboard has
lowered after unstringing. It’s critical to compensate for this distance
when resetting a neck or routing a bridge saddle slot. Accurate to .001",
the gauge helps you avoid costly trial and error.
The 14" aluminum beam can be adapted to a variety of soundboard widths. Instructions included.
#5253 $78.70
More accurate bridge work. Using the gauge and a brace
jack to simulate string tension, you can contour the bottom of
a new bridge to more closely match the soundboard. After you
rout the saddle slot, the saddle will fit better: important for good
tone and critical for an undersaddle pickup.
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Set
#4802 $11.32 $10.07
Reset a neck without guesswork. Record a measure-
ment at the bridge with the strings installed. Use a brace jack
(page 22) inside the guitar to restore the bridge to original
height after the strings are removed.
This custom wrench stays
centered on a standard
1/2"-diameter tailpiece stud,
to help protect the plating
and the guitar top. The
screwdriver tip recessed
into the socket fits the stud
snugly. Made of tool steel
with durable plastic handle.
#4618 $38.38
Our thanks to guitar techs Paul
Verticchio and Jerry Barnstable
for suggesting this handy tool.
Tune-o-Medic
Post Tool
Remove, install or straighten Tune-o-matic threaded
bridge posts. Brass inserts
(6-32 thread for Gibson,®
and M4 x.75 thread for
imports) snap into the
handle. Thread the tool
onto the post, tighten
the bridge wheel against
the tool, and hold the two
together to turn the post.
Includes drill bits for
#4559
new holes when needed. $27.69
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Be ready for any
truss rod job!
StewMac exclusive!
A drawer full of tools in the palm of your hand
Guitar Tech Screwdriver Set
Truss Rod Wrenches
Our high quality steel truss rod wrenches are
designed for busy repair shops. The length, comfortable rubberized handles, and range of sizes let
you perform neck adjustments more efficiently.
Pocket truss
rod wrenches
A set every guitar tinkerer will love and use
everyday in the shop and on tour. We’ve compiled essential bits specifically for guitar hardware, plus a 4-1/8" easy-grip handle with rotating cap for fingertip control. The interchangeable
bits snap easily into the magnetic shaft, and a handy
1-3/8" extender gives extra reach too. Entire set comes
in a durable latching hard case that organizes the bits
without spilling. Fits nicely in your tool box or guitar case.
You’ll be ready for practically any hardware on any guitar.
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36 bit set includes:
• 11 Allen bits • 11 flat-blade bits (including an extra 3mm)
• Exclusive Capture Bit for small screws
• 6 Phillips bits (including an extra #1) • 1/4" socket adapter
• Mini wire brush • Awl point • 4 hardened screw starters
Steel hex
wrenches with
1-1/8" “bullet”
socket that fits into
recessed access cavities.
Get a grip on
worn truss rod
nuts
#6104 For 1/4" nut
#6105 For 9/32" nut Each
#6106 For 5/16" nut $9.43
#6112 Set of all 3
wrenches $28.29
Gripper at stewmac.com
Truss Rod Wrenches
Worn-out Allen truss rod nut? These wrenches can
save the day. The 3/8"-long end tapers from slightly
undersize to oversize, for a snug fit to turn the nut.
12-1/2" with comfortable rubberized handles.
Allen ball end. These tools provide clearance under the guitar’s braces for adjusting the truss rod
through the soundhole. 4mm is for Hot Rod truss
rods. #6110 works for pre-August 2007 Martins;
#6114 is for Martins made afterward.
1/8" single-bend; 5-5/8" reach $9.98
1/8" triple-bend; 5-3/4" reach .. $9.98
5mm single-bend; 2" reach ...... $9.43
5mm single-bend; 4-1/2" reach $9.43
4mm triple-bend; 5-3/4" reach $9.98
Hex truss rod wrenches
Heavy-duty wrenches for hex truss
rod nuts. 10-3/4" length keeps your
knuckles safely away from the peghead.
#6101 For 1/4" nut
Each
#6102 For 9/32" nut
$10.99
#6103 For 5/16" (Gibson®) nut
Truss Rod
Rescue Kit
Broken truss rod?
Make it work again, without removing the fingerboard, removing and replacing the rod, regluing
the board, refinishing…or trashing the neck.
The problem: A truss
rod nut that’s crossthreaded, frozen, or
broken off. You can’t
adjust the neck.
Allen ball end can work at an angle
in recessed cavities. 12-1/2" length for peghead
clearance. #6107 1/8" #6115 3/16"
Each
#6108 5mm
#6107-G For 1/8" Allen nut
#6113-G For 4mm Allen nut Each
#6115-G For 3/16" Allen nut $10.99
#6108-G For 5mm Allen nut
The solution: Special
tools reach the space
around the damaged rod,
removing wood and
cutting threads so the
rod will work again.
Soundhole Gripper wrenches
4mm is for Hot Rods. #6110-G is for pre-August
2007 Martins; #6114-G and #6212-G are for later
Martins. Triple-bend wrenches provide clearance
under the guitar’s braces.
1 The cutter removes
wood around the
damaged rod, making
room for new threads.
#6209-G 1/8" single-bend; 5-5/8" reach ...$9.98
#6211-G 1/8" triple-bend; 5-3/4" reach....$9.98
#6110-G 5mm single-bend; 2" reach ........$9.43
#6114-G 5mm single-bend; 4-1/2" reach $9.43
#6212-G 4mm triple-bend; 5-3/4" reach ..$9.98
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Right-angle Gripper for Fender
2 The die cuts clean new
threads on the exposed
rod. The rod is ready for
the nut again.
1/8" Allen Gripper wrench with handle, for tuner
clearance on 6-in-line pegheads. 2" reach.
#6210-G $9.98
#6099 Complete set of 10 $90.41 Save $12.33
Allen truss rod wrenches
#6113 4mm
This tool will save
your neck!
Straight wrenches
Soundhole truss rod wrenches
#6209
#6211
#6110
#6114
#6212
#3000 Complete Set ............ $39.64
#3011 Extra Handle................$8.35
#3012 Extra Capture Bit ........$2.15
NEW #3013 Extra Mini Wire Brush $4.07
$10.99
Truss rod wrenches for Fender
#6111 fits a slotted truss rod nut
without marring it. 3/8" blade width;
10-3/4" overall. #6210 is 1/8" Allen
right-angle with handle, for tuner clearance on
6-in-line pegheads.
#6111 $10.99
#6210 $9.98
#6100 Complete set of 17 $148.74 Save $26.25
All the truss rod wrenches described above!
3 Add one of the metal
spacers provided, and
reinstall the nut. The
rod is rescued and ready
to work like new.
Truss Rod Crank
for Tele®
A handy
little steel wrench
for heel-adjustable
slotted truss rod nuts.
®
A vintage-style Tele requires only simple pickguard removal. Straight and diagonal ends let you
work without unstringing.
#6138 $6.25
Tele® is a registered trademark
of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
Fender neck
The kit fits 10/32-thread
rods in Gibsons® and
Fenders. A brass pilot
guides the cutter into a
Fender access hole.
#5680 Complete kit ........................$261.72
#5681 Extra spacers, set of 4 .............$15.23
The complete kit includes cutter, threading die,
pilot, wrench, 4 spacers and instructions.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Vises
We added guitar shop-friendly features
you won’t find in look-alike vises.
Tools
Each jaw rotates 360
degrees, with smooth
nylon-core adjustable
tension nuts
Guitar Repair Vise
Our versatile 32-pound steel vise is at work in guitar
shops around the world. Other vises may resemble
it, but they don’t have the same smooth jaw closure,
easy jaw rotation, and removable fast-crank handle.
Each sturdy wooden jaw is nearly an inch thick.
These 6"-capacity jaws feature protective urethane
faces, to grip small parts as easily as entire guitars.
The jaws rotate to hold the tapered sides of a guitar
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neck or body securely. The sturdy riser/support ring
can be installed below your bench for 8" vise height,
or above it for 9-3/4" height. A strong threaded rod NEW Fisch
with a beefy wing nut is supplied for mounting the vise Forstner Wave Cutter Bit
quickly and easily on any benchtop up to 4-1/2" thick. Clean-cutting, perfect sized bit
Non-slip
urethane
jaw faces
Handwheel with
removable fastcrank handle
#1813 Guitar Repair Vice ....................... $156.50
#5192 Bolt for mounting to ShopStand ......$7.42
Roller bearing for
smooth jaw closure
360-degree
swivel mounting
Erlewine
ShopStand
mounting our Guitar Repair Vise.
#4498 $30.85
StewMac Body Board
at stewmac.com
Versatile space-saving
workbench alternative
Raise your work to the height you really want. The ShopStand
adapts your jigs and vises to you, not the other way around.
Enjoy complete access to your work. The ShopStand is an
industrial-grade, rock-steady unit that bolts to your shop floor. It
rotates with ball-bearing smoothness to any position you need, and
locks in place easily. You can move completely around your work,
for easy access without time-consuming reclamping.
Reclaim extra space in your shop. Your workbench uses lots
of floor space; the ShopStand has a small footprint. You can
interchange jigs and vises, and store them on the wall.
For everything from a ukulele to a long-scale bass,
this is a great new way to work. You have a clear
view and comfortable access from all angles.
With the neck in the padded jaws of the guitar
vise, the body is firmly supported on the
felt-padded riser. The instrument is lifted up
away from tools or clutter on the workbench
while allowing you comfortable access from all
angles. The Body Board also swings out from under
your workbench whenever you need it, and
Turn a tiny patch of floor space tucks out of the way when you don’t.
into the hub of your workshop:
mount a Guitar Repair Vise on a
ShopStand with a Body Board.
#1814 $62.88
Double your
workspace!
#5390 ShopStand only $192.82
Base size 10" x 10". Floor bolts required.
360-degree
ball bearing
column
rotation
Adjusts
from
28" to 36"
height
Angle Vise
Add our Angle Vise to tilt your work. Mount jigs,
fixtures or work surfaces for practically unlimited
accessibility. The heavy-duty Angle Vise bolts to
the ShopStand and tilts your work from horizontal
to vertical, or any position between.
Add our Guitar Repair Vise to hold a neck or
body, and most other repair work. The vise has
360-degree sure-grip swiveling jaws, and its own
swivel mount. It includes a special adapter bolt and
nut when purchased with the ShopStand.
#5391 ShopStand and Guitar Repair Vise
$335.34 Save $21.40
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Brad point
o
Clean holes, no chip-out
Vise tilts from
-10 to 120
degrees
#1820 Angle Vise only $66.60
See the
revolutionary
Erlewine Neck Jig
on page 14
Fisch Brad
Point Drill Bit Sets
4" x 1-1/2"
jaws open
to 4"
Guitar Repair Vise
Jaws rotate
360
degrees
r
Brad point bits help eliminate chipStandard twist bit
ping on wood and finishes—a plus for cleanly
installing tuning machines, bridge studs, inlay
dots and more. Precision-machined Fisch
chrome vanadium steel bits are the most
accurate we’ve used. The ground brad point
helps prevent walking. For 3/8" drill chucks.
#0097 Fractional set of 7; includes 1/8",
3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2" ..... $27.45
#0098 Metric set of 8; includes 3mm, 4mm,
5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm $28.26
Peghole & Stud Bushing Bits
Vise
swivels
360
degrees
Stand
height
adjusts
The Neck Jig Workstation includes the ShopStand and Angle Vise. You can quickly and
securely tilt an instrument into the playing position. Your fretwork will be more accurate than
ever before, and you’ll have more room to work.
#5394 Neck Jig Workstation
$686.41 Save $59.69
Quality Fisch chrome vanadium steel
bits for chip-free holes. First choice for
clean results on finished surfaces. The
brad point helps keep the bit accurately
centered. For 3/8" drill chucks.
#4846 10mm peghole bit for modern
sealed tuners, including Gotoh, Schaller,
Grover, Schertler and Sperzel.
#4847 11mm bridge/tailpiece bit for
modern solidbody guitar mounting stud
bushings, including Gotoh, Wilkinson/Gotoh,
Schaller, TonePros and Hipshot. $7.21 Each
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Rear
Peghole Reamer
Counterbores the back of
a 5/16"-diameter peghole
to keep your bushing from
leaning under string pull.
Fits Grover, Schaller or
Gotoh sealed gear housing.
#2059 $18.74
Peghead
Tools
Tools
Tuner
Drill Jigs
Tuner Drill Jig
For Slotted Pegheads
Accurate pegholes
without a drill press
Hardened bushings set into sturdy aluminum
blocks keep your hand drill aligned for accurate
pegholes. The jig automatically maintains 35mm
(1-3/8") spacing for steel-string or classical guitar
string posts. It can be clamped on any peghead
from 1/2" to 1" thick. Use the supplied 13/32" bit
for classical tuners, or the supplied bushings and
“G” (.261") bit for steel-string. #3898 $183.28
Clamps not included.
Install tuner bushings without
risking your peghead’s finish
No-Chip Countersink
Pressing in tuner bushings can force the surrounding lacquer to lift and chip. StewMac has designed
the perfect solution; a reamer with two dozen tiny
cutters at a 45° angle. The angled lacquer cut
prevents chipping during bushing installation,
and also cleans up holes for mounting screws
and body bushings. No drill
needed, gently turn the bit
with your fingers. Made of
hardened steel. 1/4" shank,
0.6" diameter, 1.6" length.
#1695 $33.02
Give press-fit tuner bushings the right fit, with
these custom slow-speed reamers. Each has a
1/4"-diameter pilot and two 1" flutes that cut a
clean counterbore. The set of five includes sizes
for popular guitar and mandolin bushings. Counterbore diameters are listed below.
Important! Measure your bushings before ordering, or refer
to the spec drawings shown with the tuners in this catalog
or at stewmac.com.
Each
$18.11
#2066
#2061
#2062
#2063
#2065
.290"
.328"
.340"
.348"
.393"
#2060
All 5 sizes
$84.21
Save $6.34
When that little tuner
mounting screw breaks
off, you’ll wish you had
used the right size drill
bit! Here’s a versatile
7-piece mini bit set for
avoiding catastrophes when you’re installing tuners, pickguards, string trees, truss rod covers, and
more. Each bit is color-coded with a movable plastic depth stop (you don’t want to drill completely
through your peghead, do you?).
#1710
#1711
#1712
#1713
#1714
#1715
#1716
Diameter
Depth stop
color
1/16"/.063"
No.50/.070"
5/64"/.078"
No.44/.086"
3/32"/.094"
No.38/.101"
7/64"/.109"
Purple
White
Blue
Pink
Green
Yellow
Black
Our jigs guide your hand drill correctly for 1/4" pegholes, so your tuners will be accurately positioned
and spaced. They’re the solution to tuning problems caused by misalignment. Made of machined
steel for a lifetime of use and specially coated to
resist corrosion, each 3/4" x 3/4" jig
includes steel alignment pins
and instructions (clamps
not included). To enlarge the pegholes, or
to counterbore for bushings,
remove the jig after drilling and
use a bushing reamer (available at left).
String post spacing
#2070 For 3-on-plate tuners 1-3/8"
#2071 For 6-in-line tuners 15/16"
Depth-stop Mini Bits
Peghead Bushing
Reamers
No more
misaligned
pegholes!
Great for small
hardware!
$5.51 each
#1717 Complete
set of 7
$35.48 Save $3.09
Each
$32.54
$34.64
1/4" Drill Bit
A quality steel twist bit for use with the jigs above.
1/4" shank.
#4850 $5.72
Tuner Pin Drill Jig
Aligns your hand drill for
accurate tuning machine
mounting pin holes.
For Schaller tuners with
one or two pins, one-pin
Sperzels, and Fender locking
tuners. Use a No. 38 (.101")
drill bit.
#4857 $42.76
Tuner Pin Drill Jig for Waverly
For use with Waverly guitar and ukulele tuners.
Also 18:1 Grover Sta-Tites™. 1" hole spacing. Use
a 5/64" drill bit.
#4858 $43.21
1-step Peghole Drill Bit
For Grover, Schaller and Gotoh sealed tuners
Drill rear-counterbored pegholes for sealed tuners in one operation, and get
the job done in half the time: this custom combo bit can quickly pay for
itself in a busy shop. It’s 7.8mm-diameter (.307") for the threaded peghead
bushing, and 9.9mm (.390") for the gear housing, with a brad point for easy
centering. High speed steel.
#1693 $86.39
DON’T USE
A HAMMER!
Peghole Reamers
Tuner Bushing
Press
Install
bushing
Damage-free
tuner bushing
installation
and removal
#0460 $55.94
Instructions included.
Works with most major
guitar and mandolin
tuner brands.
Remove
bushing
Our special tool installs or removes press-fit tuner bushings without damage. It applies steady controlled pressure
to protect the peghead finish, for a clean job. Bushings
in counterbored pegholes can be removed cleanly too,
using the adjustable expanding pin that grips the bushing
bore. The tool includes a protective peghead caul, and a
see-through sleeve for bushing removal.
These are not mere hardware store reamers!
They’re high quality hollow-ground tools refined
for luthiers, specially semi-fluted, and with the
correct 2-degree taper to accurately fit tuning pegs.
The standard size is for guitars and 4/4 violins/
violas; the large is for cellos and guitars. Wooden
handle.
Taper
Cutting length
#0344 Standard .200" to .375" 5.63" $60.73
#0343 Large
.312" to .625" 7.88" $131.07
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Bridge pin hole reamer, page 30
Peg shaper tool, page 25
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Clamping
Tools
Tools
Double Cam Clamps
Faster, lighter, and easier to use than
all-metal clamps, a long-time favorite
for instrument assembly. Made of quality
hardwood and steel, with protective cork
linings. Traditional cam action: slide
the upper jaw into position, and flip the
offset wooden lever to tighten. The small
clamp has 5-1/2" depth; the large clamp
is 8-1/2" deep. Both open to 8-1/4". The
cam lever applies pressure at both sides of
the jaw for greater strength and stability.
The fixed jaw is tapered, for better clearance through soundholes—as described
in Irving Sloane’s book, Classic Guitar
Construction.
Soundhole Clamps
These clamps reach
where others can’t
Our soundhole clamps feature strong steel frames, light
weight, and slim profiles for
multiple clamping. The 7", 9"
and 11" models have a leveling
screw that supports the clamp’s
length and helps prevent soundboard bending. All clamps open to 1-7/8" and
have knurled thumbscrews, height-adjustable lower jaw screws for clearance
of soundboard braces, and jaw feet that swivel to conform to uneven surfaces.
Embedded
steel slug in
the lower jaw
for attaching
magnets
Each
Scissor Jack
Snap-on
for a bigger
footprint
#2010
#2011
#2012
#2013
Throat depth
Each
5" .......................$16.79
7" with leveler $20.83
9" with leveler $28.77
11" with leveler $32.30
Each, 3+
$13.60
$16.87
$23.30
$26.16
Each, 6+
$12.09
$15.00
$20.71
$23.26
Soundhole Clamp Cauls
Custom Delrin® cauls snap onto
the swiveling feet of our soundhole
clamps to give you a larger clamping footprint when you need it.
Available flat or grooved to fit over
guitar braces, each 3/8" x 7/8" caul includes a
#2014 Flat caul
$2.71
thick felt disk that can be glued on to help
#2015 Grooved caul $3.56
prevent wood dents.
#2016 Set of 4 (2 flat, 2 grooved) $10.66 Save $1.88
We recommend readily available Shoe Goo® adhesive for attaching felt to clamping cauls.
Ibex Bridge Clamp
A sturdy cast aluminum clamp with 1-1/2"
maximum opening and 6" throat depth,
for gluing a bridge or brace through a guitar
soundhole. Designed by pioneering luthier
Irving Sloane.
Each
Each, 3+
#0682 $38.15 $35.48
#3543 $23.00 Each
Our Scissor Jack holds braces, cleats or bridge
plates for gluing; aligns the sides of a crack; supports a fretboard over the body for installing frets,
and more. Strong and sturdy, it adjusts from 2-1/4"
to 4-3/4". Attach the 10-7/8" extension cable
and use it where your arm can’t reach. Powerful
positioning magnets are attached to glue-resistant
1-3/4" diameter cauls: they help you align the jack
with your own magnetembedded cauls, in versatile
ways that make your work
much easier.
Each
Each, 3+
#0490 $103.57 $92.18
at stewmac.com
Mini Cam Clamp
Dan Erlewine developed this slim clamp for working
on smaller instruments, and wherever reduced weight
and tighter placement of multiple clamps are needed.
It adjusts like a standard cam clamp: slide the upper
jaw into position and flip the cam lever to tighten.
Small but mighty, it gives you plenty of pressure for
guitar work. Sturdy hardwood and steel construction, with protective cork jaw linings. 5-3/8" depth;
opens to 6-3/4".
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
at stewmac.com
Lighter and
slimmer than
our standard
cam clamps
#3867 $15.20 $14.14 $12.92
Camless
Clamps
StewMac Brace Repair Jack
For gluing loose braces inside an acoustic
guitar. Insert through the soundhole and
roll between your fingers to apply pressure.
Glue-resistant cauls, with double-notched
end caps to fit the two most common brace
profiles: the gentle slope of Martin braces
and the more triangular shape on Gibsons.
The body of the jack is a hefty brass cylinder
that stays put as you adjust the height.
Special clamps for tight spots
Double-notched
end caps fit most
brace profiles
When cam clamps are closely spaced around
a curved edge, the levers can interfere with
each other. We simply replaced the lever
with a thumbscrew, for tighter placement, fast
setups, and finer control of clamping pressure.
These high quality hardwood/steel clamps
have protective cork jaw linings. The small
clamp has 4-1/2" depth; the large clamp is
8-1/2" deep. Both sizes open to 8-1/4".
Each
Protective Felt A thick 10" x 10" felt sheet you
can cut with scissors to any shape you need. Makes
clamp cauls instrument-friendly. Great for padding
your work surfaces too.
Each
Each, 3+
#2017 $5.72 $5.09
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Each, 6+
Works where your arm can’t reach!
Magnets make alignment easy
Leveling
screw gives
extra support for
clamping bridges and braces
Cross-section
Strong ribbed
design reduces
weight for
multiple
clamping
Each, 3+
#3724 Small $20.71 $19.26 $17.60
#3725 Large $23.16 $21.54 $19.69
Each, 3+
Each, 6+
#3708 Small $21.28 $19.79 $18.09
#3709 Large $22.87 $21.27 $19.44
Kerfing clamps
page 25
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Clamping
Tools
Tools
Go-bar
Clamping
Fast, efficient
system for
braces, backs
and soundboards
Time-saving go-bar
clamping has become
a popular technique
in guitarmaking. The
equipment consists
of a deck and strong
24" flexible “go-bars,”
placed under tension
between the top of
the deck and the
wood being clamped.
Setup is simpler and
faster than using
standard clamps, and
clamping pressure is
more uniform.
Fast, easy setup
StewMac Guitar Assembly Molds
StewMac
Spool Clamps
Assembly clamps with a different twist
Complete go-bar sets Deck hardware kit,
25 go-bars, two sanding discs, concave soundboard and back dishes, and instructions. You
supply the plywood. Top Back
radius radius
Each
#4731 For Martin 40-ft. 15-ft.
$511.61
#4732 Modern
28-ft. 20-ft. Save $26.93
Go-bars
Rugged 24" x 1/2" x 5/32"
Each Each, 25+
#4734 $5.46 $4.15
flexible fiberglass.
The simple workhorse spool clamp for soundboard/
back assembly, made faster and easier with a
hardwood handle. (glue won’t wait forever while
you fiddle with wingnuts.) A quick spin of the
lower spool closes the clamp, and an easy turn of
the handle applies the pressure. StewMac’s Don
MacRostie added other refinements: durable finishfriendly tubing on the rod protects the instrument
from scratches, and a low-friction plastic washer
below the handle allows smooth, precise pressure
adjustment. The sturdy hardwood spools are lined
with protective cork. These high quality clamps
are available in sets of 6 (acoustic guitar assembly
typically requires at least four sets). For mandolin,
violin and ukulele assembly, simply trim the protective tubing as needed for tighter closure.
Our shop foreman Todd Sams, who also builds
great bluegrass guitars, wowed us with these innovative molds. Made of strong non-warping 2"-thick
MDF board, they feature pivoting threaded thumbscrews that tuck into the grooved ends of each
mold for closure. There’s no external hardware to
get in the way of your assembly clamps. Each mold
includes two adjustable threaded spreader rods
with contoured hardwood cauls to align the guitar
waist, neck block and tailblock. With your bent
guitar sides secured in the mold, you can glue the
blocks, clamp the linings, sand the kerfed edges,
and install the soundboard and back. The body
stays correctly aligned, no guesswork. When you’re
finished, simply remove the spreaders through the
soundhole.
#4738 For Dreadnought Each
#4739 For 12-fret 000
Max. opening 5-1/4", clamping depth 9/16", handle length 4"
Recessed pivoting thumbscrews close the mold, and
swing out for easy opening.
#3715 Set of 6 $35.36
Underside
Concave upper side
Swivel Handle
Clamps
Concave radiused dishes for go-bar decks
Rigid CNC-machined fiberboard dishes solve the
problem of clamping guitar braces, soundboards
and backs to standard curvatures. Add a selfadhesive sandpaper disc for easy non-slip clamping, and for sanding guitar braces accurately.
#6086
#6087
#6088
#6089
#6085
Each
15-ft. radius (Martin back)
20-ft. radius (modern back) $103.72
28-ft. radius (modern soundboard)
40-ft. radius (Martin soundboard)
50-grit sanding disc (24" dia.) $36.73
Go-bar deck hardware kit
Metal posts and hardware for
making a sturdy go-bar deck. We
provide complete instructions;
you provide the plywood top
and base.
#4733 $121.14
These super heavyduty versions are
more versatile
than standard Fclamps. The pivoting handle
lets you position and adjust the
clamp in tight spots. Sturdy
steel construction gives you
the clamping pressure you
need for demanding jobs.
Great for repairing peghead
breaks, laminating
necks, gluing fingerboards, and more.
The small version
opens to 7" with
3-1/4" throat depth;
the large clamp
opens to 10" with
4-3/4" throat.
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
#3704 Small $23.72 $22.06 $20.16
#3705 Large $35.39 $32.91 $30.08
$162.23
Four 3/4" hardwood spacers
are included for benchtop use.
Additional spreader sets Each set includes long
and short spreaders with cauls.
#4740 For Dreadnought Set
#4741 For 12-fret 000 $33.37
Bridge
Clamping Caul
Our clamping caul needs
only a single extra clamp.
Made of 5-7/8" x 1" aluminum, it has a slightly
arched bottom to fit
most bridges on flattop
steel-string guitars. It’s
padded with thick protective cork on
the underside and on the thumbscrewadjustable end clamps.
#4600 $38.52
Bridge Locating Pins
1-5/8" tapered non-stick polyethylene
pins align a pin bridge for gluing. They
can be cut off above the bridge and below
the bridge plate before clamping. Press them out
after the glue dries. Reusable!
Pkg., 3+
#4602 Pkg. of 6 $5.23 $4.13
Fingerboard Band Clamp Compact • Flexible • Needs no cauls
A quick way to glue a fingerboard without cumbersome cauls, and a practical
solution for radiused fingerboards. The toothed outer surface of the glueresistant band engages a threaded plastic thumbnut for pressure adjustment.
The flexible cradle conforms to the neck and helps
Each Each, 4+
protect the finish. Space the clamps about 3" apart.
#3109 $4.56 $3.97
Rubber bands for
binding work, page 35
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
23
StewMac
Tools
Crack Repair Tools
More repair tools
from T.J. Thompson
Fixes the nastiest cracks!
Brace
Gluing
Cauls
Our new Crack Repair Tools handle the toughest jobs, like
a warped split in a guitar side.
1. The exclusive cleat cutter produces neat, round gluing
patches that span the crack.
2. The air gun works glue deep down into the split wood.
3. The crack clamp and its brass anchor pull the crack
shut while providing the clamping force for gluing.
Components also available
separately at stewmac.com
Air gun requires compressed air.
#6270 Complete set
$93.59
Air gun
Glue-resistant
crack clamp
Hardened steel
cleat cutter
A helping hand in
hard-to-reach areas
Magnets have lots of uses! They can be attached to
(or inlaid in) clamping cauls, to align patches for
cracks. Use an exterior magnet to move another
magnet inside a guitar: wrap the inner one in a
damp cloth to clean glue squeeze-out, or attach
self-adhesive sandpaper to remove dried glue.
These are seriously strong nickel-plated rare
earth magnets, countersunk on both sides
for handy attachment to cauls and tools.
Our 1-1/8" knurled brass magnet handle has
an attachment screw to fit the countersunk
holes. It makes moving and separating these
powerful magnets a lot easier.
Align crack repair patches
or sand dried glue in hardto-reach areas inside an
instrument.
Cleat cutter
produces uniform
gluing cleats from
any tonewood
Wooden
gluing cleat
Pin vise
StewMac
Guitar Repair
Magnets
Crack
clamp
applies
tension
Cracked
top, side
or back
Wire
at stewmac.com
Gluing a loose
brace means clamping,
and many clamps don’t fit
well on delicate curved braces and
can slip off or leave a crunch mark
on the brace. These glue-resistant
nylon cauls protect guitar braces from
clamps during gluing. Inner curves fit
scalloped braces. Includes a narrow and
a wide caul.
#4609 $41.67
Brass anchor
pulls cleat into
gluing position
Bridge Gluing Cauls
Glue-resistant cauls pefectly shaped to
the contours of Martin guitar bridges
and bridge plates.
#4608 $46.67
Thompson
Fieldpiece LED
Extension Mirror
This versatile tool is a bright LED mini
flashlight with a handy 2" x 1" adjustable
pivoting mirror attachment. It telescopes
waaaaay out to 30-1/2", to light areas deep
inside large instruments that are hard to
reach with most mirrors. It’s slim enough
to fit into mandolin and uke soundholes
too, and comes with a convenient pocket
clip. Batteries included. #3225 $22.95
Telescoping Guitar Mirror
A simple 2-1/4" diameter round mirror
that’s been a standard guitar repair tool for
years. Swivel joints allow viewing from almost any angle. The handle telescopes from
7" to 11" for a view of remote areas
inside the instrument.
#0362 $12.65
Top Crack
Corrector
T.J. Thompson,
famous for his
restorations of
prized vintage
Martins, invented
at stewmac.com
this ingenious
system for fixing cracks in delicate soundboards.
Matched inner/outer cauls are pulled together
by magnets to glue T.J.’s unique patching
cleats: feather-thin strips of spruce, rosewood or
mahogany. The inner cauls are notched to fit over
soundboard braces.
Includes 6 clear acrylic cauls, 3 powerful magnets, and 5
spruce cleats. Extra cleats available in maple/rosewood/
mahogany at stewmac.com
#4610 Top Crack Corrector $125.00
#4631 Blank cauls, set of 3
$60.00
Get the
Fits inside acoustic
guitar bodies!
BIG VIEW!
at stewmac.com
Use a pair of 1" magnets
to magnetize a pickup or
change its polarity.
Height x dia.
Each
Each, 4+ Each, 12+
#4637 Magnet, 1/8" x 1/2" $4.69 $4.03 $3.14
#4638 Magnet, 1/8" x 1" .....$8.99 $7.73 $6.02
#4639 Magnet handle .........$4.97 $4.27 $3.33
Warning: keep these magnets away from
electronic equipment and pacemakers!
#4640 Magnet set: two 1/2" and two 1" magnets,
plus two handles
$34.32 Save $2.98
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3-piece
Inspection
Mirror
Handy 3-piece set of mirrors you can tape together,
fold up, and place into a soundhole. It unfolds to a
7-1/2" x 12" flat viewing surface, for the big picture
of the guitar’s interior. Durable mirrored acrylic;
supplied untaped.
#5124 $22.72
StewMac Cordless
Guitar Inspection Light
Fits through the soundhole with no cables to work
around and no batteries to swap. The cool-touch
LEDs are safe for use with instruments. Four
brightness settings. Built-in magnet for attaching
to metal surfaces. 2' micro-USB cable included.
Each
Each, 3+
Size: 7-7/8" x 1-3/8".
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
#1578 $31.45 $28.30
Tools
Bending Iron
Side
Bending
Strap
The most popular iron for bending wet or steamed
sidewood. Crafted from 6-1/4" long cast aluminum, it
has variable temperature control and a versatile shape
for bending to a variety of radii. The sturdy wooden
base can be clamped to your workbench horizontally
or vertically. The end of the iron is custom-threaded to
accept our optional 1-1/2" diameter extender.
A StewMac exclusive, this feature lets you bend
tight curves for violins and F-style mandolins.
#0689 120 volts AC $214.99
#4049 220 volts AC $214.99
#0688 2-1/4" long aluminum
extender with bolt.... $10.97
Learn to
bend
wood
Flexible 24" x 4"
x .012" stainless
steel for covering
wet or steamed
side wood when using the bending iron.
Supports the wood opposite the iron,
traps moisture for easier bending, helps
minimize wood split-out, and springs
back flat to use again. #4860 $22.35
TIP: Apply 3M Stikit™ self-adhesive sandpaper
(page 43) to the strap for sanding bent guitar
sides. Works great!
220-volt plug
Tools
Variable temperature
Versatile shape • Optional extender
for violin & mandolin
Side
Bending
Practice Set
Set of two inexpensive
quartersawn wood practice strips helps lessen
the chance of splitting
your good wood. 4" x
25" x .095"-.100".
#4822 $13.88
Peg Shaper
Tapers wooden
tuning pegs
Kerfing Clamps
Strong spring-loaded steel jaws have the right
shape for angled kerfing. Each clamp is 1/2" wide
with 5/8" jaw depth.
Set
Set, 10+
#3712 Set of 10 $10.40 $9.15
MAG-ic Probe
Electronic Thickness Gauge
The standard shop
tool for accurately
tapering tuning
pegs up to 3/8" in
diameter. Works for violin, viola, flamenco guitar,
old-time banjo, dulcimer and more. Simply maintain pressure with the top knob while turning the
inserted peg to trim. The angle of the 2" blade is
adjustable, and can be locked with the supplied
Allen key. Machined aluminum and steel.
Peghole reamers,
page 21
Works where a traditional caliper can’t!
The MAG-ic Probe utilizes a wired sensing wand
(probe) that electronically measures the distance
to the magnet. As the probe samples the upper surface of an instrument top or back, the magnet follows the sensor on the inside surface, jumping over
braces and tone bars. This provides a continuous
readout of the wood thickness in thousandths of
an inch (mils) or millimeters, accurate to 0.1mm.
The effective range of measurement is 0.0" to 0.6"
(0-15mm). Two magnets are included, a larger one
for guitars and large instruments, and smaller one
for mandolins, ukuleles and small instruments.
Downloadable software lets the probe work with
your Windows or Mac computer via a USB connection. You can upload a JPEG photo or drawing
of your instrument, and record your measurements
directly on it, to save or print. #4101 $374.00
#0346 $98.00
Replacement blades available
at stewmac.com
Ibex
Purfling
Cutter
String Ferrule Installation Tool
Professional results with your drill press
One end of this machined steel tool fits Tele® string
mounting ferrules (page 73); the other end fits
the mini string-thru-top ferrules that replace a tailpiece on the face of a solidbody (page 64). Now
you can use your drill press for clean, controlled
installation, without risky hammering. 2-13/16"
overall length, for 3/8" drill chuck.
Traditional edge guide
with twin knives, adjustable horizontally
and vertically. Use a
single blade to cut slots for edge bindings,
or both blades for .085"-wide purfling
channels. The tool cuts up to 1/4" from
the edge of the instrument. Cast bronze
with hardwood handle.
#0354 $74.98
Replacement blades available at stewmac.com
Ball-end Hex Keys
#4493 $15.70
StewMac Magnetic Mirror Set
Repairman Gene Imbody suggested this versatile inspection
mirror, an ingenious use of our guitar repair magnets (page
24). Powerful interior and exterior 1"-diameter magnets
let you position the 1-5/8" x 2-1/2" mirror quickly and easily
where you need it. Thumbscrew-locking ball joint provides a
completely flexible viewing angle too. It’s a pro quality tool,
made of sturdy brass and steel.
#1143 Complete $41.27
Tip: Use a thin pad of felt or leather under the exterior magnet to protect delicate finishes. Keep magnets away from pickups and electronics.
For hard-to-reach
guitar hardware
Easy to
align from
outside the
guitar
When ordinary Allen
keys won’t work, try
these industrial-grade
steel wrenches. Each
has a hex ball-end that
works at angles up to 25 degrees. The
other end is a standard hex key.
#3316 Set of 11: .050", 1/16", 5/64", 3/32",
7/64", 1/8", 9/64", 5/32", 3/16", 7/32", 1/4" $9.60
#3317 Metric set of 7: 1.5mm, 2mm,
2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm ..............$8.58
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Tools
Tools
Converts your
drill press to
a mini planer
Turn your drill press
into a precision sander
Luthier’s Friend ™
Sanding Station
Abrasive
sleeves
Dust
collector
shroud
The Luthier’s Friend is an
Robo-Sander™™
affordable way to thicknesssand wood up to 2-3/4" tall, or
sand the edges of a solidbody guitar, guided
by templates you make in your shop. Use it for freehand
sanding or for veneers, bridge blanks, wood bindings, fingerboards, nuts
and saddles and more. Clamp it to your drill press table, and connect your
shop vacuum for dust-free operation. The included Robo-Sander™ rotates
on a bearing securely seated in the base of the unit.
™
StewMac
Safe-T-Planer ®
The Safe-T-Planer® works in multiple
passes up to 2-3/4" wide, to prepare
a flat surface that’s ready for final
at stewmac.com
sanding. It’s an affordable way to plane
fretboards, flat solidbody guitar faces, unjoined guitar soundboards and backs,
unbent sides and more, plus small pieces like nut and saddle blanks. Made of
machined aluminum, the tool has a steel shank and three high-speed steel
cutters that are heat-treated for durability. Each cutter features a spare edge, to
double the working life. It fits any 1/2" drill press chuck. We include instructions
for making the larger auxiliary drill press table, guide fence and hold-down
you’ll need. Allen wrench for blade removal/changing included. Replacement
cutters sold separately in sets of 3, and are not compatible with other brands.
#0486 StewMac Safe-T-Planer ................ $52.40
#0486-C Replacement cutters, set of 3 $28.09
Brace Gluing Wedge
An ingenious tool developed by Dan
Erlewine: the Brace Gluing Wedge gently
shims open the gap under a loose guitar
brace and injects glue right
where you need it. This
Makes a hard
to reach gluing one-hand solution
makes working
job easy and
through a guitar
precise
soundhole a lot
easier. Crafted of of rugged machined brass and
shaped to fit your hand, the tool uses a replaceable
#0200
plastic pipette as a glue reservoir. Just squeeze
$59.94
the bulb to inject glue through a groove on
Includes 3 pipettes
the bottom of the wedge. It works for most
(trim to length).
brace sizes. Photo-illustrated
Extras on page 44.
Glue not included.
instructions are included.
Included: Robo-Sander™ drum (2" dia. x 3" tall) with 50-grit abrasive sleeve
• Sturdy 10" x 12" x 3/4" table with micro-adjustable fence • Dust collector
shroud (for your shop vac hose) • Extra 50, 80 and 120-grit abrasive sleeves
• Instructions
#5660 Sanding Station $175.75
#5661 Sliding vise only $25.00
#5659 Sanding Station
with sliding vise $200.75
The optional
Sliding Vise
is handy for squaring-up
small parts like nuts and saddles.
Robo-Sander™ Versatile sanding drum for your drill press
Handy drum for pattern-sanding with your own templates, or for freehand
sanding. Durable bronze bearing. 50-grit abrasive sleeve included.
Diameter x height
#5662 1" x 2"
#5663 2" x 3"
#5664 3" x 3"
#5665 Set of 3
1" x 2"
1" x 2"
2" x 3"
2" x 3"
2" x 3"
3" x 3"
3" x 3"
Grit
50
80
50
80
120*
50
80
Each
$0.87
$0.87
$1.76
$1.76
$1.76
$2.35
$2.35
Get a uniform bevel on pickguard edges with this custom
45-degree bit. The carbide-tipped cutter has a 1/4"-dia.
shank and 1/2"-dia. ball bearing guide. Cut the pickguard
on your own template of the desired shape. Instructions
included.
Laminated
pickguard
#5243 $27.20
Pickguard materials, page 39
Holds work
up to 24" wide
#3714 $34.59 $32.17 $29.40
Diameter x height
#5666
#5667
#5668
#5669
#5670
#5671
#5672
Pickguard Bevel Cutter
Ideal for assembling body
blanks, tops, backs, and more
Impressively sturdy aluminum construction makes this universal bar clamp
much easier to maneuver and set up than heavier steel clamps. It rests conveniently on your bench to hold your work too. Ideal for gluing multi-section
body blanks, adding “wings” to through-body necks, joining soundboard and
back halves for arched or flattop guitars, and more. The spring-action moveable jaw works fast on the twist-resistant notched bar, and a big 1/2"-diameter
steel wing screw adjusts final clamping pressure. More than capable of handling
your guitar assembly jobs! 1-5/8" jaw depth.
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
Abrasive sleeves
*120-grit sleeve is sized for thickness-sanding with the Luthier’s
Friend™ Sanding Station only.
The Luthier’s Friend™
works only with the
2" x 3" Robo-Sander.™
Aluminum Bar Clamp
26
$19.93
$26.90
$44.67
$91.50
45°
bevel
Make your own template
of any material at least 1/2" thick
Pillar File
#4175 $10.45
This compact file is a favorite at Martin
Guitars. You’ll find it as versatile as they
do! Great for shaping wood, metal,
bone or plastic, it has 00 cross-cut top
and bottom surfaces, with smooth sides
for getting into corners cleanly. 8-1/8"
x 1/2" overall, with 5-1/2" cutting
surfaces. Tapered thickness, from
1/8" to 3/32".
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Small
Tools
Tools
“Makes neck carving
a joy instead of just
drudgery”
—John Knutson, luthier
Tapered
0842
Large
4152
Razor Files
Wood shaping made super efficient!
Imagine hundreds of little razor planes shaping an
instrument neck: these files save a huge amount of
effort. They’re super efficient, but leave a surprisingly smooth surface. The key is a modern process
that chemically etches rows of semi-circular teeth
to extreme sharpness. The large files have a 7" x
3/4" cutting surface (the flat file cuts on both faces)
with smooth sides. Length including the tang is
9-5/8". The easy-grip 3-5/8" handle allows safe,
comfortable use. The small files are for shaping
tight contours, corners and small surfaces. Each
file has a 3-7/8" x 3/8" cutting surface (the flat file
cuts on both faces) and 7-7/8" length.
Large
#4161 Flat
Each
#4162 Curved $53.09
Tapered
#4178 Flat
Each
#4179 Curved $78.23
Small
#4165 Flat
Each
#4166 Curved $31.98
#4171 Set of all 6 files
$326.60
4154
Teeth are individually
hand-struck
Specialty Files for Guitarmakers
Quality steel files with rubber-coated handles, in
the most useful sizes for detailed work.
4157
Dragon
Hand-cut Rasps
Unequaled for neck shaping & contouring
Dragon handcrafted steel rasps are among our first
choices for quickly shaping instrument necks,
solidbody guitar contours, custom jigs, and clamping cauls. The teeth are individually hand-struck
on both sides of each file, leaving a slightly random
pattern that a machine-made rasp simply can’t
equal. This reduces chattering giving a smooth but
aggressive cut. The right shapes for contouring a
variety of neck sizes, 10" large or 6" small cutting
length, and coarse or fine cut. The double-radius
rasps with 7" cutting length can quickly shape
curves at the neck heel and peghead base.
Luthier’s File Set Indispensable for nut and
saddle work, refitting peg holes, delicate neck
shaping, and more. The set includes half-round,
round, flat, square and 3-corner files. 8-1/2" with
00-cut (38 teeth/inch). #0842 Set of 5 $58.01
1-5/8”
#4154 Small coarse Each
#4155 Small fine $34.42
#4157 Double-radius coarse Each
#4158 Double-radius fine $44.34
Dan Erlewine’s
favorite chisels!
1-3/16”
7/8”
Two Cherries Wood Chisels
Handmade in Germany from premium forged
heat-treated steel, to hold an edge far longer than
most other chisels. Each is fitted with an octagonal
lacquered hornbeam handle and steel ferrules.
Width
Needle File Set Mini files for trimming, shaping, slotting and cleaning metal, wood or plastic.
The set includes round, half-round, triangular,
flat and square files. 5-1/2" long with 2-1/2" cutting surfaces.
#3062 Set of 5 $17.64
“I don’t recall ever having a rasp that cut
so easily. Very little sanding is needed
to remove its marks. This is a finely cut
rasp.” —Bruce Sexauer, luthier
#4151 Large coarse Each
#4152 Large fine $54.84
#1618 4mm (5/32")
#1619 6mm (15/64")
#1623 12mm (15/32")
#1624 18mm (45/64")
#1625 24mm (15/16")
3062
Each
$35.40
$35.40
$35.40
$37.55
$44.15
#1627 Set of
all 5 chisels
$159.71
SAVE $28.19
The unique “S” profile of this chisel gives easier
access than a straight chisel when scalloping braces
or feathering the ends of tone bars. High quality,
5-1/4" steel blade, balanced wooden handle.
#1614 10mm (3/8") width
#1616 16mm (5/8") width
#1617 20mm (3/4") width
$37.40 Each
NEW
#1635 Set of
all 3 chisels
$95.37
#1628
$51.45
Hock Tools Violin Knives
Razor sharp blades for building and repair
Thickness
Caliper
Two
Cherries
Guitar
Brace
Chisel
Micro Chisels
Set of four 5-1/2" wood-handled
model maker’s chisels, perfect
for trimming nut and saddle
slots, or for removing
dried glue around frets
and braces. The “dogleg” chisel tips give
you precise fingertip
control. 2mm, 2.4mm,
2.75mm and 3.25mm cutting widths.
With a flick of your
thumb, our thickness caliper provides precise measurements of top and back thicknesses for archtop
carving. A quality gauge designed for luthiers, its
deep 9" (228mm) reach is sufficient for an archtop
guitar, mandolin, violin or viola. The dial indicator
is accurate to .001" (.01mm on the metric model),
for thicknesses up to 1" (25mm). The dial has an
adjustable zero point, and can also be positioned
for left-hand use. Install the removable brass foot
for freestanding operation, or take measurements
freehand; the lightweight aluminum frame is sturdy
and comfortable.
#5193 Inches
Each
#5193-M Metric $140.57
Violin knives don’t flex like a hobby knife. Strong
enough for heavy work, they’ll cut a bridge plate
or put a bevel on a repair cleat. Use the wide blade
like a spokeshave for carving a guitar neck. Use any
of the three sizes to whittle a guitar brace. When
used with a straightedge, they slice perfectly thin
wooden shims. These genuine Hock Tools blades
are hardened and tempered to hold their edge, and
are easily resharpened. Their edges are beveled on
both sides, for right- or left-hand use. Use them
as-is, or make yourself a wooden handle the way
traditional violin makers do. Made of high
carbon steel, 7" overall length.
#0613 Wide Blade ......$33.00
#0612 Medium Blade .$32.00
#0611 Fine Blade ........$31.00
#0616 Set of 3 blades $96.00
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Tools
Tools
For archtop
guitars,
violins and
mandolins
Acoustic Guitar Neck Joint
Templates & Router Bits
Dovetail joint
Complicated joints made easy
Made of clear acrylic for easy alignment,
these templates let you cut accurate
neck joints with your router. Each set
has instructions, templates for the neck
heel and matching neck block, and plans
for a handy wooden jig to hold the neck
or body securely for routing. Each bit is
carbide-tipped for long life, with a 1/4"
shank and 1/2" guide bearing.
Straight mortise
Templates (router bits not included)
#4783 Set of 2 for Martin-style dovetail joint $77.69
#4784 Set of 2 for straight mortise/tenon joint $83.99
Router bits
#4781 For dovetail (10-degree cut) Each
#4782 For straight mortise/tenon $31.46
Ibex
Carving
Planes
Designed by pioneering luthier Irving Sloane,
these finely crafted convex-bottom mini planes are
the gold standard for thicknessing arched tops and
backs. Machined from cast silicon bronze, each
plane has a chrome vanadium blade that holds
an extremely fine edge. Thumbscrew adjustment
allows quick blade repositioning or removal for
sharpening.
Ibex Finger Planes
Guitar
Neck
Removal
Jig
Neck Joint Steamer
Needle & Hose
Injecting steam into a dovetail
neck joint, through one or more
small holes drilled through a
fret slot, can help loosen glue
for neck removal. Our hose assembly includes a 3-1/2" x 5/64"
injector needle, insulating rubber
handle, 1/4" hose rated for heat
and pressure, and a hose clamp for
attachment to a pressure cooker
or espresso machine.
Clean, fast
dovetail joint
disassembly
Bryan Galloup inspired this ingenious jig. It applies
gradual, shock-free thumbscrew-controlled pressure to the neck heel to push the neck out. Made
of sturdy cork-lined plywood and aluminum, it
mounts over the shoulders of practically any acoustic guitar. Waist clamps with a protective backstrap
adjust to the instrument’s contours. To use, inject
steam continuously into the joint to soften the old
glue, through small holes drilled down through a
fret slot into the joint (see our steamer needle and
hose at right). Loosen the fretboard extension with
a heating iron (at right) and our #4464 removal
knife (page 31). Instructions included.
#4737$111.05
Neck Set
Sandpaper
Fine tune the
heel-to-body fit
You’ve calculated the correct
angle for an acoustic guitar
neck set, and trimmed the
heel. Now for the step the
experts use: pull this special
abrasive between the heel
and the body to fine-adjust
to a perfect fit. The 10-yard
roll of 120-grit aluminum
oxide is canvas-backed so it
won’t pull apart in the joint,
and the 1" width saves trimming time. #5763 $12.55
Neck Resets
with Dan Erlewine
2-hour DVD, page 96
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#0330
#0697
#0687
#0331
Convex
Body
length
Blade
width
25mm 8mm
30mm 10mm
36mm 12mm
47mm 18mm
Each
$67.35
$75.10
$81.04
$89.15
Replacement finger plane blades are
available online at stewmac.com
Ibex Palm Plane
A larger 90mm (3.54") convex model for carving archtop guitars, cellos and basses.
The tool-steel blade is 28mm
wide.
#3141 $213.44
#4059 Complete $46.12
#4056 Needle and hose adapter only $28.55
1610
1609
1607
1608
Heating Iron Softens glue for removal
Applying heat to a guitar’s fretboard extension and
bridge helps soften the glue for a removal knife.
This 2-7/8" x 2" x 1" aluminum iron is designed
to be be heated to 250°F on your hot plate. It’s
radiused and grooved to span the frets on Martin
and Gibson guitars that have 14 frets to the body.
Radiused for
bridge removal
#4607 $81.74
Removal knives
on page 31
Guitar Shop Pliers & Cutters
Durable, high quality hand tools you’ll use
everyday in a busy guitar shop. Machined tool
steel with comfortable molded handles and
smooth action. Side cutters let you get in close
for precise cuts.
Long-nose Pliers 2"-deep serrated jaws for
extra reach and good grip, with side cutter for
light-duty jobs. 6-3/8" overall. #1610 $10.45
Round-nose Bending Pliers Spring-tension
Surface Thermometer
Monitor your heating iron
Place this 1-3/4" 50-500°F
thermometer on the flat top of
your heating iron to check for
the correct temperature (250°F is
safe for bridge or fingerboard removal). It reaches
stability in about a minute.
#4603 $47.35
5/8" conical jaws safely grip and bend wiring
for soldering jobs. 4-3/4" overall. #1609 $10.45
Wire Cutter 1/2"-deep spring-tension side
cutters for guitar wiring. 4-1/2" overall. (Not
for use on guitar strings.)
#1607 $10.45
String Cutter Heavy-duty hardened side
cutter with spring tension. 4-3/4" length fits a
guitar case. 5/8" cutting length. #1608 $10.45
#1612 Set of all 4 tools $30.19 Save $5.33
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
ESP Multi
Spanner
with Quasar LS™
High-intensity Lights
The OptiVisor flip-up magnifier frees both your
hands for inlaying, wiring, fret dressing and
other close work. It features removable opticallyground 2X glass lenses with 10" focal length, and
an adjustable comfort-padded headband. The
high-intensity LED Quasar light frame snaps on
the front, to virtually eliminate shadows in dim
areas. A lightweight battery box attaches to the
OptiVisor frame. Two AA batteries included.
#1687 OptiVisor with lights $83.30
#1685 OptiVisor only ............$58.35
#1686 Quasar LS lights only $24.95
#1688 1.5X replacement lenses
for a wider area of view .......$39.46
Dan Erlewine is a long-time OptiVisor user.
Store this
versatile little
steel wrench in
your guitar case
or workbench and you can quickly fix a loose
jack, control pot, pickup switch or guitar tuner.
Use it to turn adjustable bridge thumbwheels
more easily too. One end is toothed to loosen a
nut; the other end tightens it. A mere .075" thin,
the Multi Spanner can fit
under a control knob, and
is angled for clearance over
a peghead or body.
Handy
pocket-size
guitar
wrench
Guitar Tech Wrench Set
Six sizes guitar techs use all the time
1/2"+14mm for output jacks on acoustics
and electrics; DC input jacks on effects pedals;
our flush-mount jack. 7/16"+12mm for control
pots and TonePros™ Locking Studs. 3/8"+10mm
for amp chassis and speaker nuts; threaded tuner
bushings. These wrenches are slim enough to slide
under control knobs and into tight spaces, but
tough enough for professional repair shops.
#1344 $11.00
#3691 $10.45 #3693 Guitar Tech Wrench
+ Screwdriver Set (page 19)
$45.08 Save $5.01
at stewmac.com
Pull the jack back!
Guitar
Nutdrivers
Jack Installation Tool
Fixing a 1/4" jack in a hollowbody guitar is a
common job. The problem is reinstalling it
when you can’t reach inside. Here’s a solution
from repairman Frank Ford (an idea originated
by Julyan Wallis, UK Guitar Doctor): feed the
Jack Installation Tool through the guitar, plug it
into the jack, and pull the jack snugly into place.
No fumbling, no strings, no misalignment. The
slim 18" brass tool is bendable, and works in
nearly any f-hole or round-hole guitar. Quickly
installs 1/4" endpin jacks too. #0107 $13.60
Finger saver!
This simple steel hook is the right length to make
stubborn tremolo spring installation remarkably
easy. Protect your fingers and your guitar, and save
your pliers for more appropriate jobs. 6" long.
#0579 $7.09
No more
loose jacks!
Jack The Gripper
It’s no fun to watch a jack
disappear into your guitar or at stewmac.com
amp, or to break a solder connection when you
tighten the nut and the jack turns with it. Jack
The Gripper, from repairman Frank Ford, is an
ingenious tool that holds any 1/4" jack steady while
you tighten or loosen the nut. Insert it in the jack,
and a knurled metal cam locks in either direction.
A real worksaver—no need to disassemble your
guitar or amp. For recessed jacks, a steel adapter
handle is included for use with your 3/8" square
drive socket.
#0814 $43.35
#5890 10mm, for Schaller, Gotoh
Each
and Grover tuner bushings
#5891 7/16", for Alpha control pots $7.86
#5892 1/2", for output jacks and CTS pots
#5893 Complete set......$20.99 Save $2.59
Adjustable
Toggle Switch
Wrench
The right wrench for
round knurled nuts on
Gibson® and similar pickup switches. Your pliers
will mar the nut—this tool
is much safer! The chuckstyle jaws are adjustable
for a non-slip grip, and
the deep socket means you
won’t have to remove the
switch knob. Steel with
durable plastic handle.
Tighten loose 1/4" Switchcraft™ jacks without taking
your guitar or amp apart.
This simple pocket-size tool
works from the outside to prevent twisted, shorted wires on
the inside. Fit the socket over
a 1/2" jack nut, press the GripTip™ into the jack, and turn the
tool’s handle to tighten the nut.
Patent pending.
For
pots,
jacks and
tuner bushings
These sturdy steel deep-socket hex drivers are
the right size for common guitar repair jobs. The
large comfortable T-handles give you plenty of
grip. 6-1/2" length.
Bullet™ Jack Tightener
Tremolo Spring Installer
#1699 $19.44
Endpin Jack
Wrench
#3545 $11.99
Pain-free
installation!
Tele® Jack Installation Tool
Installs, removes, or tightens the jack
0136
clip
Loose Tele® output jack? Now you can easily install or remove the jack
®
4321 retainer clip, at the turn of an Allen wrench. The Tele jack installation tool flattens the clip so it firmly grabs the hole in the guitar body
tool
for secure jack mounting. Assemble the tool in reverse, and quickly
extract a loose clip without damaging the guitar. The tool is made of
durable hardened steel, and includes Allen wrench and instructions.
Jack cup,
page 73
Tools
OptiVisor
Headband
Magnifier
at stewmac.com
Tools
at stewmac.com
#4321 Tool $19.47
#0136 Jack retainer clip
Each
Each,
3+
Each,
10+
$1.03 $0.89 $0.75
Use our specially modified
deep-socket 9/16" hollow-shaft nut driver to
tighten an endpin jack’s installation nut inside
a guitar. A slot lets the wrench slide neatly over
the jack’s wire, solder prongs and nut. No more
painful contortions when you’re working through
a guitar soundhole.
#1810 $34.13
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Tools for
Bridges
BridgeSaver
Bridge Plate Repair Tool
Tools
The usual remedy for a worn bridge plate is a difficult replacement job that can alter the sound
and lower the value of the guitar. The BridgeSaver
was developed by Dan Erlewine to preserve the
original plate. It’s a 2-part hand tool: a steel cutter
creates a dished cavity at the bottom of the bridge
pin hole, and a steel bit cuts a matching wooden
plug. Glue the plug flush in the cavity, redrill,
and the original bridge plate will hold the strings
like new. Instructions and a special 6" steel bit for
drilling new bridge pin holes are included.
Bridge Pin
Hole
Reamers
Fit bridge pins
and endpins
accurately with these special
Fit your
wooden-handled steel reamers.
bridge
Semi-fluted cutting edges help
pins
keep the hole round. The
accurately
3-degree reamer tapers from
.312" to .150" with a 3" cut, to match many
Gibson and Gurian pins. The 5-degree reamer
tapers from .312" to .135", with 2" cut. It matches
our vintage-style pins, and modern Martin pins.
#5240 $157.28
at stewmac.com
Photos at left: Turning the handle
pulls the cutter up under the bridge
plate to form a dished cavity for
new wood, which is cut to a perfect
match by the plug cutter.
#3227 3-degree Each
#3230 Both $127.06
#3229 5-degree $68.93
Save $5.29
Peghole reamers,
page 21
Bridge Pin Hole Chamfer Tool
A money maker for
repair shops
1
2
1 Worn original pin holes
2 Dished for wooden plug
3 Plugged and redrilled
Bridge pin hole slotting tools
Unique saws and files for custom string seating
Bridge slots help seat the
strings properly to prevent
bridge plate damage, and
establish the string angle
over the saddle for the best
sound. These tools match
the slots to the strings.
Cutaway
guitar top
A better countersink for bridge pins
Luthier Bryan Galloup suggested this unique cutter. It works with your hand drill, stops bit chatter,
gives consistent control of the size and depth of
cut, and keeps the bevel round, even on a curved
bridge surface. A steel pilot pin is included for new
unreamed 3/16"-diameter bridge pin holes, and
another pilot for bridges that have already been
reamed. The adjustable Delrin®-lined brass depth
stop controls the cut of the tapered 4-fluted bit for
a clean, professional job. Instructions and Allen
wrench included.
#0459 $35.61
Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Saw
Our handmade pull-stroke 1-3/4" steel blade
features legendary Japanese woodworking saw
craftsmanship. It’s slender to fit the pin hole, and
cuts more efficiently than any blade you’ve used for
the task. Two gauges, for plain and wound strings.
Traditional bamboo handle.
#5803 .028"
#5804 .051"
Buy
Sav any
$20.27 each
e1 2
0%
Bridge Pin Hole
Slotting Files
at stewmac.com
Assures proper
bridge angle and
foot contour
Archtop Bridge Fitting Jig
Get a better fit for better sound
A properly fitted bridge is critical to the sound of
an archtop guitar or mandolin. Rubbing the bridge
base over sandpaper on the top of the instrument
is the traditional way to fit the feet, but handholding usually results in an ill-fitting contour. Our
aluminum archtop bridge fitting jig, designed by
renowned mandolin maker Don MacRostie, attaches to the bridge base. Lock the height of the jig
roller for the desired bridge angle, and three-point
contact assures you’ll sand the correct contours.
Instructions included.
#5046 $42.35
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3
Thompson Belly Reducers
Lifesavers for older acoustic guitars
Excessive soundboard bellying from string tension
makes a guitar hard to play, and can damage the
bridge plate. Replacing the plate is a difficult job
that can reduce the value of a vintage instrument.
Restoration expert T.J. Thompson’s set of five
specially-machined aluminum flatteners can be
heated to fix the problem without replacing the
plate. They’re made to be used after the bridge has
been removed from the guitar. The set has convex
flatteners for rectangular and belly bridges, and
concave flatteners for common bridge plate shapes.
Embedded magnets ensure the cauls stay in place
(hands free!) while installing and tightening the
clamps. Instructions included.
#1380 Set of 5 $129.00
Each saw is shaped to fit into the bridge pin holes,
smooth the saw cuts, and define the string ramp for
each hole. The 3" cutting edge is rounded to prevent
the string from binding in the slot. 5-7/8" length;
chrome alloy steel. The .028" file is for unwound
strings.
#5807 .028" #5810 .067"
Each
#5808 .043"
#5811 .087"
$21.53
Bu
Sav y any #5809 .051"
e 1 2 Our thanks to repairman Gene Imbody and
0%
Todd Sams for developing these tools.
T.J. Thompson recommends heating the flatteners to 150
degrees F., dampening the wood, and using three Ibex
bridge clamps (not included, see page 22). Effective
for bridge plates that have been installed with hide glue,
aliphatic (yellow) glue, or PVA (white) glue.
Clamps for gluing bridges, pages 22-23
Bridge Bolts Test bridge and neck alignment before gluing
Easy-install
thumbnuts
These handy bolts are for test-mounting an unglued flattop guitar bridge.
Each is drilled for a guitar string. With bolts in the outer bridge pin holes, you
can check the intonation, string pull, soundboard
arch, bridge thickness and saddle height. They’re
indispensable for neck reset alignments. Brass, 8-32
thread, 1" long, with knurled thumbnut and washer.
#3417 Package of 4 $12.55
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Quick fix for a
worn bridge plate
3695
The Plate Mate helps guard
against the eventual wear
of ball-end strings on the
bridge plate holes beneath
the soundboard. It can prevent costly bridge plate
replacement. This simple .032" brass plate is held
in place by the strings and the supplied adhesive
backing. Players have also noted enhanced tone
and improved tuning stability after installation.
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String spread
JLD Bridge Doctor
#3633 2-1/8"
Each
#3637 2-3/16" $24.18
Screw mount This ingenious spruce device attaches beneath the bridge via an inlaid screw. An
adjustable pressure post rests against the tailblock,
providing leverage to flatten
the soundboard. Better bridge
contact and alignment can
also enhance sound projection.
Each
#3694 $22.50 $20.02
Each, 3+
#3695 $52.75 $46.95
These files fit standard acoustic guitar bridge saddle
slots, to clean and flatten the bottom. They enable
uniform contact with the bottom of the saddle for
best sound (critical for undersaddle pickups). Each
1-15/16" x 13/16" steel file has smooth sides, safe
rounded ends, and coarse and fine-cut teeth on
the long flat edges. Use the 1/8" file for Fender
nut slots too.
Each
#3067 For 1/8" slot
#3068 For 3/32" slot $18.85
“I saw this in
use at Martin’s repair
shop 20 years ago. I’ve
wanted one ever since.”
—Dan Erlewine
Bridge
Spatula
Great for removing bridges and pickguards
Tools for disassembly
Bridge/
Fingerboard
Removal
Knife
Get a better
Saddle Slot Levelers saddle fit
Each, 3+
Brass pin mount The pin-mounted version of
the JLD Bridge Doctor attaches beneath the bridge
using a threaded brass bridge pin. Strings mount
horizontally through the tops
of the matching brass bridge
pins (included).
Each
Tools
Plate Mate
3694
Tools
Unique solution
for soundboard
bellying
Heating iron,
page 28
With a shop-tested blade design and sturdy hardwood block handle, the Bridge Spatula is a highly
efficient tool for separating loose bridges, fretboard
extensions and pickguards. The thin easy-clean
2-1/2" x 5" x .012" stainless steel blade is superstiff. It’s mounted at a shallow angle for getting
under your work with better control. Thick felt
lining beneath the block helps protect soundboard
finishes and lets the tool slide smoothly.
#4466 $41.28
Here’s a highly
versatile tool for
removing an
acoustic guitar bridge, pickguard or fingerboard
extension. This wooden-handled flat spatula has
a 3-7/8" steel blade that tapers from handle to tip
(.045" to .010"). The blade is flexible, so you can
work it into the joint while holding the handle
safely off the guitar top. Warm the glue joint first,
to help break the bond.
#4464 $14.91
Seam Separation Knife
Ideal for removing a top, back or fingerboard. The
stiff 3-3/4" x 3/4" carbon steel blade has a long
knife edge to enter cracks and separate glue seams.
Hardwood handle.
#4465 $10.27
Offset
Disassembly Knife
The rosewood handle is offset to protect the
soundboard when lifting a bridge, pickguard or
fingerboard, or cleaning glue from a loose brace.
3-1/2" blade is ground thin for flexibility. 7-1/2"
overall length.
#1287* $6.28
Top arch
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r
Wing contour
Bridge pin spacings
Back roundover q
Acoustic Guitar Bridge Template
One of our favorite Dan Erlewine inspired tools.
This brass template is for checking your progress
when you’re shaping a vintage Martin-style “belly”
bridge from scratch. The edges are contoured for
matching the top arch, back roundover, and wing
contours. StewMac’s Todd Sams suggested the
handy locating holes for bridge pin spacings too:
modern 2-1/8" and pre-war 2-1/32" spreads.
#0672 $13.07
Saddlematic
Pinpoints the correct bridge saddle location
Our Saddlematic makes the job easy. It’s perfect
for positioning a new slotted bridge, or to check
the placement of an installed saddle. Made of
aluminum and steel, it adjusts for most scale
lengths up to 27". Saddle location pins can be set
for scale length compensation, and for a left-hand
bridge too.
#4462 $39.53
1 Place the block
against the nut.
3 Turn the
Saddlematic
180 degrees.
StewMac
exclusive
2 Position the slider groove
directly over the 12th fret.
4 Press the pointers into the bridge.
Draw a line connecting these holes.
This is the front edge of the new slot.
The Intonator
Finds accurate
saddle placement
and compensation
The Intonator finds
the correct location
for placing the saddle
on a flattop guitar
bridge. Use it before
cutting a new saddle
slot, or when filling and reslotting. It fits behind
the bridge pins, and concentric brass sleeves on its
adjustable brass saddles can be added or removed
for proper string height. Just turn each thumbscrew
until the intonation is correct, and mark the saddle
positions on the bridge. Your marks are accurate
guides for routing a new saddle slot, or for multiple
saddles, and will help you correctly compensate the
saddle if needed. Instructions included.
#5245 $80.44
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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A more stable
and versatile
way to support
your Dremel
Mini
Router Bits
Precision
Router
Base
Designed
for luthiers
Dust blower
nozzle works with
optional mini air
pump to keep your
work surface clean
and easy to see
#5260
$56.94
Our Precision Router
Base fits Dremel
models 4000, 400XPR,
MultiPro™ and
Professional. It also
fits Black & Decker
Wizard™ and RTX,™ and
our custom Foredom®
handpiece (page 33)
5155
at stewmac.com
Our sturdy, compact all-metal base is the best way to hold a
Dremel for freehand routing, inlaying, widening fret slots,
and more. It works with our jigs for precisely routing bridge
saddle slots and soundhole rosette channels too. Crafted of machined steel, brass and aluminum, it features precision cutting depth
adjustment with large thumbwheels that eliminate guesswork—one
turn equals .035"/.889mm. The posts serve as handles for guiding
the tool. Installation is easy: unscrew the threaded plastic collar on
the nose of your Dremel, and screw on the router base. It fits most
Dremels made since 1986, and our custom Foredom® handpiece.
Edge Guide
With this adjustable brass
guide you can use your Dremel
tool and our Router Base to
cut channels for bindings up
to 3/8" thick. A thumbscrew adjusts the distance of the
roller guide from the axis of the cutter bit, and an Allen
screw locks the adjustment. The cutting height is set
and locked on the Router Base. For the cleanest cuts,
use our #4032 carbide-tipped bit (page 33).
Complete
Precision
Router set
#4324 $34.59
Mini Air Pump
• Router base
• Edge guide
• 5/16" router bit
• Mini air pump
4-foot flex hose connects the pump to the Precision
Router Base nozzle. The gentle air stream helps keep
your work area dust-free, for better visibility. Lets
you rout intricate inlay cavities more accurately. 120
volts AC.
#5262 $18.00
#5263 $115.10
Save $12.79
for Dremel & Foredom®
Inlay cavities • Fret slots
Saddle slots and more
#1188 For inlay routing. 3/32"
shank;* width of cut .055".
Package of 6.
$13.25
#1187 For fine detail inlay cavity
routing, or to widen fret slots.
3/32" shank;* width of cut 1/32".
Package of 6.
$13.25
#1180 Solid carbide, for cleaning
fret slots and for banjo capo
spikes. 3/32" shank;* cutting
width tapers from .032" to .019".
Package of 5.
$21.53
#1190 Solid carbide, for saddle
slots. 3/32" shank;* width of cut
5/64"; cutting height 1/4".
Package of 5.
$21.53
1188
1187
1180
1190
*Bits with
3/32" shank
require #0681
collet (below)
when used
with a Dremel.
Solid Carbide Downcut Bits
Each, 3+
Solid carbide reverseEach
per size
spiral flutes cut cleaner
$19.48 $17.92
“no fuzz” cavities for
#5155 All 5 bits $86.69
inlay work. 1-1/2"
Save $10.71
length; 1/8" shank.
For inlay routing & saddle slots
Width of cut
#5153 3/32"
#5154 1/8"
For fine detail inlay routing
Note: these bits are fragile. For
routing intricate details only.
Width of cut
#5150 1/32"
#5151 3/64"
#5152 1/16"
5153
5154
5150
5151
5152
Adapting your rotary tool
To install our Precision Router Base, Purfling Channel Routing Jig, or Binding Router Guide on a
Dremel 4000, 400XPR, Professional, MultiPro,™ Black & Decker Wizard™ or Black & Decker RTX™ rotary
tool, unscrew the threaded plastic collar on the tool housing. Most Dremels made since 1986 (except
cordless models) have this feature.
1/4" to 1/8" Adapter Collet
Converts the 1/4" collet in your laminate trimmer to use 1/8"-shank router
bits. Brass, 13/16" length.
#5246 $13.44
3/32" Collet
High Performance Rotary Tool
Inlay saddle slots, purfling channels, & more
The Dremel is a long-time favorite in guitar shops,
for small-scale precision routing, grinding, cutting
and polishing. Dial in speeds from 5000 to 35,000
rpm, for woods, plastics and metals. Dremel’s ballbearing design gives smooth operation, and the
high-performance 1.6-amp motor features electronic
feedback for constant speed under load. Change bits
and accessories fast with the keyless chuck.
#0358 Complete outfit, 120 volts AC $107.61
On/Off Footswitch
Includes a 32 piece
accessory/bit set, rugged storage
case, 1/8" collet, & 6' power cord.
Dremel 490 Dust Blower A mini fan for your rotary tool
Keeps sawdust out of your way while routing. Great for inlay work and routing saddle
slots. Use with our Precision Router Base, Soundhole and Rosette Routing Jig, or
Saddle Routing Jig. Replaces the collet nut, hand-tightens, no wrench required.
#0326 $3.99
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A must-have!
This collet is not supplied with Dremel
tools, and you’ll need it to use 3/32"shank bits.
#0681 $4.53
A basic on/off footswitch
for hands-free operation
when using routers, saws,
sanders, or any power tool.
2-step operation: step to
turn on, step to turn off.
Keep both your hands on
the tool instead of reaching for the power switch.
Made of high-impact ABS plastic, this footswitch
measures 3.5" x 7" (89mm x 178mm) and includes
a 7 foot (213cm) power cord. For 115V AC,
15 amp machines. Plug your machine into the
footswitch, then plug the cord of the footswitch
into the wall.
#2140 $26.90
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Routing
Tools
Works for
guitars
and ukes
Tools
Soundhole & Rosette
Routing Jig
Cut circular purfling channels and soundholes in new guitar or ukulele soundboards,
easily and accurately. This handy aluminum jig attaches to our Precision Router
Base and works with your Dremel. It
adjusts for 2" to 6"-diameter cuts. Simply
mount the centerpin through the soundboard and into your workboard. The router
base adjusts the cutting depth.
Flexible-shaft Power Tool
Featuring our Precision Router Base
Power and versatility for precision
routing without bogging down
#0686 $86.90
Includes:
Router base and Dremel not included. Downcut bits (page 32)
produce the cleanest results.
Guitarmakers need power and accuracy for jobs
like production inlay work and saddle slotting.
Foredom’s® 1/6-hp ball-bearing motor with flexible shaft is the answer. Components available at
stewmac.com.
Motor • Flexible shaft • Custom handpiece • Foot control Motor hanger •
Handpiece rest • Precision Router Base #5328 115 volts AC $405.64 each
#5329 230 volts AC Save $16.90
NEW
Saddle Routing Jig
• Slot/compensate a new bridge
• Fix an incorrectly located saddle
• Flatten the bottom of a slot for
an undersaddle pickup
We designed this versatile jig to
bring accuracy and ease to bridge
saddle routing. It includes sliding
adapter plates that work with our
Precision Router Base and your Dremel or Bosch® Colt router. Simply
clamp the jig at the soundhole and
tailblock. It’s made of clear acrylic
for easy positioning, with sponge
padding to help level the jig on
arched guitars. Cutter alignment,
slot length and width are precisely
adjustable. Works great for split
saddles too. Instructions included.
The Otter™ Compact Routing Table
Works with Dremel,® Bosch®
Colt router, or other trimmers
Router table • Double-sided removable fence for pattern and table routing
• 2 removable 5/8" rails for hand-held routing • Centering plug • Handle •
Dust collection assembly with 2 attachments and adapter
Sliding
adapter plate
Purfling & Soundhole
Router Guide
Screw this aluminum guide onto your
Dremel, and cut purfling and rosette channels in unattached violin plates and guitar
soundboards. Its rounded foot follows tight
curves to help maintain a uniform cutting
distance. Thumbscrew adjustment; the
Dremel’s chuck sets the depth of cut.
Dremel not included.
#4407 $51.65
Carbide-tipped Binding Router Bits
4032
4561
4562
This small, portable router table can be clamped quickly to your workbench
and easily stored when not in use. Use as a stationary router table or flip it
over and use it as a hand held router. Great for normal table routing, pattern
routing, and edge jointing. Includes two attachments that attach to any vacuum
hose, keeping your work clean and free of debris. Dan Erlewine says it’s some of
the best dust collecting he’s seen! Router table dimensions: 8" x 10" x 0.260"
Includes:
#4043 $189.72
Clamps, Precision Router Base and router
not included. Drill the Colt adapter plate
to fit other laminate trimmers.
A compact router table for shaping and leveling small parts
For Dremel and Foredom® tools
These special cutters are designed for routing precise
binding channels. Their small diameter is ideal for tight
curves, and the carbide tips stay sharp longer than steel
bits. #4561 and #4562 have a pilot extension for uniform
routing depth. 1/8"-diameter shank; 3/8" cutting height.
Each
Please note: This routing table is designed to fit the Bosch Colt Router, but
is adaptable for other models. Router is not included.
#5730 $89.90
Fits your Dremel tool
Binding Router Guide
Solution for archtop instruments
This versatile attachment is for use with
our #4032 router bit. Designed by our own
Don MacRostie, it screws onto the Dremel
tool, and its thumbscrew-adjustable edge
guide lets you cut an accurate ledge for
any binding thickness up to .220". Made of
Works where precision-machined aluminum and brass,
a standard
it’s great for routing the edges of archtop
router base
instruments, where a standard router base
won’t work
tips and cuts an incorrect ledge. It installs
easily on Dremel 4000, 400XPR, MultiPro™ or Professional
Cutaway
rotary tools, and Black & Decker Wizard™/ RTX™ tools,
view
replacing the threaded plastic collar on the tool housing
(fits 12 threads per inch).
#5248 Binding router guide $46.06 Each Each, 3+
#4032 Carbide-tipped router bit ........$18.36 $16.34
Each, 3+
#4032 5/16" diameter................... $18.36 $16.34
#4561 Pilot bit for .060" channel $23.57 $20.98
#4562 Pilot bit for .090" channel $23.57 $20.98
To use 1/8"-shank bits in your laminate trimmer’s
1/4" collet, see our #5246 adapter on page 32.
Binding bit sets for your shop router:
cut channels for practically any
binding combinations. Page 35
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Binding
Supplies
StewMac
Binding Scraper
This perfectly-shaped scraper removes finish overspray from bindings. The knife edge creates clean,
sharp edges on bindings of any size,
with an angled tip for tight places.
Rounded opposite edge makes it
comfortable to grip. #0610 $8.19
Plastic Bindings
White • Black • Cream
ABS plastic bindings as used by major guitar manufacturers.
Each strip is 65" long, to reach around most guitar bodies.
The edges are smooth to allow close fitting tolerances.
Wood bindings on page 36
Actual size
cross-sections
Each
at stewmac.com
Each, 4+
.010" x .075"
#5774 White $4.19 $3.65
#5784 Black $4.19 $3.65
.020" x .075"
#5775 White $4.26 $3.71
#5785 Black $4.26 $3.71
#5905 Cream $4.26 $3.71
.020" x .250"
#5776 White $4.94 $4.30
#5786 Black $4.94 $4.30
#5906 Cream $4.94 $4.30
.040" x .250"
#5781 White $4.94 $4.30
#5791 Black $4.94 $4.30
#4395 Cream $4.94 $4.30
.060" x .250"
#5777 White $5.24 $4.56
#5787 Black $5.24 $4.56
#5907 Cream $5.24 $4.56
.060" x .375"
#5778 White $5.78 $5.03
#5788 Black $5.78 $5.03
#5908 Cream $5.78 $5.03
.090" x .250"
#5779 White $6.13 $5.33
#5789 Black $6.13 $5.33
#4396 Cream $6.13 $5.33
Mini Scrapers
A
B
C
Laminate your bindings
by using our Binding Laminator
(see below) and acetone:
A is a black/white/black/white
sandwich of .010" strips.
B combines .020" black and
.040" white.
C is .020" white and .020"
black, oriented sideways.
at stewmac.com
Great for smoothing smaller areas with
finer control. Among their many uses, the
concave/convex model is handy for guitar
bridge contouring, and the oval scraper
makes quick work of spot-leveling dropfill finish repairs. The rectangular model
has rounded 1/8" and 3/32" notches
for fast and easy acoustic bridge saddle
crowning. All are supplied unburnished.
#0625 Concave/convex, 1-31/32" x 1-17/64" x .016" $7.33
#0626 Oval, 1-25/32" x 1-3/16" x .008" ...................... $6.81
#0627 Rectangular, 1-25/32" x 63/64" x .016" ............ $8.38
Large Scrapers
For trimming bindings, profiling
necks, surfacing fingerboards,
contouring arched tops, deburring wood, shaping bridges, and
more. Supplied unburnished.
StewMac Bind-ALL
(page 39) is recommended for
gluing our ABS plastic bindings
to wood.
Use binding tape or rubber
binding bands to hold the
bindings while the glue dries,
and trim flush with a scraper
blade. More tips online at
#5782 White $9.50 $8.26
.090" x .565"* #5792 Black $9.50 $8.26
#4397 Cream $9.50 $8.26
stewmac.com/bindings
* .565" binding is the right size for Gibson® Les Paul® guitar tops.
#0628 Curved ends, 2" x 6" x .028".............. $6.70
#0654 Rectangular, 2-1/2" x 6" x .028" ........ $7.18
#0655 French curve, 3-1/8" x 5-1/8" x .028"$10.12
Complete Scraper Set All 6 sizes scrapers shown above
#0630 $42.80 Save $3.72
See more scrapers on page 7
Scraper Burnisher
Side Dot Material
6" plastic rods for making position dots on a fretboard edge.
Cut and scrape flush after insertion.
Each, 24+
#0483 White, 1/16" #1358 White, 3/32" Each per part #
#0484 Black, 1/16" #1359 Black, 3/32" $1.27 $0.84
Pearl and abalone side dots, page 37.
Nothing else smooths bodies, bindings and
fingerboards like a sharp scraper, and this
ingenious hardwood/steel burnisher quickly
gives your scraper keen micro-planed edges. Draw out a burr
It can sharpen a variety of sizes, shapes
and thicknesses. Instructions
included.
Laser-cut Wood Binding Set
#3416-B $18.99
Beautiful hardwood bindings and trim
from one piece of wood
Binding
Laminator
A great idea: all the parts for trimming
a fine acoustic guitar, cut from a single
piece of wood. That’s a guaranteed
match! Body and fingerboard
binding, backstrip, end trim,
heel cap and truss rod cover
in one precut piece, 34" long by
0.085" thick. Costs less than buying
separate pieces too.
#2043 Curly Western Maple $36.70
#2044 Plain Eastern Maple ....$36.70
#2045 Indian Rosewood* ......$41.95
For custom laminations
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
C
B
A
D
E
F
A Body binding (5) B Backstrip C Fret board binding (2) D Truss rod cover E Tail strip F Heel cap
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Keeps ever ything in
place for custom laminating our plastic bindings, and duplicating
older bindings for replacement work. Made Pull
of non-stick mater ial, laminated
it holds the bindings binding out
together while you brush
on acetone to instantly laminate
the plastic. Internal spring pressure
holds any combination of binding
thicknesses. Instructions and two
glue brushes are included. #4200 $24.61
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Turn the “hook”
Brush acetone
between
binding strips
Laminator
presses
and aligns
the strips
StewMac recommends
TrueChannel Binding Router Jig
Bosch® Colt Router
#0489 $114.95
Cut perfectly squared binding
ledges on archtop instruments
The TrueChannel jig turns your laminate router
into a floating cutter. As you move the body of
the instrument into the cutter, your router
glides vertically to follow the body’s top
edge. Bindings will fit correctly, so you
won’t have to scrape them too thin. The jig
carriage fits the popular Bosch® Colt router; an
inexpensive mounting kit lets you use other
common laminate trimmers too.
at stewmac.com
Bindings
at stewmac.com
A standard router base tilts
on an archtop instrument;
the bindings won’t fit right.
TrueChannel keeps the router
vertical. Bindings fit correctly.
Included: Rock-steady aluminum router support post
with carriage • Four sliding support brackets, adjustable
for body shapes and heights • Shaped plywood guitar
body cradle • Instructions
StewMac
Miter Blade for Binding
TrueChannel Router base
#5993 TrueChannel jig complete ......................$275.73
#5994 TrueChannel complete, includes
#1298 router bit set (below) ... $348.91 Save $30.34
#5650 Mounting kit for alternate routers .............. $7.30
Plywood cradle
pSupport post &
router carriage
Collet centering pin, acrylic template and instructions.
Make your own plywood cradle shapes:
#5991 TrueChannel jig (no plywood cradle) ....$255.94
#5992 TrueChannel jig (no plywood cradle),
with #1298 router bit set.......... $330.70 Save $28.76
Support brackets q
V-groove ball-bearing rollers
and a heavy duty support post
make the jig smooth, steady
and precise.
Binding Router Bit Sets
Our clean-cutting carbide-tipped cutter has a 1/4" arbor
for your shop router, an Allen screw with wrench for
installing a depth-of-cut bearing, a special extension
bushing for routing “stairstep” binding ledges, and
instructions. Money-saving sets add depth-of-cut
bearings sized specifically for binding routing jobs, and
for flush-trimming guitar tops and backs.
Standard set Set of 9 for common bindings,
Herringbone purfling and flush-cutting.
Bearings only (actual depth of cut)
$6.27 each
#1298-040 .040" #1298-100 .100" #1298-160 .160"
#1298-050 .050" #1298-110 .110" #1298-170 .170"
#1298-060 .060" #1298-120 .120" #1298-180 .180"
#1298-070 .070" #1298-130 .130" #1298-190 .190"
#1298-080 .080" #1298-140 .140" #1298-200 .200"
#1298-090 .090" #1298-150 .150" #1298-210 .210"
#1298-000 Flush bearing for trimming glued
bindings, and newly assembled guitar tops/backs
Binding Tape
Stiffness and high-tack
adhesive make this the
strongest paper tape we’ve
found for holding bindings
while the glue dries. Great
for fret work masking too.
Not for use on delicate or
vintage finishes. 3/4" x
60-yard roll.
Each
Each, 3+
#0678 $5.74 $5.11
“For wooden bindings, I cut first with a fine
saw then use the Miter Blade to shave it to the
precise miter.” —Dan Erlewine
Our thanks to luthier Tom Ribbecke,
who inspired the TrueChannel Jig.
Your router glides
vertically as you
guide the body
of the instrument
along the cutter
bearing.
Rout clean,
precise ledges
for practically
any binding
combinations
No matter how carefully you build, when
the miters aren’t sharp, it makes a poor
impression. Dan Erlewine came up with
this clever blade for use in your drill press
or our Fret Arbor Press (page 9). It’s
extremely sharp! Cuts wood or plastic
bindings in one clean stroke. Sturdy brass
housing with 3/8" shank, stainless steel
blade is 3/4".
#0360 $31.49
.040" .060" .070" .090" .100" .120" .150" .200" and flush bearings
#1298 $103.52 Save $0.00
Complete set Includes all 19 bearing sizes.
A practical money-saving set for repair shops.
#1297 $157.20 Save $0.00
Router bit only with extension bushing and Allen
wrench. Cutter diameter .925"; 6-degree downshear
prevents grabbing on climb cuts. Order bearings
separately.
#1298-B $49.16
MacRostie Binding Trimmer
Quick, easy and precise custom bindings
Introducing the easiest way to custom-size wood
or plastic bindings for a perfect fit. Duplicate the
dimensions of older bindings for repair and restoration work too. The Binding Trimmer, developed by
Don MacRostie, features a precision dimensioning
gauge and custom adjustable fence on a sturdy
plywood base. It gives you accurate and repeatable
results that will save you time and work. Vertical/
horizontal hold-downs tame flexible binding materials for trimming to as thin as 1/16". Order the
MacRostie Binding Trimmer complete with bit and
Bosch® Colt router, or use your own shop router.
Instructions are included.
Rubber
Clamping
Bands
Simple, formfitting clamps.
Use the narrow
bands for holding
bindings in place while glue dries. Wide bands are
a heavier version, great for gluing a fingerboard
to a neck without cumberson clamps and cauls.
#1256 Narrow bands, pack of 15 $19.74
#1257 Wide bands, pack of 15...... $11.50
at stewmac.com
Available
with 1 hp
Bosch®
Colt
router
and bit
Spring-tension hold-downs and
micro-adjustable fence assure
precise dimensioning as you pull
the binding through the bit.
#2401 With Bosch® Colt router and bit .... $349.57
#2400 Binding Trimmer only .................... $211.68
#0698 1/2"-diameter bit only, 1/4" shank .... $22.94
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Bindings,
Inlays & Trim
Herringbone purfling
Wood/fiber, .140" wide x 1/16" x 32".
Use two strips per Dreadnought top.
1020
1026
Each
1027
1761
1762
1763
1028
1764
1765
1766
1767
1768
Each, 6+
#1020 Straight ........$5.94 $5.35
#4724 Bent set of 2 Set
Set, 6+
for Dreadnought $11.28$10.15
Zipper backstrip 1/4" x 1/8" x 23".
Each
Each, 6+
#1026 $8.73 $7.86
D-28 backstrip .175" x 1/8" x 23".
Each
Each, 6+
#1027 $7.02 $6.32
Laminated purflings 7/64" deep x
31-1/2" long (b=black fiber; w=white
natural maple).
Each Each, 6+
#1761 .020" b/w
$2.61 $2.35
#1762 .040" b/w
$2.63 $2.37
#1763 .040" w/b/w $3.08 $2.77
#1028 .060" w/b/w $3.50 $3.15
#1764 .040" b/w/b $3.50 $3.15
#1765 .060" b/w/b $3.49 $3.14
#1766 .047" b/w/b/w $4.03 $3.63
#1767 .080" b/w/b/w $4.10 $3.69
Maple purflings .020" x 3/32" x
31-1/2". Package of 6.
Per package
#1768-B Black
#1768-W Natural $9.29
Natural wood bindings
These machined fine woods make beautiful edge
trim. Unbent, approx. 33-1/2" x .080" x .250".
Available with .010"/.020"/.010" triple lamination at the bottom edge (w=white fiber; b=black).
Actual size
Each
Each
12+
#2020 Rosewood*
$3.97 $3.18
#2021 Rosewood, w/b/w*
$5.87 $4.70
#2022 Curly maple
$3.68 $2.94
#2023 Curly maple, b/w/b
$6.55 $5.24
#2024 Ebony
$6.15 $4.92
#2025 Ebony, w/b/w
$8.59 $6.87
#2026 Curly koa
$8.59 $6.87
#2027 Curly koa, b/w/b
$11.13 $8.90
#2018 Cocobolo*
$6.58 $5.26
#2019 Cocobolo, b/w/b*
$8.99 $7.19
#2028 Bloodwood
$3.56 $2.85
#2029 Bloodwood, b/w/b
$5.94 $4.75
*Cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Clean cocobolo with acetone, and glue with epoxy or super glue.
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Get
creative
with
pearl
inlays
Mother-of-Pearl
& Abalone Blanks
For cutting custom inlays.
Each 1-ounce package
contains a variety of sizes,
and is usually sufficient for cutting a fairly
elaborate pattern. Blank pieces are .050" thick.
White pearl: familiar “figured” or “swirled” pale shell
Gold pearl: yellow on at least one side; aged look
Green abalone: dark green with minimum pale areas
Paua abalone: colorful greens, blues, and purples
Abalam®: patchwork of abalone shell in epoxied layers
1-ounce packages
Package
#0950 White pearl .................. $30.35
#4450 Figured white pearl ...... $36.23
#4451 Gold pearl .................... $37.01
#0959 Green abalone.............. $49.98
Individual blanks
Each
#1996 White pearl, 1" x 2" ........$9.35
#1992 Gold pearl, 1" x 1" ..........$4.04
#1982 Paua abalone, 1" x 1" ......$8.66
Pkg., 4+
$24.58
$29.35
$29.98
$40.48
Pearl and abalone cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Abalam®
Laminated Abalone
Cut larger inlay patterns with
less waste. These popular .050" x
2-1/2" x 4-1/2" blanks are made
of colorful Paua shell in thin
epoxy-bonded layers. Each layer
is a patchwork of small colormatched pieces. Each Each, 3+
#4444 $73.30 $65.24
Abalam® laminated shell U.S. patent #5,776,581
No-Stick Filler Strip
Rout the ledges at the edge
of the guitar, sandwich a
no-stick strip between the
bindings, and glue and tape
them all in place. When
dry, pull out the no-stick
strip, and glue the purflings The slick way to install
into the channel. Fast and abalone purflings!
Each Each, 6+
easy! The strip is .062" x
#4469 $3.10 $2.48
.095" x 36".
Herringbone Rosette
Black/white 3-ring set, 3/64" thick.
Approx. 4-9/32" inside dia. and
5-3/4" outside dia. Commonly
installed with the ends of the
rings trimmed, butted and
covered by the fretboard.
Each
Each, 3+
#1504 $9.91 $7.83
Guitar Trim Blanks
ABS plastic for making a neck heel cap and end
trim for an acoustic body.
1-1/8" x 8" x .060".
Each, 12+
#5780 White Each per color
#5790 Black $3.99 $3.51
Essential Pearl Cutting Tool Set
Cut your own custom inlays and make your instrument unique. Our money-saving basic tool set is a
great way to get started.
• Inlay tracing scribe
• Pearl cutting saw
• 12 fine, 12 medium and
12 extra-fine blades
• Pearl cutting jig with
dust blower nozzle
• Mini air pump and hose
• Cutting lubricant
Pearl Inlay book
included!
#5195 $88.60 Save $15.63
Pearl Cutting Saw
Aluminum tensioning frame with
rubberized handle and 3" throat
depth. Saw vertically on the downstroke, with the pearl held flat on
a cutting jig. Fine blades are for
intricate work; medium blades cut
a bit faster. Extra-fine blades make
cleaner cuts in Abalam.®
#4611 Saw only $22.68
Blades Packages of 12
#0664 Extra-fine
#0662 Fine
$4.91
#0663 Medium package
Inlay Tracing Scribe
Fine-point 4-1/4" double-end steel
scribe for tracing pearl outlines on wood. Leaves
#1672 $11.55
a close-fitting
guide for your
routing tool.
Tap-Ease™
Cutting Lubricant
Apply like a crayon to saw blades
and files to reduce friction, for smoother cuts and
less chatter. Helps extend tool life. #1681 $6.85
Pearl Cutting Jig
5262
5194
Our wooden 14" x 2-1/2" cutting platform has a
blower nozzle that connects to an optional mini
air pump. The gentle air stream keeps your work
dust-free and easy to see. Clamp the jig to your
bench, hold the pearl flat over the jig hole, and
saw vertically on the downstroke.
#5194 Pearl cutting jig......... $13.67
#5262 Mini air pump (120 volts
AC) with 4-foot hose........ $18.00
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Downcut Inlay Bits
Rout more
precise
inlay
cavities
Solid carbide reverse-spiral flutes cut precise
“no-fuzz” cavities for inlay work. 1-1/2" length;
1/8" shank. For Dremel or Foredom tools.
Pre-cut Inlays
Actual sizes
.060" pearloid acrylic
Width of cut
#5150
#5151
#5152
#5153
#5154
Downcut
bit: clean
#5150, 5151 and 5152 are fragile.
Use only for routing intricate details.
1/32" Each
3/64" $19.48
1/16" Each, 3+
3/32" per size
1/8" $17.92
#5155 Set of all 5 bits
$86.69 Save $10.71
.050" white pearl
Pearl &
.050" gold pearl
pearloid Abalone .050" paua abalone
Precision Router
Base, page 32
Inside dia.
#1198 Green, straight —
#1199 Green, curved 4.92"
#4426 Paua, straight
—
#4427 Paua, curved
4.92"
Length
Random
Random
Random
Random
Package
$16.57
$22.59
$20.72
$26.92
Pkg., 3+
Inlay Sets for Les Paul®
Flat .050" mother-of-pearl or .060"
pearloid acrylic, ready to inlay.
For Gibson® Les Paul® Standard
9-piece sets.
Set
Set, 3+
#5685 White pearl $48.79 $43.42
#5685-IP Pearloid $31.72 $29.50
For Gibson® Les Paul® Custom
10-piece sets.
Set
Set, 3+
#0972 White pearl $45.15 $40.18
#0972-IP Pearloid $29.35 $26.12
#0001 White
#0001-G Gold
#0001-A Abalone
#0001-IP Pearloid
$0.72
$0.74
$0.77
$0.46
$0.50
$0.52
$0.54
$0.40
$0.43
$0.44
$0.46
$0.36
5mm (13/64")
dot
#0002 White
#0002-G Gold
#0002-A Abalone
#0002-IP Pearloid
$0.72
$0.74
$0.77
$0.46
$0.50
$0.52
$0.54
$0.40
$0.43
$0.44
$0.46
$0.36
6mm (15/64")
dot
#0003 White
#0003-G Gold
#0003-A Abalone
#0003-IP Pearloid
$0.72
$0.74
$0.77
$0.46
$0.50
$0.52
$0.54
$0.40
$0.43
$0.44
$0.46
$0.36
6.7mm (17/64") dot #0012 Black plastic$0.59 $0.51 $0.46
Due to U.S. Fish
and Wildlife
Service restrictions, we can
no longer ship
genuine pearl or
abalone products
outside the USA.
Pearloid acrylic
can be shipped
internationally.
Real abalone shell on a flexible strip that bends into tight
curves. It looks great—just as if it were assembled pieceby-piece. Install it between black/white trim and you’re
done in one simple step! Strips are 15" long x .055" deep.
$0.44
$0.46
$0.47
$0.37
$1.05
7mm (17/64")
dot
#0004 White
#0004-G Gold
#0004-A Abalone
#0004-IP Pearloid
$0.83
$0.85
$0.88
$0.54
$0.58
$0.59
$0.62
$0.47
$0.50
$0.51
$0.53
$0.42
8mm (5/16")
dot
#0014 White
#0014-G Gold
#0014-A Abalone
#0014-IP Pearloid
$0.94
$0.97
$1.00
$0.61
$0.66
$0.68
$0.70
$0.53
$0.56
$0.58
$0.60
$0.48
5mm (13/64")
diamond
#0005 White
$2.05 $1.43 $1.23
#0005-A Abalone $2.19 $1.53 $1.31
#0005-IP Pearloid $1.33 $0.93 $0.80
6mm (15/64")
diamond
#0006 White
$2.19 $1.53 $1.31
#0006-A Abalone $2.30 $1.61 $1.38
#0006-IP Pearloid $1.42 $0.99 $0.85
#0008 White
$2.30 $1.61 $1.38
14.5mm (37/64")
#0008-A Abalone $2.61 $1.83 $1.57
diamond
#0008-IP Pearloid $1.56 $1.09 $0.94
Essential
Engraving
Set
Pearl inlay
book
included!
8mm diameter
(5/16") star
#0247 White
$2.19 $1.53 $1.31
#0247-A Abalone $2.33 $1.63 $1.40
#0247-IP Pearloid $1.42 $0.99 $0.85
12mm diameter
(15/32") star
#0248 White
$2.54 $1.78 $1.52
#0248-A Abalone $2.84 $1.99 $1.70
#0248-IP Pearloid $1.73 $1.21 $1.04
2.38mm (3/32")
side dots,
package of 10
#0964 White
#0964-G Gold
#0964-A Abalone
#0964-IP Pearloid
#0964-CL Clay*
Clay dots are .060" Corian®
with cream vintage Fender look
Gravers must be
shortened to fit
your hand. See
our Engraving Set
instructions at
stewmac.com
Powdered opaque pigments for mixing with epoxy when
inlaying pearl. 1-oz jars. #1856 Black, for ebony
Each
#1858 Brown, for rosewood
0963
$9.88
Each,
10+
Each
50+
$5.81
$6.14
$6.29
$3.77
$4.27
$4.94
$5.22
$5.35
$3.20
$3.63
$3.95
$4.18
$4.28
$2.56
$2.90
Glow in the Dark Dots
Perfect for dimly-lit stages and dark clubs. Charge
them quickly with any light—fluorescents and LED
flashlights are especially good.
0011
Inlay Filler Colors
Each
Fretboard side dots
Onglette, flat, and square gravers with handles • Double-end steel
scribe for guidelines • Pattern tracing stylus for transferring designs
to pearl • Laskin’s engraving filler • Instructions and sample patterns
Tips shown enlarged
$0.52
$0.54
$0.55
$0.42
$1.17
#0007 White
$2.19 $1.53 $1.31
11.5mm (29/64")
#0007-A Abalone $2.40 $1.68 $1.44
diamond
#0007-IP Pearloid $1.50 $1.05 $0.90
#1480 .047" width $26.40
#1481 .064" width $27.75
#1482 .079" width $30.40
#1676 Onglette graver $16.37 1676 curves; fine lines
#1677 Flat graver ..........$16.37 1677 lettering; lining
#1678 Square graver .....$16.37
#1674 Wooden handle .... $2.74 1678 general purpose
#1157 Pattern tracing stylus for transferring designs $3.80
#4406 Laskin’s Engraving Filler .................................$7.82
$0.74
$0.77
$0.79
$0.48
$1.35
Vintage Fender
Zipflex® Abalone Purfling
Individual engraving tools
#0011 White
#0011-G Gold
#0011-A Abalone
#0011-IP Pearloid
#0011-CL Clay*
6.35mm (1/4")
dot
International
customers
please note:
Les Paul® is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corporation.
Tools to get you started with engraving.
Includes instructions and sample patterns
for developing your skills.
#1673 $75.52 Save $16.56
Each,
100+
6mm (15/64") dot #0016 Black plastic$0.59 $0.51 $0.46
$14.08
$19.20
$17.61
$22.88
How much purfling will you need? See our charts at stewmac.com/purflings
0972
5685
Each,
25+
4mm (5/32")
dot
Abalone Purfling Inlays
.050"-thick flat shell, .063" wide. Curved pieces can be broken and mitered for tighter curves. Random-length natural
shell packages make about 15" of purfling.
Each
NEW
NEW
Side Dot Diameter: 3/32" Thickness: 0.060"
Fretboard Dot Diameter: 1/2" Thickness: 0.055"
#0011-GR Fretboard Dots, Green
#0011-IB Fretboard Dots, Ice Blue
Each
$0.90
Each, 25+ Each, 100+
$0.78
$0.70
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
#0963-GR Side Dots, Green
#0963-IB Side Dots, Ice Blue
$6.75 Per 10 psck
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Inlays
Standard
bit: fuzzy
Durable
solid carbide
Pickguards
& Templates
Pickguard
Screws
Pickguards
Ball-bearing Router Bits
Carbide-tipped bits with 1/2" cutting height, for
use with our pickguard/body cavity templates (below). The ball-bearing guide matches the cutting
diameter, and the long 1/4"-diameter shank allows
multiple-pass routing. Heat-resistant sleeve (not
shown) holds the bearing in place.
Stack an extra bearing on the shank
for deep cavities, and use the 3/8" bit
only for routing corners.
#0583 3/8" diameter* $29.07
#0693 1/2" diameter $32.43
#0565 Both $56.58 Save $4.92
Extra bearings
#1288 For 3/8" bit $6.20
#1289 For 1/2" bit $5.88
Phillips ovalhead, for countersunk pickguards.
Foil
shield
w=white; b=black; m=mint green;
tortoise pattern is printed.
Laminations / mounting holes
Laser-cut
for accuracy
Each
Laminations / mounting holes
Each
Pickguards
for Gibson®
Les Paul ®
For full-size humbuckers.
.100" thick, with 1" x 2-1/4"
chrome bracket and screws.
Each, 3+
#1126 Black/white/black
Each per model
#1127 Cream
$17.78 $15.11
Bracket only
Each Each, 3+
#0105 Chrome, with screws $4.97 $4.22
#0105-N Nickel, with screws $4.59 $3.90
#0105-G Gold, with screws $7.75 $6.59
tyle
’50s s elite®
Bak
Black
Laminations / mounting holes
Each
#0060 White (5) .......................$11.81
#0061 Black (5) ........................$11.81
#0076 White/black/white (8*) $18.52
#0077 Black/white/black (8*) $18.52
#1961 Tortoise/m/b/m (8*).......$23.52
#1960 Pearloid/w/b/m (8*) .......$24.57
Each, 3+
$10.04
$10.04
$15.74
$15.74
$19.99
$20.88
*Plus pickup mounting holes. Tortoise pattern is printed.
Genuine Black Bakelite® Pickguards
.084" single-ply, early ’50s style. 5 screw holes.
Each
Each, 3+
#0059 Neck pickup rout (Tele®) $31.45 $26.73
#0058 No pickup rout (Esquire®) $31.45 $26.73
0081
0082
Rear Cover Plates
Tremolo spring covers
have restringing holes.
#0081 control cavity
cover is 3-1/2" x 7-3/4"
x 1/8"; edges are squared
for flush mounting.
Bass Pickguards
Approximately
.100" thick.
Order #0035 pickguard screws, above.
Laminations / mounting holes
1963
1962
For Jazz Bass®
Laminations / mounting holes
Each
Each, 3+
Neck Joint Cavity Template For Fender guitar
and bass with radiused neck heel.
3/8" thick, with instructions. #1120 $23.89
#1963 Tortoise/m/b/m (11).......$25.61 $21.77
For P Bass®
Each
Each, 3+
#0079 Black/white/black (13) $25.19 $21.41
#1962 Tortoise/m/b/m (13).......$37.03 $31.48
Blank Template Clear acrylic, 9-3/8" x 6" x
3/16", for making your own templates
or clamping cauls.
#1088 $8.72
Strat,® Tele,® Esquire,® P Bass® and Jazz Bass® are registered
trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
m=mint green; tortoise patterns are printed.
Each
Each, 3+
#0082 White (6) ............................ $4.01 $3.41
#0082-B Black (6) ......................... $4.01 $3.41
#0082-M Mint/b/mint green (6)* $6.60 $5.61
#0082-T Tortoise/m/b/m(6)* ......$11.10 $9.43
#0082-P Pearloid/w/b/m (6)* ......$10.68 $9.08
#0081 Black control cover (4).....$11.28$10.04
*#0082-M, 0082-T, 0082-P have a single rectangular string
access hole. m=mint green; tortoise pattern is printed.
Archtop Fingerrest
As installed on Robert Benedetto’s
renowned archtop guitars. Includes
ebony and felt mounting blocks, screws,
and installation instructions. 2-3/8" x
8-1/2" x 3/16", for right-hand guitars.
Pickguard shielding foil for solidbodies, page 52
38
$0.21
.060" single-ply, or .100" laminated.
Each, 3+
#0062 White/black/white (11) $24.09 $17.83
#0064 Black/white/black (11) $24.09 $17.83
3M® Double-stick Tape
#1689 $20.11
$0.21
$0.21
$0.24
Pickguards for Tele®
#1089 Complete set $62.35 Save $7.71
Clear polyester, adhesive-coated
on both sides. 2" x 108 feet.
$0.41 $0.21
$0.46 $0.24
Each, 3+
$12.18
$12.18
$15.43
$15.43
$15.43
$26.82
$26.30
For two single-coils with
humbucking lead pickup
Time-saving 3/16" transparent acrylic templates
guide your router accurately for clean results.
Attach with countersunk screws or double-stick
tape. Centerlines are laser-etched when needed
for correct placement.
Tremolo routing templates on page 68
$0.41 $0.21
$0.54 $0.28
$0.69 $0.36
For three single-coil pickups
#0071 White (8) .......................$15.42
#0063 Black (8) ........................$15.42
#0074 White/black/white (11) $19.53
#0075 Black/white/black (11) $19.53
#1957 Mint/black/mint (11) ....$19.53
#0069 Tortoise/m/b/m (11).......$33.95
#1959 Pearloid/w/b/m (11) .......$33.29
#1083 P-90 pickup cavity / pickguard cutout,
and Gibson® mini humbucker cavity ........$5.83
#1094 Gibson® humbucker cavity................$5.83
#1095 Humbucker pickguard cutout ...........$5.83
#1096 Strat® (or Tele® neck pickup) cavity $5.83
#1097 Strat® pickguard cutout .....................$5.83
#1099 Tele® bridge pickup cavity ................$5.83
#1103 P Bass® cavity / pickguard cutout ......$5.83
#1111 Jazz Bass® neck pickup cavity /
pickguard cutout .......................................$5.83
#1090 Jazz Bass® bridge pickup
cavity / pickguard cutout ..........................$5.83
#1117 Rear cavity for our # 0081
cover plate (at right); set of 2 templates $17.59
Each,
100+
Each
For Gibson 3/8"
#4387 Nickel $0.41
#4387-B Black $0.41
#4387-G Gold $0.46
#4387-RN
Relic nickel $0.41
Pickguards
for Strat ® .080" single-ply or .100" laminated.
* #0583 includes two bearings.
Pickguard & Body Cavity
Routing Templates
For Fender 1/2"
#0035 Chrome
#0035-B Black
#0035-G Gold
#0035-RN
Relic nickel
#0174 Stainless
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
#4173 $48.62
Antique
Tigerstripe
Pickguards
Luthiers Glues
Red Swirl
Original Titebond® The luthier’s
favorite aliphatic resin glue, for joints
that are stronger than the wood.
Tortoloid Pickguard Material
Includes black (b), white (w), cream, pearloid,
tortoise, and tiger stripe. Dimensions are 11-1/4"
x 19-1/8" unless otherwise noted.
#5865 Black, .025" x 8-3/4"
Each
Each, 3+
x 11-3/8", self-adhesive ................$10.40 $9.26
#1048 Black, .035" ..........................$13.60 $12.10
#1030 Black, .059" ..........................$13.60 $12.10
#1031 Black, .083" ..........................$14.68 $13.07
#1035 White, .059".........................$13.60 $12.10
#1033 White, .083".........................$14.68 $13.07
#1037 B/w/b, .106"... Bevel cutter ...$14.91 $13.27
on page 26
#1039 W/b/w, .106" ....................... $16.99 $15.12
#1041 B/w/b/w/b, .106" .................. $17.83 $15.87
#1051 Cream, .085" x 12" x 18"..... $15.90 $14.15
#1040 Pearloid/w/b/m, .106" ......... $46.62 $41.49
NEW #5866 Pearloid, self-adhesive
.036" x 8-5/16" x 11-9/16" .......... $22.82 $20.31
#1049 Tortoise/m/black/m, .106"... $36.49 $32.48
NEW #5867 Tiger stripe, self-adhesive
.025" x 8" x 11-15/16"..................$19.78 $17.60
#5864 Brown tortoise, self-adhesive,
.025" x 7-1/8" x 11-1/2"................$34.62 $30.81
#3419 Clear self-adhesive Mylar® for acoustic,
.005" x 10" x 13", set of 4 .............$18.70 $16.64
m=mint green; tiger stripe & tortoise patterns are printed.
Hard-to-find 5-ply b/w/b/w/b with vintage
Gibson®-style wide white 4th lamination;
.120" x 12" x 18".
#1042 $30.45
Self-adhesive
Pickguards
#2093
#2097
#2098
#2096
Antique tortoise
Amber tigerstripe
Red tigerstripe
Each
Each, 3+
Red swirl
$31.40 $26.69
Oversized sheets For larger pickguards,
such as Gibson J45s and J50s. 4-15/16" x 10".
#2097-L Amber tigerstripe
#2098-L Red tigerstripe Each Each, 3+
#2096-L Red swirl
$39.25 $33.36
at stewmac.com
See #4597 adhesive sheet at left
#5861 Black, .025" .................$4.19 $3.73
#5862 Clear, .011" .................$3.77 $3.36
#5860 Brown tortoise, .025" $9.37 $8.34
Tortoise pattern is printed.
3M Pickguard Adhesive Sheet
No brush, no mess
3M adhesive in a .002" x 6" x 8" sheet with easypeel protective covering. Adhere the sheet to the
pickguard, trim the excess, peel, and attach to the
guitar. Use on finished surfaces only.
®
Each
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#4597 $3.35 $2.91 $2.51
De-Glue Goo
Dissolves waterbase glues
Strip away dried hide glue, Titebond or
white glue. Apply a thick layer onto an
area with old glue, wait 10-30 minutes,
scrape off the sludge! Great for glue
joint squeeze-out too. #7012 $9.50
#0621 16-ounce $9.95
at stewmac.com
StewMac Bind-ALL
The first choice of major guitar manufacturers, Bind-ALL™ glues plastic bindings
to any tonewood. Its high tackiness holds
bindings while you apply clamping bands
or tape. Big 2.4-oz tube! #1976 $12.50
Cannot be shipped by air, or outside the USA.
Electric Glue Pot
The easy way to dissolve hide
glue in water at the proper
thermostatically-controlled
temperature. 1-quart capacity
minimizes wasted glue. This pot
features a removable aluminum
container and a handy mixing/
wiping device.
#0668 120 volts AC........ $131.94
#0668-FE 220 volts AC.. $148.55
Tortoise
Pickguard
Material
220-volt plug
Behlen Hide Glue
for Archtop
Instruments
Thick actylic tortoise for making elevated pickguards. The color is swirled throughout the glosssurface material, not printed on a layer like other
pickguards, for translucence that varies with the
darkness of the instrument body. Resists warping
better than traditional celluloid. 6-11/16" x 1113/16" sheets.
Thickness*
Each
Each, 3+
#1700 .080"-.090" $24.38 $21.70
#1701 .120"-.130 $35.44 $31.54
High-gloss PVC plastic pickguards in Dreadnought
shape. Self-adhesive for easy installation. 2-3/8"
radius at the soundhole edge.
Each Each, 3+
#0620 16-ounce $7.95
Titebond® III Superior strength, a
longer open time, and compatibility
with all finishes.
*Thicknesses vary because this material is handmade.
Tortoloid Dreadnought
Pickguards
Self-adhesive!
The look of antique Hawksbill tortoise shell. Available
in modern Martin shape
(replace your stock “printed” pickguard), or slightly
oversize. Only .025" thin, with 2-3/8" radius at the
soundhole edge.
Each,
per size
#2090 Modern shape Each
$31.40 $26.69
#2091 Oversize
Fineline Applicators
Durable and reusable!
Reusable bottles with stainless steel
needle tips for precision application
of glues, stains, oils—even graphite
powders. Caps contain a wire to
clean the tip each time you close
the bottle.
#3030 Set of 2, fine ......... $8.95
#3031 Set of 2, standard $8.95
The traditional luthier’s glue.
It makes stronger wood joints
than bottled hide glues, but
allows disassembly with a hot
knife. Granulated, for dissolving in warm water in an electric
glue pot. 1-pound container;
164 gram strength.
at stewmac.com
#0669 $18.50
StewMac Fish Glue, page 44
Titebond® Liquid Hide Glue
Hide glue in ready-to-use liquid form.
Allows more clamping time than hot
hide glue. 8-ounce bottle.
#0652 $10.97
Pinpoint-accurate gluing
Glue Syringe
This easy-to-clean nylon/
stainless steel 10cc syringe injects glue precisely
into joints and under loose braces or frets. The set
includes the syringe and five each of versatile 18,
19, and 21 gauge flat-tip needles. For waterbase
glues only; not for use with super glues or epoxy.
#3020 Complete set $14.78
Replacement needles available at stewmac.com
Glue Brush 3/8" wide; 6" metal handle.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
#4167 Package of 12 $3.09
Not for use with super glues.
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Pickguards
Pickguard Materials
Authentic vintage look • Cut your own shapes
Modern “printed” pickguards don’t compare to the
vintage look of Tortoloid. Individually cast with
poured resins and dyes by luthier Mario Proulx;
no two sheets have exactly the same pattern. Each
sheet is .025" thin, so your guitar’s tone won’t be
dampened. Antique tortoise has the authentic look
of antique Hawksbill tortoise shell. Tigerstripe is
especially for Gibson ® acoustic guitars. Amber for
soundboards with a light sunburst or natural finish, and red to complement darker sunbursts. Red
swirl has the look of early-1940s Martin celluloid
pickguards, with red-browns replacing the amber.
Sheets measure 4-3/4" x 7-1/2".
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Finishing
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Finishes
General Finishes
Clear Waterbase
Lacquer
We’ve had excellent results
spraying this modern nonflammable, environmentally friendly
alternative to traditional nitrocellulose lacquer. Available in quart cans for
the small shop, it’s a polyacrylic waterbase blend
that dries hard and sands easily, with nonyellowing clarity. Simple to apply—no separate sealer
required! Tint with our ColorTone® liquid stains
or waterbase pigments; anti-fade UV stabilizers
help keep the colors rich and bright. Your spray
equipment cleans up easily with soap and water.
Choose gloss or satin formulation, for awesome
finishes you can be proud of.
#1779 Clear gloss, 1 quart Each
#1780 Clear satin, 1 quart $28.33
General Finishes
Enduro Var Varnish
ColorTone Aerosol
®
Seagrave
Nitrocellulose
Lacquer
Guitar Lacquer
The easiest professional finish
Legendary McFadden
lacquer is now under
the Seagrave banner.
Favored by many luthiers for durable traditional
finishes with beautiful gloss. Spray with or without
thinning, for fast build-up in multiple coats. It can
be polished and buffed after as few as seven days,
and is compatible with ColorTone® liquid stains
and liquid pigments. Formulated for spraying on
wood sealed with Seagrave vinyl sealer, or on
unfinished wood.
Each
Each, 4+
#2200 1 quart $34.78 $30.26
Seagrave Vinyl Sealer
Use this compatible sealer to spray a level surface
for topcoats of Seagrave nitrocellulose lacquer. It
has a higher solids content for a faster finish build.
Each
Easy to apply and dries hard.
Enduro Var’s slight amber tint
deepens over time, making
it a great choice for violins.
Useful for urethane touchups
on guitars and for complete
instrument projects too.
Each, 4+
#2201 1 quart $34.37 $29.90
Seagrave Lacquer Thinner
For thinning Seagrave nitrocellulose lacquer and
vinyl sealer, and for cleaning spray equipment.
Each
Each, 4+
#2202 1 quart $21.59 $18.78
#1785 Gloss, 1 quart Each
#1786 Satin, 1 quart $35.00
Seagrave finishing products cannot be shipped by air, or
outside the USA. Nitrocellulose lacquer products should
not be used with acrylic lacquers.
®
Waterbase
Grain Filler
Behlen lacquer produces a hard, durable finish that’s more flexible than furniture lacquer,
to accommodate the expansion and contraction
of wooden instruments. Better resistance to coldchecking and scuffs too. It’s ready to spray (no
thinning required), for fast build-up in multiple
coats. For use on wood that has been sealed with
Behlen vinyl sealer, or on unfinished wood.
Each
Each, 4+
#4841 1 quart $22.88 $19.91
Behlen Vinyl Sealer Spray this compatible
base to seal the wood and build up a level surface
for Behlen nitrocellulose lacquer topcoats.
Each
Each, 4+
#4843 1 quart $20.14 $17.52
Behlen Lacquer Reducer For thinning Behlen
nitrocellulose lacquer and vinyl sealer, and cleaning spray equipment.
Each
Each, 4+
Our first choice
for filling and
leveling the pores of
open-grain woods such
as rosewood, ash, koa and
mahogany, before spraying
a finish. No shrinking or cracking; it thins with
water, brushes on, dries fast and sands easily. It can
be tinted with most stains and waterbase pigments,
and is compatible with most sealers and topcoats.
Solvent-free and nonflammable. Supplied in paste
form in 4-ounce jars. Available in traditional guitar
colors, plus neutral (light tan base filler suitable for
custom tinting) and clear-drying.
“It’s grain filler, wood putty, crack filler, hole-filler and
mistake patcher, all in one product.” —Dan Erlewine
#0220-A Ash (maple/beech/pine)
#0220-MB Rosewood (medium brown)
#0220-RB Rosewood (reddish brown)
#0220-E Ebony
Each
#0220-M Mahogany
$7.34
#0220-N Neutral
#5577 Clear, 1 pint .............. $22.89
#0855 1 quart $20.35 $17.70
Behlen Lacquer Retarder Before spraying
nitrocellulose lacquer in hot, humid conditions,
retarder can be added to slow the drying time.
Helps prevent blushing (whitening) in the finish
Each
due to trapped moisture.
#0848 1 quart $23.75
Behlen finishing products cannot be
shipped by air, or outside the USA.
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Each
#3881 Clear Gloss................ $14.39
#3882 Clear Satin ................ $14.39
#3883 Clear Sanding Sealer $14.39
#3885 Black Gloss ............... $14.39
Each, 3+
$12.95
$12.95
$12.95
$12.95
Sunburst Colors
Easily apply traditional nitrocellulose guitar colors and sunbursts
without a compressor and spray
equipment! ColorTone® tinted
aerosol guitar lacquers let the
beauty of fine instrument woods
show through. 13-ounce cans.
Each
#5880 Vintage Amber $19.49
#5881 Cherry Red....... $19.49
#5882 Tobacco Brown $19.49
#5883 Red Mahogany $19.49
Each, 3+
$17.54
$17.54
$17.54
$17.54
Classic ’50s Colors
ColorTone
Behlen Nitrocellulose Stringed
Instrument Spraying Lacquer
Superior, fast-drying nitrocellulose
lacquer in convenient 13-ounce spray
cans, for a hard, durable finish. The
rotating-tip nozzle sprays a horizontal
or vertical pattern. We recommend
spraying multiple thin coats, in a
low humidity environment. Sanding
sealer (one coat equals two lacquer coats) seals
stained or unstained wood before color or finish
coats are applied. One can of sealer and 4-6 cans of
lacquer will usually finish a complete instrument.
Grain Filler Leveler
A handy tool for applying
and leveling grain filler,
and removing excess.
5-7/8" hard plastic with
flexible rubber edges.
#4939 $11.70
Colors that match Fender and Gibson finishes from
the 1950s. Complete your vintage look with Aged
Clear on your guitar’s neck.
Each
#5884 Blond...............$17.80
#5885 TV Yellow .......$17.80
#5886 Sonic Blue .......$17.80
#5887 Aged Clear ......$17.80
Aerosol lacquers cannot be shipped by
air, or outside the USA. Nitrocellulose
lacquer products should not be used
with acrylic lacquers.
Blush Eraser Helps reflow a blushed
(whitened) nitrocellulose lacquer surface
to free trapped moisture, and “melts-in”
overspray after spot finish repairs.
#1313 13-ounce aerosol $11.25
Behlen Fisheye Flowout
When fisheyes (craters caused by residues
of silicone polishes or oils in the wood)
appear in the initial finish coats, add a few
drops of Fisheye Flowout to the lacquer
before respraying.
#0849 1 ounce $15.60
1 quart of lacquer will finish:
1 acoustic guitar body and neck, or
2 complete mandolins, or
2-3 solid guitar or bass bodies, or
3-5 electric guitar or bass necks, or
4 ukuleles, or
2-3 banjo rims and necks
These are averages. Your results may vary according to
your spray gun adjustments and spraying pressure, and
the number and thickness of your finish coats.
How much
lacquer
will you
need?
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Finishing
Supplies
Book
included!
Questions about
finishing?
Look here first!
ColorTone
®
Aerosol
Finishing
Kit
Great choice for first-time finishers
Easy-to-apply gloss nitrocellulose finish
Full selection of polishing compounds
Guitar Finishing book included!
• Clear aerosol (4 cans) • Guitar Finishing
Step-by-Step book
• Clear aerosol sealer
• Polishing compounds
(four 4-ounce grades) #1850 Complete
$48.39
• Finishing papers
Save $16.13
(22 sheets)
This kit cannot be shipped by air, or outside the USA.
We recommend ColorTone® grain filler for finishing
porous woods such as mahogany, ash or rosewood.
ColorTone
ColorTone Liquid Stains
®
Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step
For transparent fade-resistant
colored finishes
Add these lightfast metal-complex dyes to clear
lacquer, shellac, waterbase or catalyzed finishes.
They can be reduced with water or alcohol for use
on bare wood, and mixed for any desired intensity.
One 2-ounce bottle makes two quarts of stain.
#5030 Vintage Amber
#5032 Red Mahogany
#5033 Medium Brown
#5034 Tobacco Brown
#5037 Lemon Yellow
#5038 Cherry Red
#5039 Blue
#5040 Black
#5041 Bright Green
#5042 Orange
By Dan Erlewine and Don MacRostie
The definitive reference for finishing fretted instruments. You’ll learn about materials, equipment and
techniques, discover recipes for famous finishes, and
gain the confidence to finish like a pro. The focus
is nitrocellulose lacquer, the most common guitar
finish, with extra information on varnishes, oils and
French polishing. 188 pages, softcover.
#5095 $31.45
Materials and tools How to use
abrasives, fillers, colorants, topcoats, spray equipment and buffers.
$22.41 each
#5029 All 10 colors* $212.89 Save $11.21
Basic finishing steps
Recipes for popular finishes
Fender blond, sunbursts and
solids; Gibson® goldtop, cherry
red and sunbursts; basic Martinstyle finish, and lots more!
®
Repair scratches
without brushing
Genuine nitrocellulose or spraying
Touchup Markers
ColorTone Liquid
guitar lacquer in a marker
pen. Perfect for finish
touchups, like fixing
scratches and minor sandthroughs. The right match
for our ColorTone® liquid
stains and tinted aerosol
lacquers. Use Clear Gloss
for small repairs in clear
finishes, for spot-sealing tints, and to mask bindings
before you stain the surrounding wood. Aged
Clear has a subtle tint to match old finishes. Now
available in Blond, TV Yellow, and Sonic Blue too!
Brilliant colors for spraying
opaque lacquer finishes
#7050 Clear Gloss
#7051 Aged Clear
#7057 Blond
#7058 TV Yellow
#7059 Sonic Blue
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#7052 Vintage Amber
#7053 Cherry Red
#7054 Tobacco Brown
#7055 Red Mahogany
#7056 Black
$10.40 each
Cannot be shipped
by air, or outside the USA.
Black
Fingerboard Stain
Ebony in
a bottle
Most ebony today is naturally
streaked with brown and gray.
Our favorite way to make
ebony uniformly black is Higgins’ famous India Ink. This is
the darkest black we’ve ever
found. Non-toxic, non-waterproof and non-flammable.
Mixes well with dark tints to
make them darker too. Wipe
on, and wipe off the excess as
needed. 2-ounce bottle.
#4237 $4.95
®
Pigments For Lacquer
These concentrated pigments mix
in clear lacquer to produce opaque
(solid) colors—combine them for
infinite hues. After spraying the
color coats, spray clear lacquer topcoats for depth and high gloss. Not
for use with alcohol base, waterbase
or varnish finishes. 4-ounce bottles.
#5231 Black #5235 Brown
#5232 White #5236 Blue
#5233 Red
#5237 Green
#5234 Yellow
Color gallery Stain mixing charts,
photos of vintage finishes, and the
steps in waterbase finishing.
Bu
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Each
$15.49
ColorTone Liquid Pigments
®
For Waterbase Lacquer
Concentrated pigments formulated
for mixing with waterbase lacquer to
create opaque (solid) colors. Spray
clear waterbase topcoats for final gloss.
4-ounce bottles.
#5361 Black #5365 Brown
Bu
Savy any #5362 White #5366 Blue
3
e6
#5367 Green
% #5363 Red
#5364 Yellow
Stain Mixing Cups
Handy graduated 1-ounce plastic cups.
Safe for lacquer thinner, alcohol and
acetone. Set of 10.
#4199 $5.55
Preval® Aerosol
Sprayer
Each
$15.49
Mix and spray
your own custom
stains and finishes
A thrifty alternative
when shop spraying
equipment is unavailable. Disposable aerosol unit with siphon
and removable glass jar lets you mix and spray up
to 16 ounces of stains or finishes.
#5043 Aerosol unit with jar .......$7.49
#5044 Replacement aerosol unit $5.90
Not for use with waterbase finishes. Keep the nozzle clean,
and have extra aerosol units on hand for quick replacement.
Aerosol units cannot be shipped by air, or outside the USA.
vGrip Aerosol
Spray Handle
Universal trigger
for spray cans
This durable plastic
trigger-action handle
lets you use an aerosol
can like a spray gun,
for much better comfort and smoother control.
Keeps your finger away from the spray. Snaps
onto ColorTone® and Preval® aerosols, and most
standard spray cans.
#5063 $6.75
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Finishes
Keeping
it simple!
Includes stain mixing
charts, color gallery
of vintage finishes,
and recipes for
recreating them.
Finishing
Supplies
BIG 14" wheels
Turn the
wheel…
…reach the entire body easily
Finishes
A better way
to hold your
work for spray finishing
How do you hold an instrument for spraying? Check
out the Freehand Holder!
Clamp the sturdy steel
frame into your vise, fasten
a guitar body or neck to
the rotating handwheel
shaft, and simply turn the
wheel as you spray. The
body moves to you, for easy
uniform coverage. That
means less time and effort
at the sanding stage too.
Quick-change attachments
for acoustic and solidbody
guitars are included.
#6130 Complete $93.37
Powerful 3/4 hp motor
Plenty of clearance
for larger guitar bodies
BIG power buffer for small shops
Get beautiful high-gloss finishes
StewMac Guitar Buffer
Wide: 36" shaft: extra clearance for big guitars
Big: 14" buffing wheels for maximum polishing area
Smooth: Big pillow block shaft bearings
Powerful: 3/4 hp (1725 rpm) motor, pulley and belt
Extra attachments
Swap bodies quickly for
production finishing.
Includes arbor, V-belt, motor with pulley, extra-fine,
fine, and medium compounds, 2 domet and 2 canton
buffing wheels, rake and instructions for making a base.
#3081 Outfit without motor .........$488.63 Save $20.36
Everything except the motor; you supply your own.
#3082 Arbor only, with belt and flanges ............ $381.41
#3083 Motor only (with 1.89" pulley), 120-volt $160.22
#3085 Motor only (with 1.89" pulley), 230-volt $160.22
#6131 Acoustic $13.63
#6132 Solidbody $15.25
Screws not included.
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Gravity-feed Spray Gun
#3080 Complete outfit, 120-volt
#3084 Complete outfit, 230-volt
Compact with a great price, chosen by our techs
This modern gravity-feed spray gun works with a
standard compressor and normal spray pressures
(typically 35psi for lacquer). Similar to HVLP guns
(high volume, low pressure), this highly efficient gun
produces consistent atomization and reduced overspray. Your finish coats will be more even than ever
before, making final sanding and polishing a breeze!
at stewmac.com
Sturdy plywood, drilled for our buffer. Fits our
ShopStand (page 20), or attach to your own
stand. 11-3/4" x 20" x 1-1/2".
#3086 Base only $52.45
#3087 Hardware set
(screws, locknuts, washers) $6.25
Buffing Wheel 14" fits 1"-dia. shaft, which
Mini Regulator for Spray Guns
fits our current guitar buffer. 12" fits our older
model, or 3/4" shafts. Canton flannel is great
for most buffing jobs, use Domet for an extra
fine polish.
Each
Connect to your spray gun to easily adjust air pressure as
you spray, right at the gun. Threads onto standard 1/4"
NPT air hose connections.
#5441 $9.90
Air Hose Quick Coupler
This snap-apart connector makes changing spray guns
quick and easy! It also allows the air hose to rotate,
reducing twists and kinks. Includes connection sleeve
(female thread), male nipple, female nipple.
NEW
NEW
#5442 $18.77
Airbrush Outfit
Ideal for retouching and graphics
Ready to connect to your compressor at 15-60 psi for
fine spraying. The airbrush has a .4mm nozzle and
adjustable fluid cap. Two 2-ounce glass jars let you
mix and spray lacquers and stains (not for use with
waterbase finishes). Flexible 10-foot braided hose.
#5439 Complete outfit $27.88
Each
Each, 6+
#5440 Extra 2-oz jar with lid ........ $2.19 $1.75
Spray Gun Cleaning Kit
Don’t damage your gun with makeshift cleaning tools! This versatile
17-piece brush set cleans all types of
spray guns and airbrushes.
#1073
$16.22
#2084 14" Canton
#3163 14" Domet
#3161 12" Canton
#3162 12" Domet
$20.16
$20.16
$18.43
$18.43
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Flanges For 1" shaft, set of 2 ............$26.20
ColorTone Buffing Compounds
Professional guitar finishers’ favorite compound
bars. 24-oz bars.
#0101 Extra-fine $15.65
#0102 Fine ......... $15.65
#0103 Medium ... $15.65
Wheel Rake Cleans off old compound and
rejuvenates buffing wheels.
#3164 $25.45
A must for spraying!
at stewmac.com
NEW StewMac Airbrush Caddy
Keeps your jars organized for easy access.
Everything is together,
and easy to carry
from your workbench to your
spray booth.
#5445 $10.45
$628.50 each
Save $33.08
Buffer Base
#5429 $36.70
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Optimum 715 rpm
buffing speed
Freehand
Holder
Respirator
Mask
Comfortable
thermoplastic
molds to your face
and fits over eyewear.
Two chemically-charged
cartridges provide protection from
paint vapors. NIOSH approved.
#5855 $45.25
#5856 Replacement cartridges, set of 2 $17.95
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
TGH Luthier Spray Hooks
Heavy-duty 12"
steel hooks hang
guitars or necks
for spray finishing. Fits 3/8"-diameter or larger
pegholes.
#0890 Set of 3
$19.95
Finishing
& Sanding
3M Stikit™ Selfadhesive Abrasives
Efficient • Highly durable
Luthiers’ favorite papers!
Foam
Polishing Pads
• High gloss finishes without swirl marks
• Use your variable-speed hand drill
Tip: Use a separate pad for
each grade of compound,
to avoid adding scratches
to your finish. Apply compounds in sequence, from
coarser to finer grades.
Each
#3414 5-1/2"................. $16.75
#3410 3" ....................... $12.58
#3411 3-1/8" cone ........ $12.58
#3409 3-1/8" hourglass $12.58
Each, +
$
$
$
$
#3420
All 4 sizes
$50.13
Save
$4.36
Stikit™ woodworkers set
80, 120 and 220-grit rolls
#5771 $84.12 Save $4.43
Stikit™ fret & finishing set
320, 400, 600 and 800-grit rolls
#5772 $111.07 Save $5.85
®
Polishing
Compounds
Remove fine
The final step for
sanding scratches a beautiful finish
on instrument
finishes and plastics, without leaving
silicone residue to hamper future
refinishing. Apply by
hand with a soft
cloth, or with foam
rotary polishing
pads. After sanding
a new finish with
600-800 grit papers,
buff with Coarse
compound. If your
final sanding is 1200 grit, start with Medium. Fine
compound is used after Medium, for super-high
gloss. Swirl Remover on a foam rotary pad removes
buffing marks and extremely fine sanding scratches
on fresh finishes. It can also be used by hand for a
high lustre on new or aged finishes.
#1205
#1202 Medium, 1.65-lb. Each
$23.78 All 3
#1203 Fine, 1.65-lb.
$67.77
#1204 Swirl Remover, 16-oz.
Save $3.57
#1848
All 4
$28.39
Save $5.01
Preservation Polish, page 44
Silicone-free, repair shop friendly!
NEW
Sanding Block
Durable and flexible
Dense foam with a special surface for adhesivebacked Stikit™ sandpapers. Allows you to replace
the sandpaper without
damaging the foam.
4-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 1-1/4".
Each
Each, 3+
#3699 $3.80 $3.42
They
simply last
longer!
Micro Finishing Papers
3M Gold
Fre-Cut™
Sandpapers
Luthiers’ favorite dry-sanding papers. Aluminum
oxide grit cuts fast and resists clogging. Treated to
help prevent “fisheyes” (cratering) in waterbase
finishes. These papers simply last longer—thats’s
why we use them in our own shops. 9" x 11"sheets.
#5096 150-grit
#5097 220-grit
#5098 320-grit
#5099 400-grit
#5100 600-grit
#5101 800-grit
Per sheet
$1.76
Micro-grit abrasives for watersanding scratch-free finishes.
The grit particles are uniform
in size, to virtually eliminate
sanding scratches. Perfect for
modern polyester finishes or for
traditional lacquered surfaces.
After sanding, use ColorTone® polishing compounds for the final high gloss. 9" x 5-1/2" sheets.
at stewmac.com
Each, 50+
$1.25
Fre-Cut™/Micro Finishing Paper Sampler Package of 22,
containing two sheets of each Fre-Cut™ and Micro Finishing Paper grit.
ColorTone
Economical 4-oz. bottles
#1844 Coarse
Each
#1845 Medium
$8.35
#1846 Fine
#1847 Swirl Remover
Stikit™ is 3M’s Gold paper
Economical
featuring handy self-adhesive 15-yard rolls
backing. The convenient for small shops
2-3/4" roll width fits our fingerboard radius-sanding tools, making it a real time-saver in the repair
shop. 3M Gold™ papers simply outlast and outperform other dry-sanding
papers! The sharp premium aluminum oxide grit cuts like a file and resists
loading up with dust. Handy size fits our radius-sanding tools (page 11).
#5557
#5558
#5559
#5560
#5561
800-grit
1000-grit
1200-grit
1500-grit
2000-grit
$0.46
$0.55
$0.62
$0.69
$0.72
#5562 $15.36
Save $1.90
Micro-Mesh® Finishing Abrasives
Scratch-free
finishes!
Tiny abrasive crystals on cushioned cloth-backed latex generate less heat, don’t
“load up” as fast as ordinary papers, and last up to 15 times longer. Used with soapy
water, Micro-Mesh® can produce a scratch-free mirror shine.
Micro-Mesh® Finishing Set #1500, 1800, 2400, 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000
and 12000-grits (two 3" x 6" pieces each), with 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" x 15/16" foam
sanding block and instructions.
#3706 Finishing Set .........$53.50
Micro-Mesh® Touch-up Stick Combines #2400,
4000, and 12000 grits on padded flat surfaces, for
spot touch-ups and fret polishing.
Each Each, 3+
#3701 Sanding block only $3.80
Dual Angle Touch-up Sticks
Versatile shape for spot polishing.
Each stick has one grit per side.
1500 + 1800
5-3/4" length.
Soft Touch Pads Micro-Mesh®
abrasive on both sides of a foam
center—extra cushioning for polishing high gloss surfaces. Great
for touch-ups and finish sanding.
Each set of 9 includes #1500, 1800,
2400, 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000,
8000 and 12000 grits.
#3650 Set of 4
$6.24
#3730 2" x 2" $11.21 $9.98
#3731 3" x 4" $24.48 $21.79
#3707 $2.08 $1.54
2400 + 3600
4000 + 6000
8000 + 12000
3M Flexible Polishing Papers
Size
Set
Set, 3+
at stewmac.com
Use these revolutionary flexible wet-or-dry papers like cloth, to polish contoured finishes, pickguards, inlays, and more. No dark residue in porous bone
nuts and saddles! Each 9" x 11" sheet is
#6040 Green, 30 micron/400 grit
coated with micro particles of aluminum
#6041 Gray, 15 micron/600 grit
oxide (1200-8000 grit) or silicon carbide #6042 Blue, 9 micron/1200 grit
(400-600 grit) on a synthetic backing. The #6043 Pink, 3 micron/4000 grit
coating won’t clog quickly, and the sheet #6044 Aqua, 2 micron/6000 grit
washes easily in water.
#6045 White, 1 micron/8000 grit
#6046 All 6 grits $13.80 Save $1.20
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
$2.50 per sheet
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Finishes
Your finishes can have a more professional look
when you use these fiber-free foam buffing pads.
They’re ideal for applying polishing compounds
with your power buffer or variable-speed hand
drill. The gentle polishing action helps avoid swirl
marks, fine scratches and burn-through. Four sizes
include versatile cone and hourglass-shaped pads
for getting into guitar
cutaways and hard-toreach contours. Each
at stewmac.com
pad has a 1/4"-diameter arbor.
Diameter
Individual rolls
#5766 80-grit $30.09
#5767 120-grit $29.23
#5768 220-grit $29.23
#5769 320-grit $29.23
#5760 400-grit $29.23
#5761 600-grit $29.23
#5762 800-grit $29.23
Finishes
& Glues
Stewart-MacDonald
Super Glues
Speed your work by hours!
Jigs • fretting • binding • inlays • finish touch-ups • nut slot repairs
Our super glues are first choice in many guitar shops, thanks to fast,
incredible bonding strength for repair work and instrument making.
Each 1-ounce bottle is the practical size to minimize shelf life problems.
Finishes/ Glues
Bonus: we include 3 Whip Tip nozzle extenders for precision gluing
Silicone-free,
repair shop
friendly.
Most guitar polishes
leave hard-to-remove
silicone residue. This
prevents glue and finish from
adhering, making even simple
repairs more difficult and costly.
Preservation Polish gently cleans,
polishes and protects lacquer and
varnish finishes, with no wax or
silicone residues.
Each
Super Glue
Starter Package
Thin & Medium Super Glues
Pipettes • 6-oz. Accelerator
Drop-fill toothpicks • Whip
Tips • FREE instructions
10 Thin Penetrates close-fitting joints and cracks. Water-thin, it’s
great for fast minor finish touchups too. Cures in 3-5 seconds, for a
strong moisture-resistant joint.
20 Medium Fills small gaps; cures in 10-25 seconds. Black for ebony
inlay work, amber for finish touch-ups, and white for binding repairs.
30 Thick Epoxy-like gap-filling consistency. Cures in 30-50 seconds
to allow joint repositioning.
Each Each, 3+
#0010 Thin ......................$5.73
#0020 Medium .................$5.73
#0020-B Medium, black ...$8.23
#0020-A Medium, amber $8.23
#0020-W Medium, white* $8.23
#0030 Thick.....................$5.73
#7000 $34.15 Save $6.03
Super glue accessories
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
#3006 12-oz bottle* $9.29 $8.27 $7.52
ColorTone
®
Fretboard Finishing Oil
Helps prevent drying/cracking in new or
cleaned rosewood and ebony fretboards.
Won’t dry sticky; safe for inlays and frets.
Wipe on, wipe off and buff. Dries in 24
hours. 8-oz bottle.
#3863* $15.59
Replacement bottle and cap for
1-oz Super Glues. Each Each, 3+
#7018 $1.42 $1.21
Whip Tips
Nozzle extenders for
pinpoint gluing.
Pkg. Pkg, 3+
#7015 Pack of 10 $2.10 $1.87
*White supplied in 1/2-oz bottle.
20-X Brush-on Slow-curing medium glue for filling chips in guitar
finishes. Polyethylene-bristle brush resists hardening. Each Each, 3+
Accelerator is not recommended
with #7006 Brush-on glue.
#0020-X 1-oz bottle $8.38 $6.62
Accelerator Makes bonding even faster. Spray immediately before
or after gluing. Great for hard-to-glue materials. 6-ounce aerosol
eliminates leakage and evaporation.
Each Each, 3+
Cannot be shipped by air, or outside the USA.
#7009 $11.50$10.23
Razor Knife
ColorTone Lemon Oil
®
Used to clean and condition fretboards.
Helps restore luster, rich color, and a
smooth feel. Apply twice a year to help
prevent drying out.
Each
Each, 3+
#3864 4-oz bottle $12.20 $10.86
Tried & True Wood Finish
Easy to apply oil finish that protects wood
and keeps it clean. An all-natural alternative to lacquer. #0635 2-oz bottle $3.99
ColorTone Shellac
®
Clear plastic pipettes
Apply glue precisely. Handy for
mixing liquid stains. 5-3/4" long;
package of 10.
Pkg. Pkg, 3+
#1155 $5.46 $4.86
Flex tip
Dropfill toothpicks
Flow glue into fret
slots; drop lacquer for finish
repairs. Less mess! Box of 50.
#3108 $2.36
This little knife ends up being essential to every job! Includes a #11
blade and safety cap. Great for precisely trimming wood and plastic
bindings, cutting wires to length, stripping wire insulation, and more!
#4878 Razor Knife .................$4.10
#4879 10 pack of #11 blades $3.05
The Glue Looper™
Cleverly designed steel tips transform your razor knife
into a drop-fill tool. Works with low-viscosity liquids
like glue, stain, and lacquer. Capillary action pulls the
liquid into the loop, forming a precise droplet for
Loop holds
your finish repair or glue joint. Includes 12 resusable
a single drop
steel tips; 4 each of small, medium and large sizes.
#4885 Pack of 12 tips $14.99
“Old school” sealer & finish
Our super pale (platinum blonde)
dewaxed shellac flakes for sealing, finishing
and touchups. Dissolve in Behkol™ solvent.
#6180 4 ounces .............. $15.65
#6181 1/2-pound ............ $28.61
#0774 Behkol Solvent* $13.88
Zinsser Clear Aerosol Shellac
A clear sealer for unfinished or stained
wood. Other finishes will bond well to it,
can used as your topcoat too. It enhances
wood grain and won’t yellow with age.
Non-toxic and all-natural, in a handy
12-oz aerosol.
Each
Each, 3+
#3886 $17.95 $15.98
Naphtha Solvent
Helps remove oils and waxes from wood surfaces
before finishing, and cleans fretwire before installation. Safe to use on most metal and finished
surfaces. 1 quart.
#0775* $12.05
*Cannot be shipped by air or outside the USA.
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$4.53
$4.53
$6.50
$6.50
$6.50
$4.53
Repair Picks
Sturdy bamboo picks with
finely pointed ends. Put a drop
of finish or super glue exactly
where you want it. 2-1/2" long.
#3110 Pack of 300 $10.45
StewMac Fish Glue
A traditional, hide glue alternative that
dries hard but doesn’t require mixing
or heating. Fish glue stays tacky (not
slippery) for 30 minutes, which helps
hold parts in place during clamping.
Dried fish glue can be easily reactivated
with a little water, should a joint need
reworked. 12 hour cure time. Nonflammable and non-toxic. Cleans up
with water. #0702 8-oz bottle $14.23
StewMac Super Glue Caddy
Guitarmaker Todd Sams created this caddy for
his own workbench. Dan Erlewine asked for
one and now everybody wants one! This handy
tray holds our super glue bottles and accessories
together and upright, for easy use and no spills.
Made of rugged MDF board.
#4760 $10.45
StewMac Epoxies Clear or black
Gap-filling 2-part adhesives for
permanent bonds, activated when
their resin and hardener components are mixed in equal parts.
Each set has two 2-oz bottles.
#5173 Fast-Setting ...........$11.15
#5174 Slow-Setting .........$11.15
#5179-B Slow-Set, black $17.75
Cannot be shipped by air or outside the USA.
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Acoustic
Pickups
L.R. Baggs Element™ Active System
®
Each
#3234 1/8" saddle width
#3235 3/32" saddle width $159.95
L.R. Baggs
Anthem System
A popular mic-based
hybrid pickup system
for the natural voice
of X-braced guitars.
Impressive feedback
resistance, even at high
volume. The noisecancelling Tru-Mic
adheres to the bridge plate inside the guitar. It’s
supplemented by the Element undersaddle transducer at the lowest frequencies. A lightweight
preamp adheres beneath a 4"-diameter soundhole,
placing volume, mic/pickup mix, phase (for feedback control), mic gain and battery-check at your
fingertips. Strapjack,
battery bag and wiring included. 9-volt
battery required.
Anthem
soundhole preamp
The Element system works with common string
spacings and saddle widths, with uniform string
balance. The secret is the flexible undersaddle
transducer, designed for more efficient contact and
sensitivity. The discrete class-A preamp/endpin
jack has pre-contoured EQ, plus a soundholemounted no-solder mini volume control. No-drill
mesh battery bag included. 9-volt battery required.
#1263 $131.00
#3914 With nickel jack $38.90 $34.62
#3916 Transducer only $22.95 $20.43
Acoustic Soundhole
Microphone
Natural
Popular mini low impedance
sound…
unidirectional mic on a
flexible gooseneck, with an
integral 1/4" endpin jack. The mic
can be positioned inside the guitar
for best sound (17" maximum
length). Battery included.
Order cable separately.
only
louder!
#3382 $58.39
A popular basic piezo transducer with wide-range
response, for the underside of a soundboard. It
works for a variety of instruments and installs with
supplied adhesive. 18" shielded cord. The Switchjack™ tightens from outside the guitar, and accepts
a standard 1/4" plug (1/2"-diameter mounting hole
needed). Preamp recommended (page 46), but
not required.
Each
Each, 3+
Shielded Cable
1/4" to 3-pin XLR
connectors; 15-foot length.
#3388 $37.16
Realistic sound without a pickup!
Pickup,
preamp
jack and
volume
control
L.R. Baggs iBeam
Active System
The iBeam contact
pickup for X-braced steel string guitars adheres
to the bridge plate, weighs only 1/3 ounce, and
is faithful to the sound of any playing style. No
piezo “quack.” The discrete class-A preamp/endpin
jack has pre-contoured plug-and-play EQ, plus a
soundhole-mounted mini volume control. 9-volt
battery required. No-drill mesh battery mounting
bag included.
#4813 iBeam Active System $149.00
GraphTech
#1660 $299.00
L.R. Baggs Anthem SL
All electronics are in
the preamp/endpin
jack. Mic and undersaddle transducer mix
is preset, with the volume
control under the soundhole.
Includes battery bag, peel-andstick adhesive, and internal wiring.
#1661
$199.00
Acous
t
for soli ic sound
dbodie
s
L.R. Baggs Lyric™ Acoustic Guitar Mic
Pickup Saddles
Endorsed by Ricky Skaggs. Uniform tonal response,
high gain and excellent feedback resistance. The
featherweight Tru-Mic adheres to the bridge plate
in an X-braced guitar. Noise cancelling technology gives clear, clean sound, and the all-discrete
preamp/endpin jack tightens low frequencies for
punch with natural dynamics. The fingertip soundhole volume control features adjustable presence,
for customizing high frequency response. No-drill
mesh battery bag included; 9-volt battery required.
Get acoustic tone, or a
blend of acoustic and electric
sounds from your Strat.® Ghost pickups are
implanted in String Saver™ saddles that resist
string breakage. Sound compression matches the
dynamic range of an acoustic guitar. The AcoustiPhonic preamp switches and interfaces to your
mixer or guitar amp. Stereo Y-cable recommended.
#4811 $199.00
Thinline
Undersaddle Pickup
The classic undersaddle transducer for a 3/32"-wide bridge saddle
slot. The Fishman Thinline works
with string spacings up to 2-1/8".
Switchjack™ 1/4" endpin jack included; a preamp is recommended
(see page 46).
#3510 $114.32
For banjo pickups,
see page 87
Mandolin pickup, 90
Violin pickup, 91
Ukelele pickup, 92
Ghost prewired saddles for Strat® bridges with
intonation screw centered in the saddle. Screws
and springs included. Set of 6. #5443 $106.21
Acousti-Phonic onboard preamp with stereo
switching jack and battery clip. 1-1/8" x 1-5/8" x
1/2"; control cavity routing may be needed. 9-volt
battery required.
#5444 $67.96
QuickSwitch Optional mini toggle kit for switching from magnetic to acoustic to blended sound,
using your mono amp cable.
#5446 $24.61
Replacement endpin jacks, page 46
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Electronics
Undersaddle
transducer, preamp
jack & soundhole controls
Based on the Acoustic Matrix ™ undersaddle
transducer, this popular system features an endpin
jack/preamp, soundhole-mounted volume control,
and tone control to cut mids while boosting treble
and bass. It works for string spacings up to 2-1/2",
sensing the entire saddle for balanced sound.
Switchable voicing adapts to a variety of guitar
sizes. 9-volt battery required.
Matrix
Infinity
Schatten
Soundboard
Transducer
Universal
acoustic
pickup
Unlimited
wiring options.
No soldering!
Knob & Bushing Puller
G-HUB
Electronics
Passive Guitar Wiring Hub
Easily customize your sound, from simple
single-coil combinations to complex humbucker
phase reversals. The compact G-HUB installs in
your control cavity and allows for endless wiring
setups. Swap components and configurations
quickly without soldering. The unit handles up to
three volume pots and is prewired with a wide
variety of capacitors, plus terminal blocks, rheostats, and switches—all ready for easy solderless
connection. Helpful diagrams at the manufacturer’s
website let you custom wire up to six single-coil
pickups or three humbuckers.
1-3/8" x 2-1/8" x 1/2" size fits Strat® and Les Paul® with no
modification to the instrument. Tele,® Gibson SG® and other
thin solidbodies require modification or a separate cavity.
• Two 0.047uF capacitors • 36 screw terminals
• Two .022µF capacitors • 26 switches
• Two .011µF capacitors • Three 250K rheostats in
• .0033µF capacitor
parallel
• .0022µF capacitor
• 3 mini pots (trim controls)
• .0011µF capacitor
#5065 $79.90
Schatten Mini Pre
Acoustic Preamp
9-volt battery
required.
If a basic signal-boosting preamp is all you need (you’re setting tone at your amp or PA)
here’s a great choice. Includes
belt clip, 1/4" jacks, internal
trim pot, and gain knob. Preset
flat response keeps your sound
clean and uncolored. Works
with all piezo and magnetic
pickups.
#3948 $64.95
Batt-O-Meter
Don’t
run out
Indicates the life left
of juice!
in uninstalled 9-volt,
AA or AAA batteries.
Works for installed batteries too. Plug it into
an effects box or active
guitar: it measures the
power pulled from the battery, compares the load
to the remaining energy, and calculates the remaining hours of life.
#0323 $29.95
For single-battery circuits up to 10.23 volts. Batt-O-Meter is
powered by its own 9-volt battery (not included).
Battery Bag Great idea!
Removes
knobs
cleanly
Extracts
bridge/
tailpiece
bushings
A must-have tool in repair shops. Steady, controlled pull safely removes stubborn pressed-on
knobs. No more screwdriver blade dents, no nicked
knobs or sore fingers. It also includes hardware to
cleanly extract stud bushings for solidbody bridges
and tailpieces, including Gibson,® Schaller and
Gotoh.* The rubberized base helps protect pickguards and guitar finishes.
#3515 $53.31
Attempting to pry a knob
up with a screwdriver is a
recipe for damage. Here’s
a clever, affordable little tool that’s made for the
job. Simply slide it under the knob, push the tension ring down for a firm grip, and carefully pull
the knob off. It works with standard speed knobs,
bell knobs and Strat® knobs. The smooth durable
plastic helps protect pickguards and guitar finishes.
#3531 $8.50
Patent pending.
Acoustic guitar endpin jacks
*Works with 5/16-18, 5/16-24, 10-32, M5, M6 and M8
threaded bushings.
Pickup
Clearance
Gauges
®
Switchjack™
Tightens from outside the guitar for easy installation. Fits a 1/4" plug and can be wired mono, or
for stereo with battery switching. 15/32" diameter,
for 1/2" mounting hole.
Each
Each, 6+
#1521 Nickel $15.95 $14.35
#1521-G Gold $18.85 $16.96
NoJak Endpin
Handy gauges for consistently setting the gap between strings and pickups. Fret a string at the last
fret, slide a gauge under it, and adjust the pickup
until the polepiece touches the gauge. 1/32", 1/16",
3/32" and 1/8" thicknesses span nearly all the pro
player specs in Dan Erlewine’s book, How to Make
Your Electric Guitar Play Great (page 94). Made
of non-magnetic brass, more practical than steel
rulers or feeler gauges. Set of 4.
#5988 $10.45
Thanks to guitar tech Dirk Wacker
for developing this tool.
De-electrifying
your guitar?
The NoJak replaces your strap
jack to restore the traditional
look. It fits the same 1/2"-diameter hole, and the 3/4"-long
expansion sleeve tightens
from inside the guitar. If you
decide to plug in again, you
can easily swap back to your
strap jack.
Each
Each, 6+
#4144 White plastic... $11.43 $10.29
#4144-E Ebony .......... $11.67 $10.50
Threaded
Endpin Jack
1/4" stereo jack with
9/16-12 external
threads. No mounting
nuts needed!
Economy
Pre-wired
Pickguard
A money-saving
assembly for starter guitars:
simply wire it to your output
jack and ground it to your bridge. Includes three
single-coil ceramic bar magnet flush-polepiece
pickups with covers; control pots, 5-way switch,
knobs, and single-ply pickguard with foil shielding.
11 mounting screw holes.
Each
Each, +
#4169 White $45.31
#4169-B Black $45.31
$
$
Thumbwheel
Controls
An easily accessible way to install a
9-volt battery inside a guitar without
drilling. Nylon mesh pocket with
self-adhesive hook-and-loop mounting pad. Battery not included.
Fingertip tone/volume controls install under the edge
of a raised pickguard with
supplied foam tape. Includes
24" 2-conductor shielded
wire and instructions.
#4810 $10.00
#6156 500K $35.95
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P-51™ Knob Puller
Each
Each, 3+
#4654 Jack, nickel $15.68 $13.33
#4470 Installation key $2.17 each
#1518 9/16-12 tap for endpin hole $20.77
(Use 1/2"-diameter starter hole.)
Semi-fluted to keep the
dia.
peghole round
1/2"
.
" dia
o 1/4
red t
Tape
a.
2" di
15/3
2-step
Endpin
Jack Reamer
Install standard endpin jacks easily
Easily enlarge an endpin hole to fit a 15/32" or
1/2"-diameter endpin jack, with our custom-made
steel reamer. It’s semi-fluted to keep the hole round,
and gives you much more control than using a drill
bit. The 3/8" shank can be chucked in a hand drill
for slow reaming. The upper 1" cutting length is
1/2" diameter; the 1" center section is 15/32", and
the lower 2-5/8" has a standard 5-degree taper
down to 1/4" diameter.
#4323 $76.31
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Genuine
Hotwired
Pickguards
★★★★★
“Great pickups,
great price!”
®
®
®
Humbuckers
#5400 Neck
Each
#5401 Bridge $49.99
With cover, nickel
#5402 Neck
Each
#5403 Bridge $61.37
®
#5400-Z Neck
Each
#5401-Z Bridge $49.99
With cover, gold
#5402-G Neck
Each
#5403-G Bridge $63.68
#5410 Bridge $55.39
#5411 Neck $53.29
#5410-S Both pickups $97.81 Save 10.87
No cover, black
#5404 Neck
Each
#5405 Bridge $51.16
With cover, nickel
#5406 Neck
Each
#5407 Bridge $66.28
No cover, zebra
#5404-Z Neck
Each
#5405-Z Bridge $51.16
With cover, gold
#5406-G Neck
Each
#5407-G Bridge $68.38
®
5413
5412
Bass Pickups
Tr u e - t o - v i n t a g e
components for
authentic sound.
Both models feature
Alnico 5 polepieces in vintage-spec
flatwork, with waxpotted AWG42 coil
wire. Black cover,
compressible foam
pad, screws, clothinsulated lead wires
and wiring diagram
are included.
Bridge pickup for Jazz Bass® 8.5K ohms, 2-5/16" string spread
Neck pickup for Jazz Bass® 8.0K ohms, 2-3/16" string spread
Split pickup for P-Bass® 10.5K ohms, 2-1/4" string spread
#5412 For Jazz Bass,® set of 2 $90.56
#5413 For P-Bass® ................ $57.88
Strat®, Tele®, Jazz Bass® and P-Bass® are registered
trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
—W. Stimac Jr. , Vicksburg MS
You don’t have to spend all day
“Made my
Strat come soldering or pay a pile of money to
alive!”
get great vintage sound. We wire
—L. Aston
Golden Age pickguards by hand,
here in our shop, using CTS control pots, 5-way
CRL switch, Orange Drop® capacitor, knobs and
pickup hardware. Nothin’ but the good stuff!
Golden Age pickups deliver the classic Alnico
5 tone you’re looking for, and the hot bridge
pickup adds plenty of punch. Just solder to the
included output jack (and to your guitar’s tremolo
claw) and you’re ready to rock. One of the best
upgrades you’ll ever make!
Laminations
Each
#2990 White ...............$209.48
#2991 White/b/w ........$213.68
at stewmac.com #2991-B Black/w/b .....$213.68
#2992 Pearloid/w/b/m $229.95
Overwound Humbuckers
Our HOT versions, featuring Alnico 5 magnets
overwound with AWG43 coil wire to 12K
ohms, for a higher output, powerful
Bu
Sav y any
midrange, and driving tone.
e 10 2
%
“The most cost-effective guitar modification
I’ve ever done, hands down.”
®
Pickguards are approximately .100" thick with conductive
shielding on the underside. #2990 has 8 mounting screw
holes. The others have 11 holes.
Single-coil Pickups
Pre-soldered tremolo claw
with ground wire. A time-saver
for new builds.
#6139 $4.99
Wound for vintage tone! Alnico 5 polepieces have
2-1/16" spread and staggered heights for balanced
string response. The wax-potted AWG42 coil has
two vintage-style cloth-insulated hookup wires.
The middle position model is reverse wound,
reverse (north) polarity, to cancel hum at the #2
and #4 switch positions. Two covers (one black and
one white) are supplied, for pickguard matching.
Screws, springs and wiring diagrams included.
#5420 Neck, 6.0K ohms
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#5421 Middle, 6.0K ohms
$48.25
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#5422 Bridge, 6.4K ohms
#5423 Hot model, 7.6K ohms (neck/bridge)
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P-90 Pickups
Waxed coils* on Alnico 5 bar magnets, shielded
in iconic chrome metal “lipstick tubes,” for the
clean jangly sound from the ’60s. Our Lipsticks fit
standard humbucker mounting rings and Strat®
pickguards. The 4-conductor shielded hookup wire
on our blistering hot humbucker expands your tone
palette. Screws, springs and wiring diagram included. These pickups work with string spreads up
to 2-3/16". *42AWG single-coil; 43AWG humbucker.
The bright tone of vintage single-coils from
Kalamazoo! Our ’50-style Parsons Street™ model
features a black plastic bobbin with enameled
unpotted coil wire for grittier sound. The modern
version with fiber flatwork bobbin has wax-potted
poly-coated wire for smoother sound. Both have
Alnico 5 magnets, AWG42 coil wire, 50mm polepiece spacing, and braided single-conductor lead
wire. Black “soapbar” cover, springs, screws and
wiring diagrams included.
#5426 Hot humbucker, 12K ohms $59.88
#5427 Single-coil, 3.8K ohms....... $47.38
#5414 Parsons Street™ P-90, 8.0K ohms $56.86
#5415 Modern P-90, 8.7K ohms..............$66.83
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Alnico 5 magnets give
that warm classic tone. AWG42 coils are wound on
black or black/cream (zebra) bobbins, fabric-taped,
mounted on a brass baseplate, and wax-potted. The
output wire is 4-conductor plus ground, for versatile custom coil-tapping. Bridge models are 9.0K
ohms (2.015" polepiece spread); neck models
are 8.0K ohms (1.97" spread). Screws, Bu
springs and wiring diagrams included. Sav y any
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No cover, black
No cover, zebra
Pickups for Tele®
Vintage specs take your Tele® back half a century! The 6.5K-ohm bridge model has staggered
Alnico 5 polepieces (north polarity) with 2-1/8"
spread, vintage-spec flatwork, copper-plated steel
baseplate, and AWG42 coil wire, wrapped with
white string and wax-potted. The neck pickup has
vintage-spec flatwork, Alnico 5 polepieces (south
polarity) with 1-15/16" spread, and a ’50s-style
chrome cover. Wax-potted AWG43 coil wire is
wound to 7.0K ohms for original beefier output.
Both pickups have cloth-insulated lead wires, compressible height-adjustment tubing with screws,
and wiring diagrams.
• CTS pots
• CRL switch
• Orange Drop® cap
Mojotone Pickup
Winding Machine
p
Straightta-gue!
raw vin
HUM
Programmable!
Mojotone worked with
Stewart-MacDonald and
top guitar techs to develop this rugged professional winder. Sturdy
enough for serious pickup production, and also
great for quick rewinds
and prototyping.
Using the text display, set the number
of winds and turning
direction. Then smoothly rev up to your desired
RPM—up to 1,800 turns per minute. The winder
stops when your number of winds is reached. If
that’s a number you’ll need again, save it as a
preset. Includes instructions and 110v to 220v
AC adapter.
#2102 $499.00
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True vintage sound. Our Golden Age
Parsons Street™ humbuckers are modeled after a
sweet-sounding vintage P.A.F. set. The specs are
straight-up raw vintage, from unpotted coils with
original-style enameled wire (the slug coil even
has more windings than the polepiece coil), to
the correct-shape nickel silver covers. Your choice
of original-style magnets: Alnico 2 for warm tone
with smooth highs; Alnico 5 for clear
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Alnico 5, bright nickel
#5409 Neck .......$66.94
#5417 Bridge .....$66.94
Alnico 5, gold
#5409-G Neck ..$71.14
#5417-G Bridge $71.14
Alnico 2, bright nickel
#5408 Neck .......$66.94
#5416 Bridge .....$66.94
Alnico 2, gold
#5408-G Neck ..$71.14
#5416-G Bridge $71.14
Screws, springs and wiring diagrams included.
Neck pickups are mid 7K ohms. Bridge models are low 8K.
Nickel silver cover
Original 1.97"
polepiece spacing
Plain enameled
AWG42 coil wire
Black paper coil tape
Wood spacer
Choice of Alnico 5
or Alnico 2 magnet
Mojotone Hand
Guided Tensioner
Single-conductor
braided shield output wire
Parsons Street
HOT! Hot Humbuckers
at stewmac.com
You asked for ’em! Introducing our hot versions,
wound to 9.5K ohms for higher output punch.
Just like those rare occasionally overwound
originals from Kalamazoo.
#5438 Alnico 5 bridge, bright nickel $65.89
#5438-G Alnico 5 bridge, gold ..........$70.30
#5428 Alnico 2 bridge, bright nickel $65.89
#5428-G Alnico 2 bridge, gold ..........$70.30
Screws, springs and wiring
diagrams included.
Archtop jazz guitar pickups
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No top
routing!
Kent Armstrong
Jazz Humbucker
Benedetto S-6 Pickup
Crafted by Seymour Duncan® for Robert Benedetto’s highly regarded archtop jazz guitars. No top
routing needed. This compact sealed humbucker
features an Alnico 5 bar magnet and a tab for
mounting beneath a raised pickguard. 2-conductor
wire; 9.5K ohms.
Each
Each, 3+
#3562 $154.55 $137.55
A mellow mini humbucker for
archtop guitar. Brackets attach to the
end of the fretboard to suspend the pickup: no routing. Blade polepieces and coils are epoxy-sealed to
suppress feedback (solder lugs are exposed; lead
wires not supplied. Screws and wiring instructions
included. 7.6K ohms.
Each
#5068 Chrome $63.67 $54.12
#5068-G Gold $73.87 $62.79
2-23/32" x 1-1/8" x 1/2", with 2-1/4" bracket spacing.
DeoxIT ™
Pot & Switch Cleaner
Pot Cleaning Cap
One-step spray cleans noisy pots and
switches in guitars or amps. Removes
oxidation from contacts and improves
conductivity, for smooth, quiet operation. Helps prevent costly repairs.
Screw on this stainless
steel cap; a hole for your
spray cleaner extension
tube puts the spray down
the pot shaft and in
the pot. #0291 $21.80
#5027 5-ounce aerosol $20.39
Cannot be shipped by air, or outside the USA. Aerosol
contact cleaner sprays cold, and can cause cracks in a guitar’s
finish. Always protect the finish with a cloth.
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Works only with
CTS and 3/8 x
32 thread pots.
You can’t get consistent
sounding pickups
without real control of your
winding tension and pattern! With Mojotone’s
Hand Guided Tensioner, set the tension and wind
at any speed without guesswork or “going by feel.”
Focus on your winding pattern without worrying
about the coil tension.
#2103 $59.95
Schatten
Winder Kit
2105-K
Build Schatten’s
Model B winder
yourself and save!
It’s easy to assemble,
and the kit includes
instructions and all the parts. You supply simple
hand tools and a soldering iron. The smaller-profile
Model B serves the average shop’s need for occasional pickup winding. It features a 9-volt motor
with speed control, resettable electronic counter,
and 900rpm average winding speed.
#2105-K 110 volts AC $284.90
#2106-K 220 volts AC $305.90
Schatten
Pro Winder
The Model D features a
12-volt (.4 hp) motor, an
illuminated electronic
counter with reset, and
optional foot pedal speed
control. 1350 rpm average
winding speed for more
efficient production work.
2111
#2111 110 volts AC $399.00
#2112 220 volts AC $419.00
Foot Control for hands-free speed
control. Works with Schatten
Model D and Mojotone Pickup
Winding Machine.
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
#2104 $89.95
Pickup
Hardware
Pickup mounting rings & covers
Pickup screws
& springs
Humbucker Covers
’50s “Patent Applied For”
shape, nickel-silver,
2-3/4" x 1-1/2" x 5/8".
Humbucker ring screws
9/16" Phillips flathead.
Each Each, 50+
#3359 Nickel $0.25 $0.13
#3359-B Black $0.29 $0.16
#3359-G Gold $0.31 $0.17
Humbucker height screws
1-1/4" Phillips roundhead, 3-48
thread.
Each Each, 50+
#4386 Nickel $0.41 $0.29
#4386-B Black $0.44 $0.31
#4386-G Gold $0.63 $0.45
Package #3350 13/16" Package
of 8. #3355 1-5/8" $3.70
Flat (non-arched) bottom. 3-9/16" x 1-25/32", with
four mounting screws. Low rings taper from 9/64" to
7/32"; tall rings taper from 19/64" to 23/64".
Tapered height
Each Each, 4+ Each, 12+
#2072 Low, chrome $7.60 $6.54 $5.09
#2072-B Low, black $8.65 $7.44 $5.80
#2072-G Low, gold $10.23 $8.80 $6.85
#2073 Tall, chrome $7.60 $6.54 $5.09
#2073-B Tall, black $8.65 $7.44 $5.80
#2073-G Tall, gold $10.23 $8.80 $6.85
Untapered height 3-1/2" x 1-25/32" x 7/64".
Each
Height screws for Strat®
11/16" Phillips ovalhead,
6-32 thread.
Each
Metal Humbucker Mounting Rings
Each, 50+
#3354 Chrome $0.39 $0.21
#3354-B Black $0.42 $0.23
#3354-G Gold $1.09 $0.59
Height screws for Tele®
bridge pickup
3/4" Phillips roundhead, 6-32 thread.
Each
Each, 50+
#0564 Chrome $0.39 $0.21
#0564-G Gold $1.09 $0.59
Height screws for Tele®
neck pickup
1" roundhead Phillips woodscrew.
Set of 2, with compressible tubing.
Chrome.
#3358 $1.08 set
Compressible tubing
for pickup height
Alternative to coil springs. Cut to
length and slide over the height
screws. 12" length; 1/4" diameter.
Each, 4+ Each, 12+
#2076 Chrome .........$7.61 $6.54 $5.10
#2076-B Black .........$8.66 $7.45 $5.80
#2076-G Gold ....... $10.45 $8.99 $7.00
Plastic
Humbucker
Mounting
Rings
Flat (non-arched)
bottom; 3-17/32" x 1-25/32". Low rings taper from
3/16" to 1/4"; tall
Each
#1507 Low, black
$4.19
rings taper from 3/8"
#1509 Low, cream
to 7/16". Screws
Each, 4+
#1508 Tall, black
per model
not included.
#1510 Tall, cream
$3.65
Plastic Covers For P-90
#3379-B Dog-ear, black
#3380 Soap-bar, cream
#3380-B Soap-bar, black
Each
$3.14
Install beneath the pickguard.
Each
1539
$2.26
1543
Tapered Mini Humbucker
Mounting Rings
Each
1542
1544
Each, 6+
per model
$2.19 $1.58
Strat® and Tele® are registered trademarks of Fender
Musical Instruments Corporation.
Metal Mounting Rings
For Single-coil Pickups
For Strat®
Each
#1569 Chrome $13.38
#1569-B Black $16.65
#1569-G Gold $20.52
4" x 1-5/16" x For Tele® neck pickup
3/32", flat brass, #1570 Chrome $13.38
with two mount- #1570-B Black $16.65
#1570-G Gold $20.73
ing screws.
Each, 3+
$11.91
$14.82
$18.26
$11.91
$14.82
$18.45
Outside dimensions: 2-5/8" x 1-3/16 x 5/8"
For Gibson® and Epiphone®
Deluxe mini humbuckers,
1-15/16" polepiece spread.
Each, 4+
Black plastic, flat (non-arched)
bottom. 3-11/16" x 1-25/32".
Each
Dan Erlewine’s clever stainless steel clips hold a
mounting ring, springs, and height screws for assembly on a humbucker. No fumbling, no flying
springs! Simply set the assembly over the pickup,
turn the screws into the pickup mounting tabs, and
pull away the clips.
#0066 Set of 2 $9.43
Each
Plastic Covers For
Single-coil Pickups
#1964 White
#1964-B Black
#1964-P Parchment
#1964-M Mint
NEW #1964-R Relic white
‘Spring tamers’ for
easy pickup assembly
#1539 Cream.............$5.15 $4.48
#1538 Black ..............$5.15 $4.48
1-3/8" Phillips roundhead, for
Fender basses.
Each
Each,50+
2-1/16" polepiece spread
for Strat® pickup.
Humbucker
Helpers
Mini Humbucker Covers
Deluxe Mini Humbucker
Mounting Rings
Each
Bass pickup height screw
#3029-B Black $0.54 $0.38
*#0463-N fits our Humbucker Parts Kit, page 50
#1965 Chrome $11.50 $10.35
#1965-G Gold $14.86 $13.37
Plastic, flat (non-arched) bottom.
3-3/8" x 1-3/8".
Each, 100+
#0119 $0.28 $0.15
Each, 4+
$10.00
$17.47
$10.00
$14.57
$10.00
$14.57
Metal Cover For Tele®
Neck Pickup Each Each, 6+
Each, 6+
per model
#5070 $1.21
Pickup height springs
Each
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Humbucker pickup springs
Polepiece spread
#0463-N Nickel, 1-15/16"* $11.50
#0463-G Gold, 1-15/16"* ...$20.08
#0464-N Nickel, 2-5/64" ....$11.50
#0464-G Gold, 2-5/64" .......$16.75
#0462-N Nickel, no holes ..$11.50
#0462-G Gold, no holes .....$16.75
Solid, for Gibson® and
Epiphone® Firebird mini
humbuckers.
Each, 4+
#1543 Tall .................$5.15 $4.48
#1542 Low.................$5.15 $4.48
Firebird Mini Humbucker
Mounting Rings
Metal, flat (non-arched) bottom.
3-3/8" x 1-1/2".
Each
Each, 4+
#1544 Chrome ..........$5.15 $4.48
#1544-N Nickel ........$5.15 $4.48
#1544-G Gold ...........$5.15 $4.48
Each, 4+
#0294 Chrome ....................... $14.28 $12.42
#0294-N Nickel ..................... $14.28 $12.42
#0294-G Gold ........................ $17.54 $15.26
Each
Each, 4+
#0295 Chrome ....................... $14.28 $12.42
#0295-N Nickel ..................... $14.28 $12.42
#0295-G Gold ........................ $17.54 $15.26
See full specs at stewmac.com
See our new Mini Humbucker
Pickup Kits on page 50.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Erick Coleman
StewMac
tech advisor
A lot of “Holy Grail” pickups were
sacrificed to make our kits this good
Choosing your magnets:
Alnico 5 or Alnico 2?
Erick Coleman, our tech advisor, tore down some fantastic
old single-coils and humbuckers to get them to give up their
vintage specs. Because Erick’s so fussy about details, we now
have everything you need to make truly accurate replicas or
custom pickups. Our kits match the originals so well, you can
use them as drop-in replacements on vintage guitars. They
come with step-by-step instructions too,
written by Erick.
“Alnico 2 magnets give a warmer tone and low
end response with smooth, singing highs. I like
using them in the bridge pickups I wind for solid
bodies. Alnico 5 produces a brighter tone, with a
tighter low end and stinging highs. They’re great for
neck position pickups, to help keep the tone clear without
getting muddy.”
—Erick Coleman
Deluxe Mini Humbucker Pickup Kit
Humbucker Pickup Kits
Smaller than a regular humbucker with a brighter and more focused tone.
The sound is between humbuckers and single-coils, making this a versatile
choice for upgrades and new builds.
Vintage-style with 1-15/16" polepiece spread.
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15% OFF when you buy 3+
Nickel-silver baseplate • Unwound plastic bobbins (black/
black or “zebra” black/cream) • Polepiece slugs and screws •
Magnet • Spacer • Shim • Bobbin screws • Coil leads •
Braided push-back and 4-conductor hookup wires •
Mounting screws and springs
Alnico 5
Each
Each, 3+
#5962 Black $30.18 $25.65
#5961 Zebra $30.18 $25.65
Each
Each, 3+
Alnico 2
#2962 Black $30.18 $25.65
#2961 Zebra $30.18 $25.65
5924
2924
Single-coil
Pickup Kits
Nickel-silver baseplate • Unwound black plastic
bobbins • Nickel or gold-plated steel polepiece screws
• Bar Magnet (Alnico 2 magnets are marked red on one
end to tell them apart from Alnico 5’s) • Plastic shim •
Coil lead wires • Instructions included
5927
2927
5923
2923
’50s-style pickups
Black fiber bobbin
flatwork • Brass eyelets •
Polepieces ready to magnetize • Black and white pushback wire • Mounting screws •
Compressible tubing for height
adjustment • Tele® bridge kits include coil-wrap string and copper-plated steel baseplate •
#5924, #2924, #5927 and #2927 have staggered polepiece heights
Alnico 5
Each
Each, 3+
#5924 For Strat® $14.00 $11.90
®
#5927 Tele bridge $22.18 $18.85
#5923 Tele® neck $14.22 $12.09
Alnico 2
Each Each, 3+
#2924 For Strat® $14.00 $11.90
®
#2927 Tele bridge $22.18 $18.85
#2923 Tele® neck $14.22 $12.09
Each
Alnico 5
#5901 Nickel.................$20.20
#5901-G Gold ...............$20.20
Each
Alnico 2
#5902 Nickel.................$20.20
#5902-G Gold ...............$20.20
Each, 3+
$17.17
$17.17
Each, 3+
$17.17
$17.17
Firebird
Mini Humbucker Pickup Kit
The Firebird looks like a Deluxe Mini
Humbucker without polepieces, but inside is a
whole different design with higher output and a
brighter sound.
Nickel silver baseplate • Unwound black plastic bobbins
• Alnico 2 bar magnets • Maple shims • Coil lead wires •
Braided push-back wire • Set of steel plates • Instructions
included
Each
Each, 3+
#5903 $26.76 $22.75
All parts for building pickups online
3-piece
flatwork
bobbin
P-90 Pickup Kits
Build faithful reproductions of classic
single-coils: your choice of a 1950s-style
plastic bobbin or a modern 3-piece black
fiber bobbin with brass eyelets.
Nickel-silver baseplate • Nickel-plated polepiece
screws • Alnico 5 magnets with threaded steel
spacer • Mounting screws and springs • Coil
lead wires • Single-conductor braided-shield
hookup wire
Covers available on page 49
1-piece
plastic
bobbin
Each
at stewmac.com
Each, 3+
#5980 With plastic bobbin $24.35 $20.70
#5981 With fiber bobbin $29.38 $24.97
stewmac.com
Pickup covers and mounting rings, page 49.
Pickup Coil Wire
Each 1/2-pound roll has over 25,000 feet of coil wire. A roll is
sufficient for winding 5-6 single-coil pickups, or 2-3 humbuckers.
Enamel-coated For vintage repairs
and replica pickups. Plain enamel
thickness can vary, so individual
pickups can have a unique raw sound.
Poly-coated The modern standard.
Consistent coating for cleaner, more
uniform sound in similar pickups that
have the same number of windings.
#1460 42-gauge $53.55
#1461 43-gauge $57.75
#1462 42-gauge $34.15
#1463 43-gauge $37.68
42-gauge is standard for humbuckers, Strats,® and Tele® bridge pickups. 43-gauge is used in Tele®
neck and Rickenbacker pickups, and requires fewer windings to attain the desired coil resistance.
Bass Pickup Kits
Jazz Bass® set is 2 pickups.
5627
Black fiber bobbin flatwork • Alnico 5 polepieces ready
to magnetize • Black and white push-back wire • Foam
strips for height adjustment • Mounting screws
• Covers
Each
Each, 3+
#5627 For Jazz Bass® $32.24 $27.40
#5628 For P Bass® $21.48 $18.26
5628
Strat,® Tele,® P-Bass® and Jazz Bass® are registered
trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
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NEW
Pickup Height Foam
Dense foam rubber mounts with self-adhesive backing
under pickups to control height instead of using springs.
#5996 Long/Narrow for Jazz Bass and Jazzmaster pickups, set of 2. Each: 2-11/16" x 9/16" x 1/2"
#5997 Short/Wide for P-Bass and Jaguar pickups, set
of 2. Each: 1-1/2" x 3/4" x 1/2"
Per 2pk. Per 2pk, 6+
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
$1.10
$0.88
Solomon
SL-30
Soldering
Station
Soldering
Tools
Adjustable
heat
control
Wire
Stripper/Cutter
Two tools in one!
#1605 $22.49
Fine-guage Wire Stripper
This durable iron features a turbo
button that toggles between 15
and 120 watts. 15 watts is sufficient for most guitar and amp
wiring jobs, but sometimes you
want a boost. Just press and
The turbo
hold the button, and the
button gives
iron increases temperature
you extra heat
up to 842°F. Great for
when you
grounding to a tremolo
need it!
claw or the back of a
control pot. 1/32" fine-point tip included.
#0507 110 volts AC
#0607 220 volts AC
$29.95
Handles even the tiniest hookup wires
Strips insulation from wire sizes AWG20 down to
30 gauge and cleanly strips cloth push-back wire.
Also features serrated pliers with hold-tight teeth
for grabbing/pulling and stainless steel blades for
sharp clean cuts. 6-1/2" (165mm) total length.
12 tips to move and hold
parts while soldering
#1606 $9.98
Wiring
Hemostats
Modified for soldering:
smooth (non-serrated)
locking jaws won’t leave
damaging marks on your
wiring. Helps draw heat away
from delicate insulation too.
3577
3578
3576
Part # Dimensions
#3577
#3578
#3576
StewMac
Soldering Aids
Hooks, holders, brushes and
benders that fit where your fingers
won’t. This set even includes a
tiny reamer to clean away old
solder. 7" long (178mm), with
insulated anti-static handles.
#5120 #5121
Straight Curved
#0521 $7.30
Each
$7.30
Fieldpiece Digital
Pocket Multimeter
Battery Boxes
Great for wiring, pickup making and
trouble-shooting. Indicates AC/DC
voltages, continuity, ohm resistance,
and the status of diodes in effects.
Batteries included.
#3618 $33.50
Black plastic hinged
compartments with
terminals and lead
wires for 9-volt battery.
A flat mounting surface
is required. Mounting
screws included.
#3578 has a removable
adapter for acoustic
guitar. Batteries not
included.
Eyelet Setting Tool and Bit
.073" bit for drilling eyelet holes in pickup
flatwork, plus a steel stamp to set the eyelet and roll its flange. Works in your drill
press too.
#5976
Cavity depth needed
1-5/32" x 2-3/4" 1-5/16" (33.34mm)
1-1/4" x 2-1/2" 1-1/2" (31.75mm)
2-3/4" x 2-1/4" 1-1/4" (38.10mm)
Each
Each, 3+
Each, 6+
#3577 Solidbody ..............$12.90 $10.45 $9.29
#3578 Solidbody/acoustic $16.62 $13.46 $11.97
#3576 Solidbody dual box $24.65 $19.97 $17.75
9-volt Battery Connector
1225
1226
Battery not included.
Mounting Clip
#1225 $2.98
9-volt battery and screws
not included.
#1226 $1.38
#1605 Wire Stripper/Cutter
See left for details .................... $22.49
#0505 Kester Pocket-Pak Solder
15' of .031"-diameter solder....$3.95
#0505-LF Lead-free...................$5.95
#0504 Solder Wick
Fine braided copper. 5' roll .....$2.63
#5121 Curved Wiring Hemostat
See left for details .......................$7.30
#1609 Round-nose Bending Pliers
Safely bend wiring & strings $10.45
#0503 Soloman Solder Sucker
Fast & easy solder removal $5.85
#0520-CU Alligator Clip Heat Sinks
Copper clips to draw heat,10ct $6.81
Pro Soldering Tool Set
Quality tools for repair shops and builders,
includes all of the tools listed above!
#0517 110-volt (with 60/40 solder) ...... $169.43
#0518 220-volt (with lead-free solder) $171.43
Solomon SR-965
Soldering Iron
#5975 Brass eyelets,
package of 50 $5.76
The best economy iron we’ve found for
guitar work! It heats to 400˚F for standard
60/40 solder. At 40 watts, it’s a step above
short-lived 15-30 watt megamart irons. 1/32"
fine-point tip. #0502 110 volts AC
Each
Solomon Replacement Tips
#0510
#0511
#0512
#0513
#0527
#0528
Each
$109.95
• Durable
• Great price!
Vented stainless cover helps dissipate heat for safety. Adjustable
angle for easy reach. Includes
tip-wiping sponge. #0506 $9.90
#3579 For #3577, #3578 $10.97
#3580 For #3576 ........... $11.55
#0501 110 volts AC
#0601 220 volts AC
$12.51
Solomon Soldering Stand
Clear Acrylic Routing Templates
Digitally
controlled
heat for professional
results: no cold solder joints, no balky solder
flow, no burned connections. Features a
fast, accurate, and consistent LCD Celsius
readout, from 160-480˚ (320-900˚F). An
electronically switched transformer isolates
the tip from transient AC voltage spikes
for long life. The station includes a soldering iron with 1/32" fine-point tip, a sturdy
angle-adjustable holder for the iron, and a
tip-wiping sponge.
1/32" fine point for SL-30 station
1/8" chisel tip for SL-30 station
1/32" fine point for SR-965 iron
1/8" chisel tip for SR-965 iron
Each
1/32" fine point for SR-137 iron
$3.19
1/8" chisel tip for SR-137 iron
#0602 220 volts AC $14.95
#1605 Wire Stripper/Cutter .............$22.49
#0505 Kester Pocket-Pak Solder.......$3.95
#0504 Solder Wick .............................$2.63
Essential Soldering Tool Set
A great set of tools to get you started, includes
all of the tools in this box!
#0515 110-volt (with 60/40 solder) ....... $44.02
#0516 220-volt (with lead-free solder) $46.02
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Strips insulation cleanly
from six different wire sizes,
from AWG10 to 20 gauge.
The serrated tip holds wire
firmly for soldering. Flip the
handles around and the tool
becomes a side cutter for
trimming wire!
SR-137 Turbo Heat
Soldering Iron
Shielding,
Caps & Jacks
Capacitors
Guitar shielding
Cavities for pickups and controls can be lined with
conductive tape or conductive paint. When connected
to electrical ground, this shielding helps reduce noise,
hum and radio interference.
Conductive Copper Tape
180" rolls for shielding pickups, control cavities
and pickguards. Conductive adhesive backing;
.00125" thick.
#0028 2" width $20.36
#0037 3/4" width $13.32
#0036 1/4" width $4.85
Electronics
#0038 All 3 sizes $34.29
Save $4.24
Conductive Shielding Paint
1/2-pint can (shields
several guitars) or moneysaving 1-pint can. Brush
on two or more coats to
shield pickup cavities,
control cavities and other
smaller areas. Water soluble
until dry.
Self
Adhesive
Shielding
Kits
Orange Drop® Caps
Industry standard upgrade caps;
also used in Fender guitars. Made
of durable high grade polyester;
100-volt.
Each,
Each,
#1250 .001µF
#1251 .015µF
#1281 .022µF
#1282 .047µF
#1252 .100µF
Each
$3.32
$3.32
$3.32
$3.32
$3.32
10+
$2.82
$2.82
$2.82
$2.82
$2.82
50+
$2.26
$2.26
$2.26
$2.26
$2.26
Switchcraft™ Output Jacks
Switchcraft jacks with mounting nut
and flat washer. Stereo jack is for
stereo wiring, or for enabling active
electronics with a mono plug.
3/8 x 32 threading. Uses 3/8"-diameter hole.
#4652 Mono
#4653 Stereo
#4650 Mono
#4651 Stereo
Each
Each, 3+
#0027 1 pint $60.56 $63.59
#0029 1/2 pint $34.46
—
See our Glue Brush, page 39.
$2.96
$2.96
$3.82
$4.24
$2.96
$3.17
$3.57
$3.39
$4.26
Each
1/4" 9-lug Stereo Jack
Double-pole jack for stereo or mono.
Switches on one or more batteries in
an active system when a 1/4" plug is
inserted. Nut and washer included.
M9 x 0.75 threaded portion is 1/4" long. 3/8"-diameter hole and at least 1-1/4" body cavity depth
required.
Each Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#3774 $5.23 $4.55 $3.92
1468
Aluminum Pickguard
Shielding Foil
A sheet of foil shielding for
the underside of a pickguard.
No gluing necessary, no mess.
20-3/4" x 13" #0048 $9.41
Genuine handmade tone caps, made in the USA
by our friend Mitch Ingram at Emerson Custom
Guitars and Electronics. Capacitors are energystorage devices that filter the high frequencies. A
cap lets the tone control roll off the treble response,
progressively warming the tone. The higher the
value, the more bass output from the tone control
at its “zero” setting. #1495 .015µF (green)
#1496 .022µF (yellow) Each
#1497 .047µF (red) $17.95
Cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Battery-free
onboard overdrive
Installation can be as simple as
replacing your tone control’s
capacitor.* Four wiring setups
let you choose the amount of at stewmac.com
distortion you like.
#6065 $19.95
1467
®
Treble Bleed Circuit
Hand-soldered in our shop: a 150K-ohm 1/4-watt
resistor (1% tolerance) in parallel with a .001µF
capacitor. Wire this circuit between the input and
output lugs of your guitar volume control pot, to
smooth out treble bleed. More uniform tone from
1 to 10; more rounded sound at low volume.
#1467 With ceramic cap ............$5.15
#1468 With Orange Drop® cap $7.25
#1278 Resistor only, for upgrading Each Each, 10+
original caps.
$0.35 $0.30
Hear the results in TradeSecrets Issue 182 at stewmac.com
Schatten Magnetic
Polarity Tester
When building or repairing
a pickup, be sure it’s magnetically in phase, to avoid
weak output. The Schatten
tester indicates north/south
polepiece orientation.
*250K tone pot required. Not for use with active pickups.
3PDT Stomp Switch
Heat Shrink
Tubing Pack
This handy organizer
box contains six
different heat shrink
tubing sizes for guitar and
amp wiring jobs. Applying heat to the flexible
tubing reduces its diameter by half, to insulate
solder joints and bare wires. 2-1/2" length.
A special replacement
footswitch for pedals and
effects boxes. Modify
your effects for true
bypass and even wire a
status indicator LED.
Threading is 7/16" tall. Requires 1"
depth, 1/2"-diameter mounting hole.
Strat,® and Tele,® are registered trademarks
of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
#5127 $10.95
2-way Slide Switch for Jaguar ®
or Jazzmaster,® with screws.
#1611
Each
Each, 3+
$13.60 $10.74
Emerson Vintage-style
Ground Plate for Strat
#0519 $14.30
#0026
$10.00
$2.73
$3.07
$2.92
$3.67
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
Vintage specs with a responsive, warm tone
Large kit Sufficient for Strats® made since the
’90s: 1/2" x 19-1/2", two 1-1/8" x 13-1/2", and four
5" x 7" foil sizes.
#3790 $25.87
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Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#1819 Chrome $9.03 $7.40 $6.23
printed codes:
#1290 = 102
#1291 = 223
#1292 = 473
#1293 = 104
#1294 = 181
Emerson Paper-in-Oil Caps
Each
$3.64
$4.10
$3.90
$4.90
2" overall length. 1/2"-diameter hole and minimum 7/16" wood thickness required.
Package Pkg., 4+ Manufacturer’s
$3.66
$3.66
$4.71
$5.24
$3.66
1/4" shaft
1/4" shaft
3/8" shaft
3/8" shaft
For solidbodies; wire it mono or stereo.
Popular capacitors in a wide range
of values. Packages of 10.
#1290 .001µF
#1291 .022µF
#1292 .047µF
#1293 .100µF
#1294 180pF
Thread Height
1/4" Flush-mount Jack
Ceramic Caps
Each kit has
20" of 2-conductor
shielded wire;
5" of single-conductor insulated wire; solder, copper foil and instructions.
Standard kit shields most guitars, including Strat®
and Tele.® 1-1/8" x 13-1/2", 1/2" x 19-1/2", and two
5" x 7" foil sizes.
#3789 $16.78
Selfadhesive
Output jacks
Energy-storing capacitors filter high frequencies. A cap
lets the tone control roll off the treble response, progressively warming the tone. The higher the value, the more
bass output from the tone control at its “zero” setting.
.001µF (microfarad) is for volume control treble-bleed
circuits. .015µF, .022µF, .033µF and .047µF are guitar tone
control caps (.015µF is used with a neck humbucker for
the Clapton “woman tone”); .047µF and .100µF are for
basses. 180pF (picofarad) is for PRS guitar volume clarity.
Vintage-spec replica of a late‘50s Strat® ground plate. Made
of 0.020" thick aluminum.
Requires 3/4" body cavity depth,
1-1/8" screw spacing, and 5/16" x 9/16"
pickguard/control plate slot. Made by
Switchcraft.™
Each Each, 3+ Each, 6+
#1233 $4.17 $3.71 $3.38
3-way Slide Switch for Mustang.®
Requires 13/16" body cavity depth,
1-7/16" screw spacing, and 5/16" x
13/16" pickguard/control plate slot.
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
#1232 $6.87 $6.11 $5.56
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Pickup
Switches
Free-Way Switch
An upgrade of the switch origiGuitar
nally installed in the Jimmy Page
gear
Les Paul® Custom. Fits an LP
shifter!
switch cavity without routing.
2-pole, 6-position transverse
toggle action and 15 terminal
connections expand your
wiring options. Great for
coil-splitting, 3-pickup selection,
piezo pickup on/off, and humbucker/single-coil/
humbucker switching.
Each
Each, 3+
#0055 Nickel $34.95 $32.50
#0055-G Gold $37.95 $35.29
Free-Way Ultra Switch
#0072 Nickel $48.95 $45.52
#0072-G Gold $52.95 $49.24
1243
Switchcraft™ switches include
knurled mounting nut.1/2"-diameter
mounting hole required. Straight/
tall switch needs 1-1/2" body cavity depth; straight/short switch
requires 7/8"; right-angle switch
needs 13/16". Knobs available on
page 72.
Metric switches include knurled
nut, flat washer, plus black and
cream plastic knobs. 5/16" mounting thread height; 1/2"-dia. mounting hole required. Straight switch
requires 15/16" body cavity depth;
right-angle switch needs 13/16".
Reliable and heavy-duty.
Standard in Gibson® and other American
guitars for decades.
Knobs on page 72
Each, 6+
1-5/16" mounting cavity depth required.
Each
Each, 6+
#3512 $10.99 $9.34
Chickenhead knob, page 72
Oak Grigsby
4-way 2-pole
Lever Switch
Requires 1-7/16"
body cavity depth
and 1-5/8" mounting
screw spacing.
A popular mod for the Tele®:
three standard pickup selection positions, plus a fourth
that combines the bridge and
neck pickups in series for a
fatter tone. Black “barrel” and
“top-hat” knobs, 5/8" stainless
screws and wiring diagram
included.
Each
Each, 6+
#2002 $14.68 $13.21
#1000 Nickel
#1000-G Gold
Each
$2.63
$3.68
Each, 10+ Each, 50+
4586
4585
Mini Toggle Switches
For series/parallel pickup switching,
phase switching, and humbucker coiltapping. Includes flat washer, lock
washer and two hex nuts.
Megaswitch™
Designed for guitarists
Sturdy die-cast design,
noise-free contacts, and
a great feel. Chrome
screws, black and white
knobs, and instructions
are included.
Each, 3+
$2.24
$3.13
$1.79
$2.50
Knobs included FREE
Requires 1-3/8" body cavity depth and 1-5/8" mounting screw spacing.
Each
Each, 6+
Right-angle switch #1243 Switchcraft,™ chrome $17.95 $15.98 $14.54
for SG® and thin
#1218 Metric, chrome
$13.60 $12.10 $11.02
2-pickup guitars.
#1218-G Metric, gold
$15.71 $13.98 $12.73
5-position 4-pole switch for
Paul Reed Smith® guitars, or for
custom pickup selector wiring.
Each, 3+
Reliable, noise-free heavy-duty switches preferred by most
players. We include black “barrel” and “top-hat” knobs with
the 3-way, and white and black knobs for Strat® with the
5-way. Wiring diagram and stainless steel screws included.
6-position The 2-pole switch
Each
per model
#3511 2-pole
#3516 4-pole $10.99 $9.34
Each
Straight/
#1242 Switchcraft,™ chrome $17.95 $15.98 $14.54
short switch
#1217 Metric, chrome
$13.60 $12.10 $11.02
for 2-pickup guitars. #1217-G Metric, gold
$15.31 $13.63 $12.40
Coarse-knurled split shaft has M9 x .75 thread; the threaded
portion is 3/8" tall. 3/8"-diameter mounting hole required.
#3511 requires 7/8" mounting cavity
depth; #3516 requires 1-5/16" depth.
Popular in guitars
made outside the USA.
Quality at economical prices.
Straight/tall switch #1240 Switchcraft,™ chrome $18.95 $16.87 $15.35
For Les Paul.®
#1241 Switchcraft,™ gold
$22.90 $20.38 $18.55
CRL Lever Switches
Made in USA
by Electroswitch
can be used in a Varitone notch
filter circuit, per ES-345 guitars.
The 4-pole switch has extra versatility for custom pickup selection,
Varitone, and advanced wirings.
1217
Metric
Switchcraft™
Knurled toggle
switch nut
Flat washer, lock washer
and two mounting nuts included.
3511
1218
1242
With wiring
diagram.
Specs for Free-Way switches: #0055 housing is 61/64" x
1-17/64". #0072 housing is 1-3/8" diameter. Both: threaded
portion is 13/32" tall; 1/2"-dia. mounting hole and 3/8" body
cavity depth required. Nut and washer; cream, black and amber plastic knobs included. Wiring diagrams at stewmac.com.
Rotary Switches
1240
#2000 3-way
#2001 5-way
Each
Each, 6+
per model
$15.20 $13.68
Replacement Mounting Screws
Each Each, 24+
Phillips 6-32 thread, 5/8" for #4586 For Tele® $0.28 $0.18
CRL switches. Stainless steel. #4585 For Strat® $0.28 $0.18
Extra length for carved guitar tops as well as standard pickguards and plates.
#1219 Chrome
On/On
#1220 Black
On/On/On #1223 Chrome
#1224 Black
Each
$7.04
$7.85
$10.61
$13.16
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
$6.27
$6.99
$9.44
$11.71
$5.70
$6.36
$8.59
$10.66
Threaded portion is 5/16" tall. 1/4" diameter
mounting hole and 5/8" body cavity depth required.
#3490 E-model 5-way switch for 3-pickup combinations
of single-coils or humbuckers, or for two humbuckers.
Enables coil-tap and hum-cancellation.
#3492 S-model Standard 5-way Strat® wiring.
#3491 P-model 5-way lever switch for two humbuckers.
Same functions as a Paul Reed Smith® rotary control:
1 Bridge 2 Outer coils, parallel 3 Inner coils, series
4 Inner coils, parallel 5 Neck
per model
$22.49 $16.64
All Megaswitches require 1-3/8" body
cavity depth and 1-5/8" mounting screw spacing.
Replacement Knob Fits Megaswitch only.
#3527 White
Each
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#3527-B Black $1.59 $1.38 $1.19
Oak Grigsby
Super Switch Custom wirings, new sounds
1-7/16" body cavity depth
Wire guitars in imaginative new ways with this special and 1-5/8" screw spacing
4-pole, 5-way lever switch. It has six lugs per pole, for required.
Each
Each, 3+
virtually limitless pickup and coil selections. Black and
#3200 $21.72 $19.33
white knobs, screws and instructions included.
Les Paul® and SG® are trademarks of Gibson Guitar Corporation. Strat,® Tele,® Jazzmaster,® Jaguar®
and Mustang® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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4-pole, 6-position transverse
toggle with 28 terminals lets
you explore the most sophisticated custom wirings. Access
practically any pickup or coil
combinations! Each Each, 3+
3-way
Toggle
Switches
Control Pots
& Wiring
Alpha Pots
Economical, and common in
guitars made outside the USA.
Standard ±20% resistance tolerance. The aluminum split shaft
fits a coarse-knurled knob. Full
specs at stewmac.com.
Each
#0128 250K-ohm ..........$2.73
#0130 500K-ohm ..........$2.73
#3482 500K long shaft $8.07
#3481 1 meg-ohm .........$4.69
#3755 25K-ohm* ..........$8.97
Each
Each, 12+ Each, 50+
$2.43
$2.43
$7.18
$4.17
$7.98
$1.97
$1.97
$5.81
$3.38
$6.46
CTS pots have long been
the first choice in American
Control Pots guitars. CTS pots from
StewMac have a more durable brass shaft, and
tighter ±10% resistance tolerance. Split-shaft
versions require fine-knurled knobs. Set-screw
knobs fit the solid shaft models.
Pots in this column share the following specs:
3/8 x 32 threading is 3/8" tall; long shaft threading is 3/4".
3/8"-dia. mounting hole required. Includes flat washer, lock
washer, and two nuts for custom height adjustment. Solid
shafts have a 1/4" diameter.
Be sure your
knobs will fit!
Need knobs?
See page 72
Coarse knurled
18 splines (Alpha)
Fine knurled
24 splines (CTS)
Solid shaft
(CTS)
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#3477 500K-ohm mini $4.77 $4.15
$3.58
Electronics
•For use with active pickups, or after the preamp of a
piezo-saddle electric guitar bridge.
Alpha Push/Pull Control Pot
Acts as a normal volume or tone
control, and pulls up to activate its
on/on DPDT mini switch. Controls
pickup phasing, series/parallel
switching and coil-taps. Split shaft
with coarse knurling. Full specs at
stewmac.com.
#1215 250K
#1216 500K
#1213 500K long shaft*
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
Each per model per model
$8.98 $7.81
$6.73
*3/8 x 32 threading is 3/4" tall.
3/8"-dia. hole required.
Pans from one pickup or source
to another. Linear taper. Split
shaft with coarse knurling. Full specs
at stewmac.com
#4137 250K
#4138 500K
NEW
Each
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
per model per model
$5.34 $4.38
$3.68
Archtop Guitar Helping Hand
Offers sturdy support for
lifting pots, switches, and
jacks into the holes of an
archtop or semi-hollowbody
guitar. 11-3/4" long, made
from copper-plated steel. Our
thanks to luthier David Costner for inspiring
this handy tool.
“I’m now wiring up f-hole instruments
in record time!”
—Erick Coleman, guitar repair expert/StewMac advisor
#0255 $12.08
Pot Cleaning Cap
& DeoxIT™ Cleaner
Works only with
CTS and 3/8 x
32 thread pots.
Screws onto the pot
shaft; a hole for a spray
cleaner extension tube
puts the spray down
into the pot. StewMac
recommends DeoxIT
Cleaner to keep your
clean and noise-free.
#0291 Cleaning Cap .............$21.80
#5027 DeoxIT aerosol 5-oz* $20.39
*Cannot be shipped by air, or outside the USA
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Each
Split shaft
#0115 250K-ohm.......... $5.95
#0116 500K-ohm.......... $5.95
#0117 500K long shaft $7.95
Solid shaft
Each
#0115-S 250K-ohm ...... $5.75
#0116-S 500K-ohm ...... $5.75
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
$5.41 $4.94
$5.41 $4.94
$7.23 $6.60
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
$5.23 $4.77
$5.23 $4.77
Push-Pull Pots, SPST
Alpha Blend Pot
• Switchcraft™ & CRL
switches
• Orange Drop®
capacitors
• CTS pots
Control humbucker coil-cuts or
other simple mods, with no need to
drill your guitar for a separate switch.
Each pot functions as a normal tone
or volume control, but also pulls up
to activate a built-in SPST switch.
1-3/16" cavity depth needed.
Split shaft ...............................Each
#0221 250K-ohm ......... $7.95
#0222 500K-ohm ......... $7.95
#0223 500K long shaft $7.95
Solid shaft
Each
#0221-S 250K-ohm
$7.95
#0222-S 500K-ohm
$7.95
Pre-wired
Harnesses
Premium components, hand-soldered and tested
in our shop: CTS pots, Switchcraft™ and CRL
switches, Orange Drop® caps, and vintage-style
wire. Each harness is mounted on a reusable plywood template, so the components will align for
drop-in installation. Simply solder your pickup
wires to the harness, and connect the switch and
jack, depending on the wiring channels in your instrument. Switch knobs and instructions included;
order control knobs separately on page 72.
#1931 For Tele,® with 3-way switch ........... $84.99
#1932 For Tele,® with 4-way switch ........... $84.99
#1930 For Strat,® with 5-way switch .......... $82.99
#1933 For Gibson® Les Paul® ........................ $86.99
#1934 For Les Paul,® with long-shaft pots .. $98.99
#1935 For Gibson® SG® ................................ $83.49
#1936 For P Bass® ...................................... $49.49
#1937 For Jazz Bass® ................................... $54.49
Harness components match our premium wiring kits on page
55. Harnesses for Tele® and P Bass® have solid-shaft pots;
all others have split-shaft pots.
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
$7.23
$7.23
$7.23
$6.60
$6.60
$6.60
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
$7.23 $6.60
$7.23 $6.60
Push-Pull Pots, DPDT
Top quality pots with switch
contacts on the side rather than
the back, allowing them to fit
most guitars without routing;
only 1" cavity depth is needed.
The double-pole double-throw
switch adds lots of wiring options. Pull the knob
to coil-cut a humbucker, switch a pickup in/out, or
control anything: the switch is electrically separate
from the control pot.
Split shaft ...............................Each
#0227 250K-ohm ......... $8.95
#0228 500K-ohm ......... $8.95
#0229 500K long shaft $9.95
Solid shaft ..............................Each
#0227-S 250K-ohm...... $8.95
#0228-S 500K-ohm...... $8.95
®
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
$8.14
$8.14
$9.05
$7.43
$7.43
$8.26
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
$8.14 $7.43
$8.14 $7.43
Mounting Nuts and Lock Washers
for Pots & Jacks available online
stewmac.com search: “nuts + washers”
Emerson Pro
Pots
Lower drag • Tighter tolerance • Smoother taper
Special control pots for demanding pro guitarists,
developed by Emerson in cooperation with CTS.
The low-drag brass shaft turns more easily than any
we’ve used. Super-tight ±8% resistance tolerance
and super-smooth response taper too—no sudden
jumps in volume or tone. Individually tested. Full
specs at stewmac.com
Split shaft
#0203 250K-ohm
#0204 500K-ohm
#0226 1meg-ohm
#0205 500K long*
Each
$7.25
$7.25
$7.25
$9.25
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
$6.60
$6.60
$6.60
$8.42
$6.02
$6.02
$6.02
$7.68
*Long shaft for Les Paul® solidbodies
Solid shaft (1/4" diameter) Each Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#0203-S 250K-ohm $7.25 $6.60 $6.02
#0204-S 500K-ohm $7.25 $6.60 $6.02
#0226-S 1meg-ohm $7.25 $6.60 $6.02
Pro Blender Pot Wire it to replace your Strat®
middle pickup tone control, to blend the neck or
bridge pickup smoothly into switch positions 1, 2, 4
and 5.* Or wire it in place of any tone pot, for clickfree tone circuit bypass between 9 and 10. Custom
audio taper; split shaft. Tight 10% tolerance.
Each
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#0215 250K-ohm $7.55 $6.87 $6.27
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
* Wiring diagram at stewmac.com
Wiring
Supplies
Guitar circuit wire
Vintage-style Push-back Wire
Flexible insulation pushes back to expose the 22
AWG tinned stranded conductor. Our .090"-dia.
Gibson-style shielded wire has white celanese and
black waxed cotton insulation, and tinned braided
copper shield. The .070"-dia. unshielded single
conductor wire has white celanese wrap and waxed
braided cotton outer insulation.
Single conductor, unshielded
Be sure your control knobs will fit!
Coarse knurled
Fine knurled
18 splines (Alpha) 24 splines (CTS)
Guitar Wiring Kits
For Tele®
Supplied in 50-foot rolls.
#1470 White
#1471 Black
#1472 Yellow
Each
Each, 3+
per color
$22.82 $18.03
Each
Single conductor
with braided shield $30.53
Each, 3+
$24.12
Shielded Wire
For Strat®
Standard kit
Three 250K split-shaft pots: Alpha
For Les Paul®
3-way pickup switch:
tor with braided tinned copper shield and PVC
insulation; .100"-dia., 25 feet.
#1586 $19.16
poly-insulated stranded
tinned copper conductors with foil shield and
stranded ground wire. PVC outer insulation; .120"
diameter, 25 feet.
#1818 $29.28
Non-shielded Wire
22 AWG tinned stranded copper single-conductor
wire, PVC-insulated. .050" diameter, 100 feet.
For Les Paul®
(Long pot shafts)
For Gibson® SG®
4572
Basic Wiring Packages
Each package has a .047µF and .022µF capacitor,
plus enough shielded and non-shielded wire for
most individual guitars or basses. Order pots and
switches separately. The premium set has pushback wire and Orange Drop® caps. Each Each, 3+
#4575 Standard $7.05 $5.57
#4572 Premium $11.21 $9.98
Bass Wiring Kits
Push-back wire, Switchcraft™ jack, .047µF
Orange Drop® cap,
250K CTS pots,
and wiring diagram are in
each kit.
Premium kit
CTS
.047µF capacitor:
Ceramic
Orange Drop®
Wire:
PVC-insulated Push-back
5-way CRL switch has screws, white and black switch knobs.
Standard kit
Premium kit
Metric
Switchcraft™
Black and cream Amber
Four 500K split-shaft pots: Alpha
CTS
Two .022µF capacitors:
Ceramic
Orange Drop®
Wire:
PVC-insulated
Push-back
Wiring diagram and Switchcraft™ jack included with each kit.
(Standard pot shafts) Switch knob:
#1587 White Each
#1588 Black $46.31
4575
Premium components: 4-way Oak Grigsby switch* with screws,
top-hat and barrel switch knobs, two 250K solid-shaft CTS pots,
.001µF and .047µF Orange Drop® caps, push-back wire, Switchcraft™ jack and wiring diagram.
#1923 $35.60
#0138 Standard $27.92
#1918 Premium $41.90
Switchcraft™ jack and
wiring diagram included
with each kit.
Shielding supplies,
page 52
*Adds bridge and neck pickups in series for a fatter tone.
Single conductor 26 AWG stranded conduc-
4-conductor 28 AWG
Premium kit
Two 250K control pots:
Alpha split-shaft CTS solid shaft
.047µF and .001µF caps:
Ceramic
Orange Drop®
Wire:
PVC-insulated Push-back
Each kit has 3-way CRL switch with top-hat and barrel switch knobs.
Standard kit
Right-angle 3-way switch:
Switch knob:
Four 500K split-shaft pots:
Two .022µF capacitors:
Wire:
For 2 pickups with
3-way pickup switch:
toggle switch
Gibson®/Epiphone/
Samick.
Premium kit
3-way pickup switch:
Metric
Switchcraft™
Switch knob:
Black and cream Amber
Four 500K split-shaft pots: Alpha long
CTS long
Two .022µF capacitors:
Ceramic
Orange Drop®
Wire:
PVC-insulated
Push-back
Wiring diagram and Switchcraft™ jack included with each kit.
Standard kit
Metric
Black and cream
Alpha
Ceramic
PVC-insulated
Standard kit
Metric
Switch knob:
Black and cream
Two 500K split-shaft pots: Alpha
.022µF capacitor:
Ceramic
Wire:
PVC-insulated
Premium kit
Switchcraft™
Amber
CTS
Orange Drop®
Push-back
Premium kit
Switchcraft™
Amber
CTS
Orange Drop®
Push-back
#0137 Standard $31.00
#1917 Premium $46.88
Switchcraft™ jack and
wiring diagram included
with each kit.
#0133 Standard $37.95
#0133-G Standard with
gold switch $39.66
#2133 Premium $64.97
#2133-G Premium with
gold switch $74.05
#0133-LS Standard $51.67
#0133-LSG Standard
with gold switch $56.00
#2133-LS Premium $83.39
#2133-LSG Premium
with gold switch $87.59
#0125 Standard $35.14
#2134 Premium $62.62
Switchcraft™ jack and
wiring diagram included
with each kit.
#1802 Standard $34.98
#2136 Premium $52.22
Switchcraft™ jack and
wiring diagram included
with each kit.
JPLP for Les Paul® Jimmy Page setup. 500K long-shaft push/pull pot to coil-tap the
bridge humbucker; metric 3-way switch with black and cream
knobs; three 500K long-shaft Alpha pots; two .022µF ceramic
capacitors; wire, Switchcraft™ jack and wiring diagram.
#0126 $54.02
1921
For LP Special®
For P Bass® Includes two solid-shaft pots.
Works for single-pickup guitars too.
#1921 $25.06
For Les Paul Jr®
or SG Jr®
For Jazz Bass® Includes three split-shaft pots.
#1922 $28.84
Strat,® Tele,® P-Bass® and Jazz Bass® are registered trademarks of Fender
Musical Instruments Corporation. Les Paul® and SG® are registered
trademarks of Gibson Guitar Corporation.
For PRS®
Premium components: Short 3-way Switchcraft™ switch with
amber knob; four 500K CTS split-shaft pots; two .022µF Orange
Drop®capacitors; push-back wire, Switchcraft™ jack and wiring
diagram.
#2133-SP $64.97
Premium components: 500K and 250K split-shaft CTS pots, .022µF
Orange Drop® capacitor, push-back wire, Switchcraft™ jack and
wiring diagram.
#1919 $23.87
Paul Reed Smith® setup. 5-way rotary switch, two 500K split-shaft
CTS pots, 180pF and .022µF ceramic capacitors, push-back wire,
Switchcraft™ jack and wiring diagram.
#1920 $29.53
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
The New Book of
Standard Wiring
Diagrams
65 easy-to-read guitar
and bass diagrams for
Fender, Gibson and
many more, with quick
references for wiring
individual components.
81 pages, softcover.
#3283 $35.99
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Electronics
#1473 50-foot roll
For Tele,® with
4-way switch
See page 72 for control knobs
Diagram included!
Standard kit
Solid shaft
(CTS)
stewmac.com/waverly
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4067 with
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4060
More efficient tuning. 16:1 ratio, with a proven
design that eliminates looseness in the gears.
Longer life with less wear. Waverly’s stainless
steel worm gear has nylon bushings for smoothness. Machined bronze alloy string post gears are
highly durable.
4065 with
ivoroid knob
Traditional beauty. Waverly tuners are available
in nickel, gold or relic finishes, and with a variety of
distinctive knobs to complement any instrument.
A
B
Hardware
1129
D
E
Press-fit brass
bushings fit
11/32"-diameter
pegholes.
H
K L M
G
F
C
4091-G gold with
snakewood knob
A
B
C
D
E
F
inch mm
.340" 8.7
.230" 5.8
.249" 6.3
.850" 21.6
1.080" 27.4
.249" 6.3
inch
G .562"
H 1.030"
J .630"
K .270"
L 1.000"
M 1.315"
J
Sets of 3-left / 3-right, with mounting screws
“They hold their tune and look superb…
of course I recommend Waverly.”
—Dick Boak, Martin Guitars
“The best tuning keys on the market.”
—Tony Rice
#4069 Nickel
#4069-G Gold
#4070 Nickel
#4070-G Gold
$151.10
$208.43
$140.52
$193.84
$128.43
$177.17
Butterbean #4060 Nickel
Brass
#4060-G Gold
#4063 Nickel
#4063-G Gold
$151.10
$208.43
$140.52
$193.84
$128.43
$177.17
Ebony
#4067 Nickel
#4067-G Gold
#4075 Nickel
#4075-G Gold
$146.48
$215.78
$136.23
$200.68
$124.51
$183.41
Vintage
Oval Brass
#1129 Nickel
#1130 Nickel
$166.85
$155.17
$141.82
Set
Rare 1930s knob shape as seen on the Clarence White/Tony Rice D-28 Martin.
Snakewood #4091 Nickel
#4091-G Gold
—
#4098-G Gold
$148.63
$221.03
$138.23
$205.56
$126.34
$187.88
Ivoroid
#4066 Nickel
$145.85
$135.64
$123.97
Black Pearl #4072 Nickel* #4097 Nickel*
#4072-G Gold*
—
$238.33
$282.22
$221.65
$262.46
$202.58
$239.89
Engraved
#4065 Nickel
#4062-G Gold
—
$363.30
$337.87
$308.80
Butterbean #4073 Nickel
Ivoroid
#4073-G Gold
—
—
$143.75
$197.30
$133.69
$183.49
$122.19
$167.70
*Pearl products cannot be shipped outside the USA.
“They work as beautifully as they look.
The very best!” —Jim Merrill, Merrill Guitars
relic finish
“Like putting a Rolex on your guitar!”
—M.J. Franks Guitars
The cure for sweet old guitars with cranky old tuners
First choice when shiny new
tuners look out of place on a
fine vintage guitar. Waverly’s
relic nickel finish has that
“well-played” patina.
“Our favorite tuners.” —Collings Guitars
Sets of 3-left/3-right, for solid peghead
Knobs
Set
Set, 3+
engraved baseplates that age to a handsome patina. Mounting screws included.
Sets for slotted peghead
Knobs
Set
Set, 3+
#3500 Ivoroid ........$215.99 $192.23
#3503 Ebony ..........$222.98 $198.45
#3504 Snakewood $226.28 $201.39
Sets for solid peghead*
Knobs
Set
Set, 3+
#3501 Ivoroid ........$221.45 $197.09
#3502 Ebony ..........$226.28 $201.39
*Knurled press-fit peghead bushings included.
inch mm
A .610" 15.5
B .440" 11.8
C 4.010" 101.9
D 1.375" 34.9
E .280" 7.1
F 1.26" 32.0
G 1.23" 31.2
H 1.17" 29.7
J .249" 6.3
K .562" 14.3
L 1.030" 26.2
M .276" 7.0
N .336" 8.5
O .850" 21.6
P 1.080" 27.4
For slotted peghead
C
B
J
D
E
L
K
A
For solid peghead
N
F
G
Set, 6+
#4076 Butterbean $177.35 $164.94 $150.75
#4078 Vintage oval $193.10 $179.58 $164.13
3-ON-PLATE Waverly’s elegant 3-on-plate tuners for steel-string guitars. Bronze/stainless steel 16:1 design gives
MACHINES impressive smoothness. Polished brass string posts are mounted on beautiful cast polished bronze
56
Set, 6+
per model
Slotted peghead
Dark
Tortoise
4062-G gold, hand-engraved
Set, 3+
per model
Solid peghead
Knobs
3500
mm
14.3
26.2
16.0
6.9
25.4
33.4
H
M
J
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
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3501
#6710
Stippled
baseplate
Tuning
Machines
#6701
Leaf
baseplate
Conversion
Tuner
Bushings
No plugging
large pegholes
Before
After
and redrilling
Our knurled press-fit brass conversion bushings retrofit Waverly,
Kluson or other tuners with 1/4"-diameter string posts into larger
(Gotoh/Grover/Schaller) pegholes. Sets of 6.
#3457 hex
.466" dia.
.394" dia.
.375" dia.
#3458 round
.437" dia.
.394" dia.
.375" dia.
#3459 round
.457" dia.
.415" dia.
.395" dia.
For 3/8" or 10mm holes
Set
For 10.5mm holes
Set
Set, 6+ Set, 12+
#3457 Hex, nickel........ $8.26
#3457-G Hex, gold ...... $9.99
#3457-R Hex, Relic ..... $9.14
#3458 Round, nickel.... $8.26
#3458-G Round, gold .. $9.99
#3458-R Round, Relic $9.14
$7.19
$8.69
$7.95
$7.19
$8.69
$7.95
Ultra-smooth
ball-bearing
string rollers
$6.19
$7.49
$6.85
$6.19
$7.49
$6.85
Set, 6+ Set, 12+
#3459 Round, nickel.... $8.26 $7.19 $6.19
#3459-G Round, gold .. $9.99 $8.69 $7.49
#3459-R Round, Relic $9.14 $7.95 $6.85
Vintage-style Bushings
Chosen by worldrenowned luthiers
The finishing touch. Set of 6 knurled brass press-fit
bushings for 1/4"-dia. string posts.
Set
Set, 6+ Set, 12+
Hex
#3456 Nickel $8.26 $7.19 $6.19
tapered #3456-G Gold $9.99 $8.69 $7.49
Round #3460 Nickel $8.26 $7.19 $6.19
#3460-G Gold $9.99 $8.69 $7.49
.425" dia.
3461
3456
3460
#0733 Nickel..................$0.44
#0733-R Relic nickel .....$0.59
#0733-G Gold ................$0.99
A
C
A
B
C
inch mm
.315" 8.0
.418" 10.6
.283" 7.2
Each
Vintage-style Grommet Bushings
Thin-wall press-fit brass, as used in the 1950s
and ’60s. Large size per Gibsons; small size per
Kays, Harmonys and Silvertones. Each
$0.50
.256" inside #0738-RN Relic nickel $0.72
diameter
#0738-RB Relic brass $0.66
#0739-N Nickel
B
A
#0734 Nickel..................$0.90
#0734-RN Relic nickel $0.99
#0734-RB Relic brass ....$0.99
Small
.340" dia.
B
Knurled ’20s-style Bushings
#0738-N Nickel
Crafted and refined by Waverly
Designed by pioneering luthier Irving Sloane
.331" dia.
Original style thin-wall press-fit brass,
for 1/4"-diameter string posts. Each
Large
Classical Guitar Machines
.438" dia.
1920s-style Bushings
The prewar look, but in press-fit
knurled machined brass. For 1/4"diameter string posts.
.340" dia.
.425" dia.
.348" dia.
A
B
C
inch mm
.276" 7.0
.409" 10.4
.336" 8.5
A
B
C
C
inch mm
.315" 8.0
.488" 12.4
.287" 7.3
B
A
A
B
C
C
inch mm
.315" 8.0
.382" 9.7
.264" 6.7
Ivoroid
Pearloid
Ebony
Snakewood
Knobs
Set
#6708 Ivoroid ..... $299.99
#6709 Pearloid .... $299.99
#6690 Snakewood $309.99
#6710 Ebony ....... $299.99
#6710-B Ebony, $299.99
with black rollers
Set, 3+
$266.99
$266.99
$275.89
$266.99
$266.99
Knobs
Luthiers favorite! A drop of Tri-Flow® on metal
bearing surfaces lubricates tuning gears, roller
bridges, tremolos, truss rod nuts, and more.
This light viscosity lube contains superslick Teflon,® plus anti-corrosion additives.
Won’t congeal and attract dirt like household oils. A little lasts a long time, and
the pin-point applicator puts it right
where you want it. 1/4-ounce.
Teflon® is a registered trademark of DuPont.™
#0106
$9.43
Set
#6705 Ivoroid ..... $299.99
#6701 Pearloid.... $299.99
#6706 Ebony ....... $299.99
#6706-B Ebony, $299.99
with black rollers
L
K
J
E
F
G
H
G
A
B
inch mm
A 4.320" 109.7
B
.710" 18.0
C 1.378" 35.0
D .270" 6.9
E
.700" 17.8
F
.210" 5.3
D
J
E
F
G
inch mm
G 1.290" 32.8
H 1.320" 33.5
J
.394" 10.0
K
.630" 16.0
L 1.189" 30.2
M .386" 9.8
J
M
C
Set, 3+
$266.99
$266.99
$266.99
$266.99
J
M
C
D
With leaf bronze baseplate
Tri-Flow® Lubes tuners, tools & hardware
A
B
With stippled bronze baseplate
My hands down favorites in their
price class. They work as well or
better than those at twice the
price or more. I’ve used them for
over twenty years since Irving
first designed and built them.
—David LaPlante, luthier
Sloane tuners have white powdercoated aluminum string rollers
with brass inner shafts and 35mm
(1-3/8") spacing. Mounting screws
are included.
B
A
$0.44
.240" inside #0739-RN Relic nickel $0.66
diameter
#0739-RB Relic brass $0.61
C
Tuning performance second to none. Sloane classical
tuners are first choice for many fine concert guitars. Their
superior design begins with patented bushings that eliminate
looseness in the worm gear, for impressively precise tuning
and smooth feel. The baseplates and support posts are onepiece bronze castings, more stable than riveted assemblies.
Precision ball bearings on each string roller take tuning to an
even higher level of smoothness, with no binding.
Long-life gears. Bronze alloy 16:1 toothed gears are more
durable than the brass gears used in other tuners. Stainless
worms and screws assure longer life with less wear.
Beauty to enhance fine instruments. The polished bronze
baseplates (two styles) attain a handsome antique patina.
Choose from a selection of beautiful polished knobs.
Greg Brandt • Greg Byers
Rolf Eichinger
Jean-Marie Fouilleul
Armin Gropp • Armin Hanika
Hill Guitars • Bert Kwakkel
David LaPlante
Augustino Lo Prinzi
Maingard Guitars • Thomas Rein
Hiroshi Mizuhara
Dake Traphagen
Otto Vowinkel
H
inch mm
A 4.000" 101.6
B
.456" 11.6
C 1.378" 35.0
D .270" 6.9
E
.610" 15.5
F 1.250" 31.8
L
K
inch mm
G 1.240" 31.5
H 1.170" 29.7
J
.394" 10.0
K
.630" 16.0
L 1.189 30.2
M .386" 9.8
Be sure your tuners work efficiently!
Our Tuner Drill Jig prevents misalignment that can
cause tuning problems in plate-mounted machines.
See page 21
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Hardware
Hex
#3461 Nickel $8.26 $7.19 $6.19
straight #3461-G Gold $9.99 $8.69 $7.49
Tuning
Machines
0114
0111
Midsize
0144
Gotoh 510
Guitar
Machines
0113
Sleek modern tuners
with cast housings,
sealed gears, permanent Lubri-Plate™ gear
coating for smoothness, and RockSolid™ string posts for
stability. Available
in chrome, gold and
translucent Cosmo
black finishes.
Mini
Hardware
18:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable knobs
10mm (13/32") diameter pegholes required • Sets of 6 with
screws • Full specs at stewmac.com
Midsize, 3-left/3-right Knobs
Set
Set, 3+
#7107 Chrome ................ Metal..... $74.69 $66.47
#7107-CB Cosmo black Metal..... $78.39 $69.77
#7107-G Gold ................. Metal..... $95.98 $85.42
#7108-G Gold ........Black plastic... $113.58 $101.09
Mini with metal knobs
Set
#7100 3-left/3-right, chrome ........ $74.42
#7100-CB 3L/3R, Cosmo black.... $80.19
#7100-G 3-left/3-right, gold ......... $95.97
#7101 6-in-line, chrome ............... $74.42
0112
Vintage-style Tuner Knobs
Bring old tuning machines back to life, and give
newer tuners an authentic vintage touch. 11/16"
x 9/16", as installed on Golden Age and Waverly
tuning machines. Cream and black knobs have the
slightly flatter 1920s shape.
Each,
Each,
Hole size
#0114 Dark Tortoise 3/32" dia.
#0112 Ivoroid
3/32" dia.
#0113 White
5/64" x 9/64"
#0144 Ebony
3/32" dia.
#0111 Cream
3/32" x 5/32"
#0111-B Black
3/32" x 5/32"
Each
$3.14
$3.14
$1.90
$2.60
$1.99
$1.99
12+
$2.67
$2.67
$1.61
$2.21
$1.69
$1.69
‘Keystone’ Knobs
Vintage color. 7/64" x
9/64" shaft hole.
36+
$2.20
$2.20
$1.33
$1.82
$1.39
$1.39
#0045 Single-ring
#0046 Double-ring
Each
Each, 12+ Each, 36+
per style per style
$3.75 $3.19
Installation instructions available at stewmac.com
$2.62
Schaller
Classical
Guitar
Machines
3-on-Plate Guitar Machines
Vintage-style stamped plates, white plastic knobs,
and nylon internal bushings for smoothness.
Screws and press-fit bushings included.
For solid pegheads and steel strings only • 15:1 ratio • 1-3/8"
string post spacing • 11/32"-diameter pegholes required
Full specs at stewmac.com
Set
Set, 3+
Hauser-style
tuners with
handsome
cast baseplates. Polished ebony or pearlescent
plastic knobs. Screws included.
16:1 gear ratio • 3/8"-diameter string rollers with 1-3/8"
(35mm) spacing • Not for use with steel strings • Pearloid
knobs are oval • Full specs at stewmac.com
Finish / knobs
Set
Set, 3+
#0646 Nickel, pearloid $49.10 $44.68
#0646-G Gold, pearloid $64.72 $58.90
#0653-G Gold, ebony $78.11 $71.08
#4095 Nickel $56.29 $50.10
Set, 3+
$66.23
$71.37
$85.41
$66.23
Mini locking machines
Magnum Lock® string post automatically locks
the string as you tune. Metal knobs.
Set
Set, 3+
#7106 6-in-line, chrome ............... $90.48 $80.53
#7106-CB 6-in-line, Cosmo black $94.83 $84.40
Gotoh Magnum Trad-Lock Tuners
For slotted or solid pegheads. 1/4"-diameter string
posts and white plastic knobs. Screws included.
14:1 gear ratio • 1-3/8" string post spacing • 9/32"-diameter
pegholes required • Full specs at stewmac.com
Set
6-in-line
#7105-C Chrome
#7105-G Gold
#7105-B Black
#7105-CB
Cosmo Black
58
Set
Set, 3+
$56.55 $50.33
$74.45 $66.26
$65.45 $58.25
$60.45 $53.80
16:1 gear ratio • 1-3/8" string post spacing • 10mm-diameter
pegholes required • Full specs at stewmac.com
Set
15:1 gear ratio • Press-fit bushings • 11/32"-diameter pegholes required • Maximum
peghead thickness 9/16"
Set, 3+
#0656 Nickel $49.10 $44.68
#0656-G Gold $64.72 $58.90
Gotoh Staggered-post
Guitar Tuners
18:1 gear ratio, 6-in-line have a 16:1 gear ratio • Threaded
hex peghead bushings • Removable knobs • mounting
screws included • 10mm (13/32") diameter pegholes
required • Full specs at at stewmac.com
3-left/3-right, with
keystone knobs
Set
Set, 3+
#7103-C Chrome $58.15 $51.75
#7103-G Gold
$74.45 $66.26
#7103-B Black
$66.45 $59.14
Set, 3+ Set, 10+
Steel-string tuners with cast baseplates and singlehole string posts for slotted pegheads. Pearlescent
plastic knobs. Screws included.
#0934 Nickel $10.02 $8.62 $7.31
Traditional thumbscrew-style locking functionality with Gotoh technology. Rock-Solid™ string
posts eliminate looseness, for improved tuning
stability. No more wobbly string posts to cause
tuning problems. Two post heights eliminate the
need for string trees.
3-left/3-right
Set
Set, 3+
#7104-C Chrome $58.15 $51.75
#7104-G Gold
$74.45 $66.26
#7104-B Black
$66.45 $59.14
Schaller 3-on-Plate Machines
Economy 3-on-Plate Machines
A
A special 6-in-line set for Fender
and other plank-style pegheads.
The slotted posts vary in height to
improve the string angle over the
nut, often eliminating the need for
“string tree” hold-downs. Vintagestyle stamped gear housings, oval
metal knobs and smooth, precise
operation.
B
E
C
F
H
D
inch mm
A .159" 4.0
B
.245" 6.2
G
C 1.115" 28.3
D .652" 16.6
E
.932" 23.7
F
.346" 8.8
G .380" 9.7
J
H .249" 6.3
J
.886" 22.5
to 1.000" 25.4
String post slot widths
.026" to .060"
Set
Set, 3+
#1953-N Nickel $61.67 $48.72
#1953-G Gold $73.03 $57.69
Tuner Mounting Screws
Modern Phillips and vintage-style slotted.
For solid pegheads
3/8" long, roundhead.
Each
#3353 Slotted, nickel................$0.25
#3353-G Slotted, gold ..............$0.35
#3353-RN Slotted, Relic nickel $0.30
#3361 Phillips, nickel ...............$0.25
#3361-G Phillips, gold ..............$0.35
#3361-B Phillips, black.............$0.25
#3361-S Phillips, stainless ........$0.33
Each,
100+
$0.13
$0.18
$0.16
$0.13
$0.18
$0.13
$0.17
For slotted pegheads
1/4" long, roundhead.
Each
#3340 Slotted, nickel................$0.25
#3340-G Slotted, gold ..............$0.35
#3340-RN Slotted, Relic nickel $0.30
#3341 Phillips, nickel ...............$0.25
#3341-G Phillips, gold ..............$0.35
#3341-B Phillips, black.............$0.25
#3341-S Phillips, stainless ........$0.33
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Each,
100+
$0.13
$0.18
$0.16
$0.13
$0.18
$0.13
$0.17
Tuning
Machines
Schertler Guitar Machines
Smooth, precise Swiss-engineered tuners.
Schertlers feature nylon worm post bearings,
cast aluminum baseplates, and distinctive brass
crown gears. Adjustable-tension knobs.
Solid peghead
Knobs
#5396 Satin chrome Ebony
#5396-B Matte black Ebony
#5396-M Metallic* Ebony
#5496 Chrome ........... Metal
#5496-G Bright gold Metal
5496
*Translucent black finish
Ideal for small pegheads. Cast housings, sealed lubrication and 7/16"-dia. string posts. Sets of 4, with screws.
Set
20:1 ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable metal knobs •
9/16"-diameterw pegholes required • Full specs at stewmac.com
Set
Set, 3+
$119.00
$119.00
$119.00
$119.00
$124.00
D
Individual tuners (Left side pictured)
N
J
M
H
Q
L
5396
5397-B
A
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
inch
1.260"
.709"
.400"
.243"
1.055"
.236"
.846"
.400"
mm
32.0
18.0
10.2
6.2
26.8
6.0
21.5
10.2
inch
J 1.125"
K .236"
L .400"
M .610"
N 1.189"
P .390"
Q .587"
Quality “elephant ear” tuners with cast baseplates and
slotted string posts. Allen-adjustable tension for smooth,
precise operation. Sets of 4, with screws.
22:1 ratio • Press-fit bushings • 23/32"-diameter pegholes required
Full specs at stewmac.com
Set
Set, 3+
mm
28.6
6.0
10.2
15.5
30.2
9.9
14.9
#3804 2-left/2-right, chrome $37.88 $29.93
#3803 4-in-line, chrome ........ $37.88 $29.93
Schaller Bass Machines
5398
Traditional “elephant ear” tuners with slotted string
posts. They can be disassembled to reverse the worm gear
shafts, to fit reversed pegheads. Sets of 4, with screws.
Rear thumbscrew locks the string. 6-in-line
string posts have graduated heights. Cast gear
housings with sealed lubrication. Sets of 6.
Set
3421
These machines fit 9/16" to
11/16" peghead thicknesses.
20:1 ratio • Press-fit bushings • 11/16"-diameter pegholes required
Full specs at stewmac.com
Set
Set, 3+
#0647 4-in-line, chrome $62.49 $56.87
12:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable
metal/plastic knobs • 10mm (13/32") dia. pegholes
required. Full specs at stewmac.com
3-left/
3-right
Set, 3+
Hipshot™ Ultralite Bass Tuners
4240
#3421 Satin chrome $65.66 $55.81
#3421-B Satin black $69.69 $59.24
#3421-G Satin gold $81.23 $69.05
#3423-SC Satin chrome with plastic
vintage knobs
$79.90 $67.91
#3423-SG Satin gold with plastic
vintage knobs
$97.90 $83.21
High quality compact tuning machines for smaller
headstocks. These can be converted for installation
on either side. Screws and threaded hex bushings
included. Sold individually.
20:1 gear ratio • 9/16"-diameter pegholes required • Full specs
at stewmac.com
4241
#3422 Satin chrome $65.66 $55.81
6-in-line #3422-B Satin black $69.69 $59.24
#3422-G Satin gold $81.23 $69.05
#4240 With satin Schaller-style knob
#4241 With chrome Fender-style knob
Each individual tuner $27.18
™
Economy Guitar Machines
0935
Basic tuners that work! #0935 and #0989 have
metal knobs and gear covers. #0936 has open
gears and white knobs. Sets of 6, with screws.
14:1 gear ratio • Press-fit bushings • 5/16"-diameter
pegholes required • Full specs at stewmac.com
Set
0936
Set, 3+
Set, 10+
#0935 3L/3R, chrome ...$22.67 $19.50 $16.55
#0936 3L/3R chrome ....$15.28 $13.14 $11.15
#0989 6-in-line chrome, $22.83 $19.63 $16.67
covered (with oval knobs; not pictured)
Kluson Waffleback™ Guitar Tuners
High quality updates of the deluxe tuners used on
many Gibson® guitars; named for the grooves on the
cast housings. Modern nylon worm bearings and
sealed lubrication give smoother tuning.
Gotoh
Classical Guitar Machines
14:1 tuners for slotted pegheads. 35mm
(1-3/8") string roller spacing; not for use
with steel strings. Screws included.
Full specs at
stewmac.com
Polished Brass
Elegantly simple unplated baseplates with an incised pattern.
Removable pearloid knobs.
Knobs
Set
Set, 3+
#5835 Ivoroid $81.73 $72.74
#5836 Pearloid $77.63 $69.09
#5837 Ebony $97.06 $86.38
Economy
5836
0940-G
15:1 ratio • 11/32"-diameter pegholes required • ‘Keystone’
knobs • Sets of 6 with screws and press-fit bushings • Full
specs at stewmac.com
With metal knobs
Set
#5801 3-left/3-right, nickel $96.00
#5801-G 3-left/3-right, gold $120.00
Each, 12+
Adjustable-tension Bass Machines
Sperzel Trim-Lok Guitar Tuners
3422
Each
Chrome #0896-L Left
#0896-R Right $12.28 $9.82
Black
#0896-LB Left #0896-RB Right $15.17 $12.14
Gold
#0896-LG Left #0896-RG Right $17.38 $13.90
With plastic knobs
Set
#5800 3-left/3-right, nickel $96.00
#5800-G 3-left/3-right, gold $120.00
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
0938-G
Stamped gold baseplates
and pearloid knobs.
Set
Set, 3+
#0940-G $21.28 $18.94
Lyra-style
Ornate gold baseplates
and removable pearloid
knobs.
Set
Set, 3+
#0938-G $75.13 $66.87
59
Hardware
G
B
P
K
Set, 3+
#0897 2-left/2-right, chrome $48.83 $41.51
#0897-B 2-left/2-right, black $59.56 $50.63
$105.91
$105.91
$105.91
$105.91
$110.36
Slotted peghead
#5397-B Matte black Ebony $119.00 $105.91
Classical Guitar .390"-diameter string rollers
#5398 Satin chrome Ebony $119.00 $105.91
#5398-B Matte black Ebony $119.00 $105.91
#5398-G Bright gold Ebony $124.00 $110.36
C
F
Gotoh Compact Bass Machines
18:1 gear ratio • 3-left/3-right with screws • Steel-string
sets require 10mm (13/32") diameter pegholes • Solid
peghead models include knurled press-fit bushings
5396
E
Bass tuning machines
Tuning
Machines
Gotoh Sealed Guitar Machines
Popular tuners featuring cast gear housings with maintenancefree sealed lubrication. Sets of 6, with screws.
0903
1951
0915
1955
A
B
C
D
E
F
L
F
E D
16:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable metal knobs • 10mm
(13/32") diameter pegholes required
With Schaller-style metal knobs
Set
#0903 3L/3R chrome, large knobs ......$43.13
#0903-B 3L/3R black, large knobs ......$47.78
#0903-G 3L/3R gold, large knobs .......$57.18
#1951 6-in-line, chrome, small knobs $43.13
#1951-B 6-in-line, black, small knobs $47.78
#1951-G 6-in-line, gold, small knobs $57.18
With oval metal knobs
Set
Set, 3+
#0914 3-left/3-right, chrome $38.13 $30.12
#0915 6-in-line, chrome ....... $38.13 $30.12
With ‘keystone’ metal knobs Set
Set, 3+
#1955 3-left/3-right, chrome $43.54 $34.40
#1955-G 3-left/3-right, gold $61.42 $48.52
C
A
H K
G
M
J
B
inch
.645"
.433"
.188"
.800"
.290"
.236"
Hardware
0912
3389
Supplied with small Schallerstyle knobs, for the left or right
side of the peghead. These are
suitable for 7-string or
asymmetric pegheads.
Choose left or right as viewed
from the front of the peghead.
Each
Chrome #1951-L Left
#1951-R Right
$7.20
Black #1951-LB Left #1951-RB Right $8.00
Gold
#1951-LG Left #1951-RG Right $9.50
With original-style stamped gear housings and traditional
knob shapes, these are among the most popular reproduction
tuners for electric or acoustic guitars. A great improvement
over vintage machines, they’re smoother and more precise.
Sets of 6, with screws.
C D
M
15:1 gear ratio • Press-fit bushings • 11/32"-diameter pegholes required
With oval metal knobs
Set
Set, 3+ Gotoh
#0933 3-left/3-right, nickel ........$37.73 $29.81 staggered#0648 6-in-line, nickel ...............$40.17 $31.73 post tuners
for Fender
#0648-G 6-in-line, gold .............$60.42 $47.73 pegheads,
#0648-RN 6-in-line, Relic nickel $54.56 $43.10 page 58
With ‘keystone’ plastic knobs
Set
Set, 3+
#0912 3-left/3-right, nickel .............. $39.54 $31.24
#0912-G 3-left/3-right, gold ............. $56.04 $44.27
NEW #0912-RN 3-left/3-right, relic nickel $50.86 $40.18
With metal knobs
Set
Set, 3+
#0644 3-left/3-right, chrome $104.89 $95.45
#0644-B 3-left/3-right, black $91.50 $83.26
#0645 6-in-line, chrome .........$82.57 $75.14
#0645-B 6-in-line, black .........$91.50 $83.26
With ebony knobs
Set
Set, 3+
#0633-G 3-left/3-right, gold $118.28 $107.63
mm
17.6
12.1
23.8
32.7
8.8
9.7
6.3
24.1
19.3
28.3
17.6
23.7
With ‘scalloped’ metal knobs Set
Set, 3+
#3389 3-left/3-right, nickel $40.86 $38.00
1954
With locking string posts
Simply loosen the top of the string post,
insert the string, and tune it to pitch to lock
it on the post.
Set
Set, 3+
#1954 6-in-line, nickel $64.68 $51.10
A
J
D
B C
H
E
F
K
G
inch
A .530"
B .264"
C .730"
D .236"
E .390"
F 1.125"
G .326"
H .950"
J .447"
K .570"
mm
13.5
6.7
18.5
6.0
9.9
28.6
8.3
24.1
11.4
14.5
Schaller replacement knobs Sets of 6, with screws.
The small knobs fit M-6 and M-6 mini.
Set
Set, 3+
#3056 Pearloid, small $15.92
#3057 Pearloid, large $16.68
#3058 Ebony, small ....$25.43
#3059 Ebony, large .....$25.79
$13.53
$14.18
$21.62
$21.92
These knobs will not fit other tuner brands.
Popular high quality tuners with cast gear housings and
maintenance-free sealed lubrication. Sets of 6, with screws.
A
12:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable knobs • 10mm (13/32")
diameter pegholes required
With metal knobs
Set
#0643 3-left/3-right, chrome $82.57
#0643-B 3-left/3-right, black $91.50
#0643-G 3-left/3-right, gold $104.89
16:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable metal knobs • 10mm
(13/32") diameter pegholes required
Set
Set, 3+
#0659 3-left/3-right, chrome $95.96 $87.32
K
G
With ebony knobs
Set
Set, 3+
#0640-G 3-left/3-right, gold $118.28 $107.63
A
Rear thumbscrew locks the string into the post. Sets of 6.
(6-in-line sets have small knobs and staggered post holes.)
H F
E
Set, 3+
$75.14
$83.26
$95.45
J
D
B C
Schaller Locking Guitar Machines
60
G
#0648 has slotted string post
Schaller M-6 Guitar Machines
0640-G
J H
E
L
A
14:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable knobs • 10mm (13/32")
diameter pegholes required
0643
inch
A .692"
B .475"
C .936"
D 1.287"
E .346"
F .380"*
G .249"
H .965"
J .760"
K 1.115"
L .692"
M .932"
K
F
B
The same features as full-size M-6 sets (below), but with compact
housings and smaller knobs. Sets of 6, with screws.
0633-G
mm
9.9
22.2
7.9
27.3
10.5
14.0
Individual Gotoh Machines
Schaller M-6 Mini Guitar Machines
0644
0645
inch
G .390"
H .875"
J .312"
K 1.075"
L .413"
M .550"
Set, 3+
$34.07
$37.75
$45.17
$34.07
$37.75
$45.17
Gotoh Vintage-style Guitar Machines
0933
0648
mm
16.8
11.0
4.8
20.3
7.4
6.0
D
B C
G H
E
F
J
.096"
dia. pin
K
Set
Set, 3+
#0661 6-in-line, chrome $95.96 $87.32
#0661-G 6-in-line, gold $118.28 $107.63
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
inch
A .605"
B .327"
C .867"
D .236"
E .390"
F 1.125"
G .388"
H .950"
J .447"
K .570"
mm
15.4
8.3
22.0
6.0
9.9
28.6
9.9
24.1
11.4
14.5
inch
.612"
.305"
.767"
.236"
.390"
.392"
.780"
.950"
.447"
.570"
mm
15.5
8.9
19.5
6.0
9.9
10.0
19.8
24.1
11.4
14.5
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
Tuning
Machines
Grover Rotomatic®
Guitar Machines
Adjustable knob tension, cast housings and sealed lubrication.
Sets of 6, with screws. Mini and midsize have smaller knobs and
housings; Super Rotomatics® are full-size with art deco knobs.
0901
0900
0901, 0900, 3793, 3757
A
Threaded hex bushings • Removable metal knobs • 10mm (13/32") diameter
pegholes required
Set
E
B
Set, 3+
Original #0901 3-left/3-right, nickel .....$46.50 $41.38
14:1 ratio #0901-G 3-left/3-right, gold ....$68.06 $60.57
0909
#0900 3-left/3-right, nickel .....$50.69 $45.11
Rotomatic #0900-C 3-left/3-right, chrome $52.50 $46.72
18:1 ratio #0900-G 3-left/3-right, gold ....$76.19 $67.81
F
J
E
F
B C
J K
G
D
H
A
D
Rotomatic® Keystone 14:1 with metal knobs.
Same full-size specs as #0901. Set
Set, 3+
F
B C
J
H
G
E
#3757 3-left/3-right, nickel $46.50 $43.24
#3757-G 3-left/3-right, gold $66.06 $61.44
A
A modern version of a vintage design. 18:1 for fine tuning; scalloped knobs, cast baseplate, nylon bearings, and tension screw
for smooth operation. Sets of 6 (3-left/3-right), with screws.
#4592 Solid peghead
#4592-G Solid peghead
inch
A .562"
B .280"
C .725"
D .595"
E .440"
F .236"
G .390"
H .323"
J .860"
K 1.075"
mm
14.3
7.1
18.4
15.1
11.2
6.0
9.9
8.2
21.8
27.3
inch
.620"
.292"
.790"
.500"
.575"
.236"
.390"
.350"
.900"
1.100"
mm
15.8
7.4
20.1
12.7
14.6
6.0
9.9
8.9
22.9
27.9
K
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
F
E
B C D
Set
G
Set, 3+
per model
#4593 Slotted peghead
$47.70 $42.45
#4593-G Slotted peghead $77.70 $69.15
H
J
M
K
#4592
L
inch
A .688"
B .315"
C 1.010"
D 1.340"
E .344"
F .315"
G .249"
H .835"
J 1.045"
K .249"
L .500"
M 1.100"
mm
17.5
8.0
25.7
34.0
8.7
8.0
6.3
21.2
26.5
6.3
12.7
27.9
#4593
Grover Locking Guitar Machines
0877
Change strings fast and help keep your tremolo in tune. Sets
of 6, with cast gear housings and sealed lubrication. Screws
included. Mini versions have smaller knobs and housings.
Grover ‘Milk Bottle’
Rotomatic® Tuners
The original Rotomatic® look,
with the distinctive “milk bottle”
profile on the worm gear housing.
Adjustable knob tension, cast
housings and sealed lubrication.
Sets of 3-left/3-right with screws.
18:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable metal knobs • 10mm
(13/32") diameter pegholes required • Full specs at stewmac.com • Mini
versions fit headstocks up to 9/16" thick; please measure your guitar.
0875
Locking Rotomatic® Automatically locks the string
as you tune.
Set
Set, 3+
Original #0877 3-left/3-right, chrome ..$62.10 $55.27
#0877-G 3-left/3-right, gold ....$74.74 $66.52
3933
Mini
#0875 3-left/3-right, chrome ...$58.24
#0875-G 3-left/3-right, gold ....$82.20
#0876 6-in-line, chrome .........$58.24
#0876-G 6-in-line, gold ..........$82.20
$51.83
$73.16
$51.83
$73.16
Roto-Grip locking tuners Knurled rear thumbscrew
locks the string in the post.
Set
Set, 3+
Rotomatic #3933 3-left/3-right, chrome ..$75.68 $67.36
#3933-G 3-left/3-right, gold ...$99.93 $88.94
3935
Mini
18:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings
Removable knobs • 10mm (13/32")
diameter pegholes required
Full specs at stewmac.com
Set
#0996-N With metal knobs, nickel....... $46.50
#0996-C With metal knobs, chrome ..... $47.70
#0996-G With metal knobs, gold .......... $68.10
#0997-C With pearloid knobs, chrome $59.70
#0997-G With pearloid knobs, gold ...... $81.00
Grover Deluxe
Guitar Machines
#3935 6-in-line, chrome .........$75.68 $67.36
#3935-G 6-in-line, gold ..........$99.93 $88.94
Original-style stamped baseplates
and covers, split “safety” posts, and
metal oval knobs. Smooth modern
self-lubricating gears. Sets of 6,
with screws and press-fit bushings.
Grover Vintage Guitar Machines
3756
A vintage look plus modern cast baseplates. Smoother than
the originals! Sets of 6, with screws.
14:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings • 10mm (13/32")
diameter pegholes required • Full specs at stewmac.com
Knobs
3754
Set
Set, 3+
Vintage
Keystone plastic
#3754 3-left/3-right, nickel $47.44 $42.22
#3754-G 3-left/3-right, gold $64.62 $57.51
Vintage Deluxe
Metal oval
#3756 3-left/3-right, nickel $41.30 $38.41
#3756-G 3-left/3-right, gold $61.98 $57.64
Set, 3+
$41.38
$42.45
$60.61
$53.13
$72.09
14:1 gear ratio • 23/64"-diameter pegholes required
Full specs at stewmac.com
Set
Set, 3+
#3761 3-left/3-right, nickel.. $41.30 $38.41
#3762 6-in-line, nickel ........ $41.30 $38.41
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Hardware
Grover Sta-Tite™ 18:1 Guitar Machines
Nickel
Gold
mm
16.1
7.7
27.3
15.0
11.2
6.0
9.9
9.5
23.4
27.6
0441, 0442
Super
#3793 3-left/3-right, chrome ...$53.67 $47.77
14:1 ratio #3793-G 3-left/3-right, gold ....$76.57 $68.15
18:1 gear ratio • Press-fit bushings (solid pegheads) • Metal knobs
11/32"-diameter pegholes required
K
H
G
0909, 0908
#0441 3-left/3-right,chrome ....$47.73 $42.48
Midsize #0442 6-in-line, chrome .........$47.73 $42.48
18:1 ratio #0442-B 6-in-line, black .........$68.06 $60.57
3793
D
A
Mini
#0909 3-left/3-right, chrome ...$47.73 $42.48
14:1 ratio #0908 6-in-line, chrome .........$47.73 $42.48
0441
C
inch
A .635"
B .302"
C 1.075"
D .592"
E .440"
F .236"
G .390"
H .375"
J .920"
K 1.088"
Quality new tuners that look like old originals!
These Golden Age tuners look just like early 20th-Century models.
15:1 gear ratio
1-3/8" string post spacing
• Exposed gears on a variety of steel baseplate designs.
• Smooth and accurate. Your guitar will tune better than when it was new.
• Relic finish options look right at home on vintage guitars.
Detailed dimension drawings
are online at stewmac.com
Square-end Baseplates
Scalloped-end Baseplates
Replica 3-on-plate tuners, with vintage-style square worm supports
on rectangular steel plates. Mounting screws included.
Hardware
Solid
Slotted
12 str.
Distinctive bent tab worm supports, like Klusons from the 1930s–’70s.
Authentic steel baseplates and white plastic knobs.
Slotted
Solid
#2500
#2500
Standard
post
height
Solid
#2502-RN
Short
post for
tapered
pegheads
#2503
Solid
For solid peghead
#2500 Relic/cream
#2500-B Relic/black
Set
Set, 3+
$44.43 $39.54
$44.43 $39.54
For tapered solid peghead: short posts
For tapered-thickness solid pegheads,
such as pre-war Gibson® L-0, L-00,
J-45, J-35 and Nick Lucas guitars.
Authentic look, with cream knobs.
#2520-RN Relic
#2520-N Nickel
#2501
Set
3-on-plate with white knobs.
For solid peghead
Set
#2503 Relic nickel $51.87
#2503-N Bright nickel $41.27
For slotted peghead
Set
#2504 Relic nickel $48.51
#2504-N Bright nickel $38.54
Bell-end Baseplates
Set, 3+
$45.41 $40.41
$34.91 $31.07
As made by Waverly from the 1920s to the 1940s. Engraved versions
have ivoroid knobs; plain versions have cream knobs.
For slotted peghead
Set
Set, 3+
#2501 Relic/cream
$42.21 $37.57
#2501-B Relic/black $42.21 $37.57
#2507
For 12-string slotted peghead
#2502 Relic/cream
$74.08 $65.93
#2502-B Relic/black $74.08 $65.93
For 12-string solid peghead
#2521-B Nickel/black $58.28 $51.87
Post spacing on 12-string tuners is .922"
#2502
“People who build replica instruments or who do restoration or repair
work are going to love these.” —Frank Ford, vintage guitar repair specialist
Classical Guitar Tuners
Exceptionally smooth tuning. Elegant Landstorfer “fish scale” pattern
like master luthiers Velazquez and Hauser. For use with nylon strings.
Solid
Set, 3+
#2517
$46.16
$36.73 3-left/3-right with cream knobs.
Set, 3+ For solid peghead
Set
Set, 3+
$43.17 #2517 Relic nickel ......$61.69 $54.90
$34.30 #2516 Bright nickel ...$44.63 $39.72
Solid
#2513-RN
Slotted
Solid
Slotted
Engraved
For solid peghead
Set
Set, 3+
#2507 Relic nickel
$80.33 $71.49
#2507-N Bright nickel $68.15 $60.65
Plain
For solid peghead
Set
#2513-RN Relic nickel $62.37
#2513-N Bright nickel $51.77
#2513-RB Relic brass .. $56.96
For slotted peghead
Set
Set, 3+ For slotted peghead
Set
#2508 Relic nickel
$76.97 $68.50 #2514-RN Relic nickel $59.01
#2508-N Bright nickel $65.52 $58.31 #2514-N Bright nickel $49.04
#2514-RB Relic brass $53.55
Set, 3+
$58.00
$48.15
$52.97
Set, 3+
$54.88
$45.61
$49.80
Fleur-de-Lis Baseplates
Like WWI-era Waverlys: “mouse ear” steel baseplates with hatched
lines, and fleur-de-lis engravings. 3-on-plate with ivoroid knobs.
Set
#2515-N
Classic.
Set
Set, 3+ With ebony knobs
Set
Set, 3+
With pearloid knobs
#2525-RB Relic brass $81.05 $72.13 #2524-RB Relic brass $87.41 $77.79
#2525-G Gold ............ $82.73 $73.63 #2524-G Gold ........... $89.09 $79.29
62
Set, 3+
#2515-N Bright nickel $65.52 $58.31
#2525-RB
Slotted
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Bridges &
Bridge pins
It’s rare to find such precision
tolerances in bridge pins. We at
Collings highly recommend them.
Stewart-MacDonald
.220"
Our pins are precisely machined with vintage
5-degree taper, and polished to accent the
beauty of the material.
Jewelry for your guitar. White, ivoroid,
and tortoise pins are crafted from dense
casein-based Galalith, with none of the
unsightly mold lines common
to plastic pins. Popular in the
early 20th century, Galalith is
seen today mainly in collectible
vintage jewelry.
Our bridge pins match the knobs
on Waverly guitar tuners.
.235"
1.00"
1.00"
.133"
.150"
Bridge pins
Oversize
Inlay dot
Flattop Guitar Bridges
Guitar Bridge Pins
—Steve McCreary, Collings Guitars
Set
Set, 6+
Inlay dot
Set
Bone, slotted Set of 6
#4970-S No dot ...$28.77 $23.02
#4971-S Black ......$29.82 $23.86
#4972-S Abalone* $32.91 $26.33
Bone, unslotted Set of 6
#4970 No dot ... $27.32 $21.86
#4971 Black ..... $29.17 $23.34
#4972 Abalone* $29.79 $23.83
Ebony, slotted Set of 6
#4975-S No dot ..... $8.82 $7.06
#4976-S Pearl*.....$11.39 $10.25
#4977-S Abalone* $12.05 $10.84
Ebony, unslotted Set of 6
#4975 No dot ...... $7.42 $5.94
#4976 Pearl* ....... $9.54 $8.59
#4977 Abalone* $10.06 $9.05
Ivoroid, slotted Set of 6
#4965-S No dot ...$10.23 $8.18
#4966-S Black ......$14.69 $11.75
#4967-S Abalone* $14.12 $11.30
Ivoroid, unslotted Set of 6
#4965 No dot ...... $7.96 $6.37
#4966 Black ......$10.06 $8.05
#4967 Abalone* $10.80 $8.64
Oversize bridge pins, slotted
Set
Bridge Pin Puller
Works better than pliers on
stubborn pins, without risk
of damage.
Each Each, 3+
#0044 $2.08 $1.64
E
Each
Bridge saddles,
page 5-6
Each, 3+
$18.61
$18.61
$18.61
$16.99
Each, 6+
$16.54
$16.54
$16.54
$15.11
Flattop Guitar Bridge Blanks
Rectangular undrilled blanks for making
custom bridges.
Each
Each
12+
#0160 Rosewood* 7" x 1/2" x 2-1/8"
$6.38 $5.61
#0188 Ebony
7" x 1/2" x 2"
$10.42 $9.17
#8035 Blackwood* 7-1/4" x 5/8" x 1-3/4" $4.95 $4.36
African blackwood is very dense, with fine brown/black grain.
Use a carbide bit (page 32) to rout the saddle slot.
*Cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Pyramid Guitar Bridge
Unpolished ebony 6-string bridge
with old style “pyramid” contours,
.350" tall, for flattop acoustic guitar.
Unlike a vintage bridge, the saddle slot (3/32" wide
x 2-7/8") is angled for improved intonation, and pin holes are
aligned parallel to the slot. The holes are partially drilled, and countersunk
for 2-5/16" string spread. Saddle not included.
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
.327"
.180"
.710"
1.000"
#4926 $38.67 $31.32 $27.84
#4927 Unslotted undrilled version
for vintage restoration work.
Each
6"
Each, 3+
Each, 6+
$35.67 $28.89 $25.68
Set, 6+
5˚
taper
.787"
.116"
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
.470"
1.190"
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
7.286"
.244"
$3.57
Guitar Strap Buttons
Each, 6+
Fine buttons that add a touch of class to your guitar. White,
ivoroid and tortoise are machined Galalith. Inset brass
bushing adds strength to the button (a StewMac exclusive).
$3.28
$4.27
$5.54
Each, 6+
$4.09
$4.66
Snaps onto the head of a bridge
pin for a firm grip. No marring,
no flyaway pins.
#0202 $7.50
Stewart-MacDonald
Each, 6+
Snapz® Bridge Pin Puller
Patent pending.
A finely crafted bridge for use with nylon strings. The string tie block is
drilled for 2-11/32" string spread, with mitered black/white maple purfling.
Unpolished, 23/64" tall, with 7/64" saddle slot width. Saddle not included.
#5357 Ebony ........ $26.51 $23.59 $21.47
#5358 Rosewood* $21.95 $19.54 $17.78
.315"
Snakewood
Each
#4990-EP No dot .......$4.46
Ivoroid Inlay dot
Each
#4965-EP No dot .......$4.10
#4966-EP Black .........$5.34
#4967-EP Abalone* $6.92
White
Inlay dot
Each
#5021-EP No dot .......$5.11
#5022-EP Black .........$5.82
$2.98
$4.34
$4.38
D
#4921 Ebony, standard
$22.97
#4922 Ebony, oversize
$22.97
#4923 Rosewood*, standard $22.97
#4924 Rosewood*, oversize $20.98
Each
Beautifully machined and polished to match
our bridge pins, with no unsightly mold lines.
Ivoroid and white pins are made of Galalith.
Each, 6+
C
Classical Guitar Bridge
Acoustic Guitar Endpins
$3.28
B
Standard 1.42" 6.00" .720" .355" .220"
Oversize 1.50" 6.06" .750" .385" .250"
Both bridges are 11/32" thick.
#4979-S Ivoroid $10.23 $8.18
#4973-S Bone ...$28.77 $23.02
#4978-S Ebony.... $8.36 $6.69
Stewart-MacDonald
Each, 6+
B
A
Set of 6 thicker pins to fit worn
bridge pin holes. No inlay dot.
*International customers note: We cannot ship pearl or abalone products
outside the USA, due to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service restrictions.
Dark
Tortoise Inlay dot
Each
#4974-EP No dot .......$4.10
Ebony
Inlay dot
Each
#4975-EP No dot .......$3.73
#4976-EP Pearl* ........$5.43
#4977-EP Abalone* $5.47
C
A
Tortoise
#4974-SB
#4974-SBG
White
#4980-SB
#4980-SBG
Ivoroid
#4981-SB
#4981-SBG
Screw
Each
Each, 6+
Screw
Each
Each, 6+
Screw
Each
Each, 6+
Chrome $5.04 $4.54
Gold ......$5.36 $4.82
Chrome $5.04 $4.54
Gold ......$5.36 $4.82
Chrome $5.04 $4.54
Gold ......$5.36 $4.82
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Ebony
#4982-SB
#4982-SBG
Snakewood
#4983-SB
#4983-SBG
Screw
Each
Each, 6+
Screw
Each
Each, 6+
Chrome $5.51 $4.96
Gold ......$5.88 $5.29
Chrome $5.67 $5.10
Gold ......$6.04 $5.44
Felt washers, page 72
63
Hardware
Dark Tortoise, unslotted Set of 6
#4974 No dot ......$7.96 $6.37
White, slotted Set of 6
#5021-S No dot ..... $9.41 $7.53
#5022-S Black ......$12.23 $9.78
E
Set, 6+
Dark Tortoise, slotted Set of 6
#4974-S No dot ...$10.23 $8.18
Snakewood, slotted Set of 6
#4990-S No dot ....$10.74 $8.59
#4991-S Pearl*......$13.36 $10.69
#4992-S Abalone* $14.43 $11.54
D
Quality polished 6-string bridges with
countersunk pin holes for 2-1/8" string
spread. The saddle slot is 3/32" wide
x 2-29/32". Standard bridges work for
most repairs and new builds. Oversized
bridges have a slightly larger footprint
to cover finish chips or damage left
from bridge removal.
Guitar &
Bass Bridges
Locking
Roller
Bridge
Low-friction grooved roller saddles provide
smooth tuning, and enhance vibrato tailpiece
action on solidbody guitars. Holes for the locking
thumbwheel mounting studs are elongated for
adjusting overall intonation. Reversible locking
saddles are individually adjustable for intonation.
Allen wrench, studs and bushings included.
Stud spacing: 2-29/32"
Stud threads: M8 x 1.25
String spread: 2"
Saddle radius: 14"
Each
Each, 3+
#5276 Chrome $31.45 $27.99
#5276-G Gold $35.65 $31.73
A
F
B
C
D
G
Hardware
E
®
Schaller Roller Bridge
Roller Bridge
We designed our roller bridge as a
replacement for the Nashville Tune-o-matic.
Low-friction brass roller saddles add smoothness
and tuning stability, a plus with a Bigsby vibrato.
The 12" saddle radius matches the Nashville, and
the low profile helps keep the strings clear of the
bridge body. Thumbwheel height-adjustment
studs and knurled bushings are included.
String Saddle Stud
Stud
spread radius spacing threads
2-1/16" 12"
2-29/32" M5 x .8
inch mm
A 2.920" 74.2
B
.668" 17.0
C 2.000" 50.8
D .500" 12.7
E 3.340" 84.8
F
.156" 4.0
G .777" 19.7
H .470" 11.9
Each
B
F
G
D
H
E
J
K
Schaller
Roller
Bass Bridge
Threaded roller
saddles allow
adjustable string
spreads from 2-3/32" to 2-1/2", great for custom
neck widths. The saddles have adjustable height
and intonation. Grooves in the cast baseplate stop
lateral saddle movement, for stable tuning. Strings
mount at the rear. Screws included.
#0199 Chrome
A
Each
Each, 3+
Each
Each, 3+
$66.95 $60.92
#0199-B Black
C
D
$78.11 $71.08
F
E
A
B
C
D
E
F
inch
2.004"
1.002"
.683"
2.258"
3.142"
.708"
B
C
E
D
F
G
inch
A .690"
B
.315"
C 1.610"
D 2.260"
64
mm
17.5
8.0
40.9
57.4
inch mm
E 1.890" 48.0
F
.580" 14.7
G 3.070" 78.0
inch
.676"
3.306"
.362"
2.056"
2.906"
.556"
.898"
.476"
.280"
.322"
mm
17.2
84.0
9.2
52.2
73.8
14.1
22.8
12.1
7.1
8.2
Individual roller saddles are threaded for
lateral adjustment, so your string spread can match
your pickup polepiece spacing. Thumbwheel
height-adjustment studs and bushings included.
Adjustable
Saddle Stud
string spread
radius spacing
1-29/32" to 2-1/4" 14"
2-29/32"
D
A
E
B
F
G
C
H
inch mm
A .709" 18.0
B 1.906" 48.4 (min.)
B 2.250" 57.2 (max.)
C 2.913" 74.0
D .156" 4.0
E
.765" 19.4
F
.475" 12.1
G .316" 8.0
H .278" 7.1
Each
Each, 3+
#1266 Chrome $44.63 $40.61
#1266-G Gold $55.79 $50.77
Vintage
flush-fit
For mounting the strings through the body of a
non-tremolo solidbody guitar. #0173 is flanged;
#0196 is for vintage style flush-fit. Sets of 6.
Mounting hole dia.
Hipshot ™
Bass Bridges
High quality solid brass. The channeled baseplate
prevents lateral saddle movement, for stable tuning. Strings can mount from the top or through the
body. Each saddle has intonation and height adjustment, plus adjustable string spacing (over 1/16"
per saddle). Screws and Allen wrench included.
mm
50.9
25.5
17.3
57.3
79.8
18.0
Set
Set, 3+ Set, 10+
#0173 5/16", chrome $7.57 $6.51 $5.53
#0173-B 5/16", black $9.99 $8.59 $7.29
#0173-G 5/16", gold $10.48 $9.01 $7.65
#0173-RN 5/16", Relic nickel
$15.27 $13.13 $11.15
#0196 3/8", chrome $9.40 $8.08 $6.86
#0196-B 3/8", black $14.28 $12.28 $10.42
#0196-G 3/8", gold $11.97 $10.29 $8.74
4-string
5-string
Unadjusted string spread: 2-1/4"
3"
Overall dimensions:
3-3/8" x 2" 4-1/8" x 2"
A quality basic bridge
for Fender and other
solidbody basses. Allen saddle height adjustment from 7/16"
to 11/16". Strings
mount at the rear
of the bridge. 2-1/4"
string spread; mounting screws included.
4-string #5840 Chrome
#5840-B Black
5-string #5841 Chrome
#5841-B Black
A
Each
$101.90
$101.90
$107.00
$107.00
F
B
G
C
D
H
J
E
inch mm
A .750" 19.0
B 2.000" 50.8
C 2.250" 57.2
D .412" 10.5
Each, 3+
$90.69
$90.69
$95.23
$95.23
String-thru-Top Ferrules
Mini ferrules for loading strings through a solidbody guitar without using a tailpiece. These are
for the face of the guitar; use our string mounting
ferrules (above) for the backside. 5/32"-diameter
(4mm) holes required. Inside diameter .095". Set
of 6.
Set
Set, 3+ Set, 10+
#0286 Chrome $3.52 $3.03 $2.57
#0286-B Black $4.17 $3.59 $3.04
#0286-G Gold $5.36 $4.61 $3.91
K
inch mm
E 3.375" 85.7
F 1.500" 38.1
G 2.000" 50.8
inch mm
H 3.000" 76.2
J
.425" 10.8
K 4.138" 105.1
#0093 Chrome
Each
Stud
threads
M5 coarse
String Mounting Ferrules
Gotoh
Standard
Bass Bridge
A
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
A
C
B
Each, 3+
#1275 Chrome $36.70 $32.66
#1275-G Gold $41.95 $37.34
H
Great combo: order a Locking Roller Bridge
with a Bigsby B70 or B50 vibrato. See page 70
Adjustable
string
spacing
Each, 3+
$27.58 $21.79
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Tools for
Tune-o-matics, page 18
Bridge Jack
Post Tool
Stop Tailpiece Wrench
Tune-o-matic
Bridges
Original ABR-1
Tune-o-matic Bridge
ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge
This is the genuine bridge, from the manufacturer
who makes the originals. The brass saddles are
supplied without notches, for custom string
spacing in your shop. The adjustable intonation
screws are held by a retainer wire. Knurled height
adjustment thumbwheels and threaded mounting
posts are included.
String Saddle
spread radius
2-29/32" 12"
Each
Each, 3+
B
F
C
D
G
A
E
B
F
C
D
G
Original ABR-1
Replacement Parts
Set, 3+
#4619-N Saddles, nickel........$16.95 $14.41
#4619-G Saddles, gold ...........$18.95 $16.11
#4620-N Screws, nickel.......... $5.95 $4.70
#4620-G Screws, gold ............. $7.95 $6.28
Saddle retainer wire
Each
Each, 3+
#4627 $1.15 $0.91
Posts & thumbwheels
Set
Set, 3+
M4 x .7 thread, #4622-C Chrome $3.95 $3.12
sets of 2.
#4622-N Nickel $3.95 $3.12
#4622-G Gold
ABR-1
Tune-o-matic Bridge
inch mm
A 2.900" 73.7
B
.437" 11.1
C 2.047" 52.0
D .421" 10.7
E
.630" 16.0
F 1.181" 30.0
G .157" 4.0
$4.95 $3.91
Saddles & screws Saddles are unnotched brass.
Order saddles and screws together to ensure the
correct thread match. Sets of 6.
Set
#4568 Saddles, nickel ............. $5.66
#4568-BR Saddles, unplated $5.29
#4567 Screws, chrome ............ $6.11
#4567-N Screws, nickel.......... $5.57
Saddle retainer wire
Each
Set, 3+
$4.81
$4.50
$4.83
$4.40
Each, 3+
#4569 $1.27 $1.00
Posts & thumbwheels
Set
Set, 3+
M4 x .7 thread, #4570 Chrome $3.96 $3.13
sets of 2.
#4570-N Nickel $3.90 $3.08
#4570-G Gold
$5.43 $4.29
Each, 3+
E
A
F
B
C
G
D
H
J
ABR-1
Replacement Parts
Saddles & screws Saddles are unnotched brass.
Order saddles and screws together to ensure the
correct thread match. Sets of 6.
Set
Each
#4502 Chrome ... $28.93 $25.75
#4502-N Nickel $28.93 $25.75
#4502-G Gold .... $34.93 $31.09
Each, 3+
inch mm
A 2.930" 74.4
B
.530" 13.5
C 2.030" 51.6
D .421" 10.7
E
.156" 4.0
F
.345" 8.8
G .475" 12.1
H .316" 8.0
J
.278" 7.1
Nashville Bridge
Replacement Parts
Saddles & screws Saddles are unnotched zinc.
Order saddles and screws together to ensure the
correct thread match. Sets of 6.
#4505 Saddles, chrome
#4505-N Saddle, nickel
#4505-G Saddles, gold
#4606 Screws, chrome
#4606-N Screws, nickel
#4606-G Screws, gold
Set
$5.90
$5.90
$7.36
$6.06
$5.69
$7.70
Set, 3+
$5.01
$5.01
$6.26
$4.79
$4.50
$6.08
Saddle retainer clips
#4504 Set of 6 $3.53
Studs & bushings
Set
Set, 3+
M5 x .8 thread, #4503 Chrome $8.20 $7.30
sets of 2.
#4503-N Nickel $8.20 $7.30
#4503-G Gold
$9.85 $8.77
Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge
A modern version for solidbody guitar, with
intonation screws retained by mini hex nuts.
The metal saddles are notched. Available with
standard mounting posts or with threaded
thumbwheel studs and bushings.
Relic finish options have an aged look, made
to better match the hardware on your vintage
guitar.
A
F
With standard posts
Each
#0167 Chrome .............. $22.00
#0167-N Nickel ............ $22.00
#0167-G Gold ............... $29.39
#0167-RN Relic nickel $33.61
H
B
J
E
C
D
inch
A 2.913"
B
.545"
C 2.047"
D .421"
G
mm
74.0
13.8
52.0
10.7
inch mm
E 1.181" 30.0
F
.630" 16.0
G .157" 4.0
H .234" 5.9
J
K
L
M
inch
.355"
.551"
.897"
.436"
mm
9.0
14.0
22.8
11.1
K
L
M
String Saddle Post
Post
spread radius spacing threads
#0167 2-1/16" 12"
2-29/32" M4 x .7
#1511 2-1/16" 12"
2-29/32" M8 x 1.25
Each, 3+
$19.58
$19.58
$26.16
$29.91
With studs/bushings
Each Each, 3+
#1511 Chrome ...............$24.64 $21.93
#1511-N Nickel .............$24.64 $21.93
#1511-G Gold ................$32.97 $29.34
Thread
Detective
for Guitars
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specially for StewMac. It covers both male and
female, US and import guitar parts, many you
won’t find on a hardware store’s thread checker.
Visit stewmac.com for a list of included threads.
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#1809 $56.76
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Hardware
ABR-1 “Original”
Tune-o-matic Bridge
inch mm
A 2.900" 73.7
B
.430" 10.9
C 2.030" 51.6
D .450" 11.4
E
.590" 15.0
F
1" 25.4
G .132" 3.4
E
String Saddle Stud
Stud
spread radius spacing threads
2-1/32" 12"
2-15/16" M5 x .8
#4566-N Nickel $23.84 $21.22
#4566-G Gold ... $41.98 $37.36
#4616-C Chrome $47.77 $42.52
#4616-N Nickel $47.77 $42.52
#4616-G Gold
$58.47 $52.04
A
The design found on new Gib son ® solidbody
guitars. Retainer clips hold the saddles in
place. The un notched metal saddles have
individual intonation adjustment. Thumbwheel height-adjustment studs and bushings
are included.
String Saddle Post
Post
spread radius spacing threads
2-1/16" 14"
2-29/32" M4 x .7
Post
Post
spacing threads
2-15/16" 6-32 x 1-1/16"
Each
Nashville Tune-o-matic Bridge
A 1960s style bridge with adjustable intonation
screws held by a retainer wire. The brass saddles
are supplied notched. The adjustable intonation
screws are held by a retainer wire. Knurled height
adjustment thumbwheels and threaded mounting
posts are included.
Combo Bridge/
Tailpieces
Tailpiece pivots on
ball-end locking
studs
Adjustable Wraparound Bridge
Pigtail Wraparound Bridge
Bridge/tailpiece made of lightweight aluminum for
tone, with a low profile to solve high string action
problems. Allen screws adjust the bridge angle,
and the unnotched metal saddles have individual
intonation. TonePros® studs recommended.
Bridge locks to
studs for stability
String spread Saddle radius Stud spacing
2-1/16"
12"
3-1/4"
Hardware
Gotoh 510 Bridge & Tailpiece
Saddle Post
radius spacing
12"
2-29/32"
3-1/4"
Each
Each, 3+
$71.95
$80.96
$35.63
$44.74
#5737 Set, chrome $121.51 Save $5.06
#5737-G Set, gold $141.97 Save $5.92
inch mm
A 3.970" 100.8
B
.320" 8.1
C
.858" 21.8
D 2.062" 52.4
E
.245" 6.2
F 3.220" 81.8
G .515" 13.1
C
B
D
G
F
E
Each
A
C
Each, 3+
®
Hipshot™
Baby Grand Bridge
E
C
F
D
Set
Set, 3+
#0185-C Chrome $109.35 $99.51
#0185-N Nickel $109.35 $99.51
#0185-G Gold
$131.67 $119.82
66
Each, 3+
Each
With 5/16-24 bushings
Each, 3+
#5634 Chrome $38.84
#5634-N Nickel $38.84
C
#5846 Chrome $109.78 $97.70
G
D
E
H
J
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
E
B
inch mm
4.050" 102.9
1.85" 47.0
.268" 6.8
2.070" 52.6
3.258" 82.8
.270" 6.9
1.390" 35.3
.445" 11.3
.985" 25.0
F
#5635-N Nickel $38.84
A
B
C
inch
.440"
.750"
.514"
mm
11.2
19.0
13.1
inch mm
D .245" 6.2
E
.238" 6.0
F 1.110" 28.2
Wilkinson/Gotoh
Adjustable Bridge/Tailpiece
B
Two adjustable saddles provide basic intonation;
Allen screws compensate overall string length.
Strings load from the front. Height-adjustable M8
x 1.25 studs with locking screws included.
A
Pigtail
’50s Stud Bushings
With M8 x 1.25 bushings
D
A
F
Vintage
specs
Locking Studs
The top of each stud tightens for
improved stability and tone. Your
tailpiece won’t fall off during string
changes. Set of two, with bushings.
A distinctive aluminum bridge/tailpiece with
notched saddles and individual intonation screws.
Allen screws adjust the bridge angle. Heightadjustable 5/16-24 studs have locking nuts for
stability. Bushings and Allen wrenches included.
Schaller Signum Bridge
inch mm
A 3.93" 99.9
B .94" 23.9
C 2.07" 52.5
D 3.22" 81.8
E .75" 19.0
F .44" 11.2
Each
mm
81.9
26.2
7.9
51.8
7.4
99.7
16.5
19.8
11.9
Threaded locking top
C
B
J
F
inch
3.224"
1.031"
.312"
2.040"
.290"
3.926"
.650"
.780"
.470"
#0401 Chrome $38.77 $34.51
#0401-G Gold $41.92 $37.31
B
A
H
G
A
String Saddle Stud
Post
spread radius spacing threads
2-3/64" 12"
3-1/4"
5/16-24
D
E
String Saddle Stud
Stud
spread radius spacing threads
2-3/32" 11-1/2" 3-1/4"
5/16-24
Meticulously designed with locking studs for
rich dynamic tone and improved sustain.
Comfortable to the player’s hand and looks
great on any solidbody guitar. Intonation is
adjustable on each saddle, and overall using
two allen screws. Includes ergonomicallyshaped wrench for trouble-free locking, an
allen wrench, and two lengths of allen screws
for a flawless appearance after installation.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
B
#4507 Chrome $89.95 $80.06
#4507-N Nickel $89.95 $80.06
Stud
threads
M8 x 1.25
M8 x 1.25
#5739 Bridge, chrome ......$84.65
#5739-G Bridge, gold.......$95.25
#5738 Tailpiece, chrome $41.92
#5738-G Tailpiece, gold $52.64
String Saddle Stud
Stud
spread radius spacing threads
2-3/64" 12"
3-1/4"
M8 x 1.25
A
A unique bridge and stop tailpiece set for
solidbodies. Lightweight for tone, both mount
on height-adjustable studs in threaded bushings. The zinc bridge is designed for absolute stability: Allen screws lock the adjustable saddles, the studs, and the overall bridge
angle. The saddles have small starter notches.
The aluminum tailpiece pivots on unique ball-end
threaded locking studs for straight string pull, and
it won’t fall off when the strings are removed. See
full specs at stewmac.com.
String
spread
Bridge
2-1/16"
Tailpiece 2-1/16"
An affordable reproduction of the first combo
bridge/tailpiece with individually adjustable
saddles. The ’70s original brought accurate intonation to LP Junior® and SG Junior® solidbodies.
Two alignment screws adjust overall intonation.
Height-adjustable mounting studs and threaded
knurled bushings included. The strings load from
the front of the die-cast base.
String spread Saddle radius Stud spacing
1-15/16"
12"
3-1/4"
inch mm
A .875" 22.2
B .515" 13.1
A
The same material and dimensions as the bushings
found in ’50s and ’60s Gibson solidbodies. Popular
as direct replacements for the zinc bushings used
in modern Gibsons. Tightly toleranced 5/16-24
threads give bridge and tailpiece studs a more snug
fit. Made of unplated steel, for authentic tone and
enhanced resonance. Studs not included.
inch mm
A 3.966" 100.7
B
.750" 19.0
C
.312" 7.9
D .280" 7.1
E 3.222" 81.8
F 1.930" 49.0
G .444" 11.3
H .990" 25.1
B
C
G
E
D
H
F
Each
Each, 3+
#5169 Nickel $53.20 $47.35
#5682 Set of 2 $10.00
Replacement Studs & Bushings
M8 x 1.25 studs with knurled
bushings, for bridges and stop
tailpieces. Set of 2.
A
Set
Set, 3+
#0186 Chrome $9.84 $8.36
#0186-N Nickel $9.56 $8.13
#0186-G Gold $10.22 $8.69
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B
C
D
A
B
C
D
inch mm
.291" 7.4
.285" 7.2
.444" 11.3
.990" 25.1
Guitar Bridges
& Tailpieces
Bridges for Tele®
Gotoh ‘Stop’ Tailpiece
Bar tailpiece for solidbody guitars, with heightadjustable metric (M8 x 1.25) or U.S. (5/16-24)
threaded mounting studs and knurled bushings.
3-1/4" post spacing.
A
inch mm
A 3.250" 82.6
B
.700" 17.8
C
.306" 7.8
D 4.000" 101.6
E
.280" 7.1
F 2.030" 51.6
G .990" 25.1
H .444" 11.3
B
C
D
G
F
E
H
With 5/16-24 stud thread
Each
#5850 Chrome ..................... $18.71
#5850-N Nickel ................... $18.71
#5850-G Gold ...................... $25.97
#5850-RN Relic nickel ....... $39.13
With M8 x 1.25 stud thread
Each
Gotoh
Modern
Bridge
for Tele®
A beefier bridge with a
solid brass baseplate and
Allen-adjustable brass
saddles. For throughbody string attachment. Mounting screws included. 2-1/8" string spread.
Each
Each, 3+
A
B
Each, 3+
$16.65
$16.65
$23.11
$34.83
Saddles only Chromeplated brass saddles with
screws and springs.
13/32" saddle width.
Set of 6.
#0043
G
D
E
C
Gotoh Aluminum ‘Stop’ Tailpiece
B
C
D
G
F
E
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
inch mm
3.250" 82.6
.700" 17.8
.312" 7.9
4.000" 101.6
.280" 7.1
2.025" 51.4
.990" 25.1
.444" 11.3
H
Stud thread
Each
#5851 Chrome, 5/16-24....... $35.35
#5851-N Nickel, 5/16-24 .... $35.35
#5740 Chrome, M8 x 1.25... $35.35
#5740-N Nickel, M8 x 1.25 $35.35
Each, 3+
$30.05
$30.05
$30.05
$30.05
Look original,
play in tune!
®
#5168-T Titanium $53.40
#5168-B Brass .........$24.10
Compensated
Bridge Saddles
for Tele®
This set retains the
vintage look and
tone, but the saddles are specially angled for
improved intonation. Set includes three polished
unplated brass Chrome height screws, springs, and
intonation screws included.
Set
Set, 3+
#5167 $15.28 $12.07
Tele is a registered trademark
of Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
Wilkinson
Adjustable
Bridge
for Tele®
J
$43.67
inch mm
3.140" 79.8
2.125" 54.0
.774" 19.7
2.920" 74.2
.260" 6.6
2.900" 73.7
4.000" 101.6
.375" 9.5
.119" 3.0
B
C
E
H
G
D
J
#4583 With 3 early
’50s style ungrooved
unplated heightadjustable brass
saddles. 2-1/8" string
spread.
Each
K
L
inch mm
A 2.120" 53.8
B
.496" 12.6
C
.312" 7.9
D 1.662" 42.2
E 2.538" 64.5
F
.796" 20.2
Each, 3+
$37.30 $33.20
inch mm
G 2.920" 74.2
H 3.375" 85.7
J
.227" 5.8
K
.400" 10.2
L 3.009" 76.4
A
B
D
G
3-saddle
fine-tune bridge
A 3-saddle bridge
that plays in tune!
A locking pivot
screw in the center
of each saddle allows
precise intonation adjustment. The unplated brass saddles have Allenadjustable height and 2-5/32" string spread. Screws
included. Full specs at stewmac.com.
Each
F
E
C
H
#0090 With six ’70s-
style nickel-plated
grooved saddles. Allenadjustable string height.
2-5/32" string spread.
Each
Each, 3+
$30.70 $27.32
K
J
inch mm
A .850" 21.6
B
.520" 13.2
C 1.678" 42.6
D 2.150" 54.6
E 2.868" 72.8
inch mm
F
.796" 20.2
G 3.400" 86.4
H .289" 7.3
J 3.034" 77.1
K
.386" 9.8
Each, 3+
#5071 $62.96 $56.03
Looks old but plays in tune!
Replace vintage Tele
saddles with this set of 3 saddles, with unique
molded grooves that move each string’s point of
contact for more exact intonation. Set includes
steel intonation screws and springs.
Set
®
H
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
NEW Gotoh In-Tune
Relic Bridge for Tele®
Gotoh In-Tune
Compensated
Bridge Saddles
for Tele®
Satin chrome
baseplate
F
F
A
Original style stampedsteel bridges to fit a
Tele® lead pickup. Both
models have adjustable saddle height and throughbody string mounting. Chrome-plated; mounting
screws included.
A
#0025 Chrome $55.75 $47.39
#0025-B Black $65.87 $55.99
#0025-G Gold $68.50 $58.22
$16.65
$16.65
$23.11
$34.83
2-3 ounces lighter in weight, like the originals;
strings can be installed from the front or back.
Includes height-adjustable metric (M8 x 1.25)
or U.S. (5/16-24) threaded mounting studs with
knurled bushings. 3-1/4" stud spacing.
Traditional
Bridges for Tele®
Hardware
#0168 Chrome ..................... $18.71
#0168-N Nickel ................... $18.71
#0168-G Gold ...................... $25.97
#0168-RN Relic nickel........ $39.13
Each, 3+
0090
The problem with vintage Tele® saddles is that
they weren’t designed for accurate intonation.
Gotoh’s compensated saddles have solved this
problem without changing the look of this
classic bridge. Unique
molded grooves move
each string’s contact
point for more exact
intonation. This bridge
also features a stamped
steel baseplate and
is designed for string
mounting through the
body. Adjust the saddle
height with a 1.5mm
Allen wrench.
#5069-R $65.47
String spread 2-1/8"
Baseplate dimensions 3-5/16" x 3"
Short Bridge for Tele®
Combine the
distinctive tone
and sustain of
vintage-style
ungrooved Tele®
brass saddles with
any pickup configuration. This versatile bridge
lets you load the strings through the body
or at the back of the bridge. The stamped
steel baseplate matches the vintage Fender
4-screw footprint.
C
Allen wrench and
A
mounting screws inD
cluded. 2-1/8" string
spread.
B
4588-C Chrome
Each
$41.90 $37.29
Won’t fit Fender American
Standard mounting screw
spacing.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
E
Each, 3+
G
F
inch
A .475"
B
.311"
C 2.560"
D 1.460"
mm
12.1
7.9
65.0
37.1
inch mm
E 2.128" 54.1
F
.390" 9.9
G 3.000" 76.2
67
Guitar Bridges
Locking Nuts
‘Hardtail’ solidbody bridges
Tremolo
Routing
Templates
1110
Schaller
Roller Bridge
Our 3/16" clear acrylic
templates take the guesswork out of accurate
tremolo placement.
Instructions included.
#1110 For traditional Strat® and Wilkinson/Gotoh
tremolos; set of 2 for front/rear cavities $14.44
#1118 For Floyd Rose,® Schaller or Golden Age;
set of 2 for front/rear cavities $19.69
#1119 Recessed front cavity for Floyd Rose,®
Schaller or Golden Age (extra arm travel) $21.60
For solidbodies.
Roller saddles are
adjustable for 2"
to 2-3/16" spacing,
plus string height and intonation. Cam screw locks
them to the grooved baseplate for stability. Strings
mount at the rear. 1/8"-thick baseplate shim supplied for extra height
Each
Each, 3+
if needed.
#0577 Chrome $66.95 $60.92
Screws
#0577-B Black $78.11 $71.08
included.
#0577-G Gold $89.27 $81.24
For Floyd Rose® and
Golden Age Tremolo
E
R4-style locking nut with
string clamps, through-neck
mounting screws, and
peghead string retainer
bar. 14" string radius.
1-11/16" wide; 1-7/16" string spread. Precise neck
modification is required.
Each
Each, 3+
#2120 Chrome $15.75 $14.02
#2120-B Black $16.25 $14.46
#2120-G Gold $18.75 $16.69
Locking Nut Replacement Parts
Locking nut parts for Floyd Rose® and Golden Age
Locking Tremolo are interchangeable.
For Golden Age Tremolo Each
#2123 Clamp screw, black ..$0.22
#2124 Neck screw, black.....$0.35
#2122 Clamp, chrome ........$0.98
#2122-B Clamp, black ........$1.08
#2122-G Clamp, gold .........$1.19
inch
A .807"
B
.866"
C 1.955"
D .466"
E 2.060"
F 2.855"
A
B
mm
20.5
22.0
49.7
11.8
52.3
72.5
F
Hipshot ™
Hardtail Bridge
Resonant high density polymer saddles, impregnated with Teflon® to help reduce string breakage.
Micro lube action is 500% more slippery than
graphite. Sets of 6, with screws and springs.
Saddle width x length x height
#1871 For Strat®/Tele®
7/16" x 13/16" x 1/4"
5/16" height adjustment screws
#3089 For Strat®/Tele®
C
E
D
F
G
K
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
inch
2.862"
1.754"
.877"
1.033"
1.496"
.416"
2.512"
.400"
2.080"
.306"
13/32" x 13/16" x 7/32"
5/16" height adjustment screws
mm
72.7
44.6
22.3
26.2
38.0
10.6
63.8
10.2
52.8
7.8
#1871 and #3089 include 5/8"
intonation screws for Strat,® plus
3/4" intonation screws for Tele.®
Each, 3+
$19.85 $16.87
$46.71
Stainless steel saddles for
Strat® and Tele.® Teflon®-lube
polymer inserts give traditional tonal bite plus
reduced string breakage.
Set of 6 with screws, springs and Allen wrench.
Hardtail Bridge
Each
Set, per model
String Saver
Classics™ Saddles
Top-Loading
#5303 Chrome
68
Saddles
A
B
®
#2125 $4.95 $3.91
mm
75.0
52.4
30.5
42.0
67.0
11.0
Play longer and harder without breaking strings
#3550 Chrome $75.90 $67.55
#3550-B Black $75.90 $67.55
#3550-G Gold $100.14 $89.12
J
Set, 3+
inch
2.953"
2.063"
1.200"
1.654"
2.638"
.433"
Graph Tech
Crafted from solid brass,
for guitars with through-body
string mounting. The forged steel
adjustable saddles have 2-1/16" string spread,
and the baseplate is 1/8" thick at the front edge.
1-3/4" mounting screw spacing. Screws and
Allen wrench included.
Each
Each, 3+
For solidbodies. The
strings attach through
holes in the steel base,
below the intonation
screws. Allen-adjustable saddle height.
1-31/32" (50mm)
string spread;
mounting screws
included.
A
B
C
D
E
F
Strat® is a registered
trademark of Fender
Musical Instruments
Corporation.
E
No
woodworking!
A versatile set of 8 bronze shims (two each of .004",
.006", .016" and .024" thicknesses) for fine height
adjustment of Floyd Rose® locking nuts. You can
use these specially shaped shims to set string height
at the treble and bass sides independently. They
also work with our #2120 locking nut.
D
C
F
H
Set
Replacement saddles with screws
and springs. 13/32" width. Chrome,
set of 6.
#0015 $44.76
D
For Floyd Rose®
Each
#1340 Clamp screw, black ..$0.28
#1339 Neck screw, black ....$0.38
q
Hardware
Locking Nut
Locking Nut Shims
#0179 Chrome $46.75 $39.74
#0179-B Black $56.35 $47.90
#0179-G Gold $58.85 $50.02
B
C
1339
2124
1340
2123
For solidbody guitars with
through-body string mounting, including non-tremolo
Strat.® Brass baseplate and individually adjustable saddles; 2-1/16" string spread.
Screws included.
Each
Each, 3+
A
#1087 Complete set $50.16 Save $5.57
2122
Gotoh
Hardtail Bridge
C
Set includes 5/16" height adjustment screws, 5/8" intonation
screws for Strat,® and 3/4" intonation screws for Tele.®
A
B
Saddle width x length x height
D
F
13/32" x 13/16" x 13/64"
Teflon® is a registered trademark of DuPont.
E
G
inch mm
A 3.080" 78.2
B 1.969" 50.0
C
.312" 7.9
D 1.437" 36.5
Set
#4756 $67.96
H
inch mm
E 2.624" 66.7
F 1.700" 43.2
G .125" 3.2
H .570" 14.5
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Learn pro tremolo setups
with Dan Erlewine’s DVDs
Maintenance & Setup:
Electric Guitars & Basses
See page 96
Guitar
Tremolos
Schaller Locking Tremolo System
A high quality upgrade of the original Floyd Rose,® with hardened
pivot-edge inserts, adjustable arm tension, original-style saddles
with plain-end string mounting, and original R2 (1-5/8") locking
nut. Includes studs and bushings, old-style wood-thread studs,
springs, claw, peghead string retainer and Allen wrenches. The
brass block is 1-5/8" deep. Guitar body and neck routing is required
for new installations.
Each
Each, 3+
®
Traditional Tremolo for Strat®
Tried-and-true 1950s technology! Traditional
adjustable steel saddles and 2-7/32" string spread.
Includes screws, steel block, five springs with
mounting claw, Allen wrench and 10-32 thread
arm with plastic knob.
Each
Each, 3+
#1264 Chrome
#1264-B Black
#1264-G Gold
#1264-RC Relic chrome
Complete
$69.26
$84.21
$85.44
$88.64
$61.64
$74.95
$76.04
$78.89
Replacement parts, page 71
Wilkinson/Gotoh VS-100N Tremolo
A high quality floating tremolo designed to improve tuning stability
and sustain for American Standard Strat® and Strat® Plus guitars.
Height-adjustable stainless steel saddles lock to the hardened
steel baseplate. Threaded studs and bushings, springs, claw, Allen
wrenches and adjustable stainless steel arm included. 2-1/8" string
spread; 2-3/16" stud spacing.
Each
Each, 3+
For other installations, see our #1110
body cavity routing template, page 68.
Replacement arms at stewmac.com
Hardware
Saddles Steel, set of 6 with screws and springs.
#0047 $27.49
Bridge mounting screw #3349 Chrome $0.55 ea.
3.5mm roundhead.
#3349-B Black $0.57 ea.
#3349-G Gold $0.89 ea.
Tension spring #1513 $2.26
Spring mounting claw #1512 $2.69
Tremolo arm 10-32 thread.
Each Each, 3+
#1515 Chrome with white knob $6.33 $5.38
#1515-B Black with black knob $8.13 $6.91
#1515-G Gold with white knob $10.30 $8.75
#1270 Chrome $133.90 $121.85
#1270-B Black $145.06 $132.00
#1270-G Gold $167.38 $152.32
String spread
2-1/8"
Saddle radius
14"
Stud spacing
2-15/16"
#3533 Chrome $96.78 $86.13
#3533-B Black $110.83 $98.64
#3533-G Gold $116.53 $103.71
A
B
E
G
C
D
inch mm
A 3.278" 83.3
B
.920" 23.4
C
.440" 11.2
Precision saddle
adjustment
screw
F
inch mm
D 2.220" 56.1
E 1.576" 40.0
inch mm
F 2.930" 74.4
G 1.647" 41.8
®
Wilkinson/Gotoh VSVG Vintage Tremolo
Designed for enhanced sustain and better reliability. The baseplate
holes are elongated so the screws won’t bind, for smooth, accurate
return to pitch. For tuning stability, the string mounting holes are
staggered in the steel block for more consistent string angle over
the adjustable locking bent-steel saddles. Springs, spring claw, arm
with white plastic knob, mounting screws, saddle adjustment screw
and Allen wrenches are
Each
Each, 3+
included. 2-1/8" string
#3534 Nickel
$110.23 $98.10
spread.
#3534-B Black* $127.63 $113.59
#3534-G Gold
Bridge and Tremolo
for Jazzmaster®
and Jaguar®
$131.63 $117.15
*Black tremolo has black plastic arm knob.
Authentic
surf-era technology!
High quality steel pivoting bridge and springaction tremolo, as originally designed for Jaguar®
and Jazzmaster® solidbody guitars. Chrome bridges
pivot on Allen height-adjustable posts. 2-3/16"
string spread and 2-7/8" post spacing, with bushings
for installation in the guitar. Saddle intonation
is individually adjustable. The chrome tremolos
install over routed body cavities. Includes screws
and removable arm with white plastic knob. Also
features a tremolo lock button and adjustable
spring tension.
Each
Each, 3+
The most
®
Locking Tremolo
whammy
per dollar! All the dive-bombing, whammying and fine-tuning functionality of
the Floyd Rose® (most of the parts are interchangeable), for nearly
half the price. The fully adjustable steel bridge includes arm, studs
with bushings, springs with claw, R4-style (1-11/16") locking nut
with peghead string retainer, and Allen wrenches. Original-style
saddles have plain-end string mounting. 1-1/4" block depth. Body
and neck routing required for new installations.
Each
Each, 3+
String spread
2-1/8"
#2110 Chrome $88.90 $79.12
Saddle radius
#2110-B Black $91.90 $81.79
14"
#2110-G Gold $102.90 $91.58
Min. stud spacing
Replacement parts, page 71
2-15/16"
#1301 Bridge $28.56 $25.99
#1303 Tremolo $40.43 $36.79
Traditional Tremolo Arm Knob
Replacement knobs as found on tremolos for
Strat®. These fit our Tremolo Arm and Traditional
Tremolo for Strat. #4591 White
NEW
#4591-R Relic white Each
#4591-P Parchment $1.16
Each, 3+
#4591-M Mint
$0.86
#4591-B Black
The Key
Accurate intonation for
original Floyd Rose® tremolo
Slip the Key over the tremolo string lock screw, loosen
the saddle mounting screw, and get fingertip control
of the saddle position, for more accurate intonation.
Each
Each, 3+
#0022 $14.95 $13.31
For original Floyd Rose.® Won’t
work on Golden Age Locking
Tremolo, Ibanez Edge, Ibanez
Lo-Profile, or Schaller Locking
Tremolo.
Strat,® Mustang,® Jaguar® and Jazzmaster® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
69
Guitar
Tremolos
Vibramate®
Adapter Kits for Bigsby Vibratos
Brilliant new easy no-drill solutions for guitars with
U.S. or metric stop tailpiece mounting bushings.
Felt pads protect the guitar’s finish. Made of high
grade polished aluminum for stability and tone.
For USA Bigsbys only (won’t
fit B50 or B70); supplied
with mounting screws.
Vibrato not
included.
Mount a
Bigsby
without
drilling
your guitar
®
Order a Locking
Roller Bridge with
a Bigsby B70 or
B50 vibrato
Vibrato
tailpieces
Original equipment on famous guitars for half a
century. The legendary hand-assembled Bigsby
vibrato features a string mounting bar floating on
low-friction needle bearings, for accurate return to
pitch. Each model has a sand-cast aluminum frame
and stainless steel arm. Made in USA.
See
Vibramate®
at left
V7-LP
Kit for
Bigsby B7
Low-friction roller
saddles are a perfect
match for smooth
vibrato action.
See #5276 bridge
details on page 64.
Chrome finish only.
With Bigsby B70 Set
#4929 Chrome* $158.13 Save $8.32
With Bigsby B50 Set
#4933 Chrome* $143.88 Save $7.57
*Vibrato is polished aluminum.
Fits Les Paul® and thin archtops.
#4953 Aluminum $58.25
#4953-G Gold ......$83.50
Hardware
V5 Kit for Bigsby B5
Fits flat-face solidbodies.
#4951 Aluminum $58.25
#4951-G Gold ......$83.50
Vibramate® adapters
fit stop tailpiece
bushings
q
V5-ST Short Tail
Kit for Bigsby B5
With clearance for large
pickguards on classic
SG® solidbodies.
#4949 Aluminum $58.25
#4949-G Gold ......$83.50
Save! Bigsby with matching Vibramate®
Bigsby B5 with For flat-face solidbodies.
Vibramate®
#4952 Aluminum $190.71
V5 kit
Save $10.04
Bigsby B5 with For large-pickguard SG.®
Vibramate®
#4956 Aluminum $190.71
V5-ST kit
Save $10.04
Bigsby B7 with For Les Paul® and thin archtops.
Vibramate®
#4954 Aluminum $214.32
V7-LP kit
Save $8.93
#4954-G Gold ...... $310.56
Save $12.94
Vibramate® Spoiler™
Bigsby stringing
made easy!
This simple bracket makes
Bigsby restringing a lot easier!
Slip it in place and install
your strings in the Spoiler’s
notches in seconds. No tools
needed—fits any Bigsby. No
wrapping the strings around
the roller bar; no kinking the
ends to fit over the pins. The
smoothness and feel of the vibrato is maintained. Polished
stainless steel with a tasteful
factory-installed look.
#4948 Stainless $36.50
#4948-G Gold $54.95
70
Great
combination!
®
Bigsby B7 Vibrato
Model B7 is designed to fit thin (1-1/2" to 2-1/4")
archtops, or carved-top solidbodies such as
Gibson® Les Pauls.® It mounts with six supplied
screws; two attach to the guitar top.
Each
Each, 3+
#5464 Polished aluminum $165.00 $153.45
#5464-G Gold ...................$240.00 $223.20
Bigsby B5 Vibrato
For flat-face solidbody guitars.
Installs on the top of the guitar
with four supplied screws.
Each
Each, 3+
#5462 Polished aluminum $142.50 $132.52
#5462-G Gold ....................$217.50 $202.27
Licensed
Imported Vibratos
Lower-priced versions of classic Bigsbys
Smooth action and die-cast aluminum frame
Bigsby B70
Vibrato
Money-saving Bigsby licensed
vibrato for thin (1-1/2" to 2-1/4") archtops
®
®
or solidbodies such as Gibson Les Paul. Two of the
four supplied screws mount to the guitar top. The
string tension bar has nylon washers for smooth
operation.
Each
Each, 3+
#4928 Polished aluminum $135.00 $125.55
#4928-G Gold ....................$187.50 $174.37
Bigsby B50
Vibrato
Tremolo Arm
TensionSpring
Loose floppy Strat®
tremolo arm? Drop
this little ball bearing and heavy-duty
coil spring into the
mounting hole and reinstall the arm. Voila—it
swings smoothly and stays where you want it. No
more flop, works like new!
Money-saving licensed import version of the
famous B5, for flat-face solidbodies. Installs with
four supplied screws.
Each
Each, 3+
#4932 Polished aluminum $120.00 $111.60
#4932-G Gold ....................$172.50 $160.42
#1516 $5.20
For original-style Strat® tremolos only,
including the #1264 Gotoh on page 69.
Won’t work with Wilkinson/Gotoh tremolos.
Hipshot™ Tremsetter
Tremolo stabilizer
Makes a tricky job easy
Tremolo Spring Installer
Protect your fingers and your guitar, and save your
pliers for more appropriate jobs. This simple steel
hook is the right length to make stubborn tremolo
spring installations easy. 6" long. #0579 $7.09
The adjustable Tremsetter
returns a tremolo to an exact
neutral position, automatically.
Your guitar stays in tune after
aggressive diving and bending,
fine tuning is fast and accurate,
and tuning a single string won’t
affect the others. Easy no-rout installation. Works with Fender, Floyd Rose,®
Wilkinson, Ibanez and Golden Age
tremolos. Instructions included.
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Each
Each, 3+
Each, 6+
#0159 $39.55 $35.20 $32.04
Bridges &
Tailpieces
Locking tremolo parts
Archtop guitar tailpieces
Archtop guitar bridges
1338
2116
“Trapeze” tailpieces have a short mounting plate
for thin archtop guitars, or a long plate for deepbodied instruments. They are hinged to adapt
to a variety of bridge heights. Screws included.
Fine hardwoods for
warm acoustic
tone
2113
1337
2109
1551
2119
1345
2117
1343
Thin
Body
Tailpiece
Floyd Rose® and Golden Age Locking Tremolo
parts are interchangeable, except as noted.
For Floyd Rose®
Each
#1338 Saddle mounting screw ......$0.27
#1337 String lock insert ...............$1.35
#1551 Fine tuner screw .................$1.55
(Won’t fit Golden Age tremolo)
#1343 String lock screw for
Schaller or Floyd Rose® II ..........$2.50
(Won’t fit Golden Age tremolo)
#1345 String lock screw, original $2.75
Saddles with string lock inserts and lock
screws. Set of 6.
Set
Set, 3+
#2113 Chrome $19.98 $17.78
#2113-B Black $21.78 $19.38
#2113-G Gold $26.59 $23.67
B
F
C
E
D
inch
A 2.000"
B 1.438"
C .967"
D 1.342"
E .671"
F .568"
mm
50.8
36.5
24.6
34.1
17.0
14.4
Each
Each, 3+
#0189 Chrome $34.50 $27.25
#0189-G Gold $43.88 $34.67
Top edge
of guitar
AB
Each
A
B
C
E
(bass)
G
(treble)
D
F
Tune-o-matic
Archtop Bridge
H
Adjustable swing tensioning nut.
Includes mounting coupling. Fits
original Floyd Rose®, Floyd Rose® II,
Schaller Floyd Rose® and Golden Age
locking tremolo.
Each
Each, 3+
C
G
Post
threads
M4 x .7
Each
Each, 6+
D
#0230-G Gold .... $48.00
#1269 Satin chrome $15.62 $14.21
#1269-B Black ......... $17.85 $16.24
#1269-G Gold ......... $20.09 $18.28
®
Archtop
Guitar Tailpiece
®
Set
Set, 3+
#2118 $4.58 $4.08
Peghead String Retainer Bar
14" radius, 1-29/32" long. 1-1/8" screw
spacing; black screws included.
Each
Each, 3+
#2121 Chrome $2.89 $2.57
#2121-B Black $3.09 $2.75
#2121-G Gold $3.33 $2.96
For Golden Age locking
tremolo and all Floyd Rose®
models.
#3001 2.5mm
#3002 3mm
Precisely machined from solid unstained
ebony for natural acoustic jazz guitar sound.
Designed by renowned luthier Bob Benedetto.
2-11/16" x 7", with 2-1/16" string spread; for use
with a Benedetto tailpiece fastener. Luthiers: do
your own polishing and save!
Each
$0.64 each
inch mm
A 2.900" 73.7
B
.435" 11.0
C 2.026" 51.5
inch mm
D .420" 10.7
E 5.380" 136.7
F
.360" 9.1
*Cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Resists string wear
Brightens tone
Archtop
Guitar Bridge
Machined rosewood bridge with
contoured base, featuring a lightweight solid
bone saddle to brighten tone and resist string wear.
13"-radius saddle is compensated for wound G, and can be
notched for string spreads from 2-1/16" to 2-21/64". Center
height is adjustable from 57/64" to 1-7/64". Posts and thumbEach
Each, 3+
wheels are nickel-plated.
A
B
C
D
Benedetto Archtop Tailpiece Fastener
E
Strong stranded steel with black nylon
coating, brass ends, and adjustment
nuts. Attaches to the guitar’s endpin.
Each, 3+
#3632 6-7/8" length
Each per model
#3636 7-3/4" length $11.92 $9.42
For making your own
custom tailpiece.
3" x 9" x 1/2" ebony.
Each
Each, 12+
#4172 $23.75 $20.90
#0192* $24.10 $21.45
(This side faces fretboard)
#5270 Polished....... $159.00
#5272 Unpolished $108.69
Archtop
Tailpiece Blank
Allen Wrenches
F
E
Each, 3+
#3959* Chrome
$34.52 $30.72 $27.96
#3959-G* Gold
$45.80 $40.76 $37.10
With Bone Saddle
Studs and Bushings
For Floyd Rose and
Golden Age locking
tremolos. Black studs
with 11/32" x 25/64"
brass bushings. Set of 2.
inch mm
E
.430" 10.9
F 5.340" 135.6
G .370" 9.4
String Saddle Post
spread radius spacing
2-1/32" 14"
2-29/32"
inch mm
Tremolo Arm for Floyd Rose®
inch mm
A .340" 8.6
B 3.550" 90.2
C
.575" 14.6
D 2.980" 75.7
Gibson-style bridge with
contoured rosewood base and adjustable
intonation. The height is thumbwheeladjustable from 7/8" to 1-1/4". Saddles are notched.
A
A Deco design that fits deep- A .653" 16.6
32.3
bodied guitars and extends 5" BC 1.272"
1.230" 31.2
27.2
over the instrument’s top. The DE 1.070"
.830" 21.1
distinctive brass string mounting F .500" 12.7
.415" 10.5
bar has 2-1/16" string spread. The GH 2.500"
63.5
mounting plate has a 11/32"-diameter endpin hole.
#0230-N Nickel $36.00
Each, 6+
*Rosewood cannot be shipped
outside the USA.
B
D
Each, 3+
#0193 Ebony
$23.52 $20.93 $19.05
#0194 Rosewood*
$23.52 $20.93 $19.05
(This side faces fretboard)
F
E
C
Kluson
Archtop Tailpiece
A fine quality polished bridge with
contoured base. The 13"-radius saddle
(compensated for wound G) can be notched for
string spreads from 1-11/16" to 2-3/16". Height adjusts from
1-1/16" to 1-1/4". Posts and thumbwheels are nickel-plated.
Hardware
For Golden Age Tremolo
Each
#2116 Saddle mount screw ...........$0.22
#2109 String lock insert ...............$0.85
#2119 Fine tuner screw .................$0.63
#2117 String lock screw................$0.52
Top edge of guitar
A
The design found on
Gibson® thin hollowbody guitars
such as the ES-335,® utilizing
a die-cast string mounting bar.
1-15/16" string spread; extends
5-1/2" over the top of the guitar.
Screw-mounted strap button
required (see page 72).
Archtop
Guitar
Bridge
inch mm
A .312" 7.9
B 3.420" 86.9
C
.586" 14.9
D 2.900" 73.7
E 5.850" 148.6
F
.410" 10.4
*Rosewood cannot be
shipped outside the USA.
F
Archtop Bridge
Fitting Jig
matches bridge feet
curvature to your
arched guitar top.
See page 30
Flattop jazz guitar tailpiece
Selmer Tailpiece
Embossed 1930s Selmer-style tailpiece with
authentic polished faceted ebony insert,
protective red leather padding, and studs
for string mounting. This tailpiece extends
4-1/4", and has 2-1/4" mounting depth.
Polished unplated stamped brass; screws
included.
Each
Each, 3+
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
#1577 $78.00 $69.42
71
Strap mounting hardware
Guitar
Control
Knobs
Coarse knurled
18 splines
(Alpha)
Fine knurled
24 splines
(CTS)
Important: check the knob shafts on your
control pots before you order!
Each,
12+
$3.39
$4.46
$4.80
$6.32
$2.88
$2.88
$3.39
$5.11
$5.38
$6.32
$3.39
$4.46
$4.80
$3.39
$4.46
$4.80
$2.92
$3.85
$4.14
$5.44
$2.48
$2.48
$2.92
$4.40
$4.63
$5.44
$2.92
$3.85
$4.14
$2.92
$3.85
$4.14
Ebony
Dome
Flat Top
Pearloid Top Knob for #4944 Chrome.................... $7.64 $6.65
Tele® with set screw; for #4944-B Black .................... $9.70 $8.44
6mm (Alpha) pot shaft #4944-G Gold .................... $9.81 $8.53
Abalone Top Knob* for #4945 Chrome.................... $7.64 $6.65
Tele® with set screw; for #4945-B Black .................... $9.70 $8.44
6mm (Alpha) pot shaft #4945-G Gold .................... $9.81 $8.53
*Abalone Top Knob cannot be shipped by air or outside of USA.
$5.73
$7.27
$7.36
$5.73
$7.27
$7.36
Speed Knob for coarse- #0554-B Black .................... $3.86
knurled pot shaft (Alpha) #0554-G Gold .................... $3.86
#0554-A Amber ................. $3.86
Speed Knob for fine#0554-FB Black.................. $3.86
knurled pot shaft (CTS) #0554-FG Gold .................. $3.86
#0554-FA Amber ............... $3.86
$3.36
$3.36
$3.36
$3.36
$3.36
$3.36
$2.89
$2.89
$2.89
$2.89
$2.89
$2.89
Top Hat Bell Knob for
coarse-knurled pot shaft
(Alpha)
Top Hat Bell Knob for
fine-knurled pot shaft
(CTS)
#1194-B Black .................... $3.83
#1194-G Gold .................... $3.83
#1194-A Amber ................. $3.83
#1194-FB Black.................. $3.83
#1194-FG Gold .................. $3.83
#1194-FA Amber ............... $3.83
$3.14
$3.14
$3.14
$3.14
$3.14
$3.14
$2.64
$2.64
$2.64
$2.64
$2.64
$2.64
#1195 Black, volume .......... $3.98
#1197 Black, tone .............. $3.98
#1206 Gold, volume........... $3.98
#1207 Gold, tone ............... $3.98
NEW #1206-R Relic gold, vol....... $3.98
NEW #1207-R Relic gold, tone
$3.98
Top Hat Bell Knob for
#1195-F Black, volume ...... $3.98
fine-knurled pot shaft
#1197-F Black, tone ........... $3.98
(CTS)
#1206-F Gold, volume ....... $3.98
#1207-F Gold, tone ............ $3.98
NEW #1206-FR Relic gold, vol. $3.98
NEW #1207-FR Relic gold, tone $3.98
Knob Position Indicator #4955 Nickel ...................... $1.68
For speed knob/bell knob #4955-G Gold .................... $2.50
$3.26
$3.26
$3.26
$3.26
$3.26
$3.26
$3.26
$3.26
$3.26
$3.26
$3.26
$3.26
$1.38
$2.05
$2.75
$2.75
$2.75
$2.75
$2.75
$2.75
$2.75
$2.75
$2.75
$2.75
$2.75
$2.75
$1.16
$1.72
Volume Knob for Strat,®
fits coarse-knurled (Alpha)
or fine-knurled (CTS)
pot shaft
$2.16
$2.16
$2.16
$2.16
$2.16
$2.16
$2.16
$2.16
$2.16
$2.16
$1.86
$1.86
$1.86
$1.86
$1.86
$1.86
$1.86
$1.86
$1.86
$1.86
Dome Knob with set
screw; for 6mm (Alpha)
pot shaft won’t fit
NEW
CTS pots)
Dome Knob with set
screw, for 1/4" smooth
pot shaft (CTS)
NEW
Flat Top Knob for Tele®
with set screw; for 6mm
(Alpha) pot shaft
Flat Top Knob for Tele®
with set screw; for 1/4"
smooth pot shaft (CTS)
#0169 Chrome.....................$3.90
#0169-B Black .....................$5.13
#0169-G Gold .....................$5.52
#0169-RC Relic chrome ......$7.26
#4936 Ebony........................$3.31
#4937 Ivoroid ......................$3.31
#0157 Chrome.....................$3.90
#0157-B Black .....................$5.87
#0157-G Gold .....................$6.18
#0157-RC Relic chrome ......$7.26
#0166 Chrome.................... $3.90
#0166-B Black .................... $5.13
#0166-G Gold .................... $5.52
#0190 Chrome.................... $3.90
#0190-B Black .................... $5.13
#0190-G Gold .................... $5.52
Top Hat Bell Knob for
coarse-knurled pot shaft
(Alpha)
#0465 White .......................$2.48
#0465-B Black .....................$2.48
#0465-M Mint .....................$2.48
#0465-P Parchment ............$2.48
NEW #0465-R Relic white ...........$2.48
#0466 White .......................$2.48
Tone Knob for Strat,®
fits coarse-knurled (Alpha) #0466-B Black .....................$2.48
or fine-knurled (CTS)
#0466-M Mint .....................$2.48
pot shaft
#0466-P Parchment ............$2.48
NEW #0466-R Relic white ...........$2.48
Chickenhead Knob
fits coarse-knurled
(Alpha) pot shaft
Bevel-top Knob
fits coarse-knurled
(alpha) pot shaft
72
#0526 Black .........................$3.39 $2.95 $2.54
#1659 Black .........................$2.70 $2.21 $1.86
Knob & Bushing Puller
Safely removes stubborn control knobs, page 46
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 10+
Sets of 2
#0170 Chrome $3.89 $3.35 $2.84
with screws. #0170-N Nickel $3.83 $3.29 $2.80
Each,
6+
Each
Ivoroid
Strap Buttons
Solid
shaft
(CTS)
#0170-B Black $4.94 $4.25 $3.61
#0170-G Gold $5.24 $4.51 $3.83
#0170-RC Relic chrome $7.25 $6.23 $5.29
Strap buttons for Gibson Traditional round tapered but-
tons, like those found on Gibson® guitars. Set of 2, screws
included. Choose relic aluminum for an aged look, perfect
for repairing older guitars.
Set
Set, 3+ Set, 10+
#0285-A Polished aluminum $3.89 $3.35 $2.84
#0285-RA Relic aluminum $4.94 $4.25 $3.61
Felt washers for strap buttons Package of 10.
1/2"-diameter soft felt to
protect guitar finishes.
Package, 10+
#4018 Cream Package per color
#4018-B Black $3.35 $2.95
Case-hardened for secure push-button
Dunlop
Straplok® on/off. Set of 2.
Set
Set, 4+
System #0246-N Nickel $12.41 $10.05
#0246-B Black
#0246-G Gold
Grover Quick-Release Strap Locks
Spring-action retainers replace
standard strap buttons
to keep your strap
secure. Set of 2.
Gripper Strap Buttons
$13.80 $11.18
$21.91 $17.75
Set
#2030 Chrome $14.98
#2030-N Nickel $13.78
#2030-B Black $16.18
#2030-G Gold $17.38
Buttons only, set of 2:
#2031 Chrome $3.40
#2031-N Nickel $3.16
#2031-B Black $3.66
#2031-G Gold
$4.34
Set, 3+
$13.33
$12.26
$14.40
$15.47
—
—
—
—
Install with the wide dimension perpendicular to the
strap, to prevent slipping.
Set
Set, 3+ Set, 6+
Set of 2, with screws. #1863 $3.12 $2.53 $2.25
Acoustic Strap Secure
Installs on your strap and threads onto the
jack to replace the stock button. You can play
plugged in or unplugged, knowing your strap
can’t slip off. Easy-grip 3/4" diameter.
For standard jacks For metric jacks
#0256 Brass
#0256-M Brass
#0260 Stainless steel #0260-M Stainless steel
$14.00 Each
Toggle Switch Knob for
Switchcraft,™ 8-32 thread
#3520 Amber ........... $1.60
#3521 Cream............ $1.60
#3522 Black.............. $1.60
Toggle Switch Knob for
#0524 Cream
$1.44
metric switches; M4 x .7 thread #0524-B Black
$1.44
Toggle Switch Knob
for modern Epiphones;
#0514-A Amber ....... $1.44
M3.5 x .6 thread, also fits
#0514-C Cream ....... $1.44
Free-Way switch, page 53
#0514-B Black.......... $1.44
Knob For Lever Switch
#5604 White ............ $1.38
Fits .052" x .188" switch lever #5604-B Black.......... $1.38
(CRL and Oak Grigsby)
#5604-M Mint.......... $1.38
Knob for Megaswitch, page 53 #5604-P Parchment $1.38
NEW #5604-R Relic white $1.38
Knob For Lever Switch fits #0563 White ............ $1.38
1.2mm x 3.5mm switch lever #0563-B Black.......... $1.38
(imported switches)
#0563-M Mint.......... $1.38
#0563-P Parchment $1.38
NEW #0563-R Relic white $1.38
®
Top Hat Knob for Tele, fits
.052" x .188" lever (CRL)
#0120 Black.............. $3.13
Top Hat Knob for Tele,® fits 1.2mm
x 3.5mm import switch lever #0021-B Black.......... $2.18
Barrel Knob for Tele,® fits
.052" x .188" lever (CRL)
#5603 Black.............. $1.75
Barrel Knob for Tele,® fits 1.2mm
x 3.5mm import switch lever #0216 Black.............. $1.75
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$1.39
$1.39
$1.39
$1.25
$1.25
$1.20
$1.20
$1.20
$1.08
$1.08
$1.25
$1.25
$1.25
$1.13
$1.13
$1.13
$1.13
$1.13
$1.13
$1.13
$1.13
$1.13
$1.13
$1.08
$1.08
$1.08
$0.95
$0.95
$0.95
$0.95
$0.95
$0.95
$0.95
$0.95
$0.95
$0.95
$2.72 $2.35
$1.90 $1.63
$1.52 $1.31
$1.52 $1.31
Guitar
Hardware
Jack plates & switch plates
Electrosocket
Pickguard
Screws
A Tele jack that won’t loosen
Held securely in place by two
screws, this unique jack mount
accepts a standard 1/4" Switchcraft™ jack (3/8 x 32 thread, not
included). It fits a standard 7/8"-diameter mounting hole in the guitar body. Handy for speaker
cabinets too. Screws included.
®
Each
#4283 Satin chrome $7.50
#4283-B Satin black $8.10
#4284 Chrome ............ $7.50
#4284-N Nickel .......... $7.50
#4284-B Black ............ $8.10
#4284-G Gold ............. $8.70
#0035 Chrome $0.41 $0.21
#0035-B Black $0.54 $0.28
#0035-G Gold $0.69 $0.36
#0174 Stainless $0.46 $0.24
#0035-RN Relic nickel
$0.41 $0.21
For Gibson 3/8"
#4387 Nickel $0.41 $0.21
#4387-B Black $0.41 $0.21
#4387-G Gold $0.46 $0.24
#4387-RN Relic nickel
$0.41 $0.21
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
$6.67
$7.21
$6.67
$6.67
$7.21
$7.74
$6.07
$6.56
$6.07
$6.07
$6.56
$7.05
Neck attachment hardware
Neck Attachment Plate
With four Phillips ovalhead
neck screws. 1-1/2" x 2" screw
spacing.
Jack Plates
for Gibson® Les Paul®
#0053 Metal, chrome $8.38
#0053-B Metal, black $9.81
#0053-G Metal, gold $10.85
#0092 Plastic, cream $1.21
#0092-B Plastic, black $1.21
Each, 3+ Each, 10+
$7.21 $6.12
$8.44 $7.16
$9.33 $7.92
$0.96
—
$0.96
—
Each
#0131 Chrome ...................$8.74
#0131-B Black ................ $12.57
#0131-G Gold ................. $14.57
#0131-RC Relic chrome $13.86
Screws included.
Each
#0134 Chrome ................... $8.76
#0134-B Black .................$10.32
#0134-G Gold ..................$12.45
#0134-RC Relic chrome $10.02
Each, 3+ Each, 10+
$7.53
$8.88
$10.71
$8.62
$6.39
$7.53
$9.09
$7.31
$7.52
$10.81
$12.53
$11.92
#4184 Chrome $7.88 $6.23
#4184-B Black $11.43 $9.03
#4184-G Gold $12.08 $9.54
Screws 1-1/2" Phillips ovalhead.
Cut diameter
#4496 5/8" (15.88mm)
#4497 19/32" (15mm)
Pickup mounting screws, page 49
Tuner mounting screws, page 58
Roller String Trees
Rollers reduce string friction for
easier tuning. Screws included.
Each
$0.46
$0.72
$0.72
$0.70
Tusq® XL String Trees
Super-slick Teflon ® -impregnated polymer relieves
string friction to help prevent tuning problems. A
practical addition to a non-locking
tremolo setup. Set of 2, with screws.
Set
#1853 Black $11.60
#1854 White $12.71
Guitar String Retainers
Metal; set of 2 with screws.
Set
#0171 Chrome ...............$3.35
#0171-B Black ...............$5.22
#0171-G Gold ................$5.38
#0171-RN Relic nickel $6.15
For Jazz Bass®
$2.45
$3.81
$3.93
$4.49
Holds down two strings. Screw
included. Each Each, 3+ Each, 10+
#0213 Chrome $2.42 $2.08 $1.77
#0213-N Nickel $2.42 $2.08 $1.77
#0213-G Gold $2.99 $2.57 $2.18
Each
Each, 3+ Each,10+
Each
Each, 3+ Each,10+
#0132 Chrome ................ $16.42 $14.12 $11.99
#0132-G Gold ................. $29.01 $24.95 $21.18
#0132-RC Relic chrome $23.58 $20.28 $17.21
Strat,® Tele® and Jazz Bass® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical
Instruments Corporation. Les Paul® is a trademark of Gibson Guitar
Corporation. Teflon® is a registered trademark of DuPont.
Set, 3+ Set, 10+
$2.88
$4.49
$4.63
$5.29
‘50s-style String Retainer
Control plates
Steel, screws included.
For Tele®
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
#1861 Guitar, set of 2 $5.64 $4.57 $4.06
#1862 Bass, individual $3.12 $2.53 $2.25
5/16" (8mm) Each
5/16" (8mm) $29.95
Toggle Switch Plate
#1151 Black Each
#1152 Cream $2.02
Peghead string retainers
These “string trees” screw into the face of
a Fender or similar peghead to maintain
sufficient string angle over the nut.
Neck Attachment Screws
Each, 3+ Each, 10+
Plastic ring for 3-way
pickup selector switch.
String-thru top ferrules, page 64
Shank diameter
#3357 Chrome .......... $0.65
#3357-B Black .......... $1.01
#3357-G Gold ........... $1.01
#3356 Stainless steel $0.99
$5.53
$7.29
$7.65
$6.86
$10.42
$8.74
#4595 Chrome $6.49 $5.58 $4.74
Each Each, 50+
Each Each, 50+
$6.51
$8.59
$9.01
$8.08
$12.28
$10.29
For Bass Set of 4 flanged ferrules for 3/8"-diameter mounting holes.
Set
Set, 3+ Set, 10+
Counterbore bits for neck ferrules
Retainer clip included. 7/8"-diameter mounting hole required.
Each
#0173 5/16", chrome $7.57
#0173-B 5/16", black $9.99
#0173-G 5/16", gold $10.48
#0196 3/8", chrome $9.40
#0196-B 3/8", black $14.28
#0196-G 3/8", gold $11.97
Fisch steel professional Forstner bits, for flatbottom holes with chip-free edges. Use #4496 if
the holes will have thick finish overspray.
Jack Cup for Tele®
#0135 Chrome $7.96 $6.85 $5.81
#0136 Clip only $1.03 $0.89 $0.75
diameter is listed). #0173 is flanged; #0196 is
vintage style flush-fit. Set
Set, 3+ Set, 10+
#4183 Chrome $0.58 $0.41
#4183-B Black $0.91 $0.65
#4183-G Gold $1.07 $0.76
1-3/4" Phillips ovalhead.
Jack clip
installation
tool, page 29
$6.38
$9.18
$10.64
$10.12
For mounting the
strings through the
body of a non-tremolo
solidbody guitar, or a
solidbody bass.
For Guitar Sets of 6 (required mounting hole
For bolting a neck onto a
contoured solidbody when a
flat neck attachment plate is impractical.
9/16" (14.25mm) diameter.
Ferrules Packages of 12.
Package Pkg., 3+
#0070 Chrome $7.12 $6.12 $5.20
#0070-B Black $8.33 $7.16 $6.08
#0070-G Gold $8.75 $7.52 $6.39
Jack Plate
for Strat®
0173
Each, 3+ Each, 10+
Neck Attachment
Ferrules
Oval Metal Jack Plate
Sturdy brass, fits a curved guitar
side. 1-7/16" screw spacing; screws
included.
Each Each, 3+ Each, 10+
String mounting ferrules
Hardware
The polished metal version
is curved to match the side
of the guitar and includes
screws. Plastic plates require
four #4387 pickguard screws
(available at right).
Each
Phillips ovalhead, for use with
countersunk pickguards. Each,
For Fender 1/2" Each 100+
Bass String Retainer
Holds down two strings. 3/4" diameter
with screw.
Each Each, 3+ Each, 10+
#0080 Chrome $19.93 $17.14 $14.55
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
#0172 Chrome $3.11 $2.67 $2.27
#0172-B Black $3.78 $3.25 $2.76
#0172-G Gold $4.48 $3.85 $3.27
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Truss Rods
Hot Rod
®
1/4" hex nut
U-channel Truss Rod
2-way
Truss Rods
Correct upbow and backbow
Hot Rods® feature twin rods in threaded
brass collars. The stainless steel active
lower rod turns for smooth 2-way neck
Our most
alignment. They’re easy to install in a flatpopular
bottom channel (instructions included).
truss rods
Lengths include 18" and 8-1/4" for electric
guitars and banjos; 14-1/4" for Dreadnought and acoustics with 14th fret at the
body; 12-1/4" for resonator guitars and acoustics with 12th fret at the body,
and 24" for basses. The 1/2"-diameter “spoke” nut is designed to protrude
slightly from a bolt-on neck heel. Simply insert a thin tool into the side of
the nut to turn it, without pickguard removal.
Slotted nut
#1177 14-3/16" for acoustic
#1177-E 17-3/16" for electric
#1177-B 22-13/16" for bass
Hardware
#2550
4mm (5/32") #2551
Allen nut
#2552
#2553
Slotted nut
12-1/4"
14-1/4"
18"
24"
#0975 18"
Each
$16.58
$16.79
$17.84
$22.04
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
$14.42
$14.61
$15.52
$19.17
$13.60
$13.77
$14.63
$18.07
$18.80 $16.36 $15.42
1/4" hex nut #0979 18-1/4" $17.73 $15.43 $14.54
‘Spoke’ nut
#1016 18-1/4" $21.91 $19.94 $18.19
#1017 24"
$26.50 $24.11 $21.99
‘Spoke’ nut
Requirements: access
cavity for adjustment,
and a 7/32"-wide x
7/16"-deep slot, measured from the bottom
of the fretboard.
The threads are rolled in the manufacturing process.
See our #0968 truss rod kit (at left) if you need
a custom-length rod.
Router Bit for Hot Rod®
.225" bit cuts a 7/16"-deep channel in multiple
passes. 2" length; 1/4" shank. Carbide-tipped
to outlast ordinary bits.
#4599 $22.55
Lightweight and strong, titanium rods
always pull to their original shape. Adding resonance and sustain to
your guitar’s tone while helping your truss rod function more effectively.
Carbon Fiber Neck Rods
Stronger than an equivalent volume
of steel! Carbon fiber adds significant stiffness to supplement an adjustable
truss rod with minimal added weight.
Each
Each, 4+
Each, 8+
Get a perfect fit. Carbidefluted for durability. 2" length,
1/4" shank. #4399 $25.24
Titanium 0.236" x 0.117" x 17-13/16"
Titanium 0.236" x 0.117" x 21-11/16"
Carbon fiber 1/8" x 3/8" x 18"
Carbon fiber 1/8" x 3/8" x 24"
Carbon fiber .200" x 1/4" x 18"
Carbon fiber .200" x 1/4" x 24"
Square Steel Tube Truss Rod
3/8" x 3/8" x 14" nonadjustable design
used for years in Martins with 14th fret
neck/body joint. Our version is made of
strong stainless steel. Saw it shorter to
fit other necks.
Each Each, 10+
#0976 $8.01 $6.01
Truss rod adjustment
wrenches, page 19
$27.90
$34.50
$17.49
$21.00
$17.24
$21.76
$25.39
$31.39
$15.92
$19.11
$15.69
$19.80
$22.88
$28.29
$14.34
$17.22
$14.14
$17.84
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Shallower depth
for thinner necks
Make custom
lengths up to 24"
24" x 3/16" stainless steel rod, threaded on one
end for the supplied 5/16" hex adjusting nut with
washer. Saw to length, cut 10-32 threads on the
blank end, and attach and peen the 3/8"-diameter
x 5/8" anchor nut securely. Each Each, 6+ Each, 12+
10-32 Die & Handle
For cutting truss rod threads.
Use
Tap-Ease™
cutting lubricant,
page 4.
Each
#4057 Handle $13.95
#4058 Die......... $7.59
Each, 6+ Each,12+
#2556 14-1/4" for acoustic $12.12 $11.03 $10.06
#2557 18-1/8" for electric $12.12 $11.03 $10.06
#2558 24" for bass ........... $12.12 $11.03 $10.06
Router Bit For the low-profile 2-way rod. Cuts
a 1/4" x 3/8"-deep channel in multiple passes.
1/4" shank.
#4604 $22.55
Piloted Reamer Reamer with custom pilot cuts a
7/16"-dia. access hole for adjusting the low-profile
2-way rod. 1/4" shank.
#4617 $42.00
For Fender
Traditional
Truss Rod Kit
#0968 Truss rod kit ..... $10.62 $9.66 $8.81
#0966 Anchor nut only $2.18 $1.96
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More truss rod
covers and screws online
Low-profile
2-way
Truss Rod
Used by Martin, Squier and Epiphone. A strong
2-way option for thin necks that need a shallow
rod depth. Requires a 4mm Allen wrench. Shrinkwrapped to prevent rattling.
Titanium Neck Rods
#4410
#4411
#4401
#4402
#4403
#4404
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#2545 Complete $13.63 $11.86$10.22
#2546 Barbed half-moon washer only
$2.07 $1.80 $1.55
Neck Reinforcement Rods
Router Bit for
.200" Carbon Fiber Rods
$11.91
The one-way rod used in Gibson®
guitars. 18-1/4" x .167"-diameter
steel, with 5/16" hex brass adjustment
nut and 3/8" x 5/8" x .092" anchor
nut. The 11/32" x 9/16" x .100"
“half-moon” washer is barbed so it won’t
turn in the peghead access cavity.
Each
Lengths include adjustment nut.
$13.53
Each, 10+
per model
Truss Rod for Gibson®
4mm (5/32")
Allen nut
.218"
.437"
.437"
.750"
Similar to the design used by Martin for many
years. The 0.400"-deep aluminum U-channel has
an internal steel rod, and a 5mm Allen adjusting
nut with washer. M6 x 1.0 thread.
Each
For Fender
Bullet
Truss Rod Nuts
Spoke-wheel
Each
Each, 12+
#0969 8-32 thread, nickel...... $3.13 $2.25
#0973 10-32 thread, nickel.... $3.13 $2.25
#0987 Bullet, 10-32, chrome $3.93 $2.83
Spoke-wheel Nut
1-1/8" x 1/2" diameter.*
Each Each, 12+
#0980 10-32 thread, black $5.42 $4.34
*Adjusts a bolt-on neck at the heel, without
removing the pickguard.
For Gibson®
5/16" hex brass, 5/16" length.
10-32 thread. The pre-1950s
1317
1316
short-taper version gives
Package of 6
your wrench a
#1316 Short taper$10.45
good grip.
#1317 Long taper $10.45
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Guitar Necks
& Bodies
20-fret for bass
5717-VT
22-fret for Strat®
21-fret
Mighty Mite®
Vintage Amber
Guitar Necks
22 finished frets
for Tele ®
Vintage amber is tinted
in the high gloss polyurethane finish, for a great
traditional look. These
well-crafted hard rock maple necks play great too.
Choose from solid maple
or rosewood fingerboard
versions. All have a walnut “skunk stripe,” peghead-adjustable truss rod
(for 4mm Allen wrench),
22 finished frets, dot inlays, and a shaped/slotted
nut. Pegholes are 10mm
diameter. Drill your own
body attachment holes.
Mighty Mite®
Satin Finish Guitar & Bass Necks
High quality, fast playability. Crafted from northern hard rock maple, with maple or rosewood fretboard
and satin polyurethane finish. Each neck has a peghead-adjustable truss rod (for 4mm Allen wrench)
with traditional walnut “skunk stripe,” finished frets, dot inlays, and a shaped/slotted nut. Guitar necks
have 10mm-diameter pegholes; bass pegholes are 23/32"-diameter. Drill your own body attachment holes.
Scale length
Nut width
22nd fret width*
Fretboard radius
Fret height
Fret width
Guitar
25-1/2"
1-11/16"
2-3/16"
9-1/2"
.045"
.095"
Approximate thicknesses (not including fret)
Bass
34"
1-5/8"
2-1/2"
9-1/2"
.042"
.105"
Guitar
.860" at 1st fret
.880" at 6th fret .890" at 12th fret
.850" at 1st fret
.880" at 6th fret .945" at 12th fret
Bass
*21st fret for Tele,® 20th fret for bass
22-fret neck heel detail
These necks are made for us by Mighty Mite, with peghead shapes
licensed by Fender. Strat® and Tele® are registered trademarks of Fender
Musical Instruments Corporation.
Compound radius necks: The fingerboard surface radius gradually
changes from 9.5" at the nut, to 12" at the 22nd fret, for lower action
and cleaner string bending. 14.75" bridge saddle radius is recommended.
3-7/8”
2-1/2”
For Tele® neck
Add your own body sides and peghead shape
This well-made unfinished maple neck has an 8-degree angled undrilled
peghead, radiused ebony or rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, side dots,
24 polished frets and a slotted graphite nut. The back is shaped and sanded.
The two-way truss rod has a 4mm Allen nut; cover included. The 1-23/32"
thick body extension measures approximately 14" from the 24th fret.
New feature: Each neck includes 2 carbon fiber rods for increased stability!
Approximate thicknesses (not including fret)
.840" at 6th fret .885" at 12th fret
For Strat® Fingerboard
#5715-VT Rosewood*
#5716-VT Maple
For Tele® Fingerboard
#5717-VT Rosewood*
#5718-VT Maple
$157.45 Each
#3181 Ebony $289.00
24-fret
fingerboard
with dot inlays
Scale length: 25"
Fretboard radius: 14"
Width at nut: 1-11/16"
Width at 24th fret: 2-7/32"
Maximum body extension
width: 2-5/8" (approx.)
Fretwire: .048"h x .103"w
Peghead: 8-3/8" x 3-3/8"
x 9/16"
Guitar body blanks, page 76
StewMac Bolt-on Neck Shims
All the guitar hardware you need to complete your new build!
Bridges,
page 64-71
Jack and
switch plates,
page 73
Neck attachment
plates and screws,
page 73
Scale length, measurements
and thicknesses match the
#5700-series necks at left (necks
for Tele® are 22-fret).
These necks are made for us
by Mighty Mite, with peghead shapes licensed by Fender.
Strat® and Tele® are registered
trademarks of Fender Musical
Instruments Corporation.
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
For Bass neck
Through-Body Guitar Neck
.795" at 1st fret
Each
$119.84
$124.61
$113.97
$129.65
$145.18
$152.79
$117.15
$133.10
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
2-3/16”
For Strat® neck
compound
radius
#5718 Rosewood*
#5719 Maple
#5715 Rosewood*
#5716 Maple
#5721 Rosewood*
#5722 Maple
#5713 Rosewood*
#5714 Maple
Retainers,
page 73
Tuners,
pages 56-59
Solid, full-contact neck angle adjustment
To change the angle of a bolt-on neck, people stick
all sorts of shims in the neck pocket—from matchbook covers to guitar picks. These objects create a
gap that weakens the tone coupling between body
and neck. Condensation collects in this airspace
too, and tightening the mounting bolts can distort
the neck. The better solution is these
full-contact hard maple shims that
cover the neck joint with no gaps.
Set of two: 0.5-degree taper
for standard bridge heights,
and 1-degree taper for taller
bridges like Tune-O-Matic
and Floyd Rose.
Each
Each, 3+
#2129 $13.95 $12.55
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Wooden parts
For Strat,®
3”
2-3/16”
For Strat®
For Bass
All our bolt-on necks fit a 5/8” deep neck cavity.
3”
Fingerboard
For Tele®
Guitar Necks
& Bodies
Swamp ash
Solidbody
Top Woods
Alder
Body blank
Add a 2-piece bookmatched top to your
body blank and build
a beautiful custom guitar or bass. Our top sets are
sized for joining, gluing and profiling in your shop.
Dimensions are approximate.
Guitar outlines shown for scale; not supplied on the wood.
For flat solidbodies
Each
Each, 3+
#4488 Curly maple, .275" x 7-1/2" x 20", grade 4A
$104.90 $97.56
For carving an arch
Curly maple, 7-1/2" x 19-1/2"; 1" to 1-1/4" thick.
Each
Each, 3+
#4459 $234.83 $218.39
StewMac Safe-T-Planer®
Wooden parts
Converts your drill press
into a mini planer. Page 26
Solidbodies
Primavera
Beautiful bookmatched wood for
gluing to your
body blank.
The right shapes! Accurate dimensions are
taken from actual vintage Tele® and Strat®
guitar bodies. Made in Ohio, USA.
Mahogany
Body
Blanks
Sanding and finishing required. String, bridge and neck
pilot holes are drilled. Our necks will fit these bodies.
Knotty Pine
Make your
own solidbody
guitar or bass
Swamp Ash
’52 Body
Mahogany One-piece African, beautiful when
finished in clear or tinted lacquer.
Lightweight,
soulful Southern
swamp ash for
tone mojo, just
like the vintage
beauty it’s
patterned after.
#0379 $120.58 $107.32
#0452 $171.68
Thickness-sanded, joined, and ready for bandsawing and routing. Approximately 20-1/2" x
13-3/4" x 1-3/4" thick.
Each
Each, 3+
Swamp ash Bold grain suitable for clear or
tinted finishes, with lighter weight for good tone.
2-piece blank.
#0368 $125.83 $111.99
Alder Solidbody favorite since the ’50s, with
subdued grain for sunbursts or opaque colors.
3-piece blank.
#0369 $114.45 $101.86
Primavera “White mahogany,” lighter in
weight than mahogany, with small pores. Slightly
yellowish. 1-piece blank, 21" x 14" x 1-3/4".
#0381 $103.95 $92.52
Knotty Pine Rough-and-ready character all its
own. Build a guitar with a wild streak!
0450
0451
#0367 $103.95 $92.52
Guitar Neck Blanks
1-piece mahogany & maple for building from scratch
5130
High quality select kiln-dried planed solid wood blanks for
bandsawing and shaping. Each blank includes sufficient wood
for adding headstock “ears.”
The mahogany family includes traditional Honduran mahogany,
bolder-grained African Sipo, and Spanish Cedar; a distinct
hardwood used by Martin and other parlor guitar builders in
the late 1800s. Spanish Cedar works and carves like mahogany.
5132
5135
Electric guitar (bolt-on)
Knotty Pine ‘52 Body No two look alike.
Kiln-dried for easy finishing, and lightweight
for great sound. Yeehah!
#0450 $152.78
Pine ‘52 Body Leo’s original prototypes were
lightweight pine too. This one is a cut above:
milled from selected trees.
#0451 $152.78
All dimensions are approximate.
13/16" x 3-7/8" x 27", flatsawn
Each
Each, 3+
#5130 Plain maple ...........................................$25.20 $22.43
#5132 Curly maple...........................................$64.35 $57.27
5136-S
Electric bass (bolt-on)
13/16" x 4-1/2" x 34", flatsawn
Each
Each, 3+
#5135 Curly maple...........................................$72.71 $64.71
5137
5137-S
Torrefied
maple guitar
& bass neck
blanks,
page 78
Electric or archtop guitar (glue-in)
0453
3-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 26", quartersawn
Each
Each, 3+
#5136-S Sipo (African) mahogany .................$51.81 $46.11
5139-S
Acoustic guitar 4" x 3" x 23", quartersawn
Each
Each, 3+
#5137 Honduran mahogany* ........................$115.64 $102.92
#5137-S Sipo (African) mahogany .................$66.47 $59.16
#5138 Spanish Cedar (4-3/4" x 3" x 26") .........$132.29 $117.74
Fingerboard gluing surface
Each
Each, 3+
#5139-S Sipo (African) mahogany .................$31.49 $28.03
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0455
Alder & Swamp Ash ‘63 Bodies Traditional
woods for vintage tone you know and love:
subdued-grain alder and bold-grain ash.
#0453 Alder ......... $204.23
#0454 Swamp ash $204.23
*Honduran mahogany cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Classical guitar 15/16" x 3" x 36", quartersawn
Flatsawn
0454
Quartersawn
Mahogany ‘63 Body A modern twin of one
of the very few vintage mahogany Strat® bodies
ever made.
#0455 $204.23
Each classical guitar neck blank has sufficient wood for making heel
laminations and a scarf-jointed headstock.
Strat® and Tele® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Fingerboards
Guitar Woods
1107
Fingerboards
Our high quality kiln-dried fingerboards are ready for final trimming in
your shop, to fit a variety of neck widths. The undersides are flat and the
slots are .023" wide, to fit our fretwire. These fingerboards are unfretted
and are not inlaid. Dimensions are approximate.
Unslotted
fingerboards
#1054 Ebony guitar, 2-3/8" x 20" x 15/64" .............$30.38
#1054-R Rosewood* guitar, 2-3/8" x 20" x 15/64".$17.43
Flat rectangular
blanks.
#1023 Ebony bass, 2-1/2" x 27" x 1/4" ....................$43.33
#1021 Ebony bass, 3" x 27" x 1/4" ..........................$49.32
Slotted for
Fender guitar
25.5" scale 12" radius 24 slots + nut slot
#1062 Ebony, 2-3/8" x 20-3/8" x 15/64" .................$50.00
#1062-R Rosewood*, 2-3/8" x 20-3/8" x 15/64" ....$27.98
#1062-M Maple, 2-3/8" x 20-3/8" x 15/64" ............$16.05
Slotted for
Gibson® guitar
We offer the most common of three different scales described
as 24-3/4" by Gibson® over the years (more information at
stewmac.com/fretscales). Many Gibsons® have alternate
scale lengths—please measure your guitar before ordering!
For 20-fret necks, cut off the four highest slots.
24.563" scale 12" radius 24 slots
#1058 Ebony, 2-3/8" x 18-1/2" x 15/64" .................$49.69
#1058-R Rosewood*, 2-3/8" x 18-1/2" x 15/64" ....$27.79
For other Gibson®
fret scales, see our
StewMac Fret Scale
Templates, page 15
To slot 24.9" short
scale, see our #4915
StewMac Fret Scale
Template, page 15.
Slotted for
Paul Reed
Smith® &
Dobro® guitars
Martin Dreadnought scale is commonly referred to as 25.4"
but is actually 25.34".
25.34" scale 16" radius 20 slots
#1056 Ebony, 2-1/2" x 18-3/4" x 15/64" .................$51.28
#1056-R Rosewood*, 2-1/2" x 18-3/4" x 15/64" ....$27.15
25" scale 12" radius 24 slots
#4655 Ebony, 2-3/8" x 19" x 15/64" .......................$48.20
#4655-R Rosewood*, 2-3/8" x 19" x 15/64" ...........$28.15
#5479-R Rosewood*, flat, 2-3/8" x 19" x 13/64"....$26.97
#5479-M Maple, flat, 2-3/8" x 19" x 13/64" ...........$19.93
Slotted for
Fender guitar,
compound
radius
The radius progresses from 10" at the nut, to 13" at the 12th
fret, to 14-1/2" at the 22nd, for lower action and clean string
bending. 16" bridge saddle radius recommended.
25.5" scale 10" to 14.5" radius 24 slots + nut slot
#1164 Ebony, 2-3/8" x 20-3/8" x 15/64" .................$61.05
#1164-R Rosewood*, 2-3/8" x 20-3/8" x 15/64" ....$34.42
#1164-M Maple, 2-3/8" x 20-3/8" x 15/64" ............$18.14
Slotted for
mandolin
For F-style; supplied with non-tapered width. Can be cut
shorter in your shop for A-style mandolins.
13-7/8" scale Flat nonradiused 29 slots
#0762 Ebony, 1-15/16" x 12" x 13/64" ...................$22.01
#0762-R Rosewood*, 1-15/16" x 12" x 13/64" .......$16.03
13-7/8" scale Compound radius* 29 slots
#2115 Ebony, 1-15/16" x 12" x 13/64" ...................$33.58
*The playing surface radius progresses from 7-1/4" at the nut, to 10" at the 12th fret,
to 12" at the 29th, for easy low-action playability. 13" bridge saddle radius recommended.
Slotted for
Fender bass
34" scale 16" radius 24 slots + nut slot
#1065 Ebony, 2-1/2" x 26" x 15/64" .......................$68.92
#1065-R Rosewood*, 2-1/2" x 26" x 15/64" ...........$40.05
Slotted for
5-string banjo
26-3/16" scale Nonradiused (flat) 22 slots
#0153 Ebony, 2" x 19-1/2" x 3/16" .........................$45.86
Non-tapered width. #0156 Rosewood*, 2" x 19-1/2" x 3/16" .................$19.90
Violin
Fingerboard
Machined ebony, 4/4 size.
Each
Each, 3+
#0380 $20.27 $18.04
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Acoustic Guitar Necks
High quality traditional necks, machined to save
you hours of work and great for customizing. Each
one-piece quartersawn mahogany neck has 1/4"-diameter pegholes, a 7/32" x 7/16"-deep truss rod slot, and
a partially machined traditional “diamond” contour at
the headstock base. Sanding and finishing required.
Fingerboard, neck block, truss rod, peghead veneer
and string nut must be ordered separately.
Neck joints are
machined for the
correct fit.
Available with
dovetail joint, or
with bolts and
nuts installed for
attachment
without gluing.
14-fret Necks For Dreadnought or other acoustic
guitars with 14th fret at the body. Solid headstock.
Width at nut: 1-3/4" Width at body: 2-3/16"
Slotted for #2551 Hot Rod® truss rod.
Each
Each, 3+
#1104 With bolts $158.34 $140.92
#1105 Dovetailed $158.34 $140.92
12-fret Necks For 0, 00, and 000-size acoustic guitars with 12th fret at the
body. 5/8"-thick slotted headstock; peghead veneer recommended.
Slotted for #2550 Hot Rod® truss rod.
Width at nut: 1-7/8"
Width at body: 2-5/16"
Each
Each, 3+
#1106 With bolts $173.65 $154.55
#1107 Dovetailed $173.65 $154.55
Peghead Overlay Veneers
Thickness-sanded to 3/32".
Each
Each, 6+
#0981 Indian rosewood*, 3-1/2" x 7" $7.30 $6.57
#0991 Ebony, 3-1/2" x 7" ................$16.00 $14.40
#0983 Ebony, 4" x 8".......................$22.69 $20.42
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Neck Blocks Machined to fit our necks
Mahogany with 5/16"-diameter truss rod access hole.
Machined to match the curvature of the guitar’s sides
and back.
Dovetail neck blocks with traditional “V” mortise joint.
#1135 For #1105 14-fret neck; 3-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 1-5/16"
#1137 For #1107 12-fret neck; 3-1/8" x 2-3/4" x 1-5/16"
Bolt-on neck blocks, mortised and drilled for neck bolts.
#1134 For #1104 14-fret neck; 3-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 1-5/16"
#1133 For #1106 12-fret neck; 3-1/8" x 2-3/4" x 1-5/16"
Each
$18.85
Each, 3+
per model
$16.02
Tailblocks
Mahogany; machined to match the curvature of
the joined guitar sides. Undrilled.
Each Each, 3+
#1136 For Dreadnought; 4-3/4" x 3-1/8" x 3/4" $9.90 $8.41
#1138 For 0, 00 or 000 guitar; 4" x 3-1/8" x 3/4" $9.90 $8.41
FREE online fret scale calculator
Easy, accurate fret positions for
custom scale lengths:
stewmac.com/fretcalculator
Ebony is usually
not uniformly black.
Stain is available for
darkening ebony
grain streaks.
Page 41
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Fret Slotting Miter Box, page 15
Smooth, accurate and efficient solution
for the small shop. A real time-saver.
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Wooden parts
Slotted for
Martin guitar
1105
Guitar
Woods
Acoustic Guitar
Back & Side
Sets
Acoustic Guitar Woods
Quartersawn wood The higher the grade, the more
closely quartersawn. Higher grade soundboards are usually stiffer and less likely to deform under string tension.
Grain straightness Higher soundboard grades have
straighter, more uniform grain due to slower wood
growth, with more grain lines per inch.
Grain run-out Our soundboards are sawn from split
billets to reduce grain “run-out,” caused by a twist in the
tree. Higher grade soundboards have less run-out, for
more strength.
Color Higher grades have more consistent color.
Origin and drying Our soundboards are from western
North America, and have been kiln-dried and stored for
up to a year.
Soundboard Wood
Bookmatched sets of two quartersawn halves,
thickness-sanded to .125"-.130", for joining and
profiling. Each Dreadnought half is approximately
8-1/2" x 21"; each small-guitar half is approxiSet
Set, 3+
mately 7-7/8" x 20-1/2".
Sitka spruce for Dreadnought guitar
Back and side sets Higher grade wood is more closely
#4661 Grade AAAA ........ $79.99 $71.19
#4662 Grade AAA ........... $46.31 $41.22
#4663 Grade AA .............. $23.16 $20.61
quartersawn and slightly easier to bend, with more
uniform color and straighter grain. Our mahogany and
curly maple are kiln-dried; rosewood is air-dried. Back
and side sets are matched for color and grain.
Premium “bearclaw” grain:
#4660-BC Master grade $106.97 $95.20
#4661-BC Grade AAAA $79.99 $71.19
Wooden parts
Sitka spruce for small guitar
Check online for our special stock wood!
Set
Set, 3+
#4702 For Dreadnought
$133.63 $118.93
#4707 For small guitar
$114.43 $101.84
Curly maple
for Dreadnought
Western red cedar for small guitar
#4704 Grade AAA
$103.98 $92.54
#4705 Grade AA
$52.00 $46.28
Engelmann Spruce for Dreadnought
stewmac.com search: “special stock”
Indian rosewood*
#4666 Grade AAAA ........ $79.99 $71.19
#4667 Grade AAA ........... $39.35 $35.02
#4668 Grade AA .............. $19.69 $17.52
#4686 Grade AAAA ........ $49.15 $43.74
#4687 Grade AAA ........... $29.52 $26.27
#4688 Grade AA .............. $17.71 $15.76
Small guitar woods are for building classical,
parlor, 000-size and similar guitars.
Bookmatched grade AAA.
Sides are thickness-sanded to .095"-.100"; backs
are .115"-.120". A back is a set of two halves for
joining and profiling. A Dreadnought half is about
8-1/2" x 21-5/8"; a small-guitar half is about 8" x
21". Sides are a set of two, rectangular and unbent.
A Dreadnought side is about 4-3/4" x 32-3/4". A
small guitar side is about 4-1/4" x 32".
#8053 Grade AAAA ...... $122.22
#8054 Grade AAA ........... $77.78
—
—
Engelmann Spruce for small guitar
#8065 Grade AAAA ....... $100.00
#8066 Grade AAA ........... $66.67
—
—
Set
Set, 3+
Mahogany for
Dreadnought*
Traditional Honduran
Mahogany. Set
Set, 3+
#4712 $120.48 $107.23
*Cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Humidity Gauges Excess dryness makes wood
shrink and crack. High humidity swells wood, and
can blush newly sprayed finishes. Hygrometers
monitor humidity and Fahrenheit/Celsius temperature. A must for your shop!
Torrefied Soundboard Spruce
Guitarmakers choose torrefied wood for its warm color,
outstanding dimensional stability, and tone-producing
qualities previously found only in well-aged vintage woods.
In the torrefaction process, the wood is heated in a special
high-temperature, low-oxygen kiln to release the water
and sap. Bookmatched sets of two quartersawn halves,
available unsanded (5/32" thick) or thickness-sanded to
.125"-.130", for joining and profiling. Each Dreadnought
half is approx. 8-1/2" x 21"; each small-guitar half is
approx. 7-7/8" x 20-1/2".
Set
Set, 3+
#4775 For small guitar ..........................$50.48 $44.93
#4771 For Dreadnought .......................$60.57 $53.91
#4771-U For Dreadnought, unsanded $60.57 $53.91
StewMac
Hygrometer/
Thermometer
Torrefied
uncarved guitar braces, page 79
Torrefied Maple Blanks for
Bolt-on Guitar & Bass Necks
Monitor your shop, wood
storage area, guitar cabinet and finishing room.
The big 4-1/4" diameter
gauge is easy to read, and
the stand detaches for wall mounting. This
traditional analog instrument
Each
Each, 3+
never needs batteries. #5814 $34.34 $30.56
Digital
Humidity
Gauge
“Torrefied maple neck wood not only looks amazing under a finish, it guarantees
the most stable neck stock you could possibly use.” —Roger Sadowsky, luthier
Our planed, unprofiled torrefied blanks for bolt-on electric guitar
and bass necks are flatsawn, and ready for bandsawing and shaping
in your shop. Sizes listed below are approximate.
For electric guitar 15/16" x 4" x 30"
#5142 Curly maple, grade AAAA $134.35
#5141 Curly maple, grade AAA........$83.95
#5140 Plain grain maple ....................$49.30
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For bass 15/16" x 4-1/2" x 35"
#5147 Curly maple, grade AAAA $190.00
#5146 Curly maple grade AAA.......$116.50
#5145 Plain grain maple ....................$66.10
Compact monitor for your case or shop
Compact digital hygrometer/thermometer monitors your guitar case as well as your shop. Stores
minimum and maximum daily readouts too. Adjustable LCD display. 3-1/2" long; battery included.
Guitar humidifier
page 81
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Each
Each, 3+
#5795 $30.63 $27.26
Guitar
Woods
Traditional
kerfing
Reverse
kerfing
Kerfed Guitar Linings
Curly Maple
Archtop Back/Side Set
European curly maple set of two bookmatched
wedges, each approx. 23-1/2" x 1-1/4" x 8-1/2", for
joining and carving an arched top, plus two unbent
matched sides, each approx. 34" x 3" x .095"-.100".
Set
Set, 3+
#3931 Set, AAA ............. $272.88 $242.86
#3931-S Sides only, AAA $50.48 $44.93
#3932 Set, AA ................ $183.99 $163.75
#3932-S Sides only, AA ... $42.36 $37.70
European Spruce
Top Wood For Archtop Guitar
Traditional kerfed linings
7/32" x 9/16" x 15-1/2"
From the former Yugoslavian region; prized tonewood chosen for superior grain, stiffness-to-weight
and tonal responsiveness. Bookmatched set of two
wedges, each approx. 23-1/2" x 9" x 1-1/4", for
joining and carving.
Set
Reverse kerfed linings
7/32" x 5/8" x 16"
Set, 3+
#3071 Grade-AAAA $254.78 $216.56
#3072 Grade-AAA .... $144.85 $123.12
#3073 Grade-AA ....... $116.50 $99.02
Each, 100+
Kerfed mandolin linings, page 88
Kerfing clamps, page 25
Benedetto
Archtop Guitar
Plans
Learn with Bob Benedetto
Archtop Guitar Design &
Construction 4-disc DVD set
Making An Archtop Guitar
The definitive book!
Page 95
Masterfully drawn
works of art! A modern Benedetto 17"
cutaway archtop
acoustic, with complete specifications.
This full-scale 36" x
48" rolled set of 2 is
ideal for framing in
your shop.
Quartersawn stock, approx.
20" x 2" x 3/4", for shaping
your own braces.
#4329 $29.95
Each, 10+
#4656 Sitka spruce ................ $6.60 $5.81
#4658 Western red cedar ...... $5.99 $5.27
#5819 Adirondack spruce ...$12.46 $10.96
#4657 Torrefied Sitka spruce $9.10 —
Sitka spruce for archtop with extra
height: 20" x 2" x 15/16".
Each
Each
#4512 Mahogany $3.36 $2.92
#4513 Basswood $2.76 $2.40
Uncarved
Guitar Braces
Each
Each Each, 100+
#1019 Mahogany $3.08 $2.68
#4511 Basswood $2.56 $2.23
Each, 10+
#4665 $7.34 $6.46
Shaped
Brace Sets
For Dreadnought
Quartersawn spruce braces with bottom curvature
for a Dreadnought guitar. Accurately shaped and
sanded by machine to save you hours of work.
The back braces include five cross-grain spruce
center strips.
Set
Set, 3+
#4634 Soundboard and back set $41.53 $36.81
#4632 Soundboard braces only $25.69 —
#4633 Back braces only ............. $21.50 —
Soundboard
Patching Wood
Thin 4" x 7" quartersawn spruce
for making crack repair patches.
Set of 3.
#1024 $7.69
Thompson Brace
Gluing Cauls
Gluing a loose brace
means clamping, and
many clamps don’t fit well
on delicate curved braces and can
slip off or leave crunch marks on the
brace. T.J. Thompson’s glue-resistant nylon
cauls fix this problem. They fit over the brace,
protecting it from the clamp and evenly spread
the pressure. Inside, the cauls are shaped with an
arch to match scalloped guitar braces. Two cauls
included, narrow and wide, to fit any brace you’re
gluing. In most cases, they fit snugly enough to stay
in place while you bring in your soundhole clamp.
#4609 $41.67
Bridge Plate Stock
4" x 8" x 1/8" maple for making a bridge reinforcing plate
for the underside of a guitar
soundboard. #1121 $3.98
More repair solutions from StewMac
and T.J. Thompson on page 24
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Wooden parts
“The service and quality of wood are the
absolute finest. I depend on StewMac
for all my archtop tops and backs.”
—Bob Benedetto, Benedetto Guitars
We offer traditional angle-cut linings with kerfing
that faces outward, and a newer radiused style with
reverse kerfing. The reverse style can add more
stiffness to the sides, and a smoother appearance
inside the body. A Dreadnought guitar requires
eight strips.
Accessories
StewMac
Guitar Bench Pad
Cushions your benchtop to protect guitars
StewMac
Deadblow Neck Rest
Tough enough to survive years of abuse, yet soft
enough to keep your guitar’s delicate finish safe.
Features a nonslip surface that won’t slide around
as you work. A quick brush or shake easily rids the
mat of grit such as filings and solder bits that could
cause scratches. Great for
holding vintage necks
in a vise too. Made of
dense polyisoprene.
18" x 24" x 3/16".
Shock-absorbing support
Dense but flexible, our Deadblow Neck
Rest conforms to fit any instrument on
your bench, and solidly absorbs hammer
blows during fretwork. Lay it flat to fit
small instruments, fold it in half for
large-body acoustics. Made of durable
canvas, filled with shock-absorbing
pellets. Measures 12" x 6", folds to 6" x
6", weighs 4 pounds.
Fits large-body acoustics...
#1679 Bench Pad
only $18.36
“I’ve been using this design for
a few years now. Its flexibility
makes this my go-to rest.”
—Erick Coleman
Guitar repair expert
& StewMac advisor
Each
Each, 3+
#1790 $37.70 $32.04
...fits smaller instruments.
Deluxe
Rock-n-Roller Neck Rests
Tall for acoustic guitars
Short for solidbodies and small
instruments
Accessories
NEW
The multi-talented versions of our popular
hardwood Rock-n-Rollers support even
more instrument sizes! Self-adjusting:
they’re contoured to rock on your benchtop, holding an instrument neck for inspection, restringing, cleaning or repairs.
Flip them over for more solid support when
you need it, clamp them to your bench, or
turn them sideways to hold small instruments like ukuleles and mandolins. Cork
linings protect neck finishes. Available
in tall 5" height for acoustic guitars, and
short 3-3/4" height for solidbody guitars
and smaller instruments.
#3734 Tall $41.65
#3735 Short $36.52
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Rock-n-Roller
Neck Rests
Our contoured wooden cradles rock on your benchtop
to hold any guitar or bass
neck for inspection or minor repairs. Sturdy support
for restringing, adjustments,
minor fret work, cleaning,
nut slotting and other common jobs. Cork linings help
protect neck finishes.
#1791 Bench Pad
with Deadblow
Neck Rest (left)
$56.06
Guitar Repair Parts Tray
These mini solidbodies are a great place to corral all
those little screws, knobs, and other small parts that
need to come off for repair jobs. Crafted from solid ash.
Makes a great gift! Approx. 8" x 6-3/8" x 1-1/4".
#0184 Double cutaway
Catch-all Cups
Holds screws, knobs, and small parts for repair
jobs. Mix small amounts of stains and finishes.
Made of .016" steel.
#0180 Set of 10 $3.95
Guitar
Cutting Boards
Serve your crackers and
cheese in style! Accurately
scaled-down guitar profiles,
with all the details laser
engraved into the surface
(other side is unmarked).
Approx. 10-1/2"x 8" x 3/4".
#7700 Double cutaway
#7701 Single cutaway
#7702 Dreadnought
$29.00 Each
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Guitar Bench Rest
Self-adjusting
at stewmac.com
#3728 5" height for acoustic guitars $27.16
#3722 3-3/4" height for solidbodies $22.70
#3737 Both sizes $45.87
Save $3.99
Scratch-free way to rest a guitar on
your bench for adjustments or cleaning. An instant work surface you can
take on the road too. The 18" x 29" x
1/4" non-skid soft pad rolls up easily,
and the neck cradle box is padded to
protect guitar finishes. Each Each, 3+
#1670 $44.54 $37.86
The Guitar Hanger
Holds instruments safely up off of the floor, right at hand for repair work
or playing. Non-scratch swiveling neck yoke won’t damage your peghead.
Holds guitars, basses, banjos, or mandolins with neck widths up to 1-7/8".
Save space by storing guitars in a closet or free your workshop from bulky
cases and hang instruments from the ceiling.
Each
Each, 10+
#0898 $19.95 $17.56
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Bu
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#0183 Single cutaway
10%
$22.50 Each
String Swing® Guitar Hanger
Extends 5-1/2" from the wall to hold your
guitar safely up off of the floor. Solid oak
mounting block. Wall screws included.
#4307 $10.99
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Tuners &
Accessories
#0819
Peterson
StroboPlus HD™
Peterson’s most
feature-packed
portable tuner
Tune practically any
instrument to meet
the demands of the
performing artist,
with the most advanced portable Virtual Strobe™
model from Peterson. With chromatic tuning accuracy of 1/1000 semitone, over 90 programmed
Sweetened Tunings™ (adjusted temperaments)
are optimized for specific stringed instruments,
keyboards, brass, woodwinds, and more. Plug in
or use the built-in mic; the high-res lighted LCD
screen and familiar strobe interface make precise
tuning easy. Create and store your own tuning
presets in memory, and sync your tuner online
with downloadable PetersonConnect™ software.
Includes rechargeable lithium battery, built-in
speaker, tone generator, auto-off, threaded tripod
mount and swing-out stand for benchtop use.
Optional upgrade to add metronome functionality is available for purchase at Peterson’s website.
Accurate over the entire range of 16Hz to 8KHz. Automatic
drop/capo transposition for all tunings. Concert A setting is
adjustable from 390Hz to 490Hz.
#5084 $146.14
Peterson
StroboClip™
The first clip-on
digital strobe tuner.
Vi r t u a l S t r o b e ™
tech nology brings
29 preset sweetened
modes for tuning practically any
stringed instrument. (Sweetened tunings are subtle
adjustments to equal temperament that make notes
more harmonious.) User calibration lets you overdub and play along with hard-to-tune instruments.
Sustain Mode gives longer note viewing time for
instruments with short sustain.
No wires, no mics. Tuning precision to 1/1000
semitone is right there on your instrument, on an
easy-to-read digital display. The housing swivels in
three dimensions for a clear view. Auto-sleep and
power-off help conserve battery life.
Tuning range C0 to B6; concert pitch range 400-490Hz.
Battery and padded metal storage box included.
#1725 $77.77
Fast Fret™
The working guitarist’s friend
since the ’70s. Non-staining liquid in
a special applicator that cleans and
lubes strings and fretboards for fast,
easy playability. Glides on, wipes off.
No silicones to interfere with future
refinishing.
Each Each, 3+
#1490 $9.68 $8.23
NEW
Valuepacked!
Popular Snark® chromatic tuners feature superprecise accuracy and fast tuning response. Rubberpadded spring-loaded jaws clip to the front or back
of a headstock. The bright color LED display adjusts to practically any convenient viewing angle.
Easy to read on stage or in daylight. Auto-off helps
save battery life. Instructions and battery included.
Fishman
FT-2 Clip-on Tuner
A lightweight and accurate
clip-on tuner, completely free of
tiny buttons to fumble around
with! Just flip the display up to
turn it on, flip it down to turn it
off. The backlit display is easily
read in low light. Its minimal size
allows it to be kept in place while
you play. Features chromatic tuning
for all instruments, accurate to within
1 cent. Battery included.
#0809
$19.49
SN-5 Guitar, Bass & Violin Tuner
Specifically tailored frequency range works with
standard or non-standard tunings. Popular and
economical.
#0819 SN-5 model (black plastic) $11.95
ST-8 and ST-2 All Instrument Tuners
The advanced Super Tight™ models; work with any
instrument. Pitch calibrates from 415 to 466Hz.
Transposition mode keeps things simple with a
normal readout for capoing or dropped tunings.
The built-in silent visual metronome is great for
practice sessions too. A lot of tuner at a great price.
ST-2 model features a built-in mic in addition to
the vibration sensor.
NEW
#0808 ST-8 model (black plastic) $19.95
#0807 ST-2 model (red plastic) $19.95
Planet Waves
NS Micro Headstock Tuner
D’Addario and designer Ned Steinberger present an affordable mini piezo tuner that clips on
the rear of the peghead. For your eyes only—the
display won’t distract your audience. 360-degree
adjustment gives you the best view of the backlit
LCD. This featherweight tuner is compact and
low profile, with battery-saving auto-off, 410480Hz calibration, and visual metronome. Battery
included.
#0811 $22.50
Rock Slide®
Glass Guitar Slides
Banjo Adapter for Snark® Tuner
Fits on your banjo’s bracket
hooks to hold your Snark ®
tuner against the instrument’s
rim. Fits standard 24-bracket
banjos.
Built for speed and
comfort! Tapered
interior, no-pinch
knuckle cutaway,
finger rest for control,
and flawless finish.
4mm wall thickness.
#0812 $5.00
Updated 3rd
generation model
ToneRite®
Revolutionary
“play-in”
simulator
Inside dia. Length
Weight
#3955 Small 17.5mm 48.5mm 31 grams
Each
#3956 Medium 19.5mm 60mm 48 grams $24.00
#3957 Large 21mm
63mm 52 grams
The ToneRite® has made a dramatic difference in the tone
of new instruments, and has helped to “wake up” vintage
instruments that haven’t been played in years.
—Eric Schoenberg, Schoenberg Guitars
The ToneRite® has the guitar world buzzing! It’s
based on the observation that the more an acoustic instrument is played, the faster it reaches its
full sound potential (its “play-in” period). The
ToneRite’s Elastone™ feet apply direct vibration
at controlled frequencies to simulate the effects
of actual playing. Many players report increased
volume and dynamic range after using the device
between playing sessions. It fits between the
strings of a guitar (up to 2-5/32" string spread),
rests against the bridge, and runs quietly. The
manufacturer recommends an initial usage of 72
hours, with subsequent usages to maintain and
further “open up” the instrument.
#0480 For guitar, 110 volts AC .......$149.00
#0481 For guitar, 220 volts AC .......$169.00
Planet Waves
Acoustic Guitar Humidifier
An economical way to help prevent wood cracks
in guitars stored under prolonged dry conditions.
Suspended by the strings inside the body, the
humidifier’s leak-resistant open-cell foam releases
moisture slowly and evenly inside your guitar case.
Just add water when needed.
Each
Each, 3+
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
#0386 $12.77 $11.37
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Accessories
World’s most
advanced
clip-on tuner
Snark®
Clip-on
Tuners
#0808
Accessories
NEW
Converts any vacuum
into a micro-vac!
Fits inside acoustic
guitar bodies!
Slides
under the
strings
Fret Shield™
Micro Vacuum Hose Kit
Fits inside tight spaces like guitar bodies
StewMac Cordless
Guitar Inspection Light
Fits through the soundhole with no cables to work
around and no batteries to swap. The cool-touch
LEDs are safe for use with instruments. Four
brightness settings. Built-in magnet for attaching
to metal surfaces. 2' micro-USB cable included.
Size: 7-7/8" x 1-3/8".
Each
Each, 3+
#1578 $31.45 $28.30
Flexible LED
Work Light
Accessories
Stick this magnetic
light on your guitar
repair vise, drill press,
or band saw and then
aim these bright LEDs
where you need extra
light. Batteries included. 9-1/2" overall length.
An essential addition to your shop. Clean braces and joints before gluing, remove sawdust and
vacuum up “tone balls” of lint inside guitars!
Kit includes:
• Small oval brush
• Tiny round brush
• Tiny crevice tool
• Straight extension
• Elbow extension
• Clear flex-tube
• 1-1/4" adapter for U.S. vacuum hoses
• 35mm adapter for European vacuum hoses
#0523 $9.95
StewMac Shop Apron
The luthier’s tuxedo! Made of
durable black poly cotton with a
pocket for tools. One size fits all.
#1139 $17.06
Each
Each, 3+
#1690 $15.38 $13.84
Micro Cleaning Brushes
For cleaning small parts and tight areas. Great for
applying glues, solvents, or removing debris. Use
them for cleaning out the saddles on a tune-omatic bridge or around pickup rings. The
swabs are great for applying lubricants to
tiny guitar parts. Packs contain 10 each.
Pkg.
#3100 Bristle Brush, 4"
$5.20
#3101 Bristle Brush, 6"
Bu
#3102-R Regular Micro
Sav y any
#3102-F Fine Micro
e1 3
0%
#3102-EF Extra Fine Micro
#3103 Set of 5 above packs $22.25
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Guitar tech Jimmy Johnson developed this popular
nonabrasive alternative to steel wool for cleaning and conditioning fretboards. The specially
treated cloth removes dirt and oxidation, makes
frets shine, and leaves no residue. Used by more
big-name touring bands than any similar product.
Original lemon oil formula.
Each
Each, 3+
Polishing Cloth
Super soft, all-cotton
flannel. Great for cleaning
and polishing. Safe for use
on all instruments.
Card tricks for luthiers!
Our fun deck of colorful plastic-coated playing
cards that feature a handy Trade Secrets repair
trick on the face of each card.
#6900 $8.35
Grover Ultra Capo
#1815 $2.19
Hardware for Cases and Amps
Offset for playing comfort
1631
Easy-to-grab handles and spring-tension lower
jaw are offset, allowing extra room for your
thumb behind the neck. Made of strong featherweight aluminum, curved for steelstring guitars, with stage-friendly
non-glare surface. 2-1/8" upper pad.
1634
1639
Molded
black
plastic
Case hardware fits flush surfaces.
1648
1652
1651
Each
Simply adjust the pressure with the thumbscrew
and flip the hinged bottom lever for fast repositioning. Crafted of stainless steel and features smooth
roller action. Rubber sleeve and radiused bar are
designed for firm clamping without
tuning distortion.
Each
1638
1653
Nickel-plated steel. Rivets/screws not included.
For steel strings
#4875 Pack of 50 $13.60
Gorgomyte®
Fretboard Conditioning Cloth
StewMac
Trade Secrets
Playing Cards
Shubb Deluxe Guitar Capo
Each tag has a wire twist tie in a reinforced hole,
and is formatted for writing down job details and
estimates. 2-3/8" x 4-3/4", heavy card stock.
#3780 $4.95 $4.60 $4.21
#0201 $9.95 $8.86
#4564-S Silver
#4564-B Black
Each
#4564-R Red
$12.99
StewMac Repair Tags
Slide this plastic guard under the strings
to keep your frets shiny and smooth.
Great for shipping. Made from flexible, frosted
plastic with a protective foam pad that won’t react to
finishes. Can be trimmed for smaller instruments.
Not for bass guitars.
Each Each, 3+ Each, 6+
Each, 3+
#4571 Capo..........$28.39 $25.27
#0054 Extra sleeve $0.98 $0.87
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#1631 Drawbolt, 2-3/4" $3.86 $3.36 $2.89
#1634 Drawbolt, 2-1/2" $6.64 $5.78 $4.98
#1638 90-degree hinge $2.07 $1.88 $1.72
#1639 Case handle
$4.15 $3.61 $3.11
#1651 Wrap-around corner cap, for cabinet
front with 3/4" panels $2.19 $1.91 $1.64
#1652 2-leg corner cap $1.33 $1.16 $1.00
#1653 3-leg corner cap $3.86 $3.36 $2.89
#1648 Amp handle with
steel insert; 9-1/4"
$5.90 $5.37 $4.90
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Resonator
Guitar Tailpiece
Resonator
Guitar
Supplies
5794
The traditional design used for decades
on spider-bridge and
biscuit-bridge instruments. Extends
4-1/2" over the top of the guitar. Strap button
required (see page 72). Chrome-plated steel.
Each
Each, 3+
#1533 $12.86 $11.45
Solid
stainless steel
Shubb-Pearse Guitar Steel
Shubb’s popular Model 2 steel, featuring cutaway
ends for improved control and easier movement
across the strings. Machined from solid stainless
steel, for smooth action and extra mass that brings
out great tone.
Each
Each, 3+
5798 / 5799
Replogle Resonator Cones
Featuring a special aluminum alloy that hardens
after spinning, Mike Replogle’s handmade cones
have been chosen as original equipment in many
American guitars since the 1990s. A great way to
hot-rod your own guitar! #5794 includes tension
screw. #5794 For spider bridge, 10-9/16"
Each
#5825 For biscuit bridge, 9-1/2"
#5826 For biscuit bridge, 10-1/2" $59.95
#4039 Replacement tension screw
for spider cone, 4-40 thread x 1-1/4" $0.80
The same individually hand-spun aluminum alloy
cones that give Paul Beard’s renowned resonator
guitars powerful depth and brilliant treble. #5796
for spider bridge includes tension screw.
Beard Wave™ Capo
Better sound
and design
for Dobro®
Machined from
steel for a crisper and
cleaner tone than brass,
the Beard Wave™
Capo is also contoured
so it won’t interfere
with your playing.
Fits both 6-string and
8-string square-neck
resonators. 2-1/2"
width.
#5796 For spider bridge, 10-9/16" Each
#5797 For biscuit bridge, 9-1/2" $61.25
Replogle Spider Bridges
Hand-adjusted • Original or modern alloys
The legs are hand-arched to optimize contact
on the guitar’s resonator cone for best tone and
volume. 9-1/4" diameter, with 1/8"-wide saddle
slot. Available in original 1930s-style #14 cast
aluminum alloy for traditional sound, or in a more
rigid modern alloy often preferred for brighter
projection.
Each
#1668 Original alloy $54.95
#1669 Modern alloy $59.95
#3179 $85.00
Saddle Blank
for Spider Bridge
Beard Original
#14 Spider™ Bridge
Handcrafted from the same
pattern and casting process
as the ’30s Dobro #14 spider,
with authentic aluminum
alloy for great sound. 9-1/4"
diameter; .120" saddle slot.
Saddle and screw not included.
Replogle Saddles for
Spider Bridge
Available as blanks, or with
compensated top for improved
intonation. 2-5/8" x 3/4" x
1/8". Split versions have ebony
beneath the wound strings
only, for balanced tone and
volume.
#4800 $7.16 $6.66
Bone nut blank for making a raised nut, page 5
#4796 Blank
#4797 Compensated
#4798
Blank
Split ebony/maple
#4799 Compensated
1-piece maple
Grover
“Perfect” Guitar
Extension Nut
$4.00
$11.50
$11.50
$19.00
#1655 $55.00
Coverplate for
Spider Bridge
One-piece chrome-plated
steel with classic 1920s-style
fan soundhole pattern. 113/32" diameter.
Each
Each, 3+
#1658 $62.95 $53.51
12 mounting screw holes.
See #4036 screws (lower right).
Soundhole Screens
For spider-bridge guitar. Chrome,
2-17/64" outside diameter; 1-55/64"
inside diameter. Set of 2.
Set
Set, 3+
#1529 $12.83 $11.42
Biscuit-bridge guitar hardware
1657
Coverplate
Designed to fit over a standard 6-string nut, this
extension raises your strings to allow playing with
a steel bar, Dobro-style. This simple, non-permant
mod won’t throw your guitar out of tune.
Coverplate screws Nickel, package of 12.
Resonator Cone Traditional 9-1/2"-diameter
spun aluminum for authentic sound. 1" height.
#4995 $8.95
Extension Nut
Raise your strings for steel
guitar playing, without
replacing the original
nut. 1-23/32" string spread,
nickel-plated steel.
Each
Each, 3+
#4596 $3.96 $3.13
#4036 For wooden body Pkg.
#5495 For metal body $2.19
4330
Biscuit bridge
1534
Resonator cone
Each
Coverplate Sturdy chrome-plated steel with
traditional diamond soundhole pattern. 10-1/16"
diameter. The handrest is removable for access to
the guitar’s saddle and biscuit bridge.
9 mounting screw holes.
Each, 3+
#1534 $30.06 $25.55
Each
Biscuit Bridge
Black-finished maple with 19/32"tall saddle. 55/64" overall height;
2-11/32" diameter. Trimming and slotting required.
Each, 3+
#1657 $52.45 $44.58
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Each
Each, 3+
#4330 $16.79 $13.26
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Resonator
Guitar
Maple with full ebony top,
2-3/4" x 7/8" x 1/8. Untrimmed
and unslotted.
Each Each, 3+
5796
Beard Resonator Cones
#3954 $29.26 $27.21
NEW
5797
Banjo
Supplies
Shaped
5-string Necks
These handsome necks are machined
and ready for final shaping, sanding and
finishing. The heel profile and peghead
handstop are shaped, and upper surfaces
are sanded flat. A 7/32" x 7/16" slot has
been cut to fit our #2552 Hot Rod® truss rod
(page 24). Width at the nut is 1-3/16".
The 5th string peghole is not drilled.
Pegheads are blank and undrilled 3-3/4" x 7".
Old-time heel
Bluegrass heel
Each
Each, 3+
Bluegrass neck Fits our 11" Bluegrass banjo pot.
#0494 Curly maple $146.63 $124.64
#0495 Mahogany
$146.63 $124.64
Old-time neck Fits our 11" Old-time banjo pot.
#0433 Curly maple $166.83 $141.81
NEW
Accurately locate
and drill the 5th
peg hole
StewMac
Banjo 5th Peg
Drill Jig
One of the trickiest steps of building a bluegrass
banjo is installing the 5th peg in the neck. This
drill jig makes quick work of that difficult job.
Simply clamp the jig onto your neck, adjust the
pivot plate, and drill your hole. We’ve even included the right size bit with an adjustable depth
stop to ensure you won’t drill too deep. Creates a
properly located hole that’s ready for a 5th string
peg. Includes the aluminum drill jig, 11/32" drill
bit, depth stop, 2 Allen wrenches, and instructions.
#1691 $81.74
Five-Star Bluegrass Neck
with Shaped Peghead
Each
Each, 3+
Peghead Overlay Veneers
3-1/2" x 7" x 3/32".
Each
Each, 6+
#0981 Rosewood $7.30 $6.57
#0991 Ebony $16.00 $14.40
Banjo fingerboards, page 77
Banjo
Curly Maple
Resonator
Vintage
tapered
sidewall
Vintage-style construction.
The 3 -ply side-wall has
a tapered inner surface,
and the arched back has
a beautiful one-piece curly
maple veneer. Outside diameter is 13-5/8"; sidewall
height is 1-5/8". The outer sidewall is routed for
.060" x 1/4" bindings. Our resonator fits a 13-1/8"
diameter resonator flange and is ready for binding,
neck-notching and finishing in your shop.
Each
Each, 3+
Each, 6+
#0606 $216.43 $201.28 $183.97
3-ply Maple
Rim Blank
High quality 1930s-style
rim for superior strength
and traditional tone. Undrilled and oversize for lathe-turning in your shop,
to fit an 11"-diameter tone ring with 1-piece
resonator flange or bracket shoes.
Approximately 11-3/16" diameter, 7/8" thick and 2-3/4" deep.
Plies are 1/4", 9/32" and 11/32", inside to outside.
Each
Each, 3+
Each, 6+
#0923 $93.94 $87.36 $79.85
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The look of
calfskin, without
the shrinkage
Elite banjo heads
feature modern materials with
the appearance of calfskin, for a warm old-time
sound. They’re a popular and practical alternative:
no shrinkage or stretching due to humidity. See
Choosing the right size banjo head, below.
Original Elite Bonded textured surface and a deep,
warm sound.
Each
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#0500-H 11" high crown $21.45 $18.66 $16.09
Elite Amber More “snap” for old-time playing and
more depth for bluegrass. A bit brighter sound than
the original Elite, but warmer than a standard plastic head. Resembles antique translucent calfskin.
Each
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#0498-L 11" low crown $20.51 $17.84 $15.38
#0498-H 11" high crown $18.58 $16.16 $13.93
#0499-H 12" high crown $23.50 $20.44 $17.62
Unmounted
Calfskin Head
Curly maple with a classic
bluegrass peghead with 3/8"-diameter pegholes. Fits our 11"
Bluegrass banjo pot.
#0432 $188.94 $160.60
Banjo
Heads
Weatherking™ Banjo Heads
The original and still popular plastic heads. They
solved the problem of stretching and shrinking due
to humidity, common to skin heads, giving the instrument a brighter, crisper tone. Epoxy-mounted
Mylar® with white top-frosted surface. See Choosing
the right size banjo head, at right.
#1100-M 11" medium crown
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
#1100-H 11" high crown Each
per size
per size
$18.46 $16.43 $14.95
#1012-H 10-3/4" high crown
#1014-H 10-7/8" high crown
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
Each
per size
per size
$23.77 $21.16 $19.25
Banjo Bracket Wrenches
Nickel-plated steel hex wrenches
for installing and tightening
banjo heads.
$6.24 each
#0850 For 5/16" nuts
#0852 For 1/4" (Gibson size) nuts
High quality genuine
calfskin, unmatched
for that authentic
old-time banjo tone.
Unmounted, to fit rims
up to 12" in diameter.
Photo-illustrated mounting
instructions included.
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 10+
#0522 $27.46 $23.62 $20.05
Mounting instructions also available online at stewmac.com
Choosing the right size banjo head
Measure your banjo for the correct head diameter:
Your banjo’s rim may be slightly out of round, so take
at least three diameter measurements at different
points on the outside of the banjo’s tone ring or rim
top. Use the average diameter to the nearest 1/16"
to order the correct size. Most modern banjos use an
11"-diameter head.
Choose the correct crown height: [Weatherking and
Elite heads] Crown height is the vertical distance from
the top of the head’s mounting band to the top surface
of the head. A banjo with a flathead tone ring (or a flattopped banjo) requires a high or medium crown head.
A banjo with an archtop tone ring requires a low crown
head. The correct crown height ensures that the banjo’s
tension hoop won’t pull down too far, nor be so high as
to impede the strings.
Banjo Strings
Loop-end nickel-steel alloy
with nickel-wound 4th
string, for balanced feel
with easy playability.
#0140 Light 5-string .009/.010/.013/.020w/.009
#0142 Medium 5-string .010/.012/.014/.021w/.010
#0145 Tenor banjo
3 or more 6 or more
.009/.013/.022w/.030w Set of same set of same set
$6.22 $5.91 $5.60
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Banjo nut blanks, page 5
White bone • Vintage-style bone
Mother-of-pearl • 5th string nut
Banjo
Supplies
Banjo Pots
Bluegrass tone rings
Unsurpassed for solid traditional tone and volume.
Measure the tone ring with a dial caliper before latheturning your wood rim. Full specs at stewmac.com
Crosssection
Flathead
Tone Ring
Mastertone-style 20-hole bluegrass tone ring machined from bronze alloy. Deep crisp tone at lower
frets; great clarity at higher positions. 11" diameter.
Each
Each, 3+
Each, 6+
#0822 Nickel $283.17 $263.35 $240.69
Authentic 40-hole
Notched
Pro components with the quality that banjomakers
have come to expect from us for over 40 years. Our
pots include a high quality 3-ply maple rim ready
for finishing, 24-notch brass tension hoop, bracket
hooks with nuts, and bracket wrench. All metal
parts are nickel-plated. Banjo head not included.
Bluegrass Clear and powerful professional tone.
Traditional one-piece zinc flange and bronze alloy
Five-Star flathead tone ring are fitted to the rim.
This pot fits our #0432 Bluegrass banjo neck.
#0931 $558.28 Save $98.52
Old-time Traditional warm, clear tone for oldCrosssection
Archtop
Tone Ring
time playing styles. Our Whyte Laydie tone ring
is fitted to the rim (3/4" wall thickness). Bracket
shoes and bolts included. This pot fits our #0433
Old-time banjo neck.
#0910 $365.04 Save $64.42
Original style 40-hole raised inner edge for a
piercing tone—the Stanley bluegrass sound.
Machined bronze alloy with 11"-diameter Mastertone dimensions.
Each
Each, 3+
Each, 6+
#0804 Nickel $300.72 $279.67 $255.61
Old-time tone rings
Round
Rod
Tone Ring
Cross-section
1/4"
0280
0271
Rim Rod Sets
Rim rods attach the neck and stabilize the rim.
Brass, with neck bolts and tailpiece bracket.
Single rod set for our Old-time banjo pot or
other 11"-diameter rim that uses bracket shoes.
Set
Set, 3+
Set, 6+
#0271 Nickel $19.07 $16.97 $15.45
Unplated brass hoop, 1/4" round cross-section, that
sits on top of the banjo rim. Lays flat for consistent
head tensioning. Traditional old-time tone.
Each
Each, 3+
Each, 6+
#0242 11" diameter $34.99 $31.14 $28.34
#0243 12" diameter $37.34 $33.23 $30.25
Dual rod set for our Bluegrass banjo pot or other
Mastertone-style rim with 1-piece flange.
Set
Set, 3+
Unplated brass “tone hoop” fits a routed or latheturned ledge on an 11"-dia. banjo rim. Crisp tone
for old-time playing.
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
#0234 11" diameter $38.73 $34.47 $31.37
#0214 12" diameter $51.18 $45.55 $41.46
Sturdy pre-war design.
Nickel-plated brass; 3/16" thick x 9/16" tall.
Notched for 24-hook Mastertone spacing (uses
round hooks), or grooved to fit any hook spacing
(uses flat hooks).
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
#0250 Notched, 11" dia. $52.31 $48.65 $44.46
#0235 Grooved, 11" dia. $51.40 $47.80 $43.69
#0236 Grooved, 12" dia. $55.64 $51.75 $47.29
Dowel-stick
Hardware
3686
3687
3690
For old-time
“dowel-stick”
neck-to-rim attachment. The 3-piece neck brace
tightens the neck to the rim. The endbolt fastens
the dowel stick to the rim, and holds the tailpiece.
The ferrule
fits over the
end of the
dowel stick.
All hardware
is nickelplated.
Each
Each, 3+
#3686 Brace $35.65 $31.73
#3687 Ferrule $7.12 $6.34
#3690 Endbolt $5.89 $5.24
Shubb 5th
String Capo
Set, 6+
Dual rod set with long nut which makes
adjustments easier.
Set
Set, 3+
Set, 6+
Prucha
Banjo Flange
Shubb’s precision-machined adjustable string
pressure lever helps minimize retuning between
key changes. The dovetailed slide bar fits snugly
against the neck, out of the way of your thumb.
Works from the 6th to 13th frets. Each Each, 3+
#0042 Nickel-plated brass $41.85 $37.25
Outside diameter
13-3/16", 24-bracket
hook spacing
Banjo aficionado
Jaroslav Prucha’s
exact match of the
Gibson Mastertone
original. Cast of traditional zinc alloy with nickel
plating. This flange fits our resonators, it does not
fit straight-sided banjo rims.
Each
Each, 3+
5th String Capo Spikes
Mini spikes for 5th string
capoing. Our #1180
bit is recommended for
installation (page 32).
#5307 Package of 15 $1.42
#0994 $117.49 $109.27
Bacon FF
Tone Ring
Crosssection
Whyte
Laydie
Tone Ring
Clear, rich old-time sound. Round steel hoop with
scalloped brass ring, inside a spun-brass sleeve. 11"
diameter (full specs at stewmac.com).
Each
Each, 3+
Each, 6+
#0815 Nickel $128.75 $114.59$104.29
0721
Cross-
Round steel
section
hoop with
the distinctive
dished spun-brass
sleeve originally used on Bacon model FF internalresonator banjos. Gives open-back instruments
bright, rich overtones. 11" diameter (full specs at
stewmac.com).
#0817 Nickel $128.86
0722
Neck Attachment Bolt & Nut
10-24 thread. 2-1/2" bolt is unplated steel. 5/16"
hex nut is unplated brass.
Each Each, 12+
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
#0721 Neck bolt $0.43 $0.38
#0722 Neck nut $1.08 $0.95
85
Banjo
Cross-section
1/4" x 9/16"
Grooved
#0280 Nickel $26.84 $23.89 $21.74
#0274 Nickel $31.48 $28.02 $25.50
Rolled
Brass
Tone Ring
Tension
Hoops
Banjo
Bridges
Tuning Pegs
0266
Maple with notched ebony top.
Height
Each
5-string, 1/2"
$3.87
5-string, 9/16" Each, 6+
5-string, 5/8"
per model
5-string, 3/4"
$3.17
#0277 5-string, 11/16" Each, 12+
per model
NEW #0275 4-string, 9/16"
$2.67
#0272 4-string, 5/8"
#0265
5-string bridges
have 1-11/16" NEW #0278
string spread.
#0266
4-string is 1-3/8".
#0264
banjo tuning pegs
Inspired by the unique tuning pegs
used on prewar Gibson® Florentine,
Bella Voce and Granada banjos, and
on Martin OM acoustic guitars.
The best of vintage design
and modern craftsmanship.
Waverly’s distinctive machined
brass “2-Band” offset gear case
and grained ivoroid knob will
bring a handsome vintage touch
to your banjo. The brass string
post has the original taper for
proper string angle over the nut,
and the threaded hex bushing
has a tapered washer to help
protect the peghead finish.
Smoother than the originals, thanks
to 4:1 planetary gears, sealed lubrication, low-friction bushings, internal
tension spring, leather knob washer
and adjustable knob tension.
B
D
A
B
C
D
inch mm
.928" 23.6
.417" 10.6
.375" 9.5
.040" 1.0
A
(This side faces the tailpiece)
The most famous name in banjo pegs.
Exclusively from Stewart-MacDonald;
for over 35 years chosen by players and
banjomakers for quality and reliable
tuning. Five-Star pegs feature
B
D
traditional 4:1 planetary gears,
machined brass housings and
shafts, sealed lubrication, adjustable knob tension, pearlescent
A
C
plastic knobs, and threaded hex
peghead bushings.
For 7/16" to 3/4" peghead thickness.
3/8"-diameter pegholes required.
For 7/16" to
3/4" peghead
thickness.
3/8"-dia.
pegholes
required.
A
B
C
D
inch mm
.928" 23.6
.417" 10.6
.375" 9.5
.040" 1.0
Set
Set, 3+
Set of 4
#5014 Nickel $85.81 $76.37
#5014-G Gold $113.24 $100.78
stewmac.com/waverly
Adjusted scale lengths improve intonation for
capoing and playing up the neck. Maple with
notched ebony top. 5/8" height; 1-11/16" string
spread.
Each Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#0270 $6.50 $5.91 $5.39
Banjo Armrest
Our sturdy original-style armrest is made of
polished one-piece nickel-plated brass. The
bracket hook notches have 1-1/2" spacing, to fit a
24-bracket Mastertone-style banjo. Mounting bolt
and bar included.
Each
Each, 3+
#1002 $38.69 $32.89
Vega-style
Armrest
C
Set of 4
Set
Set, 3+
#3290 Nickel $105.53 $93.92
#3292 Gold $146.95 $130.79
Compensated 5-string Bridge
5th String Peg
14:1 gear ratio with string
post. Pearlescent knob
matches our Five-Star pegs.
Tapered peghole required.
Each
Each, 3+
#0033 Nickel $13.91 $12.38
#0033-G Gold $19.79 $17.61
B
C
Old-time armrest fits a 24 or 28-bracket banjo with
an 11"-diameter rim, or a Vega-style 10-15/16" diameter rim. Secured by the banjo’s bracket hooks.
Nickel-plated brass.
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
#1004 $16.22 $14.44 $13.14
A
Grover Champion
inch mm
A .390" 9.9
B .384" 9.8
C .332" 8.4
Friction Banjo Pegs
Non-geared pegs for 1/2" to 11/16" peghead thicknesses and 11/32"-diameter
pegholes. The knob screw adjusts the
tension. Nickel-plated brass with black
plastic knobs. Set
Set, 3+
Set, 6+
Banjo
Planetary
5th String Peg
Waverly’s unique design
eliminates a right-angle
string post, for a compact size that complements
vintage-style banjos. The machined brass “2-Band”
gear case, 4:1 planetary gearing, sealed lubrication
and grained ivoroid knob match Waverly pegs.
Tapered peghole required.
Each
Each, 3+
0095
A
B
A
B
C
D
inch mm
.200" 5.1
.400" 10.2
.392" 10.0
.326" 8.3
3309
#0177 Set of 4 $27.65 $25.71 $23.50
3308
Our replacement knobs will not fit these pegs.
Replacement Banjo Peg Knobs
For Waverly, Five-Star and other banjo peg shafts
with two flat and two curved sides. Each Each, 10+
#0095 Pearlescent plastic $0.97
#3305 Ivoroid Galalith ..$4.18
#3309 Ebony ..................$4.18
#3308 Amber plastic......$4.18
#3452 Nickel $38.38 $34.16
#3452-G Gold $46.65 $41.52
C D
3305
$0.73
$3.13
$3.13
$3.13
Shaft hole
detail
Economy Banjo Tuners
A low-cost alternative set
for a banjo with a simple
peghead shape. Four
open-gear 14:1 guitarstyle tuners with screws
and bushings for 3/8"-diameter pegholes.
The non-geared friction 5th peg has a tension
screw. Pearloid plastic knobs.
Set
Set, 3+
#5017 Set of 5, nickel $16.46 $14.65
Friction 5th String Peg
Old-time non-geared peg with
“antique white” plastic knob.
The knob screw adjusts the tension.
Tapered peghole required.
B
#0031 Nickel
Each
Each, 3+
$8.26 $6.53
86
A
5th String
Peghole
Reamer
C
inch mm
A .388" 9.9
B .376" 9.6
C .312" 7.9
Our replacement knobs will not fit these tuners.
The
right
tool for
the job!
An indispensable banjo makers’ tool. The 1/2" to
21/64" taper lets you match a 5th string peghole to
the tuning peg for a trouble-free fit. High quality
fluted steel.
#0618 $27.46
A
B
J
C D
K
E
L
F
F
H
G
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
inch
A .625"
B .480"
C .270"
D 1.080"
E 1.650"
F .627"
G .422"
H .312"
J .475"
K .394"
L 1.045"
M .236"
mm
15.8
12.2
6.9
27.4
41.9
15.9
10.7
7.9
12.1
10.0
26.5
6.0
Banjo
Supplies
Banjo Tailpieces
All tailpieces include
attachment bolt and nut
NEW
1193
Kershner
Banjo Pickups
3920
0918
No Knot
0088
NEW
0085
0096
Bracket Hooks & Hex Nuts
0087
Brass nuts and 2-1/2" steel hooks, 8-26 thread,
nickel (round hook fits notched tension hoop; flat
hook fits grooved hoop).
Each,
Each,
1066 Presto
NEW
#0088 Round hook
#0096 Flat hook
#0085 1/4" hex nut
#0087 5/16" hex nut
0651
Non-adjustable
0911 Clamshell
Each
$0.76
$1.18
$1.58
$1.39
100+
$0.65
$1.00
$1.34
$1.18
1000+
$0.53
$0.83
$1.11
$0.97
Bracket wrenches, page 84
Prucha Kershner With string tension
screw, alignment screws, and front notches for easy
string changing.
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
NEW
#1193 Nickel................... $64.64 $60.12 $54.94
#1193-U Unplated brass $63.80 $59.33 $54.23
NEW Prucha Presto With hinged string cover.
For traditional Scruggs bluegrass sound.
Each
L-Shoe Bracket
Holds a bracket hook on a 3/4"-thick
wood banjo rim. Die-cast, nickel-plated.
Includes 12-24 thread stainless steel hex bolt and
washer.
Each Each, 24+ Each, 48+
#0905 $3.12 $2.93
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
#1066 Nickel...................$37.56 $34.93 $31.93
#1066-U Unplated brass $34.63 $32.21 $29.44
No Knot Non-adjustable. A favorite for old-time
open-back banjos.
Each
NEW
0951
Each, 3+
Clamshell With string tension screw and
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
#0911 Nickel................... $50.73 $47.18 $43.12
#0911-U Unplated brass $48.57 $45.17 $41.28
Non-adjustable As basic as it gets! One-piece
stamped steel.
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
#0651 Nickel $7.07 $5.73 $5.09
Gibson® style, fits over the rim rod.
Nickel-plated steel.
Each
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#0955 $3.12 $2.84 $2.59
Installation
instructions
included.
#3919 BJ-02 pickup ..... $124.95
#3920 BJ-02M system* $279.95
*9-volt battery required.
$2.71
Mastertone style, nickel-plated.
Brass thumbscrew and wall lug
are 10-32 thread; lug attaches
to the inner side wall of the
resonator. The steel bracket
attaches to a wooden banjo rim
0953 with two mounting screws.
Each
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#0952 Thumbscrew........$5.22 $4.75 $4.33
#0953 Wall lug ...............$3.13 $2.85 $2.60
#0951 Bracket ................$4.29 $3.90 $3.56
#0956 Bracket screw ......$0.31 $0.28 $0.26
#0960 Set of thumbscrews, brackets, wall lugs
(4 each) with screws Each
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
$44.48 $40.48 $36.92
T-Brackets
0104
0124
Nickel-plated brass. For
attachment between two
bracket nuts beneath the
resonator flange.
Each
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#0124 Resonator bracket $6.29 $5.72 $5.22
#0104 Tailpiece bracket $6.29 $5.72 $5.22
EMG ACB Banjo Pickup
For banjos with two Mastertone-style rim rods.
Magnetic dual coils sense string vibration, and
innovative acoustic chambers add microphonic
quality for natural sound. Banjo head vibration
is sensed through a thin self-adhesive steel shim.
Built-in preamp boosts noise-free output. Bracketmounted volume control with jack, instructions
and batteries included.
#3547 $229.00
Rare Earth™
Banjo Pickup
A proven design for
a natural sound. The
Rare Earth™ polepiece
magnet responds to
banjo head vibrations
via a thin steel “inductor” beneath the bridge. The pickup and battery
clip mount on the banjo’s rim rods, and a 1/4" jack
is affixed to an easily mounted resonator flange
bracket. Built-in preamp. 9-volt battery required.
#4804 $199.95
ZerO Glide Nut
Pre-slotted with “zero fret”
for uniform string heights,
with reduced drag for easy
tuning. Genuine bone, for
direct replacement without
altering the banjo. The hardened fret is offset for
precise intonation at the front edge of the nut.
Instructions included; trimming may be required.
String Spread 1" Length 1-29/64"
Thickness 15/64"
ZerO Glide Guitar
Nuts, page 6
#7030-B $30.00
Schatten Mini Pre
Acoustic Preamp
Balanced
support!
Cradle
Banjo Strap
The ends of the Cradle
strap tie together beneath the banjo hooks on the
underside of the instrument’s rim, for balanced
support. Top-grain tan cowhide, with comfortable 2-1/2" wide sheepskin-like shoulder pad. No
metal parts!
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
#0300 $49.28 $39.92 $35.48
9-volt battery
required.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
If a basic signal-boosting preamp is all you need (you’re setting tone at your amp or PA)
here’s a great choice. Includes
belt clip, 1/4" jacks, internal
trim pot, and gain knob. Preset
flat response keeps your sound
clean and uncolored. Works
with all piezo and magnetic
pickups.
#3948 $64.95
87
Banjo
Tailpiece Bracket
Designed to let your banjo sound like a banjo,
only louder! Schatten’s popular basic BJ-02 sensor
installs beneath the banjo head under the bridge,
and includes a 1/4" jack that clamps to the banjo’s
bracket hooks (Mini Pre preamp recommended;
see below). The BJ-02M system combines the
basic pickup with a powered condenser mic, for a
richer sound, plus the 2-channel Mini Pre 2 beltclip preamp with independent volume controls.
Resonator Hardware
0952
#0918-N Nickel ...............$18.00 $16.02
#0918-U Unplated brass $16.00 $14.24
hinged cover.
Schatten
Banjo
Pickups
Mandolin
Supplies
Make a fine F-style mandolin and save hours of work!
F5 Mandolin Kit
How to
Build a Carved-Top
Mandolin
with master craftsman Don MacRostie
Don MacRostie’s Red Diamond mandolins are among the finest available, and
you’ll benefit from his expertise in this
2-disc DVD set. Start with our F-style
kit, or build from scratch; three hours
of step-by-step demonstrations help you
get your instrument assembled and ready
for finishing.
#1370
2-disc set
195 min.
$131.25
Our carved-top kit was developed under
the guidance of Don MacRostie, crafter of
renowned Red Diamond mandolins. High
quality woods and workmanship, plus detailed
instructions provide everything you need to
produce a professional-grade instrument.
Dovetailed curly maple neck • Slotted ebony fingerboard
• Assembled curly maple rim with dovetail neck block •
Carved curly maple back and spruce top • Tone bars •
Kerfed linings. The F-5 kit also includes bindings, truss
rod, nut, fretwire, dot inlays, endpin and blueprint—all
the parts you need to get started. Order the tuners, bridge
and tailpiece of your choice separately in this catalog.
Your assembled
F-5 mandolin will
be ready for finishing
and hardware.
Randy Wood
Vintage-style Bridge
Fine polished ebony with unslotted compensated
top. 13/16" minimum height. Available with posts
and 15/32" wheels in nickel, gold, or black to
complement any hardware.
Posts/wheels Each
C
D
E
inch mm
2.590" 65.8
1.851" 47.0
.500" 12.7
.490" 12.4
4.500" 114.3
.340" 8.6
2.275" 57.8
Each, 3+
A
B
C
D
E
F
F
Each, 6+
#0767 Nickel $26.12 $23.25 $21.16
#0767-B Black $28.96 $25.77 $23.46
#0767-G Gold $36.45 $32.44 $29.52
Each, 3+
Each
per model
#0755 Silver
Archtop bridge
fitting jig, page 30 #0755-G Gold $49.95 $44.46
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
#5148 F-5 kit $591.30
#5238 F-5 kit with DVD
How to Build a Carved-Top Mandolin
$650.29 Save $72.26
Archtop Mandolin Bridge
A fine ebony Loar-style bridge with compensated
unslotted top, 3/8" silver or gold-plated wheels,
and 1921 patent date stamped
on the base. 7/8" minimum
height; allen-adjustable posts.
A
B
“Another killer bluegrass axe… Got a
mandolin from this kit made in 2003 by
luthier Doug O in Cleveland…it is right there
with tone and volume of much more pricey
pieces.” —Bryan Cozort, Olmsted Falls OH
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
inch mm
2.600" 66.0
1.750" 44.4
.450" 11.4
.450" 11.4
4.400" 111.8
.350" 8.9
2.275" 57.8
G
This side faces tailpiece
G
This side faces tailpiece
Mandolin Makers Woods
Bridge Thumbwheel Set
An authentic touch for your
mandolin bridge.
Set
Set, 6+
Mandolin
#0732 Nickel, set of 2 $4.36 $3.71
0709
Mandolin
Tuner Drill Jig
Misaligned pegholes are a common cause of tuning stiffness, inaccuracy, and premature gear wear.
Our steel drill jig for 1/4"-diameter pegholes spaces
them correctly and keeps your hand drill accurately
aligned. Works for Waverly, Golden Age, Schaller,
Gotoh and Grover tuners with standard 29/32"
string post spacing.
#5008 $33.59
The Mandolin, A History
By Graham McDonald
The first comprehensively
illustrated book that traces
the history of the mandolin
across centuries and continents. Contains over 450
illustrations and photographs.
410 pages, softcover.
#1500 $44.95
0704
Tone Bars & Kerfed Linings
Mandolin Top & Back Wood
Fine quality quartersawn bookmatched sets, sized
for joining and carving an F-style or A-style top and
back. The Sitka spruce top wood is billet-cut and
the curly maple back wood is wedge-cut. Choose
torrefied spruce for that broken-in sound previously
only found in well-aged tonewood. Set
Set, 3+
NEW
#0704 Sitka spruce ......................$48.21 $42.91
#0704-T Torrefied Sitka spruce $69.15 $61.54
#0709 Curly maple......................$75.86 $67.52
88
Tone bars are 10-1/2" x 5/8" x 1/4"
quartersawn Sitka spruce; final shaping
Set
Set, 3+
is required. The 15-1/2" x 7/32" x 3/8" #0719 Tone bars, set of 2 ........ $4.65 $3.67
basswood lining strips are angle-cut
Each Each, 100+
and kerfed for easy bending.
#4093 Kerfed lining, per strip $2.21 $1.92
Ebony Peghead Veneer
4" x 8" x 3/32" ebony veneer is ample
for a traditional F-style or A-style
peghead.
Each
Each, 6+
#0983 $22.69 $20.42
Curly Maple Neck Stock
Flame-grained hard maple rectangular
blank for shaping a custom neck.
Approx. 2" x 3-1/4" x 18".
Each
Each, 3+
#0718 $49.88 $46.39
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Relic
finishes
with the
vintage
look
stewmac.com/waverly
mandolin tuning machines
“I wouldn’t want to use anything else.” Rhonda Vincent
“Simply the best you can get.” David Grisman
“The best tuners in the world.” Chris Thile
“They have changed my life.” Sam Bush
“The frequent need for retuning
during a show is gone.” Ronnie McCoury
Ultra-smooth operation, precise, reliable
tuning, long life and classic beauty.
Performing artists play in tune and stay in tune
with Waverly. Our renowned design eliminates
looseness in the gears, for maximum tuning
efficiency. Precision-machined stainless steel
worm gears, bronze alloy string post gears and
16:1 gear ratio assure smooth, accurate tuning.
Each elegant engraved baseplate is computermachined from a single brass billet, for optimum
weight and stability. Nickel, satin gold or silver
plating, and solid pearl, ebony or grained ivoroid
knobs enhance a fine F-style mandolin.
6050
® Mandolin Tuners
Authentically detailed with old-style string posts, square worm support posts, slotted gear screws, and relic finishes that look at home
on veteran instruments. F-style models have removable knobs. The
steel baseplates are engraved and feature the ’20s Loar shape. Golden
Age tuners are made to close-tolerance specifications, with modern
nylon worm bearings and 15:1 gear ratio for smooth, efficient tuning.
Standard 29/32" string post spacing • .236" string post diameter • Screws
and press-fit bushings included • 21/64"-diameter pegholes required
Style / knobs
Standard 29/32" (.906") string post spacing. Screws and
press-fit peghead bushings included. 21/64"-diameter
pegholes required.
6052-E
Finish / knobs
Set
#6052-I Nickel / ivoroid ....... $451.50
#6052-E Nickel / ebony ........ $451.50
#6052 Nickel / pearl* ........... $546.00
#6050-E Satin silver / ebony $472.50
#6050 Satin silver / pearl* .... $546.00
#6050-G Satin gold / pearl* $546.00
6052-I
C
C
D
J
K
A
L
N
M
P
E
F
G
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
inch mm
.660" 16.8
.950" 24.1
4.225" 107.3
.906" 23.0
1.217" 30.9
2.123" 53.9
3.029" 76.9
H
G
H
E
D
F
*Pearl products cannot be shipped outside the USA.
B
A
inch mm
H .285" 7.2
J .242" 6.2
K .357" 9.1
L .328" 8.3
M .236" 6.0
N .800" 20.3
P 1.010" 25.7
L
inch mm
D 1.886" 47.9
E 1.862" 47.3
F .906" 23.0
2505
5676
A
B
C
D
Set, 3+
$53.11
$71.29
$53.11
$71.29
$53.11
$71.29
Set, 6+
$48.33
$64.88
$48.33
$64.88
$48.33
$64.88
15:1 gear ratio • Early 1920s .931" string post
spacing • .236" string post diameter
Screws and press-fit bushings included.
S
U
T
C
E
B
A
#5674 / #5676
inch mm
H .906" 23.0
J .324" 8.2
K .170"
4.
Set, 3+
inch mm
L .236" 6.0
M 1.023" 26.0
N .688" 17.5
G
D
J
H
F
P
H
inch mm
E .906" 23.0
F .906" 23.0
G .906" 23.03
Set
#2505 Relic nickel, cream knobs....... $63.42 $56.44
#2505-N Bright nickel, cream knobs $48.93 $43.55
#2506 Relic nickel, ivoroid knobs ..... $88.94 $79.16
N
M
Long-awaited replacements for A-style
tuners used by Gibson® and others from
the 1910s to 1925. The “worm gear under string post” configuration and wider
vintage post spacing is ideal for restoring
older mandolins and improving their tuning. Steel baseplates feature the original
shape, “tread” incising, and square worm
support posts. Our special relic nickel
finish complements vintage hardware.
Q
R
L
inch mm
.688" 17.5
.305" 7.7
4.327" 109.9
1.00" 25.4
Set
$59.67
$80.10
$59.67
$80.10
$59.67
$80.10
K
G
J
#5675
inch mm
R .906" 23.0
S .236" 6.0
T .659" 16.8
inch mm
P .305" 7.7
Q 4.327" 109.0
R .906" 23.0
inch mm
S .906" 23.0
T .906" 23.0
U 1.00" 25.4
K
TIP: Installing tuners with early 1920s string post spacing
onto modern mandolins normally requires peghole redrilling.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
L M
inch mm
A .236" 6.0
B 4.200" 106.7
C 1.860" 47.2
D 1.855" 47.1
E .931" 23.6
F .660" 16.8
G .255" 6.5
H .283" 7.2
J .315" 8.0
K .236" 6.0
L .768" 19.5
M .970" 24.6
89
Mandolin
F-style Worm gear #5674 Nickel
over string post
#5674-G Gold
F-style Worm gear #5675 Nickel
under string post #5675-G Gold
A-style #5676 Nickel
#5676-G Gold
B
inch mm
N 4.220" 107.2
P 1.862" 47.3
Q 1.886" 47.9
Restoration A-style Tuners
29/32" string post spacing • 11/32"-diameter pegholes required
Screws and press-fit peghead bushings included
A
inch mm
K .236" 6.0
L .805" 20.5
M 1.012" 25.7
®
Pre-1925
spacing
Die-cast baseplates, 18:1 ratio
and removable pearloid plastic knobs.
F
M
A-style
inch mm
G .252" 6.4
H .336" 8.5
J .236" 6.0
Grover
Mandolin Tuners
C
T
S
at stewmac.com
18:1 ratio
E
Q
R
P
F-style
inch mm
A .659" 16.8
B .236" 6.0
C 4.220" 107.2
5674
D
N
J
Set, 3+
$46.15
$61.78
$37.53
$55.01
$56.88
$72.50
$48.26
$65.48
$52.45
$67.99
$43.75
$61.23
K
B
TIP: Mandolin tuners can’t work efficiently in misaligned pegholes.
See our Mandolin Drill Jig, page 88.
5675
Set
#2509-N F-style, black ....... $62.37
Bright #2510-N F-style, ivoroid .... $83.48
nickel #2511-N A-style, black ...... $50.72
#2512-N A-style, ivoroid ... $74.34
#2509-RN F-style, black .... $76.86
Relic #2510-RN F-style, ivoroid $97.97
nickel #2511-RN A-style, black ... $65.21
#2512-RN A-style, ivoroid $88.49
#2509-RB F-style, black ..... $70.88
Relic #2510-RB F-style, ivoroid $91.88
brass #2511-RB A-style, black.... $59.12
#2512-RB A-style, ivoroid $82.74
Economy A-style Mandolin Tuners
Money-saving replacement tuning machines for
economy mandolins. 14:1 gear ratio with white
plastic knobs. Nickel-plated.
Slotted Mandolin Fingerboards
13-7/8" scale with 29 fret slots; the .023" slot width
fits our fretwire. These F-style fingerboards can be
cut shorter in your shop for A-style. 1-15/16" x
12" x 13/64".
Flat nonradiused
Set
C
Mandolin Truss Rod Cover
Black/white laminated plastic, 2-1/4"
x 1-1/16" (works for banjos too).
Each
Each, 6+ Each, 12+
#0615 $2.89 $2.51 $2.17
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
D
E
A
H
G
4621
#0781 $12.05 $10.60
F
B
Compound playing surface radius gradually changes from
7-1/4" at the nut, to 10" at the 12th fret, to 12" at the
29th fret, for easy low-action playability. 13" bridge saddle
radius recommended.
8-3/8" x 3/16" straight steel rod, including 5/16"
hex nut, washer and attached anchor nut. Installation instructions included.
Each
Each, 10+
Set, 6+
#0759 $21.26 $18.92 $17.22
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Mandolin Truss Rod
Set, 3+
J
4623
inch mm
.672" 17.1
4.334" 110.1
1.026" 26.1
.906" 23.0
.328" 8.3
.185" 4.7
.236" 6.0
.800" 20.3
.990" 25.2
#0735 Nickel.................. $23.09
#0735-G Gold ................ $31.49
#0735-RN Relic nickel $26.24
#0735-RB Relic brass .... $26.24
4625
Each
Each, 24+
#0750-N Nickel $0.37 $0.21
#0750-G Gold $0.47 $0.27
Each
F5 Mandolin Plan
Beautiful full-scale 30"
x 44" plan with top and
back graduations, fret
scale chart, fern and torch
inlay patterns, and detailed proportions. Drawn
by Don MacRostie. Supplied folded.
Mandolin
#0859 $14.95
L.R. Baggs Radius™
Mandolin Pickup
Individually lathe-turned to
vintage dimensions. The 3/4"long shaft has a 2-degree taper,
from .350" to .315" diameters.
See our #0344 matching reamer
on page 21.
Each Each, 6+
#0733 Bright nickel .. $0.44
#0733-R Relic nickel $0.59
#0733-G Gold ........... $0.99
B
A
C
A
B
C
inch mm
.315" 8.0
.418" 10.6
.283" 7.2
Knurled ’20s-style Bushings
The prewar look, but in sturdy press-fit
knurled machined brass. For 1/4"-diameter string posts.
Each
#0734 Nickel..................$0.90
#0734-RN Relic nickel $0.99
#0734-RB Relic brass ....$0.99
#0321 Ebony with pearl dot* $4.84 $3.87
#0322 Ivoroid with black dot $5.16 $4.13
*Pearl products cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Mandolin Pickguard Bracket
White/black/white, with hardware (pins not included).
B
A
A
B
C
C
Each
Each, 2+
#5869 Nickel $11.12 $10.01
#5869-G Gold $12.41 $11.17
inch mm
.276" 7.0
.409" 10.4
.329" 8.4
Mandolin
Peghead
Bushing Reamer
An innovative high-tech
contact pickup featuring
an internal film sensor with
magnets, for clean, microphone-like response. The
Radius™ conveys even the
most subtle nuances of the
mandolin. It installs easily
with finish-friendly mounting putty (the jack/clamp can be disassembled for
installing the pickup and jack inside the instrument). A preamp is recommended (page 46).
Endorsed by Sierra Hull.
#1979 $149.00
90
Thin-wall press-fit brass bushings fit
all our mandolin tuners.
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
Mandolin
Endpins
36+
#4621 Ivoroid, for Schaller $2.57 $2.18 $1.80
#4623 Ivoroid, for Waverly $3.57 $3.03 $2.50
#4625 Ebony, for Waverly $3.05 $2.59 $2.13
1920s-style Tuner Bushings
$19.63
$26.77
$22.30
$22.30
#0731 Nickel $13.21 $11.76 $10.70
Truss Rod Cover Screws
1/4" long, vintage slotted roundhead.
$21.47
$29.29
$24.40
$24.40
A one-piece stamped steel tailpiece for loop-end strings. Suitable for many A-style mandolins. Screws included.
9/16" diameter. Superglue the Schaller-style knob
onto a 4.3mm round tuner shaft. Waverly knobs
attach with screws (not included) to a 2.9mm
square shaft.
Each,
Each,
12+
®
Scalloped Tailpiece
Replacement Mandolin Tuner Knobs
Each
Available in
Popular 1920s style tailpiece relic finishes
for archtop mandolins (works for many flattops
too). The press-fit cover is made of stamped brass,
and the steel base accepts loop-end strings. Screws
included; order endpin separately (below). Our
relic-finish versions match Golden Age tuners and
complement vintage tuning machines—appropriate when a bright finish looks out of place on an
older instrument.
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 6+
29/32" string post spacing • 5/16"-diameter pegholes
required • Screws and press-fit bushings included
#0762 Ebony ........... $22.01
#0762-R Rosewood* $16.03
Compound radius #2115 Ebony ........... $33.58
Mandolin Tailpiece
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Mandolin
Supplies
Did you know...
Our String Spacing Rule works
for mandolin nuts too!
Get the right fit!
We designed this custom slow-speed reamer
with a 1/4" pilot and 11/32" shank. Two 1" flutes
cut a .328"-diameter counterbore that’s perfect for
Waverly and most Golden Age mandolin knurled
press-fit tuner bushings.
#2061 $18.11
String spacing is especially critical for mandolins,
their small necks and closely paired strings
demand accuracy. Our String Spacing Rule
calculates perfect proportional slot spacing for you,
compensating for string diameters, so the strings
won’t feel crowded to the player. #0673 $22.00
Stewart-MacDonald
Mandolin Strings
Medium gauge bronze wound,
loop-end set of 8.
Set
Set, 3+
#0765 .011/.014/.025w/.039w $6.28 $5.97
tech tips
Get the measurements Don MacRostie
uses for his Red Diamond mandolins
stewmac.com search: “TS0028”
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Violin
Supplies
Fiddle Kit
Ebony
Violin
Peg
A great way to build your own instrument!
Ease of assembly and a great price make this one of our most
popular kits. You’ll learn a lot about instrument making, and
have fun along the way. Hand tools are all you need, the machine work has been done for you. The spruce top and curly
maple back are carved and sanded, and the back is glued to the
linings, blocks, and curly maple ribs. The decorative purflings
have pre-routed channels for easy installation. The machinecarved neck is ready for sanding and fitting to the instrument.
Bass bar fitting, assembly, finishing and setup will complete a
rewarding project. Your own violin, sign the label with pride.
Kit includes:
• Spruce top
• Curly maple back
• Ebony fingerboard
• Bridge
• Tailpiece with
adjustable fastener
• E-string adjuster
• Chinrest
• Nut & saddle
• Purflings
• Tuning pegs
• Bass bar
• Soundpost
• Endpin
A fine quality 4/4-size
traditional polished ebony
peg. Final fitting is required.
Sold individually. 2-3/4" length;
diameter tapers from .298" to .366".
Peghole reamers
on page 21
Each
Each, 12+
#0356 $3.14 $2.26
Violin Bow Hair
Genuine unbleached natural
horsehair in 80cm (31-1/2") hank,
for a 4/4-size bow. Each Each, 3+
#5342
$209.95
#4301 $10.48 $8.28
Violin String Adjuster
Attaches to a standard tailpiece
for fine-tuning. Fits loop-end or
ball-end strings.
Each Each, 12+
#0382 $3.14 $2.76
Super-Sensitive® Rosin
“I ended up with a lovely
instrument of which I am
really proud.”
Natural light amber rosin in a wood
block for violin, viola and cello.
—John McCarthy, Ireland
Each
Each, 3+
#4300 $5.21 $3.86
Illustrated instructions included
Spruce Soundpost Stock
Spruce
Violin Top
Wood
Fine grade quartersawn Sitka spruce for
bookmatching, joining and
carving. Air-dried billet, approx.
5-7/8" x 16" x 1".
Each
Each, 3+
#0704 $48.21 $42.91
1/4"-dia. x 16", sufficient for seven
4/4-size soundposts. Each Each, 3+
#0390 $10.28 $8.12
Purfling Strips
Cherrywood Violin Bow Economical, well-
Black/white/black fibre, .050"
wide x .085" deep. Enough for
one violin.
#1230 $6.21
balanced 4/4-size student bow with natural
unbleached horsehair, octagonal stick, ebony
frog, nickel-plated wire and leather grip.
Contains pearl, cannot be
shipped outside of the USA.
Each
Each, 3+
#4275 $27.27 $21.54
#0344 matching
reamer, page 21
Super-Sensitive®
Violin Strings
Curly Maple Violin Back Wood
Quartersawn bookmatched wedges for joining and
carving. Each half is approx. 16" x 5-5/8" and tapers
Each
Each, 3+
from 1/4" to 3/4".
#0709 $75.86 $67.52
Violin
Fingerboard
Fine quality machined ebony, 4/4 size.
slotting required.
Each, 3+
Violin Tailpiece
Polished ebony, 4/4 size. Tailpiece
fastener available below. Each Each, 3+
#0357 $12.24 $10.40
Violin Chinrest
4/4 size ebony with adjustable corklined steel clamp.
Each
Each, 3+
#0315 $14.52 $12.92
Violin Setup DVD, page 96
Each Each, 12+
#0383 $1.09 $0.96
Ebony Tailgut Saddle
Final shaping required.
#0325 Red Label medium tone
.010/.017w/.029w/.030w $19.21 $18.25
#0355 Old Fiddler® bright tone Set
Set, 3+
.011/.019w/.030w/.033w $19.54 $18.56
Set
®
Set, 3+
Each Each, 12+
#0384 $1.24 $1.09
0389
L.R. Baggs Violin Pickup
4/4-size maple bridge with
left/right sensors built in, for
optimum response. Ready for
fitting and trimming. Clampon 1/4" Carpenter jack and
instructions are included.
0388
Soundpost Tools
0392
#1978 $149.00
Violin Bridge
German maple, 4/4-size. Ready for final
trimming and fitting.
Each Each, 4+
#0365 $6.77 $5.48
Violin Tailpiece
Fastener
Strong 5-1/4" nylon with threaded adjustment
nuts. Resists humidity and stretching better than
traditional gut.
Each Each, 12+
#0310 $2.59 $2.28
Violin
Each
#0380 $20.27 $18.04
#0385 $1.34 $1.18
Ebony Nut Final shaping and
Sets of 4, with plain steel
E and nickel flatwound A,
D and G strings. 4/4-size,
with stainless steel core.
Wood is
shipped as a
partially split wedge
Endpin Ebony with 2-degree
taper from 9mm to 8mm dia.
(.354"-.316"). Each Each, 12+
Soundpost Gauge Eliminates trial and error.
Insert through the treble f-hole and lock in the correct height with the thumbscrew. Opens to 3-3/4".
#0389 $22.74
S-shaped Setter Insert the sharpened beveled
end into the soundpost for upright positioning in
the violin. The notched end aligns the post into
final position.
#0388 $8.05
Scissors Setter Grips the soundpost through the
f-hole for easy positioning.
#0392 $8.18
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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Ukulele
Supplies
Ukulele Wood
NEW
1005
Peghead Overlay Veneer
The finishing touch of quality. Rosewood and ebony
are well-established favorites. Koa is a beautiful and
popular alternative. 4"x5", thickness-sanded to 3/32".
Each
#4815-R Rosewood* $7.30
#4815-K Koa ..........$11.71
#4815-E Ebony .......$14.57
NEW
Honduran Mahogany Neck Blank
Mahogany sands easily, routered edges stay crisp
and sharp, and it accepts stains and
finish. Quartersawn blank is approx.
3" x 3" x 18".
Each
Each, 3+
Tenor
Ukulele Kit
A great kit you can build with basic
hand tools. Just follow the easy illustrated instructions or follow along
with our DVD. The neck has already
been shaped, and everything you
need is included. No plywood!
This kit features only solid traditional woods for great tone.
#4719* $33.50 $29.81
NEW
Step-by-step guide to assembling
your Tenor Uke Kit. Pro tips and
techniques from the luthiers behind
Mya-Moé ukuleles. Their handcrafted instruments are renowned
for tone and playability. 109 minutes.
#5196 DVD $41.95
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 10+
#0844 Drilled* .................... $9.43 $8.11 $6.88
#0845 Undrilled*................ $9.22 $7.93 $6.73
Each
Each, 3+ Each, 10+
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Slotted Ukulele Fingerboards
Soprano scale (12 fret slots, 9" x 1-15/16" x 7/32")
#0231 Ebony ........... $26.23
#0231-R Rosewood* $13.31
Tenor scale (19 fret slots, 11-7/8" x 1-15/16" x 7/32")
Each
Each, 3+
$9.30
$9.30
$18.65
$23.32
Honduran
Mahogany Sets
NEW
Preferred for that warm,
familiar uke tone. Top
and back woods consist of
two quartersawn halves,
each is approx. 5-1/4" x
13". Matched side wood
halves each measure approx. 3-3/4" x 20".
How To Build a Ukulele Kit
Standard (with blank nut)
#1005 Undrilled*..............$18.38 $15.81 $13.42
#4694 Western Red Cedar..... $10.45
#4695 Sitka Spruce ................ $10.45
#4696 African Mahogany ...... $20.95
#4700 Torrefied Sitka Spruce $26.20
#5348 Tenor kit only ..............................$173.93
#5348-DVD Tenor kit + DVD (below) $192.13
Save $23.75
0844
Machined rosewood bridges for tenor ukulele. For
a soprano uke, simply shorten the wings. The standard bridge’s string tie block is available drilled for
1-5/8" string spread, or undrilled for custom spacing in your shop. A bone saddle blank is included
(trimming required). The deluxe bridge’s undrilled
tie block features white binding to resist string
wear. Fitted with a shaped bone saddle. Full specs
at stewmac.com. 5/64" drill bit recommended.
Deluxe (with shaped nut)
Soundboards
Bookmatched sets of two
quartersawn halves. When
joined they’re large enough
for a soprano or tenor ukulele. Each half is approx.
6-3/4" x 17-3/4". Thickness-sanded to 0.125" - 0.130".
Kit includes:
• Mahogany top, back & sides
• Slotted inlaid rosewood
fretboard
• Shaped rosewood bridge
• Fretwire, strings & tuners
• Nut, saddle & purflings
• Spruce braces
Ukulele Bridges
Each
#0232 Ebony ..........$26.23
#0232-R Rosewood* $13.31
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
L.R. Baggs
FIVE.O Ukulele
Pickup
A pro amplification solution tailored for uke players. The FIVE.O undersaddle transducer, preamp
endpin jack, and soundhole volume control are
miniaturized to fit neatly inside your instrument.
Best of all, the system is tuned specifically for the
unique voice of the ukulele, so you’ll love what
you hear.
#1977 $150.00
Grover
Ukulele Tuners
Each, 3+
#4698 Back and Side Set* ..........$31.19 $27.76
#4699 Top, Back, and Side Set* $46.73 $41.59
Economical tuners featuring
stamped baseplates and short
string posts to fit ukes. Sets of
4 (2-left/2-right) with screws.
*Rosewood and honduran mahogany cannot be shipped
outside the USA.
14:1 ratio • Press-fit bushings • Plastic knobs • For 11/32"-dia.
pegholes • Full specs at stewmac.com
Ukulele
Set
Ukulele Tuning
Machines
Waverly’s proven
design eliminates
looseness, for more
efficient tuning.
Stainless steel and
bronze alloy 16:1 gears give longer life and less
wear. Waverly is chosen by top luthiers for their
best instruments.
Waverly’s reliably smooth and precise tuners have
shorter string posts for solid pegheads up to 9/16"
thick, and press-fit bushings for 21/64"-diameter
pegholes. Nickel-plated, set of 2-left/2-right with
screws.
Full specs at stewmac.com
Knobs
Set
Set, 3+
Set, 6+
#4080 Koa
$97.65 $90.81 $83.00
#4081 Ebony $97.65 $90.81 $83.00
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Set, 3+
#0434 Nickel, white knobs $15.02 $13.37
#0434-G Gold, white knobs $24.41 $21.72
#0435 Nickel, black knobs $15.02 $13.37
#0435-G Gold, black knobs $24.41 $21.72
With long string posts for thicker pegheads.
#0436 Nickel, metal knobs $15.02 $13.37
#0436-G Gold, metal knobs $24.41 $21.72
Vintage-style
Ukulele
Friction Pegs
4083
4084
Styled after elegant designs from the early 1900s.
Provides smoothness and slip-resistance unmatched by other non-geared tuners. Precisionmachined Waverly quality, nickel-plated brass;
set of 4.
Knobs
Set
Set, 3+
Set, 6+
#4083 Koa .... $47.20 $42.01 $38.23
#4084 Ebony $47.20 $42.01 $38.23
7/32" to 1/4" peghole dia. required, and peghead
thickness from 5/16" to 9/16". Pegholes should be
chamfered. Full specs at stewmac.com
Countersink For 60˚ peghole chamfering.
7/16"-dia. high-speed steel, with 3/16"-dia.
x 3/16" points.
#1694 $8.87
Grover Champion
Deluxe Ukulele Friction Pegs
Nickel-plated with a thumbscrew on top of
the cream knob adjusts tension. Fits peghead
thicknesses of 5/16" to 1/2" thick.
• For 5/16"-dia. pegholes
Set of 4.
• Full specs at stewmac.com
Set
Set, 3+
Set, 6+
#0254 Nickel $28.34 $26.36 $24.09
Grover Ukulele Friction Pegs
Non-geared pegs with tension screws and
press-fit bushings. “Antique white” plastic
knobs. Set of 4. • For 5/16"-dia. pegholes
• Full specs at stewmac.com
Set
Set, 3+
Set, 6+
#0176 Nickel $20.34 $18.92 $17.29
USA & Canada call toll-free 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Strings
Dulcimer Kit
Quality woods, easy to build
A simple and rewarding introduction to instrument making. This
high quality solid walnut Americanmade kit produces a handsome
traditional dulcimer with beautiful
tone. All the parts are included
(strings, pick, geared tuners and instructions). You supply the sandpaper,
glue and finish. The soundboard and “hourglass” sides are bookmatched
for beauty, and the 26-5/8" scale fingerboard is slotted for fretting.
#0307 $210.75
Strings
SAVE! Order 12 sets per gauge
Guitar Boomers® for electric guitar
Roundwound nickel-plated steel.
#1382 Extra-light .009/.011/.016/.024w/.032w/.042w
#1383 Custom-light .009/.011/.016/.026w/.036w/.046w
3 or more
Set
of same set
#1385 Light .010/.013/.017/.026w/.036w/.046w
$5.14 $4.88
#1386 Medium .011/.015/.018/.026w/.036w/.050w
Phosphor Bronze for acoustic guitar
Copper/tin/phosphor windings. The most popular GHS acoustics.
#1411 Extra-light .011/.014/.022w/.030w/.038w/.050w
#1412 Light .012/.016/.024w/.032w/.042w/.054w
3 or more
Set
of same set
#1413 True medium .013/.017/.024w/.032w/.042w/.056w
#1414 Standard medium .013/.017/.026w/.036w/.046w/.056w $7.90 $7.50
Assembled
length 37-1/2"
Bass Boomers® for electric bass
Dulcimer
Tuning Pegs
Roundwound nickel-plated. 38" winding fits Fender long scale. Set
Set, 3+
#1403 4-string, medium .045w/.065w/.085w/.105w ............. $21.50 $20.42
The finest dulcimer tuners
you can install on your
instrument. Crafted from machined brass
with sealed lubrication, Five-Star pegs feature
traditional 4:1 ratio planetary gears, and fit
dulcimer pegboxes with 5/16" to 3/8" wall
thickness. 3/8" diameter pegholes required.
Full specs at stewmac.com
Set
Set, 3+
#5013 Set of 4, nickel $82.43 $73.36
Grover Champion
Friction Tuning Pegs
Non-geared nickel-plated brass, with tension screw and black
plastic knob, for dulcimers or ukuleles with 5/16" to 7/16" peghead thickness. 11/32"-diameter pegholes required. Set of 4.
Full specs at stewmac.com
Set
Set, 3+
Set, 6+
#0175 $27.65 $25.71 $23.50
Dulcimer
Soundboard
Wood
Acoustic or electric slide guitar Semi-flat nickel wound.
#1441 G-tuning .016/.018/.028w/.036w/.046w/.056w
Kerfed Lining Wood
Angle-cut notched basswood strip, 15-1/2" x 7/32"
x 3/8".
#4093 Per strip
Each, 3+
Each
#3583 $21.46 $16.95
Each, 100+
$2.21 $1.92
Set, 3+
Mandolin Loop-end, sets of 8.
3 or more
#1430 Phosphor Bronze light .010/.015/.024w/.036w
Set
of same set
#1431 Bobby Osborne Phosphor Bronze medium light $6.94 $6.59
.011/.016/.024w/.038w
5-string banjo 42" loop-end steel with stainless wound 4th.
#1435 Regular light .009/.011/.013/.020w/.009
3 or more
Set
of same set
#1436 J.D. Crowe light .0095/.011/.012/.020w/.0095
#1437 Sonny Osborne medium .011/.012/.013/.022w/.011 $4.00 $3.80
Ukulele Black nylon, plain ends, sets of 4.
#1448 Soprano ukulele, A/E/C/G .025/.032/.036/.028
#1449 Tenor ukulele, A/E/C/G .028/.036/.035w/.032
Set
Set, 3+
$2.34 $2.22
$3.20 $3.04
Set
Set, 3+
#1447 Set of 4. .012/.012/.012/.020w .........................$3.50 $3.32
Gauged single strings Plain unwound steel.
#1452 .009" ball-end
#1453 .010" ball-end
#1454 .011" ball-end
#1455 .012" ball-end
#1456 .013" ball-end
#1459 .016" ball-end
#1479 .010" loop-end
Each
$0.56
3 or more per gauge
$0.53
MORE strings!
String cutter
page 28
Five-Star banjo strings, page 84
StewMac mandolin strings, page 90
Super-Sensitive® violin strings, page 91
Tuning Pins
For hammer dulcimers, zithers, and autoharps. Nickel-plated
steel, 3/16" x 1-1/2".
Each Each, 100+ Each, 1000+
#0017 $0.74 $0.63
$0.52
Hammer Dulcimer Hitch Pins
3/16" x 1", nickel-plated steel.
Each Each, 100+ Each, 1000+
#0018 $0.55 $0.47
$0.38
Tuning Wrench
Square-socket with sturdy plastic handle, for tuning
autoharp, hammer dulcimer, and zither pins.
Each
Each, 12+
#0019 $9.90 $8.71
Zap-It
EZ-Winder
This durable plastic socket has a 1/4"
hex stem for your cordless screwdriver. It fits most guitar tuning knobs
for faster and easier restringing.
Each
Each, 3+
#1993 $4.75 $3.75
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
StewMac Stringwinder
Turns with less effort and fits practically any guitar tuner knob. The
1/4" hex stem socket snaps out for
use with your cordless screwdriver.
Each
Each, 6+
#0259 $4.19 $3.02
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Dulcimer/Strings
Hammer dulcimer hardware
Set
$9.50 $9.02
Dulcimer 42" loop-end with stainless wound G.
Thickness-sanded bookmatched 2-piece Sitka
spruce tonewood set.
Each half is approximately 4" x 32" x 1/8".
Each
La Classique® for classical guitar
Nylon. Wound E, A, and D strings have nylon core.
Set
Set, 3+
#1424 Med. high tension .028/.032/.040/.028w/.033w/.040w $9.00 $8.55
Books, Plans
& DVDs
Instrument Plans
Guitar Player
Repair Guide
Guitar
Wiring
DVDs
Dan Erlewine shows you the basics. Animations
demonstrate how pickups and components work.
How to Wire a
Fender Guitar
Dan presents complete
wiring jobs for Strat®
and Tele,® using our
Golden Age pickups.
You’ll learn how to
cleanly install the pickups, switch, pots and
jack, plus grounding and shielding techniques.
He also shares a tip for properly locating a Tele®
rhythm pickup to fit the pickguard. 34 minutes.
Supplied folded.
by Dan Erlewine
The most widely used
guitar repair book,
with content for any skill
level. It includes innovative techniques Dan
Signed
developed while repaircopies!
ing every kind of guitar,
from new to vintage. Martin,
Gibson and Fender factory setup specs, in-depth
fretting instructions, advice from top repair shops
and lots more!
Partial contents: Action and intonation adjustment • Installing nuts and saddles • Fret dressing
• Installing tuners and tremolos • Finishing and
touch-ups • Fixing cracks, braces and pegheads •
Neck resetting • Repairing and replacing pickups
and wiring • 322 pages, softcover.
FREE DVD included! How to evaluate, intonate
and string a guitar.
#0570 $31.45
The basics of wiring
two humbuckers, two
volume and two tone
pots, a 3-way switch
and a jack. Dan rewires
a Les Paul® style guitar, and refurbishes a semihollowbody Gibson,® using a simple wiring jig you
can make. 43 minutes.
#1375 $15.70
Strat® and Tele® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical
Instruments Corp. Les Paul® is a trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp.
13 hour
course on
10 DVDs,
plus book
Books & DVDs
A Master
Class In
Acoustic
Guitar
Making
#0856 $15.70
000 Guitar
Full-scale 36" x 58" plan for
a 12-frets-to-the-body fingerstyle guitar, with pyramid
bridge and slotted peghead.
Complete bracing profiles.
Drawn by Don MacRostie.
#0894 $15.70
F5 Mandolin
By Dan Erlewine
Signed Choose, use,
copies! and improve any
electric guitar
A5 Mandolin Unique full-
How To Make Your
Electric Guitar
Play Great!
There’s no better book for doing your own setup
and maintenance than this trusted guide from the
world’s best-known guitar repairman. It’s packed with
photo-illustrated tips for guitarists and technicians,
and features expert setup and adjustment techniques.
• Evaluating and troubleshooting a guitar
• Using the right tools (free pop-out radius gauges!)
• Personalizing the action and intonation
• Professional players’ setup specs (inside info!)
• Guitar wiring and pickup replacement
• Exclusive online video access showing setups for
Strat,® Les Paul,® Floyd Rose,® and bass. Plus tips for
wiring and truss rod adjustment.
134 pages, softcover.
#5198 $23.61
scale 30" x 44" plan for an
archtop mandolin with elevated fingerboard. Includes
details for f-holes or oval
soundhole. Drawn by Don
MacRostie. #0895 $15.70
Mastertone Banjo
Big 30" x 45" full-scale plan
with fret scale chart, specs for
5-string and 4-string banjos,
inlay patterns, and dimensions for fitting tone rings,
resonator flanges and necks.
Drawn by Don MacRostie.
#0858 $15.70
Build your own Dreadnought guitar with luthier
Chris Wynne. For first-time builders and woodworkers, this 10-DVD course demonstrates each
step, troubleshoots potential problems, and explores current wood science. Also included is The
Luthiers Acoustic Guitar Making Handbook (available only in the set), a 60-page softcover manual
with detailed plans and specifications for each
stage of construction. You’ll gain exclusive access
to the Master Class online support forum as you
build your guitar, and a handy bonus pocket-size
steel inch/metric conversion ruler is supplied too.
#4356 10-disc DVD set with book $247.00
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Detailed plan for traditional
Dread nought guitar. Fullscale 35" x 58", with fret
scale chart and contours for
scalloped bracing. Drawn by
Don MacRostie.
Complete full-scale plan for
a traditional F-5. 30" x 44"
size, with graduations, fret
scale chart, inlay patterns and
proportions. Drawn by Don
MacRostie. #0859 $15.70
#1374 $15.70
How to Wire a
Gibson® Guitar
Herringbone Guitar
Building Electric Guitars
By Martin Koch. A comprehensive guide to building
a solidbody or semi-acoustic electric guitar or bass.
Step-by-step, from design to finishing to final setup.
Includes neck-through-body construction, pickup
winding and active electronics. 236 pages, softcover.
The 34" x 24" full-scale plan details a solidbody
with tremolo, two humbuckers and a bolt-on neck.
#5504 Book only $34.60 #5501 Book and plan
#5507 Plan only $13.60 $42.90 Save $5.30
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Benedetto
Archtop Guitar
Plans
Masterfully drawn
works of art! A modern Benedetto 17"
cutaway archtop
acoustic, with complete specifications.
This full-scale 36" x
48" rolled set of 2 is
ideal for framing in
your shop.
#4329 $29.95
Books
& DVDs
StewMac Exclusives!
Why learn the hard way? Stewart MacDonald’s luthiers share their know-how.
Finishing
questions?
Look here first!
Guitar
Finishing
Fret
Work
By Dan Erlewine
and Don MacRostie
By Dan Erlewine
and Erick Coleman
Gain the confidence to finish like a pro! Learn
about materials, equipment, techniques and
recipes. This expanded 2nd edition features
color stain mixing charts, a color gallery
of vintage finishes, and detailed recipes for
recreating them with professional results. The
main focus is on nitrocellulose lacquer finish,
but also covers varnishes, oils and French
polishing. Dan Erlewine’s color-illustrated
essay guides you through the steps of modern
waterbase finishing too.
Dan Erlewine’s original best-seller, updated
by Erick Coleman and Dan Erlewine with the
latest innovations in tools and ideas. Color
photos demonstrate all kinds of fret work, start
to finish, from simple jobs to tricky problems.
Written to give you the confidence to work on
new or old guitars, maple necks, bound necks—
any instrument that comes in your door.
Step-By-Step
#5095 Softcover, 188 pages $31.45
★★★★★ ”Well written, easy to understand”
– Mudbug765 from Hartford City, IN
#1550 Softcover, 100 pages $37.78
Comprehensive, meticulously
photographed, and authoritatively written guide for the builder
who has basic woodworking skills
and a minimally equipped shop.
With over 600 excellent color photos and drawings,
an accomplished luthier/guitarist guides you through
the construction of a fan-braced nylon-string concert
guitar with Spanish heel block. Mold and template
fabrication are given noteworthy coverage, as well
as procedures for finishing in shellac, French polishing and spray lacquer. You’ll also learn how to make
beautiful wooden bindings, purflings, and a classical
bridge from scratch. Reduced-size plans are printed
in the book. 310 pages, hardcover. #1125 $34.95
John Bogdanovich’s 10-disc tour de force, the ultimate resource for the experienced
woodworker seeking to build a concert-grade classical guitar. Every construction
step is shown in clear and concise detail, with helpful graphics at key stages.
Disc 10 contains full-size printable drawing files for templates, jigs and fixtures.
By James E. Patterson. The
inspiration for generations of
inlay artists. Reprinted from
the original, with instructions for grinding, sawing,
routing and gluing motherof-pearl; making jigs for
cutting dots, diamonds and
strips; abalone purfling techniques, and tips on pearl
engraving. 82 pages, softcover.
#0552 $16.75
Bob’s in-depth 4-disc DVD set is the
pioneering archtop guitarmaking course.
He constructs a guitar in a real-time classroom
format, beginning with wood selection, taptuning and hand-carving of the
top and back plates. F-holes
and unique bracings are
examined in detail. Traditional tools and fixtures
are demonstrated alongside
modern machinery. Bob brings years of experience and expert commentary to side bending,
binding, neck construction, inlaying, fretting,
finishing and setup. Learn from a master!
#4349 4-disc DVD set $129.90
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#1183 DVD set $229.99
Making An Archtop Guitar is the
acclaimed accompanying book.
See details below.
#4350 $152.58 Save $13.27
Making An
Archtop Guitar
By Robert Benedetto
The definitive book on carvedtop guitarmaking, from the
master himself. Bob reveals his
methods of wood selection,
tap-tuning and plate graduation; tools and fixtures; and
his techniques for bracing, assembly and finishing.
Illustrations and photos accompany each step, along
with beautiful color photos of Benedetto’s acclaimed
jazz guitars. 276 pages, softcover. #1367 $35.95
The New Book of Standard Wiring Diagrams
Electric Guitar
and Bass Design
By Leonardo Lospennato. When
you’re ready to add your own ideas
to your building project, there’s no
better planning guide than this.
It’s all about the design process,
a departure from the usual step-by-step construction books. It’s ergonomics and proportion, pickup
choices and placement, controls and wiring layouts,
wood selection for the sound you want, hardware
compatibility, neck customization, and instrument
aesthetics. Design the guitar or bass of your dreams.
219 pages, softcover.
#0541 $26.90
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
By Les Schatten. 65 easy-to-use
non-schematic guitar and bass
wiring diagrams. Includes Fender,
Gibson, Yamaha, Hamer, Peavey
and more. Quick-reference sections feature diagrams for wiring
individual guitar components. 81
pages, softcover. #3283 $35.99
How To Service
Your Own Tube Amp
By Tom Mitchell. Basic amp electronics, maintenance, troubleshooting and mods for great sound.
Diagnostic charts included. 247
pages, softcover. #3254 $29.95
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Books & DVDs
Pearl Inlay
Here’s a rare and valuable opportunity to learn
the techniques of renowned jazz guitar craftsman
Robert Benedetto.
by John Bogdanovich
Making a Concert Classical Guitar
The bible of pearl work
Archtop Guitar
Design &
Construction
Classical Guitar Making:
A Modern Approach to
Traditional Design
by Leo Lospennato
10 discs, 15 hours
9-hour course with
master luthier
Robert Benedetto
Step-By-Step
Electric Guitar & Bass
Making & Marketing
The only book that tells you
how to build a guitar with
professional standards, and
how to promote your guitars
afterwards. It starts with
setting up and organizing
your workshop. You’ll also
learn woodworking techniques, followed by clear
explanations of how to apply an oil or lacquer finish.
Guitar electronics are covered, along with assembly
and setup procedures. What really makes this book
valuable is the last section, Marketing for Luthiers.
You’ll learn about shows, displays, and brand identity.
Not sure how much to charge? What about social
media? This book will give you some great guidelines.
317 pages, softover.
#0572 $29.90
Our best-selling
multi-disc set
StewMac’s guide
to better fret jobs
Guitar repair training with Dan Erlewine
Learn from a master! Dan’s DVDs have provided practical training for luthiers around
the world. The series demonstrates innovative techniques and tools, with easy menu
selections for quick reference. You’ll benefit from Dan’s forty years of repair experience.
The world’s best known guitar repair expert, Dan is the author of Fret Work Step-By-Step, Trade Secrets, Guitar
Player Repair Guide, Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step and How To Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great.
Each DVD is 2 hours unless indicated
Fretting
series
Maintenance &
setup series
Make a new
nut like a pro
The best investment I made
was to buy every one of Dan
Erlewine’s videos.
His books and videos allow
you to see a master at work in
his shop.
Dan’s repair videos gave me
the confidence to take on the
big jobs.
—Frank Mirigliano
—David Jones, Florence, SC
Fret Basics
Controlling a hard-to-adjust neck • Simple straightedges and leveling tools • Tabletop neck-jigging
• Fret removal • Measuring and fitting fretwire •
Leveling and dressing frets • Fretting bolt-on electrics
and set-neck acoustics.
Advanced Fretting, Vol. 1
Heat-straightening a warped neck • Compression
fretting with a hammer and fret press • Controlling
a non-adjustable neck in the Neck Jig • Fretting a
bound fingerboard • Truss rod tips • Crowning and
polishing frets • A low-fret job for Leon Rhodes.
Advanced Fretting, Vol. 2
Refretting, leveling and crowning frets in the Neck Jig
• Fretting for the production shop • Using an arbor
press for fretting • Fender “sideways” fretting • Tips
from luthiers Michael Stevens, T.J. Thompson, Frank
Ford and Bryan Galloup.
#5611 Fret Basics ............................$52.45
#5612 Advanced Fretting Vol. 1.....$52.45
#5613 Advanced Fretting Vol. 2.....$52.45
#5614 All 3 DVDs $157.34 Save $0.00
Reset a neck
without fear
Removal and resetting techniques for restoring playable
string action on traditional
dovetail-neck guitars.
Neck Resets
Steaming a dovetail neck joint for neck removal •
Calculating neck angle • Trimming the neck tenon
and installing shims • Luthier Bryan Galloup resets
necks on a Martin 0-18 and Gibson J-45.
#5621 $52.45
—Neil Harrell, Cincinnati, OH
Maintenance & Setup:
Electric Guitars & Basses, Vol. 1
Making a truss rod work perfectly • Cleaning control
pots and rewiring a switch • Slotting bridge saddles
to match fretboard radius • Refurbishing the nut •
Fitting humbucker mounting rings • Action, intonation and pickup height • Fine-tuning a Bigsby vibrato.
Books & DVDs
Trade Secrets Book 1
Vols 1-19, plus eight Guitar
Wiring 101 articles, and more.
142 pages.
#4011 $20.95
Trade Secrets Book 2
Vols 21-38, 18 Guitar Wiring
101 articles and more.
165 pages.
#5118 $20.95
#5119 Both books $31.42
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Nut Making Step-by-Step
Damage-free nut removal • Nut fitting techniques •
String spacing layout • Shaping, sanding, polishing
and gluing • Touching up the guitar finish. One hour.
#5623 $52.45
Fix flattop
guitar bridges
Maintenance & Setup:
Electric Guitars & Basses, Vol. 2
Cleaning a finish and a fretboard • Strat® tremolo
setup and factory setup specs • Floyd Rose® setup and
factory specs • Danelectro® bridge mods • Shimming
a bolt-on bass neck • Replacing plastic tuner knobs
• Electric archtop guitar setup • 5-string bass setup.
#5615 Maintenance & Setup Vol. 1 $52.45
#5616 Maintenance & Setup Vol. 2 $52.45
#5619 Both DVDs
$104.90 Save $0.00
Maintenance & Setup:
Steel-string Acoustic Guitars, Vol. 1
Bridge reinforcing plate problems • Nut and saddle
height • Blues setup with Roy Bookbinder and Paul
Geremia • Martin setup with J.D. Hutchison •
Acoustic amplification with Bill Dutcher • Bluegrass
setup with Todd Sams • Acoustic/electric Gibson
setups with Jorma Kaukonen.
Help a guitar regain its voice!
Never be intimidated again
by acoustic bridge problems.
Each DVD is one hour.
Bridge Repairs, Vol. 1
Damage-free bridge removal • Clamping setups. •
Repairing bridge pin holes • Slotting bridge pins.
Bridge Repairs, Vol. 2
Repairing damaged top wood • Making a bridge plate
• Making and installing a bridge • Fitting bridge pins.
#5624 Bridge Repairs Vol. 1 .........$49.95
#5625 Bridge Repairs Vol. 2 .........$49.95
#5626 Both DVDs $99.90 Save $0.00
Bring a violin
back to life
Maintenance & Setup:
Steel-string Acoustic Guitars, Vol. 2
Gibson archtop guitar setup • Archtop bridge fitting
and intonation • Resonator guitar setup with Del Rey
• Slide setup with Kelly Joe Phelps • Acoustic guitar
setup with Ged Foley.
#5617 Maintenance & Setup Vol. 1 $52.45
#5618 Maintenance & Setup Vol. 2 $52.45
#5620 Both DVDs
$104.90 Save $0.00
Our Original Trade Secrets Books
Softcover compilations of Dan Erlewine’s popular
articles. Packed with classic hot tips from technicians
around the world, visits to shops and factories, cool
tools, building and repair techniques, and lots more.
Greensburg PA
A Collection of
Fine Spanish Guitars
from Torres to the Present
2nd edition, by Sheldon Ulrik
Explore one fabulous collection of
fine Spanish guitars, and hear them
being played. Over 80 guitars are
presented with technical information, notes on the makers, and
insights into their significance.
Includes 3 CDs of music featuring the actual guitars. 224 pages,
hardcover.
#4645 $164.95
Produced by Dan Erlewine,
and featuring veteran violin
repairman Paul Newson.
Violin Setup
Fingerboard planing • Fitting the tuning pegs and
soundpost • Making a nut • Installing an endpin,
tailpiece and chinrest • Trimming and fitting a bridge.
80 minutes.
#5622 $52.45
The Responsive
Guitar
2-volume set by
Ervin Somogyi
Major new works
on acoustic guitarmaking for serious
students of the craft. The Responsive Guitar explores
soundbox dynamics and voicing, bracing theory, and
the mechanics of sustain, projection and playability.
Making The Responsive Guitar applies these principles
to construction, step by step. 342 and 282 pages,
hardcover, in handsome slipcase. #5271 $238.50
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StewMac Acoustic Guitar Kits
Build a fine quality, great sounding
instrument from AAA-grade tonewoods
We’ve started your next guitar build here in our Ohio shop. We carve
the mahogany neck (dovetail or bolt-on). We accurately bend the sides
(rosewood/mahogany). We supply a handsome bookmatched back, joined
and profiled AAA spruce top with soundhole/rosette rout (torrefied
option available). And we’ve slotted the fingerboard, so it’s ready for frets.
“The quality of parts and
clarity of instructions were
excellent…building it was
an absolute pleasure.”
Experienced builders choose these
kits for quality, first-timers get a step-by-step
course in guitar making
–Stephen Burton, Ely England
These kits are carefully modeled on prized vintage Martins. We drew the
plans in our shop, where we machine the woods to match them. (The
full-size plan is included with the kit.) Guitar maker Todd Sams, of our
product development team, created the DVD and illustrated instruction
book with Dan Erlewine.
“Anyone wanting to begin
a guitarmaking career this
way won’t be disappointed.
All the components are
high grade and meant to
last a lifetime.”
We’ve included inlays and bindings for you, though you can customize
your guitar by adding different trim. We don’t include tuners: they’re
something you’ll want to choose on your own. A bone nut and saddle,
and our two-way adjustable Hot Rod truss rod are included.
–John Calkin,
American Lutherie
Our instructions
& DVD Included!
You don’t need professional tools. Our kits are adapted for small
shops. We’ve already shaped the neck, created the heel joint and cut
the soundhole/rosette channel, so you can use hand tools to build an
heirloom quality instrument.
Torrefied spruce option. Choose a torrefied spruce top for the stability,
tone and look of well-aged vintage woods. High-temperature, low-oxygen
kiln drying improves the wood in the same way as decades of natural
aging. It’s played-in before you build it! Uncarved Torrefied Braces (not
included) are sold on page 79.
Step-by-step DVD
Included in our kits:
• Solid AAA tonewoods: spruce, rosewood and mahogany
• Precisely machined neck joint, dovetail or bolt-on
• Binding, rosette, and trim
• Precut cardboard molds for trouble-free body assembly
• Full-size blueprint and bracing template
• Illustrated 36-page spiral-bound instruction book
• Step-by-step DVD: Building an Acoustic Guitar Kit
Dreadnought
Triple–O
Tuners and strings sold separately.
See pages 56–63 and 93.
Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kits
Sitka spruce top with
mahogany back & sides
#5295 Dovetail neck $518.00
#5293 Bolt-on neck $518.00
#5295-T Dovetail neck $532.00
#5293-T Bolt-on neck $532.00
Sitka spruce top with
rosewood back & sides*
Torrefied top with
rosewood back & sides*
#5296 Dovetail neck $551.00
#5294 Bolt-on neck $551.00
“ I learned a lot. Especially when it came
to adjusting and setting the neck. I’m
well pleased with the completed guitar.
My grandson is too.”
–B.D. from Texas
“It never fails to amaze me how great
this guitar sounds. I use it to perform
with and I always get compliments on
its tone.”
–W.K. from Illinois
Spool clamps (4 sets of 6), Large and small double-cam clamps (2 each)
#5287 Complete clamp set $199.60 Save $17.36
#5296-T Dovetail neck $565.00
#5294-T Bolt-on neck $565.00
Triple-O Acoustic Guitar Kits
Sitka spruce top with
mahogany back & sides
Torrefied top with
mahogany back & sides
#5297 Dovetail neck $518.00
#5324 Bolt-on neck $518.00
#5297-T Dovetail neck $532.00
#5324-T Bolt-on neck $532.00
Sitka spruce top with
rosewood back & sides*
Torrefied top with
rosewood back & sides*
#5298 Dovetail neck $551.00
#5325 Bolt-on neck $551.00
#5298-T Dovetail neck $565.00
#5325-T Bolt-on neck $565.00
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
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Acoustic Kits
Guitar Clamp Set Contains all of the clamps you’ll need for your build.
Torrefied top with
mahogany back & sides
shop tips
There are a lot of luthiers and musicians on staff at StewMac. We’re always working
on instruments, and Trade Secrets is a place to share our favorite stories and ideas.
Velcro to the rescue
When you’re working on an acoustic guitar
and need the strings out of the way, use two
short lengths of Velcro to keep the strings
from tangling. Fasten the Velcro right above
the ball ends—trapping three strings on the
treble side, and three on the bass. Then you
can set the strings aside.
Fax: +740-593-7922
The razor blade
trick: make yourself
a fantastic little scraper
Dan Erlewine
Problem: Doing a drop-fill finish repair results
in a small raised bump of lacquer or super
glue. How do you scrape it level without
scratching the surrounding finish?
Solution: A single-edge razor blade and two
strips of Scotch tape make a precise scraper.
The tape is .002" thick, so your scraper is
held at a constant two thousandths of an
inch above the finish you’re scraping. That’s
just right for leaving a very thin build on the
surface to be leveled by strip-sanding, blocksanding, and rubbing out.
For string-through-body electrics, do the
same thing at the peghead end. This is messier
than removing strings at the bridge, though,
because when the strings come off the tuner
posts they’re kinked and gnarly.
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This works on electrics with strings that come
free at the bridge, too.
Dan Erlewine
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Here’s a favorite tip that I learned from Frank
Ford of Gryphon Stringed Instruments.
The Velcro acts like
a pony tail holder
—better than
w re s t l i n g w i t h
a bird’s nest of
strings tangling
all around while
you try to work!
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flammable items such as aerosols and lacquers,
outside the USA.
Turn the edge
Before you tape it, draw the blade across a
piece of hard steel to turn the edge slightly.
This creates a tiny burr for scraping the finish.
Mark the blade so you’ll know which side has
the burr facing you.
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R A R E
UNAVAILABLE FOR YEARS
R E I S S U E S
CLASSIC
PEDAL
KITS
WHEN YOU CAN’T BUY IT BUILD IT
DC Jack
D1
R4
Mini Bomb
R3
JHS Pedals Kit
For Stew Mac
C1
22uF
R1
R2
C1 Capacitor (22 µF)
C2
Q1
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Build your own high quality pedals
Genuine JHS circuits and components
n Easy StewMac instructions and support
JHS hand-builds the finest effects pedals. They do limited
runs, so many of their greatest designs are no longer in
production. StewMac and JHS have found a way to get
these classic pedals back into the hands of players: kits!
Clear instructions
With pictures of the parts
and numbered locations
on the circuit board.
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BOMB
BOMB BOOST
BOOST The easiest kit ever, with
very few components—and it’s a pedal
you’ll use all the time.
Pushes a tube amp into a clear, natural
distortion. Use it in front of your other pedals for a more saturated tone. Or after your
pedals to boost volume or compensate for
signal loss in a long pedal chain.
#2151 Bomb Boost Pedal Kit
$88.40
JHS 808
JHS
808 OVERDRIVE
OVERDRIVE Improves on the
famous TS-808 Tube Screamer, the most
famous overdrive ever. The 808 sound has
been favored by discriminating guitarists, including Joe Bonamassa, Stevie Ray
Vaughan, and Eric Johnson.
JHS has added a three-way gain switch to
toggle between the stock circuit, an open
boost or LED-driven crunch.
#2150 JHS 808 Pedal Kit
$97.00
LOW
LOW DRIVE
DRIVE BASS
BASS OVERDRIVE
OVERDRIVE Classic
overdriven bass tones, as used by bands
ranging from The Rolling Stones to Marty
Robbins and Metallica. Excellent low end
response and definition, with clear mids
and highs that keep the character of your
rig intact. Like the JHS808, there’s a toggle
switch for stock/boost/crunch versatility.
#2154 Low Drive Pedal Kit
$97.62
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Soldering up these kits is step-by-step easy
Part locations are printed on the circuit boards.
The illustrated instructions are clear and simple.
Welcome to the world of pedal building!
ALL-AMERICAN
DISTORTION Based on
ALL-AMERICAN DISTORTION
the sought-after ProCo Rat from the 1970s,
and favored by greats like Joe Perry, Nels
Cline, and David Gilmour. An unbelievable
range of tones, from clean/grit all the way
to compressed sustaining fuzz. Makes a
1x12 combo sound like you have a stack
of cabs backstage. JHS added a sweep
knob to control the feel of the gain, and a
3-way switch for LED/silicon/open clipping.
An explosively versatile pedal!
#2153 All-American Pedal Kit
$100.70
OLD SCHOOL
SCHOOL FUZZ
FUZZ Designed exclusively
OLD
for StewMac by Josh Scott, the founder of
JHS. Starting from the classic 1968 FUZZrite™, Josh tweaked the circuit with a Hi/
Lo toggle to switch between a brighter
sound with less gain and a heavier fuzz with
more bass. You can’t buy this fuzz pedal
ready-made, but you can build yourself
one—and it's fun!
#2152 Old School Fuzz Pedal Kit
$90.84
These pedals require a standard 9V DC centernegative power supply (not included).
More at stewmac.com
9V DC power supplies
n Replacement parts
n Patch cable kits
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