StewMac TRADE SECRETS

StewMac TRADE SECRETS
StewMac
tools + ideas for guitarmaking
Catalog #145 May 2017
Ryan Adams’
Buck Owens
Americans
Restored
Singer-songwriter’s
vintage flag guitars
repaired for his current
world tour 52
MAKE THE
BOUTIQUE
TONE ULTIMATE
GUITAR UPGRADE
THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK
Great pickups, great price 46
Authentic Floyd Rose 70
BUSINESS
ColorTone Metallic Aerosols 40
TOOLS HAND-PICKED BY OUR EXPERTS
Guitar Shop Starter Set 17
Easy Upgrade
This little wiring mod gives
you better tone at low volume.
Do it
yourself
Pre-wired
Caps + Resistors
Build your own circuits
using the components
sold on page 54.
Treble Bleed Circuit
Control pots,
jacks, switches,
push-back wire
Get uniform tone from high to low volume.
Hand-soldered in our workshop here in Ohio.
Sold on page 54.
The best brands,
including CTS, CRL,
Switchcraft, Emerson
and more. Page 56.
Pre-wired Harnesses
For Gibson® Les Paul® and SG,
Strat®, Tele®, Jazz Bass® and
P Bass®. Quality components
on a wooden placement
template. Wired by
hand in our shop.
Sold on page 56.
Aaron Smiley,
StewMac Tech Advisor
Make your own
TRADE
treble
bleedSECRETS
circuit
Build your own
pickups with
StewMac kits
Ever notice how your tone loses
highs when you turn the volume
way down? A .001uF capacitor and
a 150K-ohm 1/4 watt resistor added
to your wiring will maintain your
tone as you turn the volume from
ten to zero.
Excellent ready-to-wind
pickups. We also have the
the parts, supplies and
tools for custom builds.
Page 50.
FROM BRIAN DELANEY, ANN ARBOR MI
V
Boutique tone that won’t break the bank!
Golden Age Humbuckers, Single-coils and P-90s deliver the
sounds you’ve always heard in your head. See page 46.
Between
input + output
We show you how to wire it in our
Trade Secrets video #182. In that
video you can hear the sound difference it makes, too.
Mojotone
Pickup Winder
Page 48.
Find this Trade Secrets
video at stewmac.com:
Strat, Tele, P Bass, and Jazz Bass are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
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Thanks to Brian Delaney for this tip!
—Aaron Smiley
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Acoustic Kits
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Mandolin, Violin
Ukulele, Dulcimer
Steve Earle looks
on as Tom Crandall
explains a repair job.
Banjo
Trade Secrets on the road
Recent visits to shops in New York and California have turned
up lots of great ideas, and we have more visits coming up.
Subscribe to our Trade Secrets video emails at stewmac.com.
Resonator
Guitar
Share your tips with our readers!
Throughout this issue you’ll also find quick tips from other StewMac customers. We hope you’ll
send us a tip from your workbench, too. We’d like to see the interesting ways you use our tools.
What trick do you do, that you think nobody else does? We’ll select tips for the catalog and
for Facebook, crediting the ideas to you. Email tips to: [email protected]
Accessories
Turn to page 52 for Dan’s story on fixing three guitars for singer/songwriter Ryan Adams. (Dan
wrote a detailed article about this triple-guitar rescue in Vintage Guitar magazine, too.)
Wooden parts
We send free Trade Secrets videos to email subscribers every other week, and now we’ve invited
guitar repairman and author Dan Erlewine to share Trade Secrets stories here in the catalog.
Hardware
StewMac Trade Secrets is what we call our free information about fixing and building guitars,
basses, banjos, mandolins… all stringed instruments.
Electronics
Tips and ideas from our shops to yours:
We’ve added new Trade Secrets to our catalog!
Finishes
ts280
Bindings/Inlays/
Pickguards
Find Mamie’s video
at stewmac.com:
Accessories 82-86
Banjo Supplies 88-91
Bending Iron 23
Bindings + Purflings 34-37, 95
Blueprints/Plans 98
Bodies: Guitar, Bass 78
Books 98-100
Bridges: Acoustic Guitar 65, 73
Electric Guitar, Bass 66-72
Resonator Guitar 87
Banjo 90, Mandolin 92, Violin 95
Ukulele 96
Bridge Pins 65
Calipers 8, 27
Clamps 22-24, 81, 101
Crack + Brace Repair 22, 24-25
Dulcimer Supplies 97
Electronics 45-51, 54-57
Electronic Tuners 83
Engraving Supplies 37
Files 4, 8, 10-12, 26-27, 30-31
Fingerboards 79, 94, 96
Finishing Supplies 40-44, 86
Fretting Supplies 8-17
Glues 44, 45
Kits: Acoustic Guitar 101, Pedal 85
Mandolin 92, Violin 95, Ukulele 96
Knobs 60, 62, 71, 74, 90, 94
Measuring + Rules 14, 16-17
Mandolin Supplies 92-94
Necks: Guitar, Bass 77-80
Banjo 88, Violin 95
Nuts + Saddles 6, 7, 65, 70, 71, 73, 87, 95
Pearl Inlay Supplies 36-37
Pedals, Pedal Kits 84-85
Pickguards 38-39, 47-48
Pickups: Acoustic Guitar 45
Electric Guitar, Bass 46-50
Banjo 91, Mandolin 94, Violin 95
Reamers 20-21, 30, 45, 86, 94
Resonator Guitar Supplies 87
Router Bits 28, 32-33, 35, 37-38, 76
Routing Tools + Jigs 28, 30, 32, 33, 35
Sanding Tools 25, 43
Saws 4-5, 14-15, 30, 36
Scrapers + Planers 26, 34
String Spacing + Action 4-5, 16
Strings 88, 94, 95, 97
Tailpieces: Guitar 68-69, 72-73
Banjo 91, Mandolin 94, Violin 95
Templates 15, 28, 38, 71
Tremolo Supplies 70-72
Truss Rods + Wrenches 19, 76, 94
Tuning Machines: Guitar, Bass 58-64
Mandolin 93-94, Ukulele 96
Tuning Pegs: Banjo 90
Violin 95, Ukulele 96, Dulcimer 97
Videos (DVDs) 92, 96, 98-100
Violin supplies 95
Vises 5, 20
Wood: Guitar 77-81, Banjo 83
Mandolin 92, Violin 95, Dulcimer 97
Wrenches 18, 19, 25, 29, 88, 97
Tools
PHOTO: JOHN PEDEN
Brooklyn Lutherie co-owners Mamie Minch and Chloe Swanter.
Chloe’s Trade Secret for shop owners is on page 102.
Index
Tools
ESSENTIAL NUT MAKING TOOL SET
Professional tools for precision nut slotting and shaping
Ten-piece pro tool set that includes all of the basic tools you’ll
need for professionally shaping, laying out string spacing, and
slotting a nut. These are the same quality tools we supply to busy
repair shops! A great way to develop your skills with a modest
investment in the proper tools. Set includes:
#4541 Double-edge .012"/.020" nut file
#4542 Double-edge .026"/.032" nut file
#4543 Double-edge .036"/.042" nut file
#4544 Double-edge .050"/.060" nut file
#4556 Nut + Saddle Shaping Files, set of 2 (below)
#4556 Gauged .010" Saw (below)
#1811 Feeler Gauge Set (page 5)
#1816 Nut + Saddle Vise (page 5)
SAVE
#0673 String Spacing Rule (page 5)
$27.67
+ FREENut making instructions
“Everything a professional would
need. The items are top quality.”
–G. O’Hare, Queensland Australia
#5350 Complete set $251.52 $223.85
at stewmac.com
6 files
12 cutting
Smooth
sides
widths
Medium
cut
at stewmac.com
Gauged Nut Slotting Files
Professional edge-cut files produce round-bottom 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. For metal saddles too.
Standard widths
For bass
#0821 .010" #0831 .032"
#4551 .065"
#0823 .013" #0832 .035"
#0836 .075"
#0827 .016" #0833 .042"
#5314 .085"
#0828 .020" #5313 .046"
#0837 .095"
#0829 .024" #0834 .050"
#4554 .105"
#0830 .028" #0835 .056"
#0838 .115"
#0928 .125"
ea. $14.42
ea. $16.27
Double-edge Nut Slotting Files
Durable, efficient slotting files that cuts on the
rounded edges only, and tapers from the center to a
different thickness on each edge. Cutting edges are
approximately 37/8" long. Steel with rubber coated
handle.
Edges
Edges
#4541 .012"/.020"
#4542 .026"/.032"
#4543 .036"/.042"
Quickly rough-in new nut slots with these low-pro­
file pull-cut saws, and save your nut files to refine the
depth and width. Handy for trimming nuts, saddles,
and other small parts. Steel blade with a wooden
handle.
#3570 .010"
#3571 .015"
#3572 .020"
#3573 .025"
#3574 .030"
ea. $9.99
SAVE! #3606
Set of 5 saws $49.95
$44.46
4 | Tools for Nut Making + Shaping
Nut Seating Files
Easily clean and square a neck’s nut mounting
surfaces. The 4" fine and med­ium-tooth surfaces cut
only the bottom of the gluing area, leaving the walls of
the nut channel smooth. Files are 73/8" long. Steel with
rubber coated handle.
#4544 .050"/.060"
#4545 .075"/.090"
#4546 .105"/.120"
ea. $28.71
#5055 For 1/8"-wide nut
#5056 For 3/16"-wide nut
#5057 For 1/4"-wide nut
SAVE! #4547 Set of 6 files, 12 cutting edges
$172.26 $158.48
Pull-cut
teeth for
smooth,
jam-free
sawing
Pull Stroke Gauged Saws
Fine
cut
$24.26
$26.60
$41.64
SAVE! #5060 Set of 3 files $92.50
$83.25
at stewmac.com
Nut and Saddle Shaping Files
Special files for roughing-in and fine-shaping nuts and
saddles. The set of two gives you four cuts in all: coarse,
medium, fine, and extra fine. You can quickly refine a
blank nut to a graceful shape, ready for final polishing.
10" steel with rubber coated handle.
#4556 Set of 2 files $31.05
Mitchell Abrasive Cord
Guitar floss! Polish nut slots so strings move smoothly, for more accurate and reliable tuning. Use it in metal
bridge saddles to reduce string breakage too. Cord is
coated with durable silicon carbide microgrit. 12' roll.
#6125 .015", 200-grit
#6126 .018", 200-grit
#6127 .030", 200-grit
#6128 .055", 150-grit
$6.10
$5.95
$5.95
$5.95
SAVE! #6129
Set of 4 $23.95
$22.51
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Tools
“It’s that third or fourth hand
you need when cutting nut
slots to depth.” –Harry, Carr CO
Nut + Saddle Vise
SAFE SLOT™ NUT GUARD SET
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. Works with
any fingerboard width up to 21/16".
Extra clearance for
easy nut shaping
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. Great for all kinds of small work.
This sturdy, portable steel vise; you can clamp it to the
edge of your workbench or into your larger shop vise.
at stewmac.com
at stewmac.com
#1816 $39.42
#1823 Complete set $89.72
Safe Slot™ Nut Guard
Holds multiple feeler gauges, pulling them tight to
match fretboard radius. Locks in place against the
nut. No slipping!
#1821 $39.80
#1811
#1821
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.
#1811 $34.22
#0675
Perfectly square
nut in seconds!
String Spacing Rule
Like a cross between a Feeler Gauge and our String
Spacing Rule! It fits into the Safe Slot Nut Guard to
help you accurately mark proportional slot spacing.
No calculations required!
#0675 $15.70
Nut + 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 31/4" x 3/8".
#4047 $179.35
String Spacing Rule
Does all the math for you: proportional slot 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 bridge pin holes too: it’s
made of flexible stainless steel to conform to flat or
arched surfaces. Instructions included.
#0673 $22.00
at stewmac.com
#3617
Saws for Detail Work
Simply mark the two
outer string positions,
the rule shows the other
string positions!
at stewmac.com Thanks to luthier Kevin Ryan for creating tool.
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#3612
These saws cut on the pull stroke for precision. Perfect
for nut work, and much more! Alloy steel blades.
#3617 Super Fine-cut Saw
Blade is .0075" thick, 25/16" long edge $36.02
#3612 Curved-edge Mini Saw
Blade is .0085" thick, 25/8" long edge $26.15
Tools for Nut Making + Shaping | 5
Tools
ZerO Glide Nuts
Revolutionize
your setups!
Nut
Slotting
Gauge
Quickly and precisely
measure the heights
of the strings over
the first fret, so you
can file nut slots
more accurately
than ever before.
That means easier,
more consistent
playability that you
at stewmac.com
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.
1. Touch the
plunger to
the string
and turn
70
the dial
60
to zero.
80
90
0
10
50
20
40
2. Press the string
onto the fret
and read
80
the exact
70
string
60
height.
50
30
90
20
30
Bass Nut Slotting Gauge
The larger brass base is machined
to fit bass string spacings.
#2006 $72.79
Speeds nut
slotting jobs
Slip it under the string
in front of the nut, and
quickly lever the string
up out of the way. Allows you to quickly
reseat it to check the
slot depth. No tedious
retunings. Fits any
string up to .062".
#7030-F
#7030-G
#7030-M
#7030-T
#7030-D
#7030-000
#7030-13
#7030-MA
at stewmac.com
ZS-7F for Fender
ZS-1 for Gibson
ZS-3 for Martin*
ZS-5 for Taylor
ZS-14 for Dreadnought
ZS-15 for 000 Guitar
ZS-CL for Classical
ZS-10 for Mandolin
111/16"
151/64"
149/64"
151/64"
13/4"
13/4"
21/8"
117/64"
13/64"
15/32"
15/32"
15/32"
15/32"
15/32"
7/16"
15/32"
7/64"
15/64"
15/64"
15/64"
15/64"
15/64"
13/64"
15/64"
9.5"
12"
16"
16"
16"
16"
Flat
Flat
13/8"
17/16"
123/64"
113/32"
115/32"
133/64"
145/64"
61/64"
Top
Length
Height ThicknessRadius
Unslotted
#7030-FB ZB-12F for Fender
111/16"
13/64"
#7030-GB ZB-2 for Gibson
125/32"
15/32"
#7030-MB ZB-4 for Martin*, Taylor 157/64"
15/32"
#7030-12 ZB-11 for 12-string
2"
15/32"
*Flat-bottom Martin nuts, not angled-bottom nuts.
7/64"
15/64"
15/64"
15/64"
9.5"
12"
16"
16"
ea. $30.00
TIP
stewmac.com search:
Find our ZerO Glide Nut Sizing Guide online.
#2003 $72.06
String Lifter
TopString
Length
Height ThicknessRadius Spread
Preslotted
a-zeroglide
0
10
40
Easy installation!
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.
Tusq XL® and 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. #1865, #1884, and #1890 have flat bottoms.
#1866, #1891 have curved bottoms with a center foot that can be filed off for use in a curved slot.
TopString
Length HeightThickness Radius Spread
Black
Tusq XL®
#1865
#1884
#1866
#1868
#1869
#1873
For Fender, unslotted
For Fender, slotted
For Fender, slotted
For Gibson,® unslotted
For Gibson,® slotted
For Epiphone, slotted
13/4"
13/4"
111/16"
129/32"
13/4"
123/32"
1/4"
1/4"
7/32"
3/8"
11/32"
11/32"
1/8"
1/8"
1/8"
3/16"
3/16"
1/4"
10"
71/4"
71/4"
12"
16"
15"
–
13/8"
13/8"
–
17/16"
13/8"
ea. $11.60
TopString
Tusq
XL® (ivory color)
Length HeightThickness Radius Spread
#1890
#1891
#1892
#1893
For Fender, unslotted
For Fender, slotted
For Gibson,® unslotted
For Gibson,® slotted
13/4"
111/16"
129/32"
13/4"
1/4"
3/16"
3/8"
3/8"
1/8"
1/8"
3/16"
3/16"
10"
71/4"
12"
16"
–
13/8"
–
17/16"
ea. $12.71
Teflon is a registered trademark of DuPont.
Tusq® Nuts and Saddles from Graph Tech
ea.
3+
#4803 $4.99 $4.44
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. #1883 has a flat bottom. #4750 has a curved bottom
with a center foot that can be filed off for use in a curved slot.
TopString
Length HeightThickness Radius Spread
® Nuts
Tusq
#4750
#1883
#1885
#1874
BIG time savers for
spot fretboard work
For Fender, slotted
For Fender, slotted
For Gibson,® slotted
For Epiphone, slotted
111/16"
13/4"
13/4"
13/4"
3/16"
1/4"
11/32"
3/8"
Tusq® Bridge Saddles for Acoustic Guitar
#3559 229/32"
#355731/32"
#3558 213/16"
#188027/8"
Mini String Spreader
Work under your strings without
removing them. Grooved for
non-slip positioning on a fret.
Made of tough nylon for long life.
Height
3/8"
7/16"
13/32"
7/16"
Thickness
3/32"
1/8"
1/8"
1/8"
Top Radius
20"
14"
12"
10"
71/4"
71/4"
16"
14"
13/8"
13/8"
17/16"
13/8"
ea. $11.60
(Measure your saddle slot width before ordering.)
String compensation
–
–
B string
Fully compensated
ea. $11.60
TIP
#1191 Set of 2 $4.83
6 | Tools, Nuts + Saddles
Length
1/8"
1/8"
3/16"
1/4"
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.
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MIX + SAVE ON ALL BONE NUTS AND SADDLES
Bone for Tone! Bone Nuts
Shaped/
Slotted
Bone Nuts
and Saddles
Blank and Shaped, Unslotted
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.
Blank
41/4" x 15/32" x 3/32" thick
#6030 Bleached
#6030-V Unbleached
$5.66
$7.32
Blank
41/4" x 15/32" x 9/64" thick
#6031Bleached
#6031-VUnbleached
$6.48
$8.98
$5.57$4.80
$7.72$6.65
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.
Blank
4" x 1/2" x 1/4" thick
#6032 $10.76
$9.25$7.96
Slotted/shaped nuts for Gibson® guitars
MIX+SAVE
Bone Bridge Saddles for Acoustic Guitars
Nut Making DVD
page 100
ea.
Bleached
any 12+ any 24+
$4.87$4.19
$6.30$5.42
Shaped 41/4" x 25/64" x 3/32" thick
Martin-style, 20" top radius
#6033 Bleached
#6033-V Unbleached
$12.96 $11.15$9.59
$13.43 $11.55$9.94
Shaped 4" x 25/64" x 1/8" thick
Gibson-style, 10" top radius
#6034 Bleached
#6034-V Unbleached
$13.60 $11.70$10.06
$13.60 $11.70$10.06
Blank
SIDE
END
SIDE
ea.
$5.20
$6.26
SIDE
#6010 Bleached
#6010-V Unbleached
Shaped 15/8" x 21/64" x 3/16" thick
with 12" top radius
#6011 Bleached
#6011-V Unbleached
$11.50 $9.89$8.51
$12.55 $10.79$9.29
Shaped 145/64" x 21/64" x 3/16" thick
with 12" top radius
#6012 Bleached
#6012-V Unbleached
$11.50 $9.89$8.51
$12.55 $10.79$9.29
$4.47$3.85
$5.38$4.63
TOP
ea.
any 12+ any 24+
Blank 23/16" x 7/16" x 1/4" thick
#6020 Bleached
$5.81 $5.00$4.30
END
SIDE
$7.09
#6020-V Unbleached
$6.10$5.25
Shaped 113/16" x 3/8" x 1/4" thick
#6022 Bleached
18" top radius; angled bottom #6022-V Unbleached
$11.76 $10.11$8.70
$12.86 $11.06$9.52
Shaped 113/16" x 21/64" x 1/4" thick
18" top radius; flat bottom
$11.76 $10.11$8.70
$12.86 $11.06$9.52
#6023 Bleached
#6023-V Unbleached
END
Blank
17/8" x 9/32" x 1/8" thick
Shaped 145/64" x 3/16" x 1/8" thick
END
SIDE
71/4" top and bottom radius
Shaped 145/64" x 3/16" x 1/8" thick
10" top and bottom radius
ea.
$4.01
$4.43
#6000 Bleached
#6000-V Unbleached
SIDE
Blank
21/8" x 3/4" x 3/16" thick
$10.92
$9.95
$9.39$8.08
$8.56$7.36
#6002 Bleached
#6002-V Unbleached
$10.92
$9.95
$9.39$8.08
$8.56$7.36
A
B
B
C
D
D
A
B
C
TopBottom
radius radius
ea.
1-13/32" (all)
15/64" (6001-VS, 6004-VS)
7/32" (6002-VS, 6003-VS)
1-45/64" (all)
1/8" (all)
any 12+
#6001-VS 71/4"71/4"$15.73
#6004-VS 71/4"Flat$15.73
#6002-VS 10"10"$15.73
#6003-VS 10"Flat$15.73
Slotted/shaped nuts for Martin guitars
C
A
D
B
Flat
Neck
bottom
Radius width
A
A
B
B
C
D
ea.
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)
any 12+
Bleached bone
ea.
any 12+ any 24+
$11.80 $10.15$8.73
C
A
D
B
Angled bottom
Neck
+
sides
Radius width
A
A
B
B
C
D
Banjo + Mandolin
Nut Blanks
ea.
any 12+
#0187
#0218
#0210
#0211
Nut
Nut
Nut
Saddle
17/8" x 9/32" x 1/8"
23/16" x 7/16" x 3/16"
23/16" x 7/16" x 1/4"
41/8" x 15/32" x 1/8"
ea. 12+36+
$3.54
$4.54
$5.13
$4.46
$3.01$2.48
$3.86$3.18
$4.36$3.59
$3.79$3.12
Shaped bridge saddles
Compensated for B string.
A
B
B
C
C
C
Radius Shape
ea.
13/32" (all)
4-1/4" (6033-VS)
4" (6034-VS)
3/32" (6033-VS)
1/8" (6034-VS)
any 12+
any 24+
#6033-VS 20"Martin $16.41 $14.11$12.14
#6034-VS 10"Gibson® $14.09 $12.12$10.43
ea.
any 12+ any 24+
#6010 Bleached bone $5.20 $4.47$3.85
#6010-V Unbleached bone $6.26 $5.38$4.63
any 24+
#6022-VS18" 13/4" $16.33 $14.04$12.08
#6024-VS18" 111/16" $16.33 $14.04$12.08
Bone is 23/16" x 7/16" x 3/16"
Pearl is 11/4" x 5/16" x 3/16"
any 24+
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)
B
Aged ivory color, with uniform density
that’s ideal for use with undersaddle pickups (a bit softer than bone). Shaping and
slotting required.
any 24+
$13.53$11.64
$13.53$11.64
$13.53$11.64
$13.53$11.64
A
Micarta® Nut + Saddle Blanks
any 24+
Slotted/shaped nuts for Fender guitars
$3.45$2.97
$3.81$3.28
#6001 Bleached bone
#6001-V Unbleached
#1526 any 12+
any 12+ any 24+
Bone Nut for Rickenbackers + Square Neck Dobro® (3/16")
END
ea.
#6023-VS18" 13/4" $16.33 $14.04$12.08
#6025-VS18" 111/16" $16.33 $14.04$12.08
Bone Nuts for Fender Guitars + Basses (1/8")
SIDE
C
String
Radius spread
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)
any 12+ any 24+
23/16" x 7/16" x 3/16" thick
Bone Nuts for Martin + Classical Guitars (1/4")
END
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
A
B
#6012-VS 12"Standard $16.22 $13.95$12.00
#6013-VS 12"Narrow $16.22 $13.95$12.00
Bone Nuts for Gibson® Guitars (3/16")
END
Tools
14% OFF when you buy any 12+ 26% OFF when you buy any 24+
ea. 12+24+
#0219Mother-of-pearl*
$10.48$9.01$7.76
#0083 Banjo 5th string nut
bone, 1/4" x 1/8" dia.$2.33 $1.98$1.63
TRADE SECRETS
Does this bone nut fit my guitar?
Repair Expert Erick Coleman shows you the
easy way to find the correct replacement nut
using our Bone Nut Sizing Guide.
stewmac.com search:
ts164
*Pearl cannot be shipped outside USA
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Nuts + Saddles | 7
MIX + SAVE
ON ALL FRETWIRE
TRADE SECRETS
15% OFF when you buy 3+
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. Note
that after frets are installed
and leveled, they can lose from
.004" to .010" in height.
Width
Crown
Supplied in clear
storage tubes to
keep your wire
organized and
your workbench
uncluttered.
Tang
Mini bar clamp supports the binding
FROM GRYPHON STRINGED INSTRUMENTS, PALO ALTO
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.
Medium/medium
Width.084"
Crown.039"
Tang.055"
#0148
For acoustic or electric guitar. Our most
popular wire for fretting Martin, Fender,
Gibson® and other guitars.
Width.095"
Crown.045"
Tang.073"
#0141
Medium/high
Width.092"
Crown.048"
Tang.062"
#0152
Medium/higher
Width.080"
Crown.050"
Tang.048"
#0155
For acoustic or electric guitar. This
size can often be redressed without
becoming too flat.
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.
MIX+
SAVE
ea.any 3+
ea.any 3+
ea.any 3+
#0148
2 feet
$4.05 $3.44
#0148-LB 1 lb (72 ft)$52.24$44.40
#0141
2 feet
$4.87 $4.14
#0141-LB 1 lb (54 ft) $51.04 $43.38
#0152
2 feet
$4.98 $4.23
#0152-LB 1 lb (54 ft) $45.15 $38.38
ea.any 3+
#0155
2 feet $4.88 $4.15
#0155-LB 1 lb (62 ft) $54.99 $46.74
Wide Fretwire .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
Wide/highest
For electric guitar or bass. Modern
jumbo fretwire as used on ESP, Jackson,
Ibanez, Kramer, and similar guitars.
ea.any 3+
#0150
2 feet
$5.72 $4.86
#0150-LB 1 lb (46 ft) $49.86 $42.38
Width.100"
Crown.050"
Tang.060"
#0154
Wide/high
ea.any 3+
Width.103"
Crown.046"
Tang.067"
#0149
Wide/medium
ea.any 3+
Width.106"
Crown.036"
Tang.074"
#0146
Wide/low
Width.110"
Crown.052"
Tang.074"
#0158
For electric guitar or bass. Extra height
for level­ing and recrowning after installation or refretting.
For electric guitar or bass. Taller than
old Gibson® jumbo wire; for leveling
new frets and retaining jumbo feel.
For electric guitar. Much lower height
than modern rock frets. Good for partial fret jobs, to match large worn frets.
Wide/pyramid
For electric guitar or bass. A little extra
height, and a unique profile with more
steeply sloped sides.
Cleaning out fret slots on a bound fretboard, I use
a mini bar clamp to hold the binding on both sides.
This lets me scrape from end to end without bump—James Hingston
ing the binding loose.
#0154
2 feet
$5.79 $4.92
#0154-LB 1 lb (48 ft) $50.79 $43.17
#0149
2 feet
$5.25 $4.46
#0149-LB 1 lb (52 ft)$49.98$42.48
ea.any 3+
Luthier’s Digital 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
A more consistent way to bevel
the ends of the frets before
final hand-dressing. Each 11/2"
x 13/4" 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 33/4" model is for shorter
fingerboards, and for spot-filing partial refrets.
#0146
2 feet
$4.44 $3.77
#0146-LB 1 lb (58 ft) $49.98 $42.48
ea.any 3+
at stewmac.com
#0158
2 ft
$5.74 $4.88
#0158-LB 1 lb (46 ft) $48.09 $40.88
Width.053"
Crown.037"
Tang.054"
#0764
Narrow/medium
Standard modern banjo and dulcimer
wire; a bit larger than vintage Martin
guitar wire or old banjo wire.
Narrow/low
Modern standard mandolin fretwire.
Sometimes used to approximate old
style small banjo fretwire.
8 | Fretwire + Fretting Tools
FRET
FRETBOARD
SAVE! #3759
Set of both files $129.47
$123.00 Fret Polishing Wheels
Smooth frets with your Dremel or Foredom
(page 33). Rubberized ceramic wheels
give your fret jobs that mirror shine and
ultra-smooth feel. Complete set includes
fine and extra fine wheels (5 each) and
1/8"-shank mandrel.
#5266 Fine wheels, 5 pack $6.83
#5267 Extra-fine wheels, 5 pk $6.83
#5268 Mandrel, 1/8"-dia. shank $3.41
Narrow fretwire sizes were used on pre-World War II acoustic guitars, and are used
on modern banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, and dulcimers.
#0147
#3760 33/4" long $55.10
#3775 71/2" long $74.37
35o
Narrow Fretwire .053" to .080" width
Width.080"
Crown.040"
Tang.062"
at stewmac.com
Essential shop gauge also measures fret height
ea.any 3+
ea.any 3+
#0147
2 feet
$4.14 $3.52
#0147-LB 1 lb (74 ft) $55.08 $46.82
#0764
2 feet
$3.19 $2.71
#0764-LB 1 lb (90 ft) $57.73 $49.07
Works on stainless
frets too!
#5269 Complete set
$17.07
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Leveling
Crowning
Dressing
STEWMAC
FRET
PRESSES
SOLVE EVERY FRETTING SITUATION
Pressing
Springloaded lever
Caul won’t
fall and dent
your work
Lock screw
for clamping
glued frets
Benchtop
fretting
factory!
Tools
Pressing frets gives more consistent results than hammering. Pressed-in frets are less likely to have
loose ends and uneven heights, because there’s no recoil from hammer blows.
“My favorite fretting tool.”
—Dan Erlewine
Selfleveling
caul with
radiused
inserts
at stewmac.com
Fret Arbor Press System
Table
with fence
Quickly fret
new unglued
fingerboards
You 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 21/2" 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 243/8" 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 doublestick tape; fret slots automatically align under
the arbor.
at stewmac.com
Jaws
Our original handheld fret press
Fret an entire bolt-on neck, or most of an acoustic neck, FAST!
Developed by fretting expert Dan Erlewine, for better control of the pressure needed to seat a fret. Self-leveling upper caul and adjusts easily to
any neck. It eliminates clamp setups, so fret jobs go faster. NEW: Now
Jaws includes 4 unique neck cauls to fit various neck shapes. Complete set
includes 5 brass inserts that cover the most common fret radii. More radii
available at stewmac.com.
#4431 Complete Jaws Set with 5 brass inserts $328.51
#4430 Jaws Fret Press
$305.16
Jaws2
Fret glued-on fingerboards too.
Contoured 12" x 23/4" x 1" cork-lined wooden
neck support is included.
#4480 Arbor press with table
#4479 Wooden neck support only
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
Includes three wooden lower cauls $117.51
$116.43
$12.30
SAVE! #4266 Jaws2 + 5 radiused inserts
SAVE! #4481 Complete: arbor, table, neck support,
and 5 radiused inserts
$199.03
$183.11
Reset loose fret ends
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 hand-press a loose
fret end while your super glue
sets too.
#1662 For jumbo fretwire
#1665 For medium fretwire
$140.86 $135.23
Extra wooden lower cauls
#4268 Flat caul
$15.28
#4269 Neck caul
$16.04
#4270 Soundhole caul $14.84
Inserts have 6", 71/4", 91/2", 12" and 16" radii.
Additional sizes available separately at lower right.
Fret Setter Includes 6", 71/4", 91/2", 12" and 16" radii.
Additional radii sold separately below.
JawsDeluxe Set Includes both Jaws fret presses!
Plus 6", 71/4", 91/2", 12", and 16" radiused inserts.
ea.
$25.06
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Fret Press Caul Set
Use your drill press!
Save $35.68
#4276 Jaws Deluxe Set $446.02 $410.34
Radiused Inserts
Fits all our fret presses. Brass, 21/2" wide.
Radius RadiusRadius
Self-leveling; 3/8" shank. Includes 6", 71/4",
91/2", 12" and 16"-radius inserts.
#4367 6"
#4370 10" #4373 16"
SAVE! #4365 Caul Set $70.30 #4368 71/4" #4371 12" #4374 20"
#4369 91/2"
#4372 14" #4375 Flat
$59.75
ea. $4.67
#4366 Caul only $46.95
Fretting Tools | 9
Leveling
Tools
Pressing
Crowning
Dressing
FRET
AND 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.
Radius-sanding Beam Attach
Stikit™ abrasive
18" length
gets the job
done fast
You can create a constant radius on an unfretted
fingerboard, or level installed frets with this unique
professional tool. The 23/4" wide x 18" extruded aluminum block is comfortable to hold, and its stiffness and
precisely machined radius 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. Makes a great clamping caul for
glue-in fret jobs too!
#5640 71/4" radius
#5641 91/2" radius
Fast, consistent fret
#5642 10" radius
leveling and fingerboard
#5643 12" radius
radiusing
Attach
Stikit™ abrasive
at stewmac.com
#5644 14" radius
#5645 16" radius
#5646 20" radius
ea. $149.99
Radius-sanding Blocks
Use 3M Stikit™ with levelers, blocks, and beams.
Radius a fretboard quickly, accurately, and without
guesswork. We make these popular 23/4"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 level­
ing, and are also handy as clamping cauls for gluing
press-fit frets.
Fret and Fingerboard Levelers
Radius fingerboards and level frets
NEW
NEW
NEW
4" blocks
#0410 71/4"radius
#0404 91/2"radius
#0411 10"radius
#041411"radius
#041212"radius
#042613"radius
#040714"radius
#040815"radius
#041316"radius
#040917"radius
#042718"radius
#042819"radius
#0402 20" radius
ea. $11.99
NEW
NEW
NEW
Sized for our radius-sanding tools, see page 43
Precision-ground for flatness
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 level
an unfretted fingerboard. The tool’s
edges are smooth to prevent gouging.
8" blocks
#0415 71/4" radius
#0405 91/2"radius
#0416 10" radius
#0406 11" radius
#0417 12" radius
#0437 13" radius
#0419 14" radius
#0420 15" radius
#0418 16" radius
#0421 17" radius
#043818"radius
#043919"radius
#040320"radius
ea. $19.34
SAVE! Essential Set of 5 When you buy this set of
our most popular radii: 71/4", 91/2", 10", 12", 16".
#0431 4" set of 5 $59.95 $47.96
#0430 8" set of 5 $96.70 $77.36
Attach
Stikit™ abrasive
at stewmac.com
#45778" $41.88
#457816"$54.44
#457924"$85.45
Fret and Fingerboard Leveling Files
Our fret leveling files have single-cut
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 6" length is for general use,
and the 3" length is for spot leveling.
Get a handle on fret work!
#0861 Fret leveler, 3"
$39.31
#0862 Fret leveler, 6"
$43.41
#0864 Fingerboard leveler, 6" $43.41
SAVE! #0860 Set of 3 Leveling Files $126.13
$118.56
Snapfile Leveling System
Unique 4-in-1 tool with magnets for fast file swaps
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.
Diamond Fret Levelers
Each of these steel sharpening blocks has an industrial
diamond-coated 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)
ea.
#5258 Coarse (325 grit)
$44.72
SAVE! #5259 All 3 Fret Leveler grits $134.16
$128.79
10 | Fretting Tools
#2251
#2252
#2253
#2254
#2255
Magnetic handle only
Diamond leveling file
Standard leveling file
Razor leveling file
Fret end beveling file
$47.04
$55.44
$32.76
$43.21
$32.76
SAVE! #2256 Complete Set $211.21
$187.98
at stewmac.com
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.
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Pressing
Dressing
Tools
Crowning
FRET Leveling
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
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.
Not sure how to start or
which tools to choose?
#1175 $14.11
at stewmac.com
3-Corner Fret Dressing Files
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 med­iumcut. Our large file has a versatile flattened triangular shape, with 45/8" x 1/2" and two 45/8" x
5/16" cutting surfaces. All files have comfortable rubber-coated handles.
at stewmac.com
#1601 Small, 73/8"
#1602 Medium, 8"
#1603 Large, 9"
$25.07
$26.41
$40.82
SAVE! #1600 Set of 3 $92.30
$86.76
Fret Dressing Stick with Micro-Mesh® Belts
Interchangeable sanding belts make this 63/8" x 1/4" tool versatile for
dressing frets. The belt rotates for a fresh sanding surface. Great for
spot-sanding drip marks in finishes too.
$3.99
#1938 Fret Dressing Stick only, no belts included
#1939 Fret Dressing Stick + 14 belts (2 of each grit) $36.78
Fret Erasers™
Sanding Belts
Packs of 5
#1940 120-grit
#1941 240-grit
#1942 320-grit
#1943 400-grit
#1944 600-grit
#1945 800-grit
#1946 1200-grit
5 pack $8.70
ESSENTIAL
FRETTING TOOL SET
The tools you’ll need for installing,
leveling, crowning, and inspecting frets.
Assembled by our experts!
#0619
#1296
#0862
#4491
#1175
#1939
#3770
#1550
Fret Cutter (page 13)
Deadblow Fretting Hammer (page 13)
6" Fret Leveler (page 10)
Double-edge Fret File (page 12)
Fret End Dressing File
Fret Dressing Stick + 14 Belts
Fret Rocker (page 16)
Fret Work book (page 99)
Set includes the
definitive fretting book
to guide you. It’s full of
great techniques, tips,
tools, and tricks!
An easy way to make frets shine
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 21/2" 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, repairman + StewMac tech advisor
#0475
#0477
#0467
#0468
#0469 2000-grit (green)
220-grit (white)
400-grit (dark blue) #0470 4000-grit (gray)
#0471 8000-grit (yellow)
800-grit (blue)
1200-grit (red)
ea. $7.13
SAVE! #0472 Set of 7 Fret Erasers $12.22 $45.92
at stewmac.com
Save $38.95!
#3125 Complete set $259.69
$220.74
Learn fretwork from a pro
Dan Erlewine DVDs
Fret Basics
Concave Fret End Files
Extra-versatile files for fret end shaping
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 (above), 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. 77/8" long;
23/4" cutting length; comfortable rubber-coated handles.
#1704 For medium frets (.080")
#1705 For wide frets (.120") ea. $49.85
SAVE! #1706 Set of both files
$99.70 $92.72
A
B
Dressing and refretting using
basic tools.
#5611 $52.45
C
Advanced Fretting Vol. 1
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.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
In-depth acoustic and electric
refretting techniques.
#5612 $52.45
Dan is the
world’s best known
guitar repair expert.
More Dan Erlewine
DVDs on page 100.
Advanced Fretting Vol. 2
Tips and techniques from expert
luthiers.
#5613 $52.45
SAVE! #5614 All 3 DVDs $157.34
$157.34
Fretting Tools | 11
Crowning
Tools
Leveling
FRETDressing
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.
Crowning files that won’t mess up carefully-leveled frets.
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Original
Z-File
Safe Edge
Z-File
Centered
Z-File
300-grit
diamond
abrasive
on offset
angles.
Smooth
safe edges
next to
300-grit
diamond
abrasive.
300-grit
diamond
abrasive
on center
groove
edges.
N E X T G E N E R AT I O N F R E T F I L E S
“It’s easy to accidentally scrape the top of a fret,
creating a low spot that can cause string buzz.
Z-Files don’t have this problem because they
don’t touch the top of the fret.”
—Erick Coleman, StewMac Tech Advisor
Z-Files restore the rounded shape, reducing the
flat tops to the thinnest possible width without
touching the height established by leveling.
SAVE! Set of 3 Z-Files
#5083 $283.20 $266.21
Versatile,
no‑chatter
files for
crowning
frets
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 51/2" overall length make the tool
comfortable to hold.
Each model is dual-grit: Reverse the file in the
handle to switch from 150 to 300-grit surfaces
Cross-sections
For narrow, medium or wide frets
#4454 Narrow
#4455 Medium
#4456 Wide
ea. $75.99
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.
Offset shape like the Original,
but with a smooth, noncutting safe edge to ride on
the fret, guiding your strokes
as you cut one side of the fret.
Original Z-File
Safe Edge Z-File
#5082 $94.40
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.
Centered Edge Z-File
#5081 $94.40
#5080 $94.40
Offset Diamond Fret Files
Dual edges and better clearance
These popular dual-edge steel fret files have 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, allowing better
control than toothed fret files. 81/2" x 1" x 5/32".
#5053 150-grit file
ea.
#5054 300-grit file
$123.22
SAVE! #5059 Both files $246.44
$234.12
Double-edge Fret Files
For shaping any size fretwire
Used in busy repair shops worldwide. Each file has two different 4" concave cutting
edges. Available with toothed edges or edges electro-coated with micro industrial
diamonds. Diamond edges are super-tough and round the frets more smoothly,
for cleaner filing without chatter marks. Each file is 73/8" x 5/8" with a comfortable
rubber-coated handle.
Toothed edge files
Diamond edge files, 300 grit
#4490 For narrow + medium frets
#4491 For wide + jumbo frets
ea. $42.40
#5075 For narrow + medium frets
#5076 For wide + jumbo frets
ea. $93.19
#5052 Set of both $186.38 $175.20
Quarter-round Fret File
3 interchangeable
concave burrs
Shapes frets from the sides
Three-in-one Fret File
A versatile file featuring three interchangeable concave
burrs for recrowning frets. The steel shank is angled for
efficiency and for clearance over a guitar body. Useful
for narrow, medium, and wide fret widths. Replacement
burrs available at stewmac.com.
#0685 File with 3 burrs $53.48
12 | Fretting Tools
Each edge 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 41/2" long and extend approx. 080"
above the fretboard. The file is 3/8" wide, with a turned
hardwood handle and brass ferrule.
#4089 $52.18
Tap-Ease™ Lubricant
Extend the life of your files! Page 36
Fingerboard Guards
Stainless steel guards to protect
your fingerboard during fret filing or polishing. Rubber bands to
secure the guards included.
#3744 Set of 6 for guitar $11.86
#3745 Set of 4 for bass $14.65
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Tools
NEW
“Extremely well made, heavy
duty, and a pleasure to use.”
Interchangeable anvils
(included) allow the
nippers to accomodate narrow , medium
and wide fret wire.
StewMac Fret Tang Nipper
Improved design: one tool fits all fret sizes!
A repair shop favorite, Bill Collings (of Collings
Guitars) inspired this clever tool for undercutting
fretwire to fit over neck bindings. Simply 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.
Comes with three quick-change anvil plates for
Small, Medium and Large fretwire. This handles
the entire range of fret sizes from 0.053" to 0.120".
Hardened-steel cuts clean and stays sharp. Rubber
coated handles for a comfortable, non-slip grip. Tool
measures 73/4" long.
#1645 $49.99
–D. Rogers, Jackson WY
StewMac
FRET CUTTER
tools + ideas for guitarmaking
at stewmac.com
The best tool for trimming fretwire ends
Our custom-made steel cutter has features just for
luthiers that you won’t find on hardware store nippers.
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 rubber-coated
handles allow better access to the frets over a guitar
body too. 8" length.
#0619 $30.43
TIP
Using stainless steel fretwire? We’ve found
all of our fretting tools can be used with
stainless steel fretwire without premature
wear, with the exception of our Fret Tang
Nipper.
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Fret Bending Pliers
We’ve ground a fret tang slot into these special 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 rubber-covered
handles.
#1696 $46.70
Deadblow Fretting Hammer
We fitted this durable hammer with a machined brass
convex face just for fretting. The shock-absorbing shotfilled 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. 91/2" length;
13/16" striking surface. Steel-reinforced handle.
Fret Crimper
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 rubber-coated Crimps
the tang to
handles.
fit oversize fret slots
#4900 Fret Crimper $83.93
#1296 $27.03
Fret Barber
Dan Erlewine designed this
ingenious tool for removing
fret tang barbs, controlling
fret compression, and relieving neck backbow. Pull the
tang between the adjustable
file jaws as needed for the
desired fit. Instructions and
gauged shims are included.
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FretBender
Eliminates tedious hand-bending of fretwire for radiused
fretboards. 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 consistent. The sturdy 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.
Fretting Hammer
at stewmac.com
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. 91/2" hardwood handle.
#4895 $26.03
#0350 $131.20
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Replacement
Hammer Faces
#4896 Plastic $2.36
#4897 Brass $10.75
Trims fret barbs
#4363 Fret Barber $78.70
Fret Tang Resizing Tool Set
Buy the Fret Crimper and Fret Barber together
and save $13.01!
SAVE! #4901 $162.63
$149.62
Fretting Tools | 13
Tools
ERLEWINE NECK JIG
Fretwork without guesswork
Fret Scale Rules
Determine fret spacings and layout
fretboards accurately
12 popular scales on 3 rules
Order the Neck Jig
with our ShopStand
and Angle Vise as
shown here and
SAVE. See page 20.
Accurate rules made of durable stainless steel.
Precisely etched, easy-to-read markings on
both sides.
#0800 For Gibson® guitars
24.562" Gibson® (249/16"), 24.625" Gibson® (245/8"),
24.750" Gibson® (243/4"), 25.300" Gibson® long
Gibson® has historically referred to all three shorter
scales as 243/4". For more info, see: stewmac.com/
fretscales
at stewmac.com
#0801 For Fender/PRS/classical
25.5" Fender, 25" PRS/Dobro®/National,
650mm classical, 660mm classical
The revolutionary string tension simulator is more
versatile than ever!
#0802 For Martin/mandolin/banjo
24.90" Martin short, 25.34" Martin long,
137/8" mandolin, 263/16" banjo
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.
Martin “long” scale is commonly referred to
as 25.4" but measures 25.34".
Adjusts for any fretted instrument. All components
ea. $31.45
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!
SAVE! #0806 Set of 3 rules $94.35
$74.73
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
#5399 $486.68
Fewer chips,
cleaner refrets,
less work.
Labor saver!
Fret Slotting
Table Saw Blade
Slot fret­­boards quickly, cleanly and precisely, right on
your own table saw. 6"-dia­meter 100-tooth high-speed
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
Be sure your fretwire will fit!
Fret Slot Depth Gauge
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.
#0600 $146.90
14 | Fretting Tools
Fret Puller and Chip Stoppers
Specially designed to minimize chip-out when pulling
frets. The Fret Puller lifts the fret tang while the Chip
Stopper protects the wood. The .010" and .020" Chip
Stopper thicknesses work for a variety of fret sizes; if
a second pass is needed, simply stack another Chip
Stopper on top.
#1637 Fret Puller
#1158 Chip Stoppers, set of 2
$27.77
$10.64
#1654 Fret Puller + Chip Stoppers Set $38.41
$32.65
at stewmac.com
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. The edges work with
all popular radiused and flat fretboards.
#5435 $5.20
Teflon® Fret Dam
6" square sheet of non-stick Teflon®. Trim a piece to fit into a fret
slot, forming a barrier to help
keep your epoxy or super glue
out of the slot.
ea.
3+
#0487 $5.23
$4.45
Teflon is a registered trademark of DuPont.
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StewMac
Tools
FRET SLOTTING
MITER BOX
tools + ideas for guitarmaking
Adjustable Fret Slotting Saw
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. 13/4" blade depth.
Shown with StewMac
Fret Scale Template,
sold separately
at stewmac.com
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 27/8" 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.
Helping-hand thumbwheels hold the fingerboard, leaving your hands free for sawing.
#5745 Adjustable saw
$52.24
#5744 Non-adjustable model $44.08
Japanese Fret Saw
Saw precise fret scales
without measuring
Teeth
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.
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: 193/4"
• Cutting length: 93/4"
• Blade depth: 13/4"
• Traditional bamboo handle
• Rigid nickel-plated steel spine
#5756 Adjustable model
$51.62
#5755 Non-adjustable model $43.46
“You won’t believe how
smoothly this system works.”
Your blade glides between
adjustable ball-bearing guides.
No binding and no jamming.
Smooth as glass.
#2230 Fret Slotting Miter box only$196.13
SAVE! #2231 Miter Box + Fret Slotting Saw (left)
$240.21 $228.20
SAVE! #2232 Miter Box + Japanese Fret Saw (left)
$239.59 $227.61
—Don MacRostie, StewMac R&D
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 263/16" and mandolin 137/8"
#4909 Uke: 15" concert and 133/4" soprano
#4910 Uke: 173/32" tenor and 201/8" baritone
*Gibson® has historically referred to all three shorter
scales as 243/4". Details at stewmac.com/fretscales
**Martin Dreadnought scale is commonly
referred to as 25.4" but measures 25.34".
ea. $42.89
Clean or deepen
old fret slots
Fret Slot Cleaning Tool
Refret Saws
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. 51/8" traditional bamboo handle; time-saving
9/16" pull-cut and 1/2" push-cut edges.
#3615 $33.55
at stewmac.com
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. Use them in order of thickness 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.
#3604 .015" blade thickness
#3602 .020" blade thickness
#3605 .025" blade thickness
#4870 With 2 chisels
$16.28
at stewmac.com #4871 Replacement chisel $0.99
Fret Slot Cleaning Tool Set
Fret Slot Cleaning Tool + the .020" Refret Saw.
ea. $19.37
SAVE! #3611 Set of 3 Refret Saws $58.11
$48.81
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
A superior tool for scraping away
wood chips and old glue from fret
slots, for better fret seating. 51/2"
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.
SAVE! #3603 $35.65
$31.73
Fretting Tools | 15
A guitar tech favorite!
This gauge measures:
• String height
• Nut height
• Saddle height
• Saddle slot depth
• Fret slot depth on
unbound fretboards
• Polepiece height
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String Action Gauge
Precision
Straightedge
“This gauge measures in ways that regular rulers can’t.” —Dan Erlewine
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
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height scale: just slide it across the frets and read the measurement under the string. It’s faster
#0670Inches
to use than any ruler, and stays parallel to the fingerboard. Much easier than trying to hold
#0670-MMetric
a ruler perpendicular to a rounded fret. The back of the gauge displays a handy time-saving
fractional/decimal/metric conversion chart.
ea. $19.90
Understring
Radius Gauges
Notched Straightedge
SAVE!
BASIC SETUP KIT
Make any guitar play better!
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.
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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 11/2" tool is satin-finished for easy marking with
a pencil, and is designed for accuracy to ±.0015" per foot.
For guitars
For basses
One edge works for Gibson® long
scale, plus Fender and Martin fretboards. The other edge fits Gibson’s
243/4" scale, plus 25" Paul Reed Smith
and Dobro® scale. 161/2" long.
#3814 $90.11
#3813 Fits 34" (Fender) and
35" scale basses. 225/8" long.
#3812 Fits 30 to 301/2" scale
basses, and 28" to 30.2" scale
baritone guitars. 19" long.
ea. $92.65
Reads the fretboard
instead of the frets
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
Machinist Grade Steel
7
9
6
8
5
7
4
6
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.
2
4
3
5
StewMac Shop Rule
8
12
20
16
24
28
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3
4
5
8
12
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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.
1.5
#4958
1
$21.47 0.5
4
StewMac Luthier’s Square
8
10
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.
8
16 | Fretting & Setup Tools
STEWMAC PRECISION STEEL RULES
#3849 12" $42.92
#3850 18" $58.76
#3799 24" $75.64
#3800 36"$132.12
12
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
at stewmac.com
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 15/16" edges are versatile for any fretted instrument.
Made of heat-treated stainless steel for durability and
scratch resistance.
#3770 $27.75
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.
16
4-in-1 mini
straightedge
Pinpoints
high frets
Stewmac Precision Straightedges
20
Fret Rocker
“An absolute necessity. It is dead accurate
and well-made!” –D. Mullin, Woodstock CT
8
4
Great for matching bridge saddle heights to
fretboard curvature, for easy playability. Set of 9
(details on page 17).
#3910
Complete Set
#3910-M Complete Set, metric
ea. $109.64 $105.25
20
16
12
Tools
String Action
Gauge
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#4905 Inches
#4905-M Metric
ea. $19.16
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Our 3 most popular tool sets, combined!
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.
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#4942 Complete set
#4942-M Complete set, metric
ea. $669.55 $569.12
Tools
GUITAR SHOP
STARTER SET
Fret Work book and Luthier’s
Digital Caliper included!
Essential Nut
Making Tool Set
(details on page 4)
SAVE
$100.43
“Without a doubt, the best.”
Essential Fretting Tool Set
(details on page 11)
–L. Martin, Syracuse NY
Basic Setup Kit
(details on page 16)
Understring
Radius Gauges
Accurately radiused arc on the top and
bottom surfaces, fits easily under the
strings. Use the bottom curvature to
determine your fret­board radius, and
the matching top curvature as a guide
for setting bridge saddle heights. Handy
for matching pick­up pole­piece heights
to the arc of the strings too. Precision
laser-cut from .050" stainless steel, the
set of nine includes 71/4", 91/2", 10", 12", 14",
15", 16", 17", and 20" radii. The standard
set works for guitar/bass string spreads
up to 25/8" wide.
Slim
profile
Find your fretboard radius
and set your saddles to match Extra-wide Set Covers string spreads
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Screw Removal Pliers
Stripped screw head? No problem!
Standard Set
Extra-wide
Each set includes 9 gauges.
up to 33/4"—enough for 4-string, 5-string,
and many 6-string basses. They’ll also
handle 7-string, and 8-string guitars.
#0353 Standard Set $30.98
#0359 Extra-wide Set $43.00
Radius Gauges
Fretboard profiling • Bridge setups • Polepiece heights
8 standard radii,
durable stainless steel
“A necessity for fret work or setup work.”
—Dan Erlewine
It’s easy to see
a nonmatching
radius
A must-have for determining a finger­board’s radius, maintaining
its profile for fret work, and for shaping a compound-radius fret­
board. 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 71/4", 91/2", 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 31/4" 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
…and a radius
that matches
Our radius gauges have a
matte finish and the optimum thickness to let you see
the gap between the gauge
and the fingerboard clearly.
Specially designed pliers 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.
#1644 $29.95
Extractor and plug
cutter for damaged
screws
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.
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
Tuner screw Bore around
is broken off! the screw…
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Cut a plug
to match…
Complete kit
Complete Radius Gauges Set
SAVE! #5434 2 Radius Gages + 4 Notched Radius Gauges
$73.71 $69.29
Extract the
screw…
Glue and trim Drill a new
the plug…
screw hole.
• Screw extractor
• Plug cutter
• 3/16" drill bit
• Acrylic alignment guide
• Instructions
#1709 $69.00
Tools | 17
String Spreaders
Tools
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. Finishfriendly rubberized coating
protects the neck. 33/8" long,
set of 2.
Measure precise
neck relief in actual
playing position
Neck Relief Gauge
Adjust fretboard straightness quickly and precisely. 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
Neck Relief Gauge and
Nut Slotting Gauge Set
Order together for the ultimate
precision setups! Nut Slotting
Gauge info on page 6.
SAVE! #2005 $182.49
$173.37
Low Tack
Protective Tape
set
set, 3+
#4802$11.32$10.07
Dan Erlewine’s favorite
In his writings and Trade Secrets,
Dan Erlewine often mentions “sign painter’s tape” for
protecting guitars while working. Here it is: the wide,
low-tack 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
touch-ups. 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
Neck Set Gauge with Straightedge
The gauge indicates the exact
distance between the plane
of the fret tops and the top of
the sound­board, the ideal presaddle bridge height.
Finds the correct neck angle and bridge height
Guitarmaker Bryan Galloup suggested this unique device
that brings precision to complicated neck setting. It attaches to our 24" 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 Neck Set Gauge only
Thanks to repairman Dave
Lynch for refining this tool.
$55.55
SAVE! #5247 Neck Set Gauge + 24" Straightedge
$131.19
$118.07
It also measures the distance
between the plane of the fret
tops and the top of the bridge.
Apply­this 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.
Top Deflection Gauge
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
Tune-o-medic
Bridge Jack
The Bridge Jack lets you
ra i s e a Tu n e - o - m at i c
bridge to adjust the height
thumbwheels, without
loosening the strings
and without marring the
wheels. Made of strong
stainless steel, with selfadhesive felt pads to help
protect the guitar top.
#4557 Tune-o-medic Bridge jack $42.07
#4557-F Replacement pad
$2.15
Tune-o-medic Stop
Tailpiece Wrench
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.
Our thanks to guitar techs Paul
Verticchio and Jerry Barnstable
for suggesting this handy tool.
#4618 $38.38
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 new
holes when needed.
#4559 $27.69
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.
Reset a neck without guesswork. Record a measurement
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.
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Tune-o-medic Tool Set
Makes installing, adjusting, and replacing Tune-omatic guitar bridges and ‘stop’ tailpieces faster and
easier! Includes the 3 products listed above.
at stewmac.com
SAVE! #4560 $108.14
$97.33
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StewMac exclusive!
A drawer full of tools in the palm of your hand
Tools
Be ready for any
truss rod job!
Guitar Tech Screwdriver Set
A set every guitar tinkerer will love and use every day
in the shop and on tour. We’ve compiled essential bits
specifically for guitar hardware, plus a 41/8" easy-grip
handle with rotating cap for fingertip control. The interchangeable bits snap easily into the magnetic shaft,
and a handy 13/8" 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.
Truss Rod Wrench Set
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.
SAVE! #6100 Set of 17 wrenches (below) $174.99
$148.74
Set includes 36 bits:
Pocket Truss
Rod Wrenches
Get a grip on
worn truss rod
nuts
Steel hex wrenches
with 11/8" “bullet”
socket that fits into
recessed access
cavities.
#6104 For 1/4" nut
#6105 For 9/32" nut
#6106 For 5/16" nut
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• 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
#3000 Complete Set
This tool will
save your neck!
at stewmac.com
ea. $9.43
#6112 Set of 3 wrenches $28.29
Gripper 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. 121/2" with
comfortable rubberized handles.
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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 cross-threaded,
frozen, or broken off. You
can’t adjust the neck.
Straight wrenches
#6107-G For 1/8" Allen nut
#6113-G For 4mm Allen nut
#6115-G For 3/16" Allen nut
#6108-G For 5mm Allen nut
Soundhole truss rod wrenches
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.
#6209 1/8" single-bend; 55/8" reach $9.98
#6211 1/8" triple-bend; 53/4" reach
$9.98
#6110 5mm single-bend; 2" reach $9.43
#6114 5mm single-bend; 41/2" reach $9.43
#6212 4mm triple-bend; 53/4" reach $9.98
Hex truss rod wrenches
Heavy-duty wrenches for hex truss rod
nuts. 103/4" length keeps your knuckles
safely away from the peghead.
#6101 For 1/4" nut
#6102 For 9/32" nut
ea.
#6103 For 5/16" (Gibson®) nut
$10.99
Allen truss rod wrenches
Allen ball end can work at an angle in
recessed cavities. 121/2" length for peghead clearance.
#6107 1/8"
ea.
#6115 3/16"
#6113 4mm
#6108 5mm $10.99
Truss rod wrenches for Fender
#6111 fits a slotted truss rod nut without
marring it. 3/8" blade width; 103/4" overall. #6210 is 1/8" Allen right-angle with
handle, for tuner clearance on 6-in-line
pegheads.
#6111 $10.99
#6210 $9.98
$39.64
#3011 Extra Handle
$8.35
#3012 Extra Capture Bit$2.15
#3013 Extra Mini Wire Brush$4.07
ea.
$10.99
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.
#6209-G 1/8" single-bend; 55/8" reach $9.98
#6211-G 1/8" triple-bend; 53/4" reach
$9.98
#6110-G 5mm single-bend; 2" reach $9.43
#6114-G 5mm single-bend; 41/2" reach $9.43
#6212-G 4mm triple-bend; 53/4" reach $9.98
1 The cutter removes
wood around the
damaged rod, making
room for new threads.
Right-angle Gripper for Fender
1/8" Allen Gripper wrench with handle, for tuner clearance
on 6-in-line pegheads. 2" reach.
#6210-G $9.98
2 The die cuts clean new
threads on the exposed
rod. The rod is ready for
the nut again.
SAVE! #6099 Set of 10 wrenches (above) $102.74
$90.41
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.
Fender neck
#6138 $6.25
The kit fits 10/32-thread
rods in Gibsons® and
Fenders. A brass pilot
guides the cutter into a
Fender access hole.
The complete kit includes cutter, threading die,
pilot, wrench, 4 spacers and instructions.
#5680 Complete set
Tele is a registered trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
$261.72
#5681 Extra spacers, set of 4 $15.23
Truss Rod Tools + More | 19
Tools
Non-slip
urethane
jaw faces
Each jaw rotates 360°
with smooth nylon-core
adjustable tension nuts
Handwheel with
removable fastcrank handle
360° swivel
mounting
GUITAR REPAIR VISE
We added guitar shop-friendly features
you won’t find in look-alike vises.
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 neck or body
securely. The sturdy riser/support ring can be
installed below your bench for 8" vise height, or
above it for 93/4" height. A strong threaded rod with
a beefy wing nut is supplied for mounting the vise
quickly and easily on any bench­­top up to 41/2" thick.
Roller bearing for
smooth jaw closure
ERLEWINE SHOPSTAND
Double your
workspace!
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.
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Base size 10" x 10".
Floor bolts required.
Adjusts
from
28" to 36"
height
Fisch Forstner
Wave Cutter Bit, 11/16"
Clean-cutting, perfect sized bit
mounting our Guitar Repair Vise. #4498 $30.85
#1813 Guitar Repair Vice
$156.50
#5192 Bolt for mounting to ShopStand $7.42
Versatile space-saving workbench alternative
360° ball
bearing
column
rotation
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Turn a tiny patch of floor space
into the hub of your workshop:
mount a Guitar Repair Vise on a
ShopStand with a Body Board.
StewMac Body Board
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 tucks out of the way when you don’t.
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#5390 $192.82
#1814 $62.88
Fisch Brad Point Drill Bit Sets
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. 4" x 11/2" jaws open to 4".
Vise tilts from -10 degrees to 120 degrees.
#1820 Angle Vise $66.60
Clean holes, no chip-out
Brad point bits help eliminate chipping 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.
Brad point
o
r
Standard twist bit
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.
SAVE! #5391 ShopStand + Guitar Repair Vise $356.74
$335.34
The Neck Jig Workstation
Includes the ShopStand + 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.
SAVE! #5394 $746.10
$686.41
20 | Vises + Peghead Tools
#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 and Stud Bushing Bits
#4846 10mm peghole bit for
modern sealed tuners, including
Gotoh, Schaller, Grover, Schertler
and Sperzel.
Erlewine Neck
Jig on page 14
Rear Peghole Reamer
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.
#4847 11mm bridge/tailpiece bit
for modern solidbody guitar mounting stud bushings, including Gotoh,
Wilkinson/Gotoh, Schaller, TonePros
and Hipshot.
ea. $7.21
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
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Tools
No more
misaligned pegholes!
Tuner Drill Jig
For Slotted
Pegheads
Install tuner bushings without
risking your peghead’s finish
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 (13/8") 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.
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-degree 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 by hand. Made of hardened steel.
#1695 $33.02
Tuner Drill Jigs
Guide your hand drill correctly for perfect 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
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 (left).
Depth-Stop Mini Bits
Peghead Bushing Reamers
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.
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 1/16"/.063"
#1711 No.50/.070"
#1712 5/64"/.078"
#1713 No.44/.086"
#1714 3/32"/.094"
#1715 No.38/.101"
#1716 7/64"/.109"
Important! Measure your bushings before ordering, or refer
to the spec drawings shown with the tuners in this catalog
or at stewmac.com.
#2066 .290"
#2061 .328"
#2062 .340"
#2063 .348"
#2065 .393"
ea.
$18.11
Purple
White
Blue
Pink
Green
Yellow
Black
NEW
For 3-in-line, with 1/2" dia. pegholes, standard post spacing: 13/8" $32.54
For 3-in-line, with 5/16" dia. pegholes, standard post spacing: 13/8" $32.54
For 6-in-line, with 1/4" dia. pegholes, Fender post spacing: 15/16" $34.64
For 6-in-line, with 5/16" dia. pegholes, Fender post spacing: 15/16" $34.64
Tuner Pin Drill Jig
ea. $5.51
SAVE! #1717 Set of all 7 bits $38.57
$35.48
SAVE! #2060 Set of 5 $90.55
$84.21
NEW
#2070
#2078
#2071
#2079
1-step Peghole Drill Bit
For Grover, Schaller, and Gotoh sealed tuners
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
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
TUNER BUSHING
PRESS
Peghole Reamers
Damage-free tuner
bushing installation
and removal
Install
bushing
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.
#0460 $55.94
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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.
Taper
Cutting length
#0344 Standard .200" to .375"
#0343 Large
.312" to .625"
5.63" $60.73
7.88" $131.07
Peg Shaper
The standard shop tool for accurately tapering tuning pegs up to
3/8" in diameter.
#0346 $98.00
Peghead Tools | 21
Traditional Cam Clamps
Tools
Soundhole Clamps
Made of hardwood and steel,
for years of daily use
Reach where other clamps 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 17/8" and have knurled
thumbscrews, height-adjustable lower
jaw screws for clearance of soundboard
braces, and jaw feet that swivel to
conform to uneven surfaces.
Leveling screw gives extra support for
clamping bridges and braces
They’re fast, light and easy to use, giving
strong pressure for instrument assembly.
Crafted from sturdy maple and rustresistant galvanized spring steel, for years
of daily use. The jaws have a protective cork
lining. Slide the upper jaw into position
and flip the offset cam lever to tighten
the clamp. Small clamp has 41/2" depth;
the large clamp is 81/2" deep. Both sizes
open to 8".
Throat depth
#2010 5"
#2011 7" with leveler
#2012 9" with leveler
#2013 11" with leveler
ea.
$16.79
$20.83
$28.77
$32.30
3+
6+
$13.60$12.09
$16.87$15.00
$23.30$20.71
$26.16$23.26
ea.3+6+
#3721 Small $18.19 $16.92$15.46
#3723 Large $19.57 $18.20$16.63
Mini Cam Clamp
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 thick felt disk
that can be glued on to help prevent
wood dents.
We recommend Shoe Goo®
adhesive for attaching felt to
clamping cauls.
Lighter and slimmer than our standard cam clamps
Snap-on
for a bigger
footprint
#2014
#2014 Flat clamp caul
#2015 Grooved clamp caul
#2015
$2.71
$3.56
at stewmac.com
ea.3+6+
#3867 $15.20 $14.14$12.92
SAVE! #2016 Set (2 flat + 2 grooved) $12.54
$10.66
Scissor Jack
Ibex Bridge Clamp
Works where your arm can’t reach!
Magnets make alignment easy
A sturdy cast aluminum clamp with 11/2"
maximum opening and 6" throat depth,
for gluing a bridge or brace through a
guitar soundhole. Designed by pioneering luthier Irving Sloane.
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 21/4" to 43/4". Attach the 107/8"
extension cable and use it where your arm can’t reach.
Powerful positioning magnets are attached to glueresistant 13/4" diameter cauls: they
help you align the jack with your
own magnet-embedded cauls,
in versatile ways that make your
work much easier.
ea.
3+
#0682 $38.15 $35.48
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.
#3543 $23.00
ea.
3+
#0490 $103.57 $92.18
Double-notched
end caps fit most
brace profiles
Kerfing Clamps
Small and strong, perfect for
gluing kerfed linings
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
TRADE SECRETS
Kerfing Clamps are stronger than they look! If the metal part of a clamp
contacts wood, it could leave a light indent. Generally this doesn’t matter, since this wood is removed while sanding and when you rout for
binding. If you put binding tape where the metal meets the wood, you
can avoid this altogether.
22 | Clamping Tools
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. 53/8" depth; opens to 63/4".
at stewmac.com
Camless Clamps
Special clamps for tight spots
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 41/2" depth; the large clamp is 81/2" deep. Both
sizes open to 81/4".
Camless clamps work better
along tight curved edges.
No jumbled cam levers!
ea.3+6+
#3708 Small $21.28 $19.79$18.09
#3709 Large $22.87 $21.27$19.44
Protective Felt
A thick 10" x 10" felt sheet you can cut with scissors to
any shape you need. Makes clamp cauls instrumentfriendly. Great for padding your work surfaces too.
ea.
3+
#2017 $5.72 $5.09
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GO-BAR CLAMPING
Tools
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.
StewMac
Spool Clamps
Assembly clamps with a different twist
The simple workhorse spool clamp for soundboard/
back assembly, made faster and easier with a hardwood
handle. 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 finish-friendly 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.
SAVE!
Complete Go-bar Sets
Deck hardware kit, 25 Go-bars, two sanding discs, concave sound­board and back dishes, and instructions. You
supply the plywood.
TopBack
radiusradius
#4731 For Martin 40-ft. 15-ft.
#4732 For modern 28-ft. 20-ft.
ea.
$538.54
$511.61
Individual Go-bars
Made of rugged flexible fiberglass. For use with the Gobar Clamping System, or use them in your own setup.
Each bar measures 24" x 1/2" x 5/32"
ea.
25+
#4734 $5.46 $4.15
Concave upper side
Underside
Rigid CNC-machined fiberboard dishes solve the problem of clamping guitar braces, soundboards and backs
to standard curvatures. Add a self-adhesive sandpaper
disc for easy non-slip clamping, and for sanding guitar
braces accurately.
#6086 15' radius (Martin back)
#6087 20' radius (modern back)
#6088 28' radius (modern soundboard)
#6089 40' radius (Martin soundboard)
ea. $103.72
#6085 50-grit sanding disc (24" dia.) Max. opening 51/4", clamping depth 9/16", handle length 4"
$36.73
These super heavy-duty
versions are more versatile
than standard F-clamps.
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
31/4" throat depth; the large clamp
opens to 10" with 43/4" throat. ea.3+6+
Bridge Clamping Caul
Our clamping caul needs
only a single extra clamp.
Made of 57/8" x 1" aluminum, it has a slightly
arched bottom to fit most
bridges on flattop steelstring guitars. It’s padded with thick protective
cork on the underside
and on the thumbscrew-­
adjustable end clamps.
#4600 $38.52
#4740 For Dreadnought
#4741 For 12-fret 000
$33.37
$33.37
Bending Iron
The most popular
iron for bending wet
or steamed side wood. Crafted from
61/4" 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 customthreaded to accept our optional extender
(21/4" long x 1/2" dia). A StewMac exclusive,
this feature lets you bend tight curves for
violins and F-style mandolins.
#0688
Violin/Mandolin Extender $10.97
6 pack 6 pk, 3+
#4602 6 pack $5.23 $4.13
Flexible, needs no cauls
A quick way to glue a fingerboard
without cumbersome cauls, and
a practical solution for radiused
fingerboards.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Sets include long + short spreaders with cauls.
#0689 120v AC $214.99
#4049 220v AC $214.99
Fingerboard Band Clamp
Metal posts and hardware for making a sturdy Go-bar
deck. We provide complete instructions; you provide
plywood top and base.
#4733 $121.14
#4738 For Dreadnought $162.23
#4739 For 12-fret 000 $162.23
Additional spreader sets
Swivel Handle Clamps
Bridge Locating Pins Reusable 15/8" tapered non-stick
polyethylene pins align a pin bridge for gluing.
Go-bar
Hardware Kit
Our shop foreman Todd Sams wowed us with these
innovative molds. Made of strong non-warping 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.
#3715 Set of 6 $35.36
#3704 Small $23.72 $22.06$20.16
#3705 Large $35.39 $32.91$30.08
Concave Radiused Dishes for Go-bars
Fast, easy setup
StewMac Guitar Assembly Molds
ea.
4+
#3109 $4.56 $3.97
Side Bending Strap
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
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
Clamping Tools | 23
Tools
StewMac
CRACK REPAIR TOOLS
tools + ideas for guitarmaking
Fixes the nastiest cracks!
Handles tough jobs, like a warped split in a guitar side.
1. The exclusive cleat cutter produces neat, round gluing
patches that span the crack.
Makes a hard to
reach gluing job
easy & precise
Crack in the
soundboard
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 available separately at stewmac.com
Air gun requires compressed air.
How it works:
Crack clamp
applies tension
Brace
Gluing Wedge
Air gun
Cracked
top, side
or back
Wire
Glue-resistant
crack clamp
Pin vise
Hardened steel
cleat cutter
at stewmac.com
#6270 Complete set $93.59
StewMac Guitar
Repair Magnets
Cleat cutter
produces uniform
gluing cleats from
any tonewood
Wooden
gluing cleat
Brass anchor
pulls cleat into
gluing position
Includes 3 pipettes (trim to length).
Extras on page 44. Glue notincluded.
Get a BIG VIEW
of your guitar’s
interior!
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 nickelplated rare earth magnets, countersunk on both sides
for handy attachment to cauls and tools.
Our knurled brass magnet handle has an
attachment screw to fit the countersunk holes.
It makes moving and separating these powerful magnets a lot easier.
Gently shims open the gap under a loose guitar brace
and injects glue right where you need it. Invented by
Dan Erlewine, this one-hand solution makes working
through a guitar soundhole a lot easier. Crafted of
rugged machined brass and shaped to fit your hand,
the tool uses a replaceable plastic pipette as a glue
reservoir. Just squeeze to inject glue through a groove
on the bottom of the wedge. It works for most brace
sizes. Instructions included.
#0200 $59.94
Fieldpiece LED Extension Mirror
Bright LED mini flashlight with an adjustable
pivoting mirror attachment. It telescopes
out to 301/2", to light areas deep inside large
instruments that are hard to reach with most
mirrors. Batteries included.
#3225 $22.95
Telescoping Guitar Mirror
An essential guitar repair tool. Swivel joints
allow viewing from almost any angle.
Telescopes up to 11".
#0362 $12.65
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 71/2" x 12"
flat viewing surface, for the big picture of the guitar’s
interior. Durable mirrored acrylic; supplied untaped.
Warning: keep these magnets away from children,
electronic equipment, and pacemakers!
#5124 $22.72
Fits inside acoustic
guitar bodies!
Easy to
align from
outside the
guitar!
Align crack repair patches
or sand dried glue in
hard-to-reach areas
inside an instrument.
#4637 Magnet
#4638 Magnet
Use a pair of 1" magnets
to magnetize a pickup or
change its polarity.
Height x dia.
1/8" x 1/2"
1/8" x 1"
ea.
4+
12+
$4.69 $4.03$3.14 $8.99 $7.73$6.02 #4639 Brass magnet handle $4.97 $4.27$3.33
SAVE! #4640 Magnet Set
2 magnets of each size + 2 handles $37.30
$34.32
TIP
Use a thin pad of felt or leather under the
exterior magnet to protect delicate finishes.
Keep magnets away from pickups and
electronics.
24 | Repair + Acoustic Body Interior Tools
StewMac Magnetic Mirror Set
Repairman Gene Imbody suggested this versatile
inspection mirror, an ingenious use of our guitar repair
magnets. Powerful interior and exterior 1"-dia­meter
magnets let you position the 15/8" x 21/2" 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 $41.27
StewMac Cordless Guitar Inspection Light
Fits inside an acoustic guitar body through the soundhole. No cables will get in your way 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 for charging.
ea.
3+
#1578 $31.45 $28.30
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T.J. THOMPSON REPAIR TOOLS
Learn more with Dan Erlewine
These tools might look a bit puzzling
at first, so we made free videos of
Dan Erlewine demonstrating how to
use each of T.J. Thompson’s cleverly
designed tools.
at stewmac.com
Turn your drill press
into a precision sander
Tools
We’re big fans of T.J. Thompson. He’s famous for restoring
the most valuable vintage Martins. To get his exacting
results, T.J. makes himself some great tools. We’re glad
he shares them with us!
Luthier’s Friend™
Sanding Station
The Luthier’s Friend is an affordable way to thickness-sand wood
up to 23/4" 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
Robo-Sander
bindings, finger­boards, nuts and
Dust collector
Abrasive Sleeves
shroud
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.
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
Brace Gluing Cauls
Specially designed Nylon cauls to
protect guitar braces from clamps
during gluing. Inner curves fit
scalloped braces. Set of 2 includes a
narrow and a wide caul.
Sliding Vise
is handy for squaringup small parts like
nuts and saddles.
#4609 $41.67
#5660 Sanding Station
$175.75
#5661 Sliding Vise
$25.00
#5659 Sanding Station + Sliding Vise $200.75
A clear guitar top
shows caul in use
Bridge Gluing Cauls
™
Robo-Sander
Glue-resistant cauls pefectly shaped
to the contours of Martin guitar
bridges and bridge plates. Includes 2
bridge end cauls, 1 bridge top caul, 2
bridge plate cauls, and 2 rubber pads.
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.
Dia. x height
#5662 1" x 2"
#5663 2" x 3"
#5664 3" x 3"
#5665 Set of 3
#4608 $46.67
A clear guitar top
shows cauls in use
$19.93
$26.90
$44.67
$91.50
Top Crack Corrector
For fixing cracks in delicate soundboards. Matched inner/outer cauls
are pulled together by magnets to
glue TJ’s unique patching cleats:
feather-thin strips of spruce.
The Luthier’s Friend
works only with the
2" x 3" Robo-Sander.
Abrasive sleeves
Dia. x height Grit
#5666 1" x 2"
#5667 1" x 2"
#5668 2" x 3"
#5669 2" x 3"
#5670 2" x 3"
#5671 3" x 3"
#5672 3" x 3"
50
80
50
80
120*
50
80
ea.
$0.87
$0.87
$1.76
$1.76
$1.76
$2.35
$2.35
*120-grit sleeve is sized for thickness-sanding with the Luthier’s Friend™ Sanding Station only.
Includes 6 clear acrylic cauls, 3 powerful magnets, and 5 spruce cleats. Extra maple/rosewood/mahogany cleats at stewmac.com.
#4610 Top Crack Corrector $125.00
#4631 Blank cauls, set of 3 $60.00
Cutaway
guitar top
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 speciallymachined 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
while installing and tightening the clamps. Instructions included.
#1380 Set of 5 $129.00
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
MAG-ic Probe BLE Thickness Gauge
Works where a traditional caliper can’t!
The MAG-ic Probe electronically measures the distance between the sensing probe
and a magnetic ball. As the probe follows the outer surface of an instrument top or
back, the magnet follows on the inside, jumping over braces and tone bars. You get
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". Two
magnets are included, one for guitars and large instruments, and a smaller one that
can fit through the f-holes of mandolins. Connects via Bluetooth to your iOS or Android
device, or by USB (cable included) to your Windows PC or Mac.
#4096 $349.00
Tools | 25
StewMac
Tools
ULTIMATE SCRAPERS
Revolutionary wood surfacing tools
Refined by luthier Al Carruth, these 1/8" thick scrapers
are much beefier than standard scraper blades. They
work in both directions without flexing, and with less
chattering. 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.
#0623 Rectangle
$34.99
#0631 Original
$34.99
#0632 Mini
$26.99
#0655
#0615
#0628
For archtop
guitars,
violins and
mandolins
“The best mini scraper on the
planet!” –S. Newman, England
#0625
#0626
#0627
Scraper Blades
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
BodyBlade
lengthwidth ea.
#033025mm 8mm
#069730mm10mm
#068736mm12mm
#0331 47mm18mm
Convex
$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
26 | Tools for Shaping
Large scrapers have a variety of contours for trimming bindings, neck profiling, fingerboard surfacing,
archtop contouring and graduating, wood deburring,
acoustic bridge shaping, and more. Mini scrapers are
for smoothing smaller areas with finer control. Among
their many uses, the concave/convex version is handy
for acoustic guitar bridge contouring, and the oval
scraper makes quick work of spot-leveling drop-fill finish
repairs. All are supplied unburnished.
Large Scrapers
#0625 Concave/convex 131/32" x 117/64" x .016" $7.33
#0626 Oval
125/32" x 13/16" x .008" $6.81
#0627 Rectangular
125/32" x 63/64" x .016" $8.38
Mini Scrapers
#0628 Curved ends
2" x 6" x .028"
$6.70
#0654 Rectangular
21/2" x 6" x .028"
$7.18
#0655 French curve
31/8" x 51/8" x .028" $10.12
Cambered Square
NEW Woodpeckers Mighty Mini-Scraper
Solid carbide blade starts sharp, stays sharp
Features a solid carbide blade with 4 long-lasting edges.
Unsurpassed glue removal, wet or dry. Gets into tight
corners other scrapers and sandpaper can’t reach.
Cleans easily and won’t rust.
#0665 Mini-Scraper with Cambered Blade $21.99
#0666 Cambered Replacement Blade
$11.99
#0667 Square Replacement Blade
$11.99
SAVE! Complete Scraper Set
Set of 6 Scraper Blades above. #0630 $46.52 $42.80
Scraper Burnisher
Nothing else smooths bodies,
bindings and fingerboards like a
sharp scraper, and this ingenious
hardwood/steel burnisher quickly
gives your scraper keen micro- Draw out a burr
planed edges. It can sharpen a
variety of sizes, shapes and thicknesses. Instructions included.
#3416-B $18.99
Turn the “hook”
Pillar File
This compact file’s versatility has made it a favorite at
Martin Guitars. 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. 81/8" x 1/2"
overall, with 51/2" cutting surfaces. Tapered thickness, from
1/8" to 3/32".
#4175 $10.45
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Small
Tools
“These rasps make neck
carving a joy!”
—John Knutson, luthier
#0842
Tapered
Large
#3062
Razor Files
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 95/8".
The easy-grip 35/8" handle allows safe, comfortable
use. The small files are for shaping tight contours,
corners and small surfaces. Each file has a 37/8" x 3/8"
cutting surface (the flat file cuts on both faces) and
77/8" length.
#4161 Large, flat
at stewmac.com
#4162
#4165
#4166
#4178
#4179
Large, curved ea. $53.09
Small, flat
Small, curved ea. $31.98
Tapered, flat
Tapered, curved ea. $78.23
#4171 Set of all 6 files Teeth are individually
hand-struck
#4152
Wood shaping made super efficient!
$326.60
MIX + SAVE ON TWO CHERRIES CHISELS
#4154
Unequaled for neck shaping and 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 machinemade 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 peg­holes, delicate neck shaping, and
more. The set includes half-round, round, flat, square
and 3-corner files. 81/2" with 00-cut (38 teeth/inch).
#0842 Set of 5 $58.01
“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
13/16"
Dan
Erlewine’s
favorite
chisels!
7/8"
#4151 Large coarse
#4152 Large fine
ea. $54.84
#4154 Small coarse
#4155 Small fine
ea. $34.42
#4157 Double-radius coarse
#4158 Double-radius fine
ea. $44.34
Micro Chisel Set
Set of four 51/2" wood-handled model maker’s chisels, perfect for trimming nut and saddle slots, or for
removing dried glue around frets and braces. The
“dog-leg” chisel tips give you precise fingertip control.
2mm, 2.4mm, 2.75mm and 3.25mm cutting widths.
Two Cherries Wood Chisels
Handmade in Germany from premium forged heattreated steel, to hold an edge far longer than most
other chisels. Each is fitted with an octagonal lacquered
hornbeam handle and steel ferrules.
#1618 4mm (5/32") width $35.40 #1619
6mm (15/64") width $35.40 #1623
12mm (15/32") width $35.40
#1624 18mm (45/64") width $37.55 #1625
24mm (15/16") width $44.15 SAVE! #1627 Set of all 5 chisels $187.90
$159.71
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. 51/2" long with 21/2" cutting surfaces.
#3062 Set of 5 $17.64
Dragon Hand-cut Rasps
15/8"
ea. Quality steel files with rubber-coated handles, in the
most useful sizes for detailed work.
#4157
Buy any 2+ Two Cherries Chisels and save 15%
Specialty Files for Guitarmakers
#1628 Set of 4 $51.45
any 2+
$30.09
$30.09
$30.09
$31.92
$37.53
Razor sharp
blades for
building and
repair
Thickness
Caliper
Two Cherries Guitar Brace Chisel
The unique “S” profile gives easier access than a
straight chisel when scalloping braces or feathering the ends of tone bars. High quality, 51/4" steel
blade,
balanced wooden handle.
ea. any 2+
#1614 10mm (3/8") width $37.40 $31.79
#1616 16mm (5/8") width $37.40 $31.79
#1617 20mm (3/4") width$37.40$31.79
SAVE! #1635 Set of all 3 chisels $112.20
$95.37
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.
#5193Inches ea.
#5193-M Metric $140.57
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Hock Tools Violin Knives
Sturdy knives that don’t flex like a hobby knife. They’re
strong enough for heavy work, such as cutting a bridge
plate or beveling a repair cleat. The wide blade can be
used like a spokeshave to carve a guitar neck. Made of
tempered, high carbon steel, they hold their edge and
are easily resharpened. 7" overall length.
#0613 Wide blade
#0612 Medium blade #0611 Fine blade
$33.00
$32.00
$31.00
#0616 Set of all 3 blades $96.00
Tools for Shaping | 27
Tools
Acoustic Guitar Neck Joint
Templates and Router Bits
NEW
Complicated joints made easy
Clear acrylic templates let you easily align
and cut accurate neck joints with your
router. Each set includes 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 carbidetipped for long life, with a 1/4" shank and
1/2" guide bearing.
Dovetail joint
Router bits
ea.
#4781 Dovetail
#4782 Straight mortise/tenon $32.35
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
StewMac Hex Screwdrivers
Long reach and greater torque
Neck Set Sandpaper
Guitar Neck
Removal Jig
Fine tune your neck
reset jobs
Clean, fast
dovetail joint
disassembly
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
#4059
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 below). Loosen the fretboard extension with
a heating iron (at right) and our #4464 removal knife
(page 31). Instructions included.
#4737 $111.05
Comfortable handles provide more turning power
than little L-shaped wrenches. With sizes clearly
printed on the grips, these wrenches are hard to
lose—no more digging through a box of Allen keys
to find the right one! Sizes range to fit small guitar
hardware and large set screws found on shop tools
and equipment. Quality steel with non-slip comfort
handles. 7" total length.
#3045
#3044
#3043
#3042
#3041
#3040
Hex width: 1/4"
Hex width: 3/16"
Hex width: 5/32"
Hex width: 1/8"
Hex width: 3/32"
Hex width: 1/16" ea. $4.15
#3061 Set of 6 $24.90
#1610
#1609
#1607
#1608
Neck Joint Steamer
Needle and 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 31/2" x 5/64" injector
needle, insulating rubber
handle, hose rated for heat
and pressure, and a hose
clamp for attachment to a
pressure cooker or espresso
machine.
#4059 Needle, hose, clamp $46.12
#4056 Needle + hose adapter$28.55
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
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
Radiused for
Gibson guitars
bridge removal
that have 14 frets
to the body.
#4607 $81.74
Removal knives
on page 31
with Dan Erlewine
2-hour DVD, page 100
28 | Tools
Long-nose Pliers 2"-deep serrated jaws for
extra reach and good grip, with side cutter for lightduty jobs. 63/8" overall.
#1610 $10.45
Round-nose Bending Pliers Spring-tension
Wire Cutter 1/2"-deep spring-tension side cutters for guitar wiring. 41/2" overall. (Not for use on
guitar strings.)
#1607 $10.45
Monitor your heating iron
Neck Resets
Durable, high quality hand tools you’ll use every
day 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.
SAVE! #1612 Set of all 4 pliers + cutters $35.52
$30.19
5/8" conical jaws safely grip and bend wiring for
soldering jobs. 43/4" overall.
#1609 $10.45
Surface Thermometer
Place this 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.
Guitar Shop Pliers and Cutters
String Cutter Heavy-duty hardened side cutter
#4603 $47.35
with spring tension. 43/4" length fits a guitar case. 5/8"
cutting length.
#1608 $10.45
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Handy
pocket-size
guitar wrench
OptiVisor Headband Magnifier
This flip-up magnifier frees your hands for close
work. It features removable optically-ground 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. Two AA batteries
included.
#1687 OptiVisor with lights $83.30
at stewmac.com
#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
Guitar Tech Wrench Set
These wrenches are slim enough to slide
under control knobs and into tight spaces, but
tough enough for professional repair shops.
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.
#3691 Guitar Tech Wrench Set $10.45
ESP Multi Spanner
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.
#1344 $11.00
#3693 Guitar Tech Wrench Set
+ Screwdriver Set (page 19) $45.08
Pull the jack back!
at stewmac.com
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 brass tool is bendable, and works in nearly
any f-hole or round-hole guitar. Quickly installs 1/4"
endpin jacks too.
#0107
18" length
at stewmac.com
$13.60
Jack The Gripper
From repairman Frank Ford, this ingenious
tool 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.
at stewmac.com
#0814 $43.35
Bullet™ Jack Tightener
Endpin Jack
Wrench
Pain-free installation!
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.
Patent pending.
#3545 $11.99
10mm, for Schaller, Gotoh,
and Grover tuner bushings
7/16", for Alpha control pots
1/2", for output jacks, CTS pots
ea.
$7.86
SAVE! #5893 Complete Guitar Nutdrivers set $23.58
$20.99
#1699 $19.44
Tele® Jack Installation Tool and Jack Cup
Ball-end Hex Keys
Loose Tele output jack? Now you can easily install or remove the jack
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 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.
When ordinary Allen keys won’t work,
try these industrial-grade steel wrenches. Hex ball-ends work at angles up to
25-degree. 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
#0136
#4321 Tele Jack Installation Tool $19.47
#0135
#5890
#5891
#5892
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 chuck-style
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.
Installs, removes, or tightens the jack
#4321
For pots, jacks, and tuner bushings. 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. 61/2" length.
Adjustable Toggle
Switch Wrench
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 Grip-Tip™ into the jack,
and turn the tool’s handle to
tighten the nut.
#1810 $34.13
Guitar Nutdrivers
ea. 3+10+
#0135 Jack cup (chrome) $7.96 $6.85$5.81
#0136 Jack retainer clip $1.03 $0.89$0.75
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
For hard-to-reach hardware
#3317 Set of 7 (Metric):
1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm,
3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm $8.58
Tools | 29
Tools
at stewmac.com
BridgeSaver
Tools
Fit your bridge
pins accurately
Bridge Pin Hole Reamers
Photos at right: 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.
at stewmac.com
Fit bridge pins and endpins accurately with these special
wooden-handled steel reamers. Semi-fluted cutting
edges help keep the hole round. The 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 vintagestyle pins, and modern Martin pins.
#3227 3-degree
#3229 5-degree
Bridge Plate Repair Tool
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.
ea.
$68.93
SAVE! #3230 Both reamers $137.86
$132.35
Peghole Reamers, page 21
12
3
1 Worn original pin holes
2 Dished for wooden plug
3 Plugged and redrilled
#5240 $157.28
MIX + SAVE ON BRIDGE SLOTTING TOOLS
Buy any 2+ Bridge Slotting Saws or Files and save 10%
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.
Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Saw
Bridge Pin Hole Chamfer Tool
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
Our handmade pull-stroke
13/4" 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.
Cutaway
guitar top
Thompson Belly Reducers
Lifesavers for older acoustic guitars
#5803 .028"
#5804 .051"
ea. $20.27
MIX+SAVE
any 2+ $18.24
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 while installing and tightening the clamps.
Instructions included.
#1380 Set of 5 $129.00
Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Files
at stewmac.com
Assures proper
bridge angle and
foot contour
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. 57/8" length;
chrome alloy steel. The
.028" file is for unwound
strings. #5807 .028" #5809 .051" #5811 .087"
#5808 .043" #5810 .067"
ea. $21.53
MIX+SAVE
T.J. Thompson recommends heating the flatteners to
150°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
any 2+ $19.38
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
30 | Tools for Bridges
Bridge Bolts
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 4 pack $12.55
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Get a better
saddle fit
Plate Mate
JLD Bridge Doctor
As installed
in Breedlove guitars
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.
Quick fix for a worn bridge plate
Saddle Slot Levelers
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. String spread
#363321/8"
ea.
#363723/16"
$24.18
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 115/16" 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.
#3067 For 1/8" slot
ea.
#3068 For 3/32" slot $18.85
ea.
3+
#3694 $22.50 $20.02
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).
ea.
3+
#3695 $52.75 $46.95
TOOLS FOR DISASSEMBLY
Bridge/
Fingerboard
Removal
Knife
Heating iron,
page 28
Here’s a highly
versatile tool
for removing an
acoustic guitar
bridge, pickguard
or fingerboard
extension. This
wooden-handled flat spatula has a 37/8" 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 33/4" x 3/4" carbon steel blade has a long knife
edge to enter cracks and separate glue seams.
Hardwood handle.
“I saw this in
use at Martin’s repair
shop 20 years ago. I’ve
wanted one ever since.”
—Dan Erlewine
Saddlematic
Pinpoints the correct bridge saddle location
Bridge
Spatula
Great for removing bridges and pickguards
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 21/2" x 5" x .012" stainless
steel blade is super-stiff. 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
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.
1 Place the block
against the nut.
3 Turn the
Saddlematic
180 degrees.
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.
#4462 $39.53
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 21/8" and
pre-war 21/32" spreads.
Top arch
Bridge pin spacings
#4465 $10.27
Wing contour
Back roundover
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.
31/2" blade is ground thin for flexibility. 71/2" overall
length.
The Intonator
Finds accurate
saddle placement
and compensation
StewMac
exclusive
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
#1287 $6.28
Knife cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
#0672 $13.07
Tools | 31
Tools
Unique solution
for soundboard
bellying
Tools
PRECISION ROUTER BASE
Inlay cavities • Fret slots
Saddle slots and more
A more stable
and versatile way
to support your
Dremel
#1188
#1187
#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
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.
#5260 Precision Router Base $56.94
TIP
#5155
#1188 For inlay routing. 3/32"
shank;* width of cut .055".
Package of 6.
$13.25
at stewmac.com
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.
Mini Router Bits
for Dremel + Foredom®
SAVE! Complete Precision Router Set
Save when you buy the complete set. Includes
Precision Router Base, Edge guide, 5/16" router bit,
and Mini Air Pump.
#5263 Complete Precision Router Set $127.89
$115.10
#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
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.
#1190
*Bits with 3/32"
shank require
#0681 collet
(below)when
used with a
Dremel.
Solid Carbide Downcut Bits
Solid carbide reverse-spiral flutes cut cleaner “no fuzz”
cavities for inlay work. 11/2" length; 1/8" shank.
For inlay routing + saddle slots
Edge Guide
#1180
Width of cut
#5153
#51533/32"
#51541/8"
#5154
For fine detail inlay routing
Note: these bits are fragile. For
routing intricate details only.
#4324 $34.59
#5150
#5151
#5152
ea. $19.48
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. 120v AC.
#5262 $18.00
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.
Dremel® 4000: High Performance Rotary Tool
#5150
Width of cut
#5151
1/32"
3/64"
1/16"
#5152
3+ $17.92
#5155 All 5 bits
$97.40
$86.69
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
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
Inlay saddle slots, purfling channels, and more
The Dremel is a long-time favorite in guitar shops, for smallscale precision routing, grinding, cutting and polishing. Dial in
speeds from 5000 to 35,000 rpm, for woods, plastics and metals.
Dremel’s ball-bearing 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.
Includes a 32 piece accessory/bit set, rugged storage case,
1/8" collet, 6' power cord.
#0358 Complete outfit, 120v AC $107.61
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
32 | Tools for Bridges
On/Off Footswitch
No more reaching for the
power switch! Hands-free
operation when using
power tools. Measures 31/2"
x 7", includes a 7' power
cord. For 115v AC, 15 amp
machines.
#2140 $26.90
TRADE SECRETS
Clamp the Dremel + Router Base upside-down
on your workbench, and use the bottom of
the router base as a mini drum sander, as Dan
Erlewine did for a Gibson L-1 archtop bridge.
stewmac.com search:
ts111
ts164
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Soundhole and 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"-di­a ­m eter cuts. Simply mount the
centerpin through the soundboard and into
your workboard. The router base adjusts the
cutting depth.
#0686 $86.90
Tools
Works for
guitars
and ukes
Foredom®
Flexible‑shaft Power Tool
Featuring our Precision Router Base
Power and versatility for precision
routing without bogging down
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.
Includes:
Motor • Flexible shaft • Custom handpiece • Foot control
Motor hanger • Handpiece rest • Precision Router Base
Router base and Dremel not included. Downcut bits (page 32)
produce the cleanest results.
#5328 115v AC
#5329 230v AC
ea.
$422.54
$405.64
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 Works with Dremel,® Bosch® Colt router, or other
to help level the jig on arched guitars. trimmers
Cutter alignment, slot length and width
are precisely adjustable. Works great for
split saddles too. Instructions included.
Clamps, Precision Router Base and router
not included. Drill the Colt adapter plate
to fit other laminate trimmers.
#4043 $189.72
#4561
#4562
A compact router table for shaping and leveling small parts
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: 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
Please note: This routing table is designed to fit the Bosch Colt Router,
but is adaptable for other models. Router is not included, page 35
#5730 $89.90
Purfling and Soundhole
Router Guide
Binding 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.
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 precision-machined alum­
i­num and brass, it’s great for routing the edges
Works
where
of archtop instruments,
where
a standard
a standard
router base tips and cuts
an incorrect ledge.
router base
It installs easily on Dremel
4000, 400XPR,
won’trotary
work tools, and
MultiPro™ or Professional
Black+Decker Wizard™/ RTX™ tools, replacing
the threaded plastic collar on the tool housing
(fits 12 threads per inch).
Dremel not included.
#4032
The Otter™ Compact Routing Table
Solution for archtop instruments
Fits your
Dremel tool
#4407 $51.65
Carbide-tipped Binding Router Bits
Cutaway
view
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.
#5248 Binding Router Guide $46.06
ea.
3+
#4032 Carbide-tipped router bit $18.36 $16.34
ea.
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.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Binding bit sets for your shop router:
Cut channels for practically any binding combinations, page 35
Routing Tools | 33
NATURAL WOOD BINDINGS
These machined fine woods make beautiful edge trim.
Unbent, approx. 331/2" x .080" x .250". Available with
.010"/.020"/.010" triple lamination at the bottom edge
(w=white fiber; b=black). Cocobolo is an oily wood, we
recommend cleaning it with acetone and gluing with
epoxy or super glue.
Bindings
Actual size
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!
ea.12+
#2020 Rosewood*
$3.97 $3.18
#2021 Rosewood, w/b/w*
$5.87 $4.70
#1976 $12.50
Flammable: Cannot ship by
air or outside the USA.
#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
PLASTIC BINDINGS
#5774 White
#5784 Black
.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
#2019 Cocobolo, b/w/b*
$8.99 $7.19
.040" x .250"
#5781 White $4.94 $4.30
#5791 Black $4.94 $4.30
#4395 Cream $4.94 $4.30
#2028 Bloodwood
$3.56 $2.85
.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
.090" x .565"
#5782 White $9.50 $8.26
#5792 Black $9.50 $8.26
#4397 Cream $9.50 $8.26
#2027 Curly koa, b/w/b
$11.13 $8.90
#2018 Cocobolo*
$6.58 $5.26
#2029 Bloodwood, b/w/b
$5.94 $4.75
*Cannot be shipped outside the USA.
NATURAL WOOD PURFLINGS
Herringbone purfling
Wood/fiber, .140" wide x 1/16" x 32". Use
two strips per Dread­nought top.
#1026
1761
1762
1763
1028
1764
1765
1766
1767
1768
Laminate your bindings
using our Binding Laminator and acetone:
A black/white/black/white .010" strips.
B .020" black and .040" white.
C .020" white + .020" black, oriented sideways.
Brush acetone
between
binding strips
Laminator
presses and
aligns the strips
Pull
laminated
binding out
Binding Laminator
Made of non-stick mater­ial, it holds the bindings
together while you brush on ace­tone to instantly
laminate the plastic. Internal spring pressure holds
any combination of thicknesses. Instructions and
two glue brushes are included.
#4200 $24.61
ea.
6+
Use .565" binding for Gibson® Les Paul® guitar tops.
StewMac Binding Scraper
Zipper backstrip 1/4" x 1/8" x 23".
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.
ea.
6+
#1027
C
$4.19 $3.65
$4.19 $3.65
.010" x .075"
#1020 Straight
$5.94 $5.35
#4724 Bent set of 2 set
set, 6+
for Dreadnought $11.28 $10.15
B
Actual size cross-sections
ea.
4+
#2026 Curly koa
$8.59 $6.87
#1020
A
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.
#1026 $8.73 $7.86
D-28 backstrip .175" x 1/8" x 23".
#4200 $24.61
at stewmac.com
ea.
6+
See more scrapers on page 26
#1027 $7.02 $6.32
Laminated purflings 7/64" deep
x 311/2" long (b=black fiber; w=white
natural maple).
Laser-Cut Wood Binding Set
ea.
6+
Hardwood bindings and trim from one piece of wood
#1761 .020" b/w
#1762 .040" b/w
#1763 .040" w/b/w
#1028 .060" w/b/w
#1764 .040" b/w/b
#1765 .060" b/w/b
#1766 .047" b/w/b/w
#1767 .080" b/w/b/w
$2.61
$2.63
$3.08
$3.50
$3.50
$3.49
$4.03
$4.10
$2.35
$2.37
$2.77
$3.15
$3.15
$3.14
$3.63
$3.69
Maple purflings .020" x 3/32" x 311/2".
Package of 6.
#1768-B Black
#1768-W Natural
34 | Binding Tools + Supplies
6 pack
$9.29
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
*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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StewMac recommends
Bosch® Colt Router
TRUECHANNEL BINDING ROUTER JIG
#0489 $114.95
Cut perfectly squared binding
ledges on archtop instruments
at stewmac.com
Bindings
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
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
“For wooden bindings, I cut first with a fine
saw then use the Miter Blade to shave it to
the precise miter.” —Dan Erlewine
Plywood cradle
Your router glides
vertically as you guide
the body of the instrument along the cutter
bearing.
V-groove ball-bearing
rollers and a heavy
duty support post
make the jig smooth,
steady and precise.
Support
brackets
Support post +
router carriage
$275.73
#5993 TrueChannel jig complete
#5994 TrueChannel complete, includes
#1298 router bit set (below) $379.25 $348.91
Collet centering pin, acrylic template, instructions.
Make your own plywood cradle shapes:
#5991 TrueChannel jig (no plywood cradle)
TrueChannel Router base
Rout clean,
precise ledges
for practically
any binding
combinations
$255.94
#5992 TrueChannel jig (no plywood cradle),
with #1298 router bit set
$359.46 $330.70
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.
.040" .060" .070" .090" .100" .120" .150" .200" and flush bearings
Bearings only (actual depth of cut)
#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
ea. $6.27
Binding Tape
Stiffness and hightack 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.
#1298 $103.52
Complete set Includes all 19 bearing sizes.
A practical money-saving set for repair shops.
#1297 $157.20
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
at stewmac.com
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, form-fitting
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.
ea.
3+
#0678 3/4" x 60-yard roll$5.74 $5.11
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
$7.30
#5650 Mounting kit for alternate routers
A standard router base
tilts on an archtop instrument; the bindings won’t
fit right. TrueChannel
keeps the router vertical.
Bindings fit correctly.
StewMac
Miter Blade for Binding
#1256 Narrow bands, 15 pack $19.74
#1257 Wide bands, 5 pack
$11.50
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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
Binding Tools + Supplies | 35
Inlays
Get creative
with pearl inlays
Mother-of-Pearl and Abalone Blanks
For cutting custom inlays. Each 1 oz package contains a variety of shapes and sizes, usually sufficient for cutting a
fairly elaborate pattern. Blank pieces are .050" thick.
1oz packages
PackPack, 4+
#0950 White pearl
$30.35 $24.58
#4450 Figured white pearl $36.23 $29.35
#4451 Gold pearl
$37.01 $29.98
#0959 Green abalone
$49.98 $40.48
White pearl
familiar “figured”
or “swirled” pale
shell
Gold pearl
yellow on at
least one side;
aged look
Figured white
pearl
white pearl
with more
pronounced
figuring
Paua/green
abalone
colorful greens,
blues, and
purples
Individual blanks
ea.
#1996 White pearl, 1" x 2" $9.35
#1992 Gold pearl, 1" x 1"
$4.04
#1982 Paua abalone, 1" x 1" $8.66
Pearl + abalone cannot be shipped outside USA.
Abalam®
Laminated Abalone
Cut larger inlay patterns with less
waste. These popular .050" x 21/2" x
41/2" blanks are made of colorful Paua
shell in thin epoxy-bonded layers.
Each layer is a patchwork of small
color-matched pieces.
Curved
ea.
3+
#4444 $73.30 $65.24
Straight
Abalam® laminated shell U.S. patent #5,776,581
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.
Inside dia.
#1198 Green, straight —
#1199 Green, curved 4.92"
#4426 Paua, straight
—
#4427 Paua, curved
4.92"
Pack
$16.57
$22.59
$20.72
$26.92
Pack, 3+
$14.08
$19.20
$17.61
$22.88
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 into the channel. Fast
and easy! The strip is .062" x ea.
6+
.095" x 36".
#4469 $3.10 $2.48
Herringbone Rosette
Black/white 3-ring set, 3/64" thick.
Approx. 49/32" inside dia. and
53/4" outside dia. Commonly
istalled with the ends of the ring
trimmed, butted and covered by
the fretboard.
ea.
3+
#1504 $9.91 $7.83
Zipflex® Abalone Purfling
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.
#1480 .047" width $26.40
#1481 .064" width $27.75
#1482 .079" width $30.40
36 | Bindings, Inlays + Trim
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
Pearl Inlay (p. 99)
dust blower nozzle
book included!
• Mini air pump and hose
• Cutting lubricant
#5195 Complete Set $104.23 $88.60
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 frame only
$22.68
#0664 Extra-fine blades, 12 pack $4.91
#0662 Fine blades, 12 pack
$4.91
#0663 Medium blades, 12 pack $4.91
Pearl Cutting Jig
#5262
# 5194
Our wooden 14" x 21/2" 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 (120v AC) + 4' hose $18.00
Inlay Tracing Scribe
Fine-point 41/4" double-end steel scribe for tracing pearl
outlines on wood.Leaves a close-fitting guide for your
routing tool.
#1672 $11.55
Guitar Trim Blanks
ABS plastic for making a neck
heel cap and end trim for an
acoustic body. 11/8" x 8" x .060".
#5780 White ea. 12+
#5790 Black $3.99 $3.51
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
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Add flash to any guitar!
PRE-CUT INLAYS
Actual sizes
Pearl
Abalone
#0972
#5685
Flat .050" mother-of-pearl or .060" pearloid
acrylic, accurately cut into vintage shapes,
ready to inlay.
Not just for Les Pauls! Add these inlays to
the fretboard of any guitar for a custom look!
For Gibson® Les Paul® Standard
9-piece sets.set
set, 3+
#5685 White pearl $48.79 $43.42
#5685-IPPearloid
$31.72 $29.50
We cannot ship genuine pearl or abalone products outside the USA. Pearloid
acrylic can be shipped internationally.
Les Paul is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corporation.
Downcut Inlay Bits
Rout more precise
inlay cavities
Solid carbide reverse-spiral flutes cut precise
“no-fuzz” cavities for inlay work. 11/2" length;
1/8" shank. For Dremel or Fore­dom tools.
#5155
Standard
bit: fuzzy
Downcut
bit: clean
#5150, #5151 and #5152 are fragile.
Use only for routing intricate details.
Width of cut
#5150 1/32"
#5151 3/64"
#5152 1/16"
#5153 3/32"
#5154 1/8"
ea.
$19.48
3+
per size
$17.92
#5155 Set of all 5 bits
$97.40 $86.69
Precision Router
Base, page 32
Essential Engraving Set
Tools to get you started with engraving. Includes instructions and sample patterns for developing your skills.
#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
6mm (15/64") dot
#0016 Black plastic$0.59 $0.51 $0.46
6.7mm (17/64") dot
#0012 Black plastic$0.59 $0.51 $0.46
6.35mm (1/4")
dot
Vintage Fender
#0011 White
#0011-G Gold
#0011-A Abalone
#0011-IP Pearloid
#0011-CL Clay*
$0.74
$0.77
$0.79
$0.48
$1.35
$0.52
$0.54
$0.55
$0.42
$1.17
$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
11.5mm (29/64")
diamond
#0007 White $2.19 $1.53 $1.31
#0007-A Abalone $2.40 $1.68 $1.44
#0007-IP Pearloid $1.50 $1.05 $0.90
14.5mm (37/64")
diamond
#0008 White $2.30 $1.61 $1.38
#0008-A Abalone $2.61 $1.83 $1.57
#0008-IP Pearloid $1.56 $1.09 $0.94
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 #0248 White $2.54 $1.78 $1.52
(15/32") star
#0248-A Abalone $2.84 $1.99 $1.70
#0248-IP Pearloid $1.73 $1.21 $1.04
Fretboard
Side Dots Onglette
curves; fine lines
Flat
lettering; lining
Square
general purpose
Set includes:
Onglette, flat, and square gravers with handles • Doubleend steel scribe for guidelines • Pattern tracing stylus for
transferring designs to pearl • Laskin’s engraving filler •
Instructions and sample patterns • James E. Patterson’s
definitive Pearl Inlay book (page 99)
Tips shown enlarged
#1673 Complete Essential Engraving Set $75.52
Components available individually at stewmac.com
2.38mm (3/32")
side dots,
package of 10
Clay dots are .060" Corian
®
with cream vintage Fender
look
#1856 Black, for ebony (1 oz jar)
#1858 Brown, for rosewood (1 oz jar)
ea.
$9.88
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
$4.94
$5.22
$5.35
$3.20
$3.63
50+
$3.95
$4.18
$4.28
$2.56
$2.90
Perfect for dimly-lit stages and dark clubs. They charge
quickly from any light source.
#0011-GR Fretboard Dots, Green
#0011-IB Fretboard Dots, Ice Blue
ea. Inlay Filler Colors Powdered opaque pigments for mixing with epoxy
ea. 10+
#0964 White $5.81
#0964-G Gold $6.14
#0964-A Abalone$6.29
#0964-IP Pearloid$3.77
#0964-CL Clay* $4.27
Glow in the Dark Dots
$0.90 when inlaying pearl.
ea.25+
100+
4mm (5/32")
dot
25+
$0.78
#0963-GR Side Dots, Green
#0963-IB Side Dots, Ice Blue
100+
$0.70
10 pack
$6.75
Side Dot Plastic 6" rods for position dots on a fretboard edge.
#0483 White, 1/16"
#0484 Black, 1/16"
#1358 White, 3/32"
#1359 Black, 3/32"
24+
ea.
per part #
$1.27 $0.84
Bindings, Inlays + Trim | 37
Inlays
Inlay Sets for Les Paul®
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
White pearl, gold pearl, paua abalone, and pearloid acrylic.
Perfectly round 0.050" thick dots with natural swirls and figuring.
Pearloid is .060" thick. Sold individually.
Pickguards
Ball-bearing Router Bits
Carbide-tipped bits with 1/2" cutting height, for use
with our pickguard/body cavity tem­p lates (below). The ball-bearing guide matches the cutting
diameter, and the long 1/4"-dia­m eter 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
Pickguard Screws
Phillips ovalhead, for
counter­­sunk pickguards.
NEW
Relic options feature a
played-in, worn look
Foil
shield
SAVE! #0565 Both $61.50
$56.58
Extra bearings
#1288 For 3/8" bit $6.20
#1289 For 1/2" bit $5.88
*#0583 includes two bearings.
Pickguards
for Strat®
Laser-cut
for accuracy
Pickguard and Body Cavity
Routing Templates
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.
#1083 P-90 pickup cavity / pickguard cutout,
+ Gibson® mini humbucker cavity
#1094 Gibson® humbucker cavity
#1095 Humbucker pickguard cutout
#1096 Strat® (or Tele® neck pickup) cavity
#1097 Strat® pickguard cutout
#1099 Tele® bridge pickup cavity
#1103 P Bass® cavity / pickguard cutout
#1111 Jazz Bass® neck pickup cavity /
pickguard cutout
#1090 Jazz Bass® bridge pickup
cavity / pickguard cutout
ea. $5.83
#1117 Rear cavity for our # 0081 cover
plate (at right); set of 2 templates$17.59
ea.
Laminations / mounting holes
ea.
3+
$24.09 $17.83
$24.09 $17.83
.060" single-ply, or .100" laminated.
NEW
ea.
$11.81
$23.63
$11.81
$18.52
$35.28
$18.52
$23.52
$24.57
3+
$10.04
$20.09
$10.04
$15.74
$29.99
$15.74
$19.99
$20.88
.084" single-ply, early ’50s style. 5 screw holes.
For full-size hum­­buckers.
.100" thick, with 1" x 21/4"
chrome bracket and screws.
#1126 Black/white/black
#1127 Cream
ea.
3+
#0059 Neck pickup rout (Tele®)
#0058 No pickup rout (Esquire®)
ea.
$31.45 $26.73
$31.45 $26.73
3+
$17.78 $15.11
$17.78 $15.11
#0081
#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
Rear Cover Plates
#0082-P
ea.
3+
Bracket only
#0082-T
Tremolo spring covers
have restringing holes.
#0081 control cavity
cover is 31/2" x 73/4" x 1/8";
edges are squared for
flush mounting.
Order #0035 pickguard
screws, above.
Approximately
.100" thick.
Laminations / mounting holes
#0082 White (6)
#0082-B Black (6)
#0082-M Mint/b/mint green (6)*
#0082-T Tortoise/m/b/m(6)*
#0082-P Pearloid/w/b/m (6)*
#0081 Black control cover (4)
#1962
Neck Joint Cavity Template For Jazz Bass®
For Fender guitar and bass with radiused neck heel.
3/8" thick, includes instructions.
#1120 $23.89
#1963  Tortoise/m/b/m (11)
Pickguard shielding foil for solidbodies, page 54
Laminations / mounting holes
#0060  White (5)
#0060-R  Relic white (8)
#0061  Black (5)
#0076  White/black/white (8*)
#0076-R  Relic white/w/b/w (8)
#0077  Black/white/black (8*)
#1961  Tortoise/m/b/m (8*)
#1960  Pearloid/w/b/m (8*)
Genuine Black Bakelite® Pickguards
#1963
38 | Pickguards + Templates
Pickguards for Tele®
*Plus pickup mounting holes. Tortoise pattern is printed.
#1689 $20.11
Clear acrylic, 93/8" x 6" x 3/16", for making your own templates or clamping cauls.
#1088 $8.72
100+
$0.21
$0.21
$0.24
$0.21
’50s style
Black Bakelite®
NEW
For two single-coils with
humbucking lead pickup
Pickguards
for Gibson®
Les Paul®
ea.
3+
$12.18
$24.37
$12.18
$15.43
$30.86
$15.43
$15.43
$26.82
$26.30
Clear polyester, adhesive-coated
on both sides. 2" x 108 feet.
Blank Template
$0.41
$0.41
$0.46
$0.41
100+
$0.21
$0.28
$0.36
$0.21
$0.24
For three single-coil pickups
Laminations / mounting holes
Bass Pickguards
3M® Double-stick Tape
For Gibson 3/8"
#4387 Nickel
#4387-B Black
#4387-G Gold
#4387-RNRelic nickel
ea.
w=white; b=black; m=mint green;
tortoise pattern is printed.
#0062  White/black/white (11)
#0064  Black/white/black (11)
#1089 Complete set of templates
$70.06
$62.35
Tremolo routing templates on page 71
$0.41
$0.54
$0.69
$0.41
$0.46
.080" single-ply or .100" laminated.
#0071 White (8)
$15.42
NEW #0071-R  Relic white (8)
$30.85
#0063 Black (8)
$15.42
#0074 White/black/white (11) $19.53
NEW #0074-R  Relic white/w/b/w (8) $39.06
#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
For Fender 1/2"
#0035 Chrome
#0035-B Black
#0035-G Gold
#0035-RNRelic nickel
#0174 Stainless
Laminations / mounting holes
ea.
3+
$25.61 $21.77
ea.
3+
$4.01 $3.41
$4.01 $3.41
$6.60 $5.61
$11.10 $9.43
$10.68 $9.08
$11.28$10.04
*#0082-M, 0082-T, 0082-P have a single rectangular string
access hole. m=mint green; tortoise pattern is printed.
Benedetto Archtop Fingerrest
As installed on Robert Benedetto’s renowned
arch­t op guitars. In­c ludes ebony and felt
For P Bass®ea.
3+
mounting blocks, screws, and installation
#0079  Black/white/black (13)
$25.19 $21.41
instructions. 23/8" x 81/2" x 3/16", for right-hand
#1962  Tortoise/m/b/m (13)
$37.03 $31.48
guitars.
m=mint green; tortoise patterns are printed.
#4173 $48.62
Strat, Tele, Esquire, P Bass, and Jazz Bass are registered trademarks
of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
TRADE SECRETS
To make an archtop guitar
pickguard, I start by making
an acrylic template
Tortoloid Dreadnought Pickguards
Self-adhesive!
#2090 Modern shape ea.
$31.40
#2091 Oversize
Pickguard Materials
FROM MAEGEN WELLS GUITARS, FORESTVILLE, CA
Pickguards
The look of antique Hawksbill tortoise shell. Available
in modern Martin shape (replace your stock “printed”
pickguard), or slightly oversize. Only .025" thin, with
23/8" radius at the soundhole edge.
ea.,
per size
$26.69
Includes black (b), white (w), cream, pearloid, tortoise,
and tiger stripe. Dimensions are 111/4" x 191/8" unless
otherwise noted.
#5865 Black, .025" x 83/4" x 113/8",
ea.
self-adhesive
$10.40
#1048 Black, .035"
$13.60
#1030 Black, .059"
$13.60
#1031 Black, .083"
$14.68
#1035 White, .059"
$13.60
#1033 White, .083"
$14.68
#1037 B/w/b, .106" $14.91
#1039 W/b/w, .106"
$16.99
#1041 B/w/b/w/b, .106"
$17.83
#1051 Cream, .085" x 12" x 18"
$15.90
#1040 Pearloid/w/b/m, .106"
$46.62
#5866 Pearloid, self-adhesive
.036" x 85/16" x 119/16"
$22.82
#1049 Tortoise/m/black/m, .106"
$36.49
#5867 Tiger stripe, self-adhesive
.025" x 8" x 1115/16"
$19.78
#5864 Brown tortoise, self-adhesive,
.025" x 71/8" x 111/2"
$34.62
#3419 Clear self-adhesive Mylar® for acoustic,
.005" x 10" x 13", set of 4
$18.70
3+
$9.26
$12.10
$12.10
$13.07
$12.10
$13.07
$13.27
$15.12
$15.87
$14.15
$41.49
$20.31
$32.48
$17.60
$30.81
Red Swirl
1 To make a replacement pickguard
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 43/4" x 71/2".
$16.64
Self-Adhesive
Pickguards
#2093
#2097
#2098
#2096
ea.
3+
#5861 Black, .025"
#5862 Clear, .011"
#5860 Brown tortoise, .025"
$4.19 $3.73
$3.77 $3.36
$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 easy-peel
protective covering. Adhere the sheet to the pickguard,
trim the excess, peel, and attach to the guitar. Use on
finished surfaces only.
ea.6+ 12+
#4597 $3.35 $2.91
$2.51 for a 1940s Gibson archtop, I first draw
the shape and glue it to an acrylic Blank
Template. Then I bandsaw the material to
shape and sand the curves smooth.
2 With double-stick tape, I fasten the
template to my Tortoise Pickguard Material, which is cut a little bit oversize. The
template’s ready for its first job: helping me
cut the pickguard to shape on my router
table. A Ball Bearing Router Bit follows the
template, cutting the pickguard.
Antique tortoise
Amber tigerstripe
Red tigerstripe
ea.
3+
Red swirl $31.40
$26.69
Oversized sheets For larger pickguards, such as Gibson J45s and J50s.
415/16" x 10".
#2097-L Amber tigerstripe
#2098-L Red tigerstripe
ea.
3+
#2096-L Red swirl $39.25
$33.36
at stewmac.com
High-gloss PVC plastic pick­guards in Dreadnought
shape. Self-adhesive for easy installation. 23/8" radius at
the soundhole edge.
Antique
Tortoloid Pickguard Material
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
Tigerstripe
See #4597 adhesive sheet at left
3 Now the template does its second job,
as a gluing jig for the pickguard binding.
It’s held in a vise while I heat and bend my
laminated binding to its shape.
Tortoise Pickguard
Material
for Archtop
Instruments
Thick acrylic tortoise for making
elevated pickguards. The
color is swirled throughout the gloss-surface
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. 611/16" x 1113/16"sheets.
At this point, I have my tortoise cut to
shape, and my binding bent to match it.
Bind-ALL glue joins them to create my
bound pickguard.
Thickness*ea. 3+
#1700 .080"-.090" $24.38 $21.70
#1701 .120"-.130 $35.44 $31.54
*Thicknesses vary because this material is handmade.
Blank Template for making your own. #1088 $8.72
Pickguard Bevel Cutter
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.
#5243 $27.20
Laminated
pickguard
Make your own template
of any material at least 1/2" thick
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
45°
bevel
After scraping and polishing, the result is
a glossy custom pickguard.
—Maegen Wells
See Maegen’s complete
video at stewmac.com:
ts276
Pickguards | 39
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Above photo: Brian’s actual guitar! Thanks, Brian!
NEW
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Classic colors to create great looking sunburst finishes
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MIX+
SAVE
#5880
#5881
#5882
#5883
Vintage Amber
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Tobacco Brown
Red Mahogany
’50s Classic
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Lacquers that match classic Fender and Gibson finishes
from the 1950s.
ea.any 3+
$19.49
$19.49
$19.49
$19.49
$17.54
$17.54
$17.54
$17.54
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MIX+
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#5885
#5886
#5887
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#3891
#3892
#3893
Antique Gold
Pale Gold
Bright Gold
Silver
ea.any 3+
$20.88
$20.88
$20.88
$20.88
$18.79
$18.79
$18.79
$18.79
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Clear coats add final depth and a beautiful gloss. Sanding sealer (one coat equals two lacquer coats) seals
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#3882
#3883
#3884
#3888
ea.any 3+
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$14.39 $12.95
Clear Satin
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Clear Sanding Sealer$14.39 $12.95
Vinyl Sealer
$14.39 $12.95
White Vinyl Sealer $14.39 $12.95
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Rich glossy black lacquer, great for pegheads.
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• Finishing papers
• Clear aerosol (4 cans)
(22 sheets)
• Clear aerosol sealer
• Guitar Finishing
• Polishing compounds
Step-by-Step book
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General Finishes
Clear Waterbase Lacquer
Nonflammable, environmentally
friendly alternative to traditional
nitrocellulose lacquer. Dries hard
and sands easily, with nonyellowing
clarity. Simple to apply—no separate
sealer required!
#1779 Clear gloss, 1 qt ea.
#1780 Clear satin, 1 qt $28.33
ColorTone® Liquid Stains
Add these lightfast metal-complex dyes
to clear lacquer, shellac, water­base or cat­
alyzed finishes. They can be reduced with
water or alcohol for use on bare wood, and
mixed for any desired intensity.
Vintage Amber
Red Mahogany
Medium Brown
Tobacco Brown
Lemon Yellow
#5038
#5039
#5040
#5041
#5042
Cherry Red
Blue
Black
Bright Green
Orange ea. $22.41
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ColorTone® Liquid Pigments
#2201 Seagrave Vinyl Sealer, 1 qt
Seals wood, build up level surface.
ea.
4+
$20.14 $17.52
4+
#2202 Seagrave Lacquer Thinner, 1 qt ea.
For thinning nitrocellulose lacquer. $20.35 $17.70
Seagrave products cannot be shipped by air or outside the USA.
Behlen Nitrocellulose Stringed
Instrument Lacquer
Produces a hard, durable finish that’s
more flex­ible than furniture lacquer,
to accom­modate the expansion and
contraction of wooden instruments.
Concentrated pigments for mixing with
lacquer or water­base lacquer to create
opaque (solid) colors. Spray clear topcoats
for final gloss. 4 oz bottles.
Lacquer
#5361 Black
#5362 White
#5363 Red
#5364 Yellow
#5365 Brown
#5366 Blue
#5367 Green
Easy to apply and dries hard, with a
slight amber tint deepens over time,
making it a great choice for violins.
Useful for urethane touch-ups on
guitars and for complete instrument
projects too.
#1785 Gloss, 1 qt ea.
#1786 Satin, 1 qt $35.00
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.
ea.
4+
#2200 1 qt can $34.78 $30.26
ea.
4+
#4841 1 qt can $22.88 $19.91
Waterbase Lacquer
#5231 Black
#5232 White
#5233 Red
#5234 Yellow
#5235 Brown
#5236 Blue
#5237 Green ea. $15.49
#4843 Behlen Vinyl Sealer, 1 qt
Seals wood, build up level surface.
ea.
4+
$20.14 $17.52
4+
#0855 Behlen Lacquer Reducer, 1 qt ea.
For thinning nitrocellulose lacquer. $20.35 $17.70
ColorTone® Waterbase Grain Filler
#0848 Behlen Lacquer Retarder, 1 qt
Add to lacquer, slows drying time.
ea.
$23.75
#0775 Behlen Naphtha Solvent, 1 qt
For cleaning wood before finishing.
ea.
$12.05
ColorTone® Shellac
ColorTone® Clear Waterbase Grain Filler
Zinsser Clear Aerosol Shellac
#5577 Clear, big 1 pint jar
$22.89
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.
Behlen products cannot be shipped by air or outside the USA.
For filling and leveling the pores of open-grain woods
before spraying a finish. No shrinking or cracking; it
thins with water, brushes on, dries fast and sands easily.
Supplied in paste form in 4 oz jars.
#0220-A Ash (maple/beech/pine)
#0220-MBRosewood (medium brown)
#0220-RB Rosewood (reddish brown)
#0220-EEbony
#0220-M Mahogany
#0220-N Neutral
ea. $7.34
Preservation Polish
Our super pale (platinum blonde) dewaxed shellac
flakes for sealing, finishing and touch-ups. Dissolve in
Behkol™ solvent.
#6180 4 oz package
$15.65
#6181 1/2 lb package
$28.61
#0774 Behkol Solvent* $13.88
*Cannot be shipped by air or outside the USA.
ea.3+6+
#3006 12 oz bottle $9.29 $8.27 $7.52
Cannot be shipped by air or outside the USA.
ColorTone® Fretboard Finishing Oil
Helps prevent drying/cracking in new
or cleaned rosewood and ebony fret­
boards. Won’t dry sticky; safe for inlays
and frets. Wipe on, wipe off and buff.
Dries in 24 hours.
#3863 8 oz bottle
$15.59
at stewmac.com
Cannot be shipped by air or outside the USA.
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.
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.
ea.
3+
ea.
3+
Cannot be shipped by
#3864 4 oz bottle $12.20 $10.86
air or outside
the USA. #3886 $17.95 $15.98
MIX+SAVE
Buy any 3+ markers
and save 10%
ColorTone® Touch-up Markers
Repair scratches without brushing or spraying
Genuine nitrocellulose guitar lacquer in a marker pen.
Perfect for finish touch-ups, like fixing scratches.
#7050 Clear Gloss #7052 Vintage Amber
ea.
#7051 Aged Clear #7053 Cherry Red
$10.40
#7054 Tobacco Brown
#7057 Blond
any 3+
#7055 Red Mahogany
#7058 TV Yellow
$9.36
#7059 Sonic Blue #7056 Black
SAVE! #7070 Set of all 10 colors $104.00 $88.40
Touch-up Markers cannot be shipped by air or outside the USA.
vGrip Aerosol Handle
Snap-on trigger handle lets you
use an aerosol can like a spray
gun. Better comfort and smoother
spray control.
#5063 $6.88
Black Fingerboard Stain
NEW Aerosol Spray Nozzles
Upgrade your aerosol cans! Adjust the
fan-shaped spray pattern to be vertical or
horizontal. Reusable, fits all of our
6 pack 6 pk, 3+
ColorTone Aerosols.
#5058 $5.15 $4.58
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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 oz bottle.
#4237 $5.14
Finishing Supplies | 41
Finishes
#5030
#5032
#5033
#5034
#5037
General Finishes
Enduro Var Varnish
Seagrave
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Optimum 715 rpm
buffing speed
Freehand Holder
Turn the
wheel…
A better way to hold
your work for spray
finishing
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.
Finishes
…reach the entire body easily
StewMac
GUITAR BUFFER
tools + ideas for guitarmaking
BIG power buffer for small shops
Get beautiful high-gloss finishes
#6130 Complete $93.37
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.
#6131 Acoustic $13.63
#6132 Solidbody $15.25
at stewmac.com
Screws not included.
Gravity-feed Spray Gun
Compact with a great price, chosen by our techs
at stewmac.com
Filters out particles
as you pour finish
into the spray gun.
25 per pack.
#5066 Super Clean,
for metallics $9.95
#5067 Super Fine,
for clear finish $9.95
SAVE! #3080 Complete outfit, 120v
SAVE! #3084 Complete outfit, 230v
SAVE! #3081 Outfit without motor $534.45 $513.07
ea.
$694.67
$659.94
Everything except the motor; you supply your own.
#3082 Arbor only, with belt and flanges
#3083 Motor only (120v) with 1.89" pulley
#3085 Motor only (230v) with 1.89" pulley
$381.41
$160.22
$160.22
Buffer Base
Sturdy plywood, drilled for our buffer. Fits our
ShopStand (page 20), or attach to your own
stand. 113/4" x 20" x 11/2".
#3086 Base only
$52.45
#3087 Hardware set $6.25
(screws, locknuts, washers)
Mini Regulator for Spray Guns
Techno Net
Paint Strainer
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.
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!
#5429 $36.70
NEW
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
Buffing Wheel 14" fits 1"-dia. shaft, which fits
our current guitar buffer. 12" fits our older model, or
3/4" shafts. Canton flannel is great for most buffing
jobs, Domet for an extra fine polish.
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.
#5442 $18.77
ea. any 4+
MIX+SAVE #2084 14" Canton $20.16 $17.54
Buy any 4+ #3163 14" Domet $20.16 $17.54
#3161 12" Canton $18.43 $16.03
save 13%
#3162 12" Domet $18.43 $16.03
Flanges
#3088 For 1" shaft, set of 2 $26.20
ColorTone Buffing Compounds
Airbrush
Outfit
Professional guitar finishers’ favorite compound
bars. 24 oz bars.
#0101 Extra Fine
$15.65
#0102 Fine
$15.65
#0103 Medium
$15.65
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' braided hose.
#5439 Complete outfit $27.88
Wheel Rake
A must-have for your buffing arbor. Cleans off old
compound from buffing wheels. #3164 $25.45
ea.
6+
#5440 Extra 2 oz jar with lid $2.19 $1.75
at stewmac.com
Spray Gun Cleaning Kit
StewMac Airbrush Caddy
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
Keeps your jars organized for easy access.
Everything is together,
and easy to carry
from your workbench to your
spray booth.
#5445
$10.45
42 | Finishing Supplies
TGH Luthier
Spray Hooks
Respirator Mask
Heavy-duty 12" steel
hooks hang guitars
or necks for spray
finishing.
Comfortable thermoplastic molds to your face. Two
chemically-charged cartridges provide protection
from paint vapors. NIOSH approved.
#0890 3 pack
$19.95
A must for spraying!
#5855 Respirator Mask
$45.25
#5856 Two replacement cartridges $17.95
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
3M Stikit™ Self-Adhesive Abrasives
Efficient and highly durable. Luthiers’ favorite papers!
at stewmac.com
Foam Polishing Pads
Diameter
#3414 51/2" large
#3410 3" small
#3411 31/8" cone
#3409 31/8" hourglass
$16.75
$12.58
$12.58
$12.58
$15.08
$11.32
$11.32
$11.32
TIP
Use a separate pad for each grade of compound, to avoid adding scratches to your
finish. Apply compounds from coarser to
finer grades.
Remove fine sanding scratches on
instrument finishes
and plastics, without leaving silicone
residue to hamper The final step for a beautiful finish
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.
#1202 Medium, 1.65 lb
#1203 Fine, 1.65 lb
#1204 Swirl Remover, 16 oz
3M Gold
Fre-Cut™
Sandpapers
ea.
3+
Micro Finishing Papers
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—
that’s why we use them in our own shops.
9" x 11" sheets.
#5099 400-grit
#5100 600-grit
#5101 800-grit
ea. $1.76
50+ $1.25
ea. $23.78
Coarse, 4 oz
Medium, 4 oz
Fine, 4 oz
Swirl Remover, 4 oz
#1848 Set of all 4 small sizes $71.34
$67.77
What is Micro-Mesh?
Tiny abrasive crystals on cushioned
cloth-backed latex. It generates less
heat, doesn’t “load up” as fast as ordinary papers, and last up to 15 times
longer. Used with soapy water, it can
produce a scratch-free mirror shine.
Com­­bines #2400, 4000, and 12000 grits on
padded flat surfaces, for spot touch-ups and
fret polishing.
ea.
3+
#3707 $2.08 $1.54
Dual Angle Touch Up Sticks
ea. $8.35
$33.40
$28.39
Versatile shape for spot polishing. Each stick
has one grit per side, 8 total grits. 53/4" length.
1500 + 1800
2400 + 3600
4000 + 6000
8000 + 12000
Fre-Cut/Micro Finishing Paper Sampler
22 sheet pack, containing two sheets of each Fre-Cut and
Micro Finishing Paper grit.
SAVE! #5562 $17.26 $15.36
#3650 Set of 4
$6.24
#1500, 1800, 2400, 3200, 3600, 4000,
6000, 8000, 12000-grits (two 3" x 6"
pieces each), with 27/8" x 27/8" x 15/16"
foam sanding block and instructions.
#3706 Finishing Set
$53.50
#3701 Sanding block only $3.80
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.
Sizeset
set, 3+
#3730 2" x 2"
#3731 3" x 4"
$11.21 $9.98
$24.48 $21.79
3M Flexible Polishing Papers
3M Scotch Brite Pads
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 coated with micro particles of aluminum oxide (1200-8000 grit) or
silicon carbide (400-600 grit) on a synthetic
backing. The coating won’t clog quickly,
and the sheet washes easily in water.
A steel wool alternative that is durable, reusable, washable, and won’t
shed. This means no surprise rust
specks in a waterbased finish. Great
for cleaning and deburring metal
parts or scuff-sanding a finish.
General Purpose, maroon $1.95
Ultra Fine, gray
$1.95
Light Duty, white
$1.85
Set of all 3 pads $5.75
Micro-grit abrasives for water-sanding
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 51/2" sheets.
#5557 800-grit $0.46
at stewmac.com #5558 1000-grit$0.55
#5559 1200-grit$0.62
#5560 1500-grit$0.69
#5561 2000-grit$0.72
Micro-Mesh®
Finishing Set
TIP
Micro-Mesh® Touch Up Stick
#1205 Set of all 3 large sizes #7447
#7448
#7445
#7450
Dense foam with a special
surface for adhesive-backed
Stikit™ sandpapers. Allows
you to replace the sandpaper
without damaging the foam.
41/2" x 21/2" x 11/4".
#3699 $3.80 $3.42
#5096 150-grit
#5097 220-grit
#5098 320-grit
ColorTone®
Polishing
Compounds
NEW
Durable and flexible
ea.2+
#3420 Set of all 4 sizes $54.49
$50.13
#1844
#1845
#1846
#1847
Sanding Block
at stewmac.com
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
SAVE! #6046 Set of all 6 $15.00 $13.80
‘Finishing fabric’
conforms to
any surface!
#6040
#6041
#6042
#6043
#6044
#6045
Green, 30 micron/400 grit
Gray, 15 micron/600 grit
Blue, 9 micron/1200 grit
Pink, 3 micron/4000 grit
Aqua, 2 micron/6000 grit
White, 1 micron/8000 grit
ea. $2.50
Finishing + Sanding | 43
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-to-reach contours. Each pad has
a 1/4"-dia­. arbor.
Stikit is 3M’s Gold paper featuring handy selfIndividual rolls
adhesive backing. The convenient 23/4" roll width
#5766 80-grit $30.09
fits our fingerboard radius-sanding tools, making
#5767 120-grit $29.23
it a real time-saver in the repair shop. 3M Gold™
#5768 220-grit $29.23
papers simply outlast and outperform other
#5769 320-grit $29.23
dry-sanding papers!
#5760 400-grit $29.23
The sharp premium
#5761 600-grit $29.23
aluminum oxide grit
#5762 800-grit $29.23
cuts like a file and reStikit™
Woodworkers Set of 3
sists loading up with
80, 120 and 220-grit rolls
dust. Handy size fits
#5771 $88.55 $84.12
our radius-sanding
tools (page 10).
Stikit™ Fret + Finishing Set of 4
320, 400, 600, 800-grit rolls
#5772 $116.92 $111.07
Finishes/ Glues
20-X Brush-on
Pipettes
Drop-fill
Toothpicks
StewMac Super Glues
tools + ideas for guitarmaking
Speed
your work by hours!
The first choice in many guitar shops, thanks to fast, incredible bonding strength for repair work
and instrument making. Each 1 oz bottle is the practical size to minimize shelf life problems.
10 Thin Super Glue
Penetrates close-fitting joints and cracks.
Water-thin, it’s great for fast minor finish
touch-ups too. Cures in 3-5 seconds, for a
strong moisture-resistant joint.
20 Medium Super Glue
20-X Brush-on
Epoxy-like gap-filling consistency. Cures in
30-50 seconds to allow joint repositioning.
Includes everything you need to get started with super glue repairs: Thin
and Medium Super Glues, Aerosol Accelerator (6 oz), Brush-on Accelerator
(2 oz), pipettes, Drop-fill Toothpicks, Whip Tips, and instructions.
#7000 Complete Package $40.18
$34.15
Precision Applicators
ea.
3+
#0020-X 1 oz bottle $8.38 $6.62
Place super glue exactly where you need it
Super Glue Accelerator
Makes super glue bonding even faster. Spray
immediately before or after
gluing. Great for hard-to-glue materials.
or brush on
ea.
3+
#0010 10 Thin
$5.73 $4.53
#0020 20 Medium $5.73 $4.53
#0030 30 Thick
$5.73 $4.53
StewMac Super Glue Starter Package
Remarkably handy for touching up minor
dings in guitar finishes—much faster than
waiting for drop-filled lacquer to dry. It flows
smoothly, the brush/cap gives you fine
control for filling chips in the finish.
Fills small gaps; cures in 10-25 seconds. See
tinted options below.
30 Thick Super Glue
Whip Tips
Whip Tips
Drop-fill Toothpicks
Attach to super glue bottles for extra
precision.
ea.
3+
NEW
#7009 Aerosol 6 oz $11.50$10.23
#7013 Brush-on 2 oz $7.30—
10 pack 10 pk, 3+
Flow glue into fret slots; or drop
lacquer for finish repairs.
#7015 $2.10 $1.87
#3108 50 pack $2.36
Cannot be shipped by air, or outside the USA.
Clear Plastic Pipettes
Repair Picks
Also handy for mixing liquid stains.
53/4" long.
Sturdy bamboo picks with finely
pointed ends. 21/2" long.
Tinted Super Glue
20 Medium viscosity super glue in handy
colors for repair work. White matches white
nuts and plastic binding, or makes a great
base for tinting. Black blends well with ebony
repairs. Amber simulates the look of aged
lacquer.
StewMac Super Glue Caddy
Guitarmaker Todd Sams created this caddy
for his 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. The caddy keeps
ea.
3+
everything together and easy to carry from
#0020-B Black, 1 oz
$8.23 $6.50
one bench to another. Made of rugged
#0020-A Amber, 1 oz $8.23 $6.50
MDF board.
#0020-W White, 1/2 oz $8.23 $6.50
#4760 $10.45
44 | Super Glues
10 pack 10 pk, 3+
#1155 $5.46 $4.86
#3110 300 pack $10.45
The Glue Looper™
Clever steel tips transform a razor knife into a drop-fill
tool. Pack includes 12 reusable steel tips; 4 each of
small, medium and large sizes.
#4885 $14.99
Loop holds
a single drop
Razor Knife
This little knife ends up being essential to every job! Includes a #11 blade
and safety cap.
#4878 Razor Knife
$4.10
#4879 #11 blades, 10 pack $3.05
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
StewMac Bind-ALL
The first choice of major guitar manufacturers. Glues plastic bindings to any
tonewood. Its high tackiness holds bindings while you apply clamping bands
or tape. Big 2.4 oz tube!
#1976 2.4 oz tube $12.50
Cannot be shipped by air, or outside the USA.
StewMac Fish Glue
StewMac Epoxies
Cannot be shipped by
air, or outside the USA.
#5173 Fast setting
$11.15
#5174 Slow setting $11.15
#5179-B Slow set, black $17.75
Fineline Applicators
Reusable bottles with stainless steel needle tips
for precision application of glues.
#3030 Set of 2, fine
$8.95
#3031 Set of 2, standard $8.95
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 21/2", sensing the entire saddle for balanced sound.
Switchable voicing adapts to a variety of guitar sizes.
9v battery required.
#1263 $131.00
ea. $159.95
Thinline Undersaddle Pickup
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 noise-cancelling TruMic 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. 9v battery required.
#1660 $299.00
L.R. Baggs Lyric™ Acoustic Guitar Mic
Glue Syringe
Injects glue precisely into joints and under
loose braces or frets. The set includes the
syringe and five gauges of flat-tip needles.
#3020 $14.78
Electric Glue Pot
The easy way to dissolve hide
glue in water at the proper
thermostatically-controlled
temperature. 1 qt capacity.
#0668
120v AC $131.94
#0668-FE 220v AC $148.55
Behlen Hide Glue
Traditional luthiers‘ glue. Granulated, for use in glue pot.
#0669 1 lb $18.50
Titebond® Glues
Original The luthier’s favorite aliphatic
resin glue, for joints that are stronger
than the wood.
#0620 16 oz $8.18
Hide Glue Ready-to-use liquid hide glue.
#0652 8 oz $9.89
Titebond III Superior strength, a
longer open time, and compatibility
at stewmac.com with all finishes. #0621 16 oz $10.26
De-Glue Goo
Strip away dried hide glue, Titebond or white glue.
#7012 8 oz $9.50
Uniform tonal response, high
gain and excellent feedback
resistance. The featherweight
Tru-Mic adheres to the bridge
plate in an X-braced guitar.
9v battery required.
#4811 $199.00
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-and-stick
adhesive, and internal wiring.
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. 9v battery required. No-drill mesh battery
mounting bag included.
#4167 Pack of 12 $3.09
#1661 $199.00
Fishman 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. ea.
6+
#1521 Nickel $15.95 $14.35
#1521-G Gold $18.85 $16.96
NoJak Endpin
Replaces your strap jack to
restore the traditional look.
Fits the same 1/2"-dia­. hole.
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.
1/4" stereo jack with
9/16-12 external
threads. No mounting nuts needed!
#4654 Jack (nickel) ea. $15.68 3+ $13.33
#4470 Installation key #1518 9/16-12 tap for endpin hole
(Use 1/2"-dia. starter hole)
Tapered to 1/4" dia.
15/32" dia.
ea. $2.17
ea. $20.77
1/2" dia.
#4813 $149.00
Secure the pickup and preamp
wires inside your acoustic guitar.
No rattling around or unsightly
wires in the soundhole. Pack of 6.
#0525 $1.89
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
ACOUSTIC GUITAR
ENDPIN JACKS
Threaded Endpin Jack
Self-stick Wiring Clips
Banjo, page 91
Mandolin, page 94
#3510 $114.32
#4144 White plastic $11.43 $10.29
#4144-E Ebony
$11.67 $10.50
For more pickups
Glue Brush 3/8" wide; 6" metal handle.
The classic undersaddle transducer
for a 3/32"-wide bridge saddle slot.
Works with string spacings up to 21/8".
ea.
6+
L.R. Baggs iBeam Active System
NEW
#3234 1/8" saddle width
#3235 3/32" saddle width
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Gap-filling 2-part adhesives for permanent bonds, activated when their resin
and hardener com­ponents are mixed in
equal parts. Comes in sets of 2, 1 clear
and 1 black 2 oz bottle.
Fishman Matrix Infinity
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. 9v battery required.
Finishes/Glues
A traditional, hide glue alternative that
dries hard but doesn’t require mixing or
heating. Stays tacky (not slippery) for 30
minutes, which helps hold parts in place
during clamping. Dried fish glue can be
easily reactivated with water. Cleans up
with water.
#0702 8 oz bottle $14.23
L.R. Baggs Element™ Active System
Violin, page 95
Ukulele, page 96
Semi-fluted to keep the peghole round
Endpin Jack Reamer
Install standard endpin jacks easily
Easily enlarge an endpin hole to fit a 15/32" or 1/2"-dia­.
endpin jack, with our custom-made steel reamer.
It 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" dia­.;
the 1" center section is 15/32", and the lower 25/8" has a
standard 5-degree taper down to 1/4" dia.
#4323 $76.31
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GREAT PICKUPS, GREAT PRICE!
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Guitar tech Erick Coleman tore down rare pickups so that
we could replicate the components and specs. The results
are fantastic: those vintage sounds are affordable again!
“Wow! The tone is crisp, round
and articulate. Simply great!”
“I was stunned by the gorgeous
tones and solid response.”
–JLittle, Bedford TX
–Jim, San Marcos CA
HUMBUCKERS
For authentic classic tone. Featuring Alnico 5 magnets and AWG42 coil wire
just like the originals. Screws, springs and wiring diagrams included.
PARSONS STREET HUMBUCKERS
No cover, black
ea.
any 2+
#5400 Neck $49.99 $44.99
#5401 Bridge $49.99 $44.99
Modeled after a sweet-sounding vintage P.A.F. set. Choose Alnico 2 magnets
for warm tone with smooth highs; Alnico 5 for clear, pronounced highs
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and a tighter low end.
Alnico 5, nickel
ea.
any 2+
#5409 Neck $66.94 $60.25
#5417 Bridge $66.94 $60.25
No cover, zebra
ea.
any 2+
#5400-Z Neck $49.99 $44.99
#5401-Z Bridge $49.99 $44.99
Alnico 5, gold
ea.
any 2+
#5409-G Neck $71.14 $64.03
#5417-G Bridge $71.14 $64.03
With cover, nickel ea.
any 2+
#5402-N Neck $61.37 $55.23
#5403-N Bridge $61.37 $55.23
Alnico 2, nickel
ea.
any 2+
#5408Neck$66.94 $60.25
#5416 Bridge $58.45 $52.60
With cover, gold
ea.
any 2+
#5402-G Neck $63.68 $57.31
#5403-G Bridge $63.68 $57.31
Alnico 2, gold
ea.
any 2+
#5408-G Neck $71.14 $64.03
#5416-G Bridge $71.14 $64.03
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Overwound Humbuckers
Featuring Alnico 5 magnets overwound with AWG43 coil wire to 12K-ohms.
Higher output, powerful midrange, and driving tone.
Parsons Street Hot Humbuckers
No cover, black
ea.
any 2+
#5404 Neck $51.16 $46.04
#5405 Bridge $51.16 $46.04
Wound to 9.5kΩ for higher output punch. Just like those rare overwound
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originals from Kalamazoo. Most commonly installed in the bridge position,
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they can be used in the neck position as well.
Alnico 5 ea.
any 2+
#5438 Nickel $65.89 $59.30
#5438-G Gold $70.30 $63.27
No cover, zebra
ea.
any 2+
#5404-Z Neck $51.16 $46.04
#5405-Z Bridge $51.16 $46.04
Alnico 2 ea.
any 2+
#5428 Nickel $65.89 $59.30
#5428-G Gold $70.30 $63.27
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With cover, nickel ea.
any 2+
#5406 Neck $66.28 $59.65
#5407 Bridge $66.28 $59.65
With cover, gold
ea.
any 2+
#5406-G Neck $68.38 $61.54
#5407-G Bridge $68.38 $61.54
46 | Golden Age Pickups
at stewmac.com
For additional info and full specs, see stewmac.com
Trick Out Your Wiring Too
Hand-soldered, tested, and 100% guaranteed
Golden Age Pre-Wired Harnesses, page 56
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Golden Age Pickups for Tele®
Golden Age P-90 Pickups
Golden Age Single-Coil Pickups
Golden Age Jazz Bass® Pickups
Golden Age Lipstick Pickups
Golden Age P-90 Pickups
#5414 Parsons Street P-90, 8.0K-ohms
#5415 Modern P-90, 8.7K-ohms
Golden Age Pickups for Tele®
#5410 Bridge, 7.0K-ohms
#5411 Neck, 7.0K-ohms
Golden Age Single Coil Pickups
#5420 Neck, 6.0K-ohms
#5421 Middle, 6.0K ohms
#5422 Bridge, 6.4K-ohms
#5423 Hot model, 7.6K-ohms
Golden Age Lipstick Pickups
#5426 Hot humbucker, 12K-ohms
#5427 Single-coil, 3.8K-ohms
Golden Age Bass Pickups
#5412 For Jazz Bass,®set of 2
#5413 For P-Bass®
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ea.
any 2+
ea.
any 2+
$56.86 $51.17
$66.83 $60.15
$55.39 $49.85
$53.29 $47.96
ea.
$48.25
$48.25
$48.25
$48.25
any 2+
$43.42
$43.42
$43.42
$43.42
ea.
any 2+
ea.
any 2+
$59.88 $53.89
$47.38 $42.64
$90.56 $81.50
$57.88 $52.09
For additional info and full specs, see stewmac.com.
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HOTWIRED PICKGUARDS
Quality Components: CTS control pots, CRL switch, Orange Drop caps
at stewmac.com
Wired by hand in our shop, 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!
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Laminations
ea.
any 2+
#2990White
$209.48 $188.53
#2991White/b/w
$213.68$192.31
#2991-BBlack/w/b
$213.68$192.31
#2992Pearloid/w/b/m
$229.95$206.95
Pre-Soldered Tremolo Claw
#6139 $4.99
“Assembly is fast and easy.
My band mates where amazed
by the new sound of my guitar!”
–Francesco C, Milano IT
Strat, Tele, Jazz Bass, P-Bass are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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PICKUPS
P-51™ Knob Puller
Schatten Knob
and Bushing Puller
A handy device for removing knobs without
risking damage to your
pickguards and guitar finishes. works with standard
speed knobs, bell knobs
and Strat® knobs.
#3531 $8.50
A steady, controlled pull
safely removes stubborn
pressed-on knobs. Also includes hardware to cleanly
extract stud bushings for
solidbody bridges and
tailpieces. The rubberized
base protects pickguards
and guitar finishes.
#3515 $53.31
Patent pending.
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Schatten Mini Pre Acoustic Preamp
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. 9v battery required.
#3948 $64.95
Batt-O-Meter
Measures the life left in
uninstalled 9v, AA or AAA
batteries. Works for installed batteries too; just
plug it into an effects box
or active guitar! Powered
by a 9v battery (not included).
Don’t
run out
of juice!
#0323 $29.95
Economy
Pre-Wired
Pickguard
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,
Mojotone Pickup Winding Machine
knobs, and single-ply pickguard with foil shielding. 11
Mojotone worked with StewMac and top guitar techs to
mounting screw holes.
ea.
3+
develop this rugged professional winder. Sturdy enough
#4169White
$45.31 $33.53
for serious pickup production, and also great for quick
#4169-BBlack $45.31 $33.53
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
Thumbwheel
minute. The winder stops when your number of winds
Controls
is reached. If that’s a number you’ll need again, save it
Fingertip tone/volume
as a preset. Includes instructions and 110v to 220v AC
controls install under the
adapter. Use the Mojotone Hand Guided Tensioner to
raised pickguard with supset the tension and wind at any speed without guessplied foam tape. Includes
work. Focus on your winding pattern without worrying
24" 2-conductor shielded
about the coil tension.
wire and instructions.
#2102 Mojotone Pickup Winding Machine $499.00
#2103 Mojotone Hand Guided Tensioner $59.95
#6156 500K-ohms $35.95
Archtop Jazz Guitar Pickups
Schatten
Winder Kit
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.
ea.
3+
#3562 $154.55 $137.55
Kent Armstrong
Jazz Humbucker
Pot Cleaning Cap
No top routing!
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. 223/32" x 11/8" x 1/2", with 21/4" bracket spacing.
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
DeoxIT™ Pot and Switch Cleaner
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.
#5027 5 oz aerosol $20.39
ea.
3+
#5068 Chrome $63.67 $54.12
#5068-G Gold $73.87 $62.79
TRADE SECRETS
Mixing active and passive pickups
Dan Erlewine wants to install two very different pickups in a jazz guitar. When there’s no
place to fit active system’s battery he comes
up with a simple, flexible solution.
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48 | Maintenence Tools + Pickup Winding
Cannot be shipped by air, or outside the USA.
Pickup Clearance Gauges
For consistently setting the gap
between strings and pickups.
Made of non-magnetic brass.
#5988 Set of 4
$10.45
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 9v motor with speed control,
resettable electronic counter, and 900rpm average
winding speed.
#2105-K 110v AC $284.90
#2106-K 220v AC $305.90
Schatten
Pro Winder
The Model D features
a 12v (.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 110v AC $399.00
#2112 220v AC $419.00
Foot Control
For hands-free speed control while
winding. Works with Schatten Model
D and Mojotone Pickup Winding
Machine.
#2104 $89.95
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PICKUP MOUNTING RINGS, COVERS AND SUPPLIES
For additional specs see stewmac.com
Metal Humbucker
Mounting Rings
Humbucker Covers
Flat/non-arched bottom.
39/16" x 125/32", with four mounting screws. Low rings taper
from 9/64" to 7/32". Tall rings taper from 19/64" to 23/64".
’50s “Patent Applied For”
shape, nickel-silver,
23/4" x 11/2" x 5/8".
Tapered height ea.4+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
Pickup Screws and Springs
Humbucker Ring Screws
#3359 Nickel $0.25 $0.13
#3359-B Black $0.29 $0.16
#3359-G Gold $0.31 $0.17
Humbucker Height Screws
11/4" Phillips roundhead, 3-48 thread.
Untapered height 31/2" x 125/32" x 7/64".
#2076 Chrome
#2076-B Black
#2076-G Gold
ea. 4+12+
$7.61$6.54$5.10
$8.66$7.45$5.80
$10.45$8.99$7.00
Plastic Humbucker
Mounting Rings
ea.
50+
#4386 Nickel $0.41 $0.29
#4386-B Black $0.44 $0.31
#4386-G Gold $0.63 $0.45
Humbucker Pickup Springs
Pack of 8.
#3350 13/16"
#3355 15/8"
Per pack
$3.70
Height Screws for Strat®
11/16"Phillips ovalhead, 6-32 thread.
Flat/non-arched bottom; 317/32"
x 125/32". Low rings taper from
3/16" to 1/4"; tall rings taper from
3/8" to 7/16".
#1507 Low, black #1508 Tall, black
#1509 Low, cream #1510 Tall, cream
ea. $3.99
#3354 Chrome $0.39 $0.21
#3354-B Black $0.42 $0.23
#3354-G Gold $1.09 $0.59
ea. 4+ $3.65
Height Screws for Tele®
Bridge Pickup
3/4" Phillips roundhead, 6-32 thread.
ea.
50+
#0564 Chrome $0.39 $0.21
#0564-G Gold $1.09 $0.59
Height Screws for Tele®
Neck Pickup
1" roundhead Phillips woodscrew with
compressible tubing. Chrome.
#3358 Set of 2 $1.08
Compressible Tubing
for Pickup Height
Alternative to coil springs. Cut to length
and slide over the height screws.
12" length; 1/4" dia.
#5070 $1.21
Pickup Height Springs
Install beneath the pickguard.
ea.
100+
#0119 $0.28 $0.15
#3379-B Dog-ear, black
#3380 Soap-bar, cream
#3380-B Soap-bar,
black
ea.
6+
Deluxe Mini Humbucker
Mounting Rings
Plastic, flat/non-arched bottom.
33/8" x 13/8".
ea.
4+
#1539Cream $5.15 $4.48
#1538Black $5.15 $4.48
Tapered Mini Humbucker
Mounting Rings
Black plastic, flat/non-arched bottom.
311/16" x 125/32".
ea.
4+
#1543Tall
#1542Low
$5.15 $4.48
$5.15 $4.48
Firebird Mini Humbucker
Mounting Rings
Metal, flat/non-arched bottom.
33/8" x 11/2".
ea.
4+
$10.00
$17.47
$10.00
$14.57
$10.00
$14.57
*#0463-N fits our Humbucker Parts Kit, page 50
Humbucker Helpers
Tames springs for
easier pickup assembly
Clever stainless steel clips hold
a mounting ring, springs, and
height screws for assembly
on a humbucker. 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
4" x 15/16" x 3/32", flat brass, with two mounting screws.
For Strat®ea.
3+
#1569 Chrome $13.38 $11.91
#1569-B Black $16.65 $14.82
#1569-G Gold $20.52 $18.26
For Tele® neck pickup
#1570 Chrome $13.38 $11.91
#1570-B Black $16.65 $14.82
#1570-G Gold $20.73 $18.45
$3.31 $2.38
Polepiece spread
Nickel, 115/16"* $11.50
Gold, 115/16"*
$20.08
Nickel, 25/64"
$11.50
Gold, 25/64"
$16.75
Nickel, no holes$11.50
Gold, no holes $16.75
Metal Rings for Single-Coil Pickups
Plastic Covers for P-90
ea.50+
#0463-N
#0463-G
#0464-N
#0464-G
#0462-N
#0462-G
ea.
4+
#1544 Chrome $5.15 $4.48
#1544-NNickel $5.15 $4.48
#1544-GGold
$5.15 $4.48
Metal Cover for Tele®
Neck Pickup
ea.
6+
#1965 Chrome $11.50 $10.35
#1965-G Gold $14.86 $13.37
Mini Humbucker Covers
Outside dimensions: 25/8" x 13/16 x 5/8"
For Gibson® and Epiphone® Deluxe mini humbuckers,
115/16" polepiece spread.
ea.
4+
#0294 Chrome $14.28 $12.42
#0294-NNickel $14.28 $12.42
#0294-GGold $17.54 $15.26
Solid, for Gibson® + Epiphone® Firebird mini humbuckers.
ea.
4+
#0295 Chrome $14.28 $12.42
#0295-NNickel $14.28 $12.42
#0295-GGold $17.54 $15.26
Bass Pickup Height Screw
13/8" Phillips roundhead, for Fender
basses.
ea.
50+
#3029-B Black $0.54 $0.38 Strat and Tele are registered trademarks of
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
Plastic Covers for
Single-Coil Pickups
21/16" polepiece spread
for Strat® pickup.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
#1964 White
ea.
$2.19
#1964-R
Relic white
#1964-P Parchment
6+
#1964-M Mint per model
$1.58
#1964-B Black
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9/16" Phillips
flathead.
ea.
50+
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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
Humbucker Pickup Kits
Deluxe Mini Humbucker Pickup Kit
Electronics
Vintage-style with 115/16" polepiece spread.
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
ea.any 3+
#5962 Black $30.18 $25.65
#5961 Zebra $30.18 $25.65
Smaller than a regular humbucker with a brighter and more
focused tone. The sound is between humbuckers and singlecoils, making this a versatile choice for upgrades and new builds.
Nickel-silver baseplate • Unwound black plastic bobbins •
Nickel or gold-plated steel polepiece screws • Bar Magnet
(Alnico 2 magnets are red on one end) • Plastic shim • Coil
lead wires • Instructions included
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Alnico 5
ea.any 3+
#5901 Nickel $20.20 $17.17
#5901-G Gold $20.20 $17.17
ea.any 3+
Alnico 2
#2962 Black $30.18 $25.65
#2961 Zebra $30.18 $25.65
Single-Coil
Pickup Kits
#5924
#2924
#5927
#2927
Black fiber bobbin flatwork •
Brass eyelets • Polepieces
ready to magnetize • Black
and white push-back wire •
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Mounting screws • ComSAVE
pressible 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
ea.any 3+
#5924 For Strat®
$14.00 $11.90
#5927 Tele® bridge $22.18 $18.85
#5923 Tele® neck $14.22 $12.09
Alnico 2
ea.any 3+
#2924 For Strat®
$14.00 $11.90
#2927 Tele® bridge $22.18 $18.85
#2923 Tele® neck $14.22 $12.09
3-piece
flatwork
bobbin
P-90 Pickup Kits
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Build faithful reproductions of classic single-coils: SAVE
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
1-piece
plastic
bobbin
Covers available on page 49
ea.any 3+
#5980 With plastic bobbin $24.35 $20.70
#5981 With fiber bobbin $29.38 $24.97
#5627
Jazz Bass® set is 2 pickups. Black fiber bobbin
ea.any 3+
Strat, Tele, P-Bass and Jazz Bass are registered
trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
50 | Pickups Kits
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
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ea.any 3+
#5903 $26.76 $22.75
Pickup Coil Wire
Each 1/2 lb 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
Poly-coated The modern standard.
#1460 42-gauge $53.55
#1461 43-gauge $57.75
#1462 42-gauge $34.15
#1463 43-gauge $37.68
and replica pickups. Plain enamel thickness can vary, so individual pickups can
have a unique raw sound.
Consistent coating for cleaner, more uniform sound in similar pickups that have
the same number of windings.
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.
Pickup Height Foam
#5996 Long/Narrow for Jazz Bass and Jazzmaster pickups,
set of 2. Each: 211/16" x 9/16" x 1/2"
#5997 Short/Wide for P-Bass and Jaguar pickups, set of 2.
Each: 11/2" x 3/4" x 1/2"
flatwork • Alnico 5 pole­pieces ready to magnetize • Black and white push-back wire • Foam
strips for height adjustment • Mounting screws •
Covers
#5627 For Jazz Bass® $32.24 $27.40
#5628 For P Bass® $21.48 $18.26
Alnico 2
ea.any 3+
#5902 Nickel $20.20 $17.17
#5902-G Gold $20.20 $17.17
Dense foam rubber mounts with self-adhesive backing under
pickups to control height instead of using springs.
Bass Pickup Kits
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Firebird Mini Humbucker Pickup Kit
#5923
#2923
’50s-style pickups
15% OFF when you any buy 3+
2 pack
$1.10
MIX+
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#5628
2 pack, 6+
$0.88
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Wire Stripper/Cutter
Two tools in one!
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!
#1605 $22.49
Fine-gauge
Wire Stripper
Handles even the tiniest
hookup wires
SR-137 Turbo Heat
Soldering Iron
Turbo button for extra
heat when you need it!
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 hold the button, and
the iron increases temperature up to 842°F. Great for
grounding to a tremolo
claw or the back of a control pot. 1/32" fine-point tip
included.
12 tips to help with soldering
Hooks, holders, brushes, and benders
that fit where your fingers can’t. This
set even includes a tiny reamer to
clean away old solder. 7" long, with
insulated anti-static handles.
“This set is for soldering, but these
tools will find lots of other jobs in
your shop.” —Erick Coleman
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
#5120
#5121
ea. $7.30
Part # Dimensions Cavity depth needed
#357715/32" x 23/4"15/16" (33.34mm)
#357811/4" x 21/2"11/2" (31.75mm)
#357623/4" x 21/4"11/4" (38.10mm)
.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.
#0504 Solder Wick
Fine braided copper. 5' roll
$2.63
#1609 Round-nose Bending Pliers
Safely bend wiring, strings
$10.45
#0503 Soloman Solder Sucker
Fast and easy solder removal $5.85
#0520-CU Alligator Clip Heat Sinks
Copper clips to draw heat,10 pk $6.81
Quality tools for repair shops and builders,
includes all of the tools listed above!
#0517 110v (with 60/40 solder)
$169.43
#0518 220v (with lead-free solder) $171.43
Solomon SR-965
Soldering Iron
#5975 Brass eyelets
50 pack $5.76
• Durable
• Great price!
Solomon Soldering Stand
Vented stainless cover helps dissipate
heat for safety. Adjustable angle
for easy reach. Includes tip-wiping
sponge.
#0506 $9.90
Clear Acrylic Routing
Templates for Battery Boxes
#3579 For #3577,#3578 $10.97
#3580 For #3576
$11.55
9v Battery Connector
Battery and screws not included.
#1226 $1.38
#0505 Kester Pocket-Pak Solder
15' of .031"-diameter solder
$3.95
#0505-LF Lead-free
$5.95
#5976
$12.51
ea.3+ 6+
Mounting Clip
#1605 Wire Stripper/Cutter
See left for details
$22.49
Pro Soldering Tool Set
Eyelet Setting Tool and Bit
#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
Battery not included.
#1225 $2.98
ea.
#0501 110v AC
#0601 220v AC $109.95
#5121 Curved Wiring Hemostat
See left for details
$7.30
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
Battery Boxes
#0521 $7.30
Fieldpiece Digital
Pocket Multimeter
Straight Curved
Black plastic hinged
compar tments with
ter minals and lead
wires for 9v battery. A
flat mounting surface
is required. Mounting
screws included.
#3578 has a removable
adapter for acoustic
guitar. Batteries not
included.
ea. $29.95
StewMac Soldering Aids
#1606 $9.98
#0507 110v AC
#0607 220v AC
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˚ (320900˚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.
Solomon Replacement Tips
#0510
#0511
#0512
#0513
#0527
#0528
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
1/32" fine point for SR-137 iron
1/8" chisel tip for SR-137 iron
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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 110v AC
ea.
#0602 220v 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!
ea. $3.19
#0515 110v (with 60/40 solder)
#0516 220v (with lead-free solder)
$44.02
$46.02
Soldering Tools | 51
Electronics
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.
61/2" (165mm) total length.
Solomon SL-30 Soldering Station
2 3 8"
2 3
4
8
StewMac TRADE SECRETS
3 "
8
10
5 6
7
Rhythm Pickup
1
2 1 4"
9
2 1 8"
2 3
2 3
4
1
Volume
1 "
4
Deep (Each End)
500K Audio
.02
Hole for Pot Shaft (4)
Rout
2"
Wiring
Schematic
2.725"
3 116"
"
3 3 16
Tone
1.730"
3.050"
Pickup Selector
(3 Position Toggle)
500K
Lead Pickup
Rout 1316" Deep
1 "
4
Jack
I traced the peghead onto clear pickguard
material, marking the tuner hole locations.
Then I transferred that onto white pickguard
stock. Pinstriper’s masking tape preserved the
white edge that looks like binding on the Buck
Owens models.
I painted the plastic “Buck Owens Blue”—a
mix of ColorTone pigments in clear lacquer.
It required blue, yellow, white, and green to
match the original. When the masking tape
came off, the “binding” needed only a little
scraping where blue paint had run under the
tape. I made several of these overlays, to have
backups in case some had mistakes.
The Bucks Stopped Here!
Three Buck Owens American guitars
brought back to life for Ryan Adams
One of the three guitars had an unbroken
peghead overlay, so I took that one to the
FROM DAN ERLEWINE’S REPAIR SHOP
Around last Christmas, I was surprised to get
an email from the singer/songwriter Ryan
Adams. It turns out that three of Ryan’s favorite
guitars are Harmony Buck Owens American
models, from the mid-1960s.
He wanted to play them on his tour that’s
happening now, but they weren’t in playable
condition. These old guitars had knocked
around through a lot of tours already, and
needed a major pit stop before they could go
back on the road.
Something I didn’t expect: it turns out Ryan
subscribes to our Trade Secrets video emails!
So we made a Trade Secrets video about this
work on his guitars, and Ryan added his own
video footage to it. Watch it online:
To see Dan’s video at
stewmac.com, search:
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They all needed the same work:
De-rusting and lubricating the frozen
truss rod nuts
Complete refret (StewMac #0141 Fretwire)
New nuts and saddles of unbleached bone
(StewMac #6000-V)
A good action setup
Two of the guitars needed more: their peghead overlays were dried up, cracked, and
peeling off. Pieces of colored plastic crumbled
onto the floor. To fix these meant creating new
peghead overlays, and for that I needed the
help of a screen printing shop.
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Some of the rusted bushings pushed right out
with a nudge from behind, but others didn’t
want to come out. I got the stubborn ones
out using the Tuner Bushing Press. You can
see how all the plastic fell off the peghead.
Quite a mess!
local silkscreen shop where my friend Randy
Shoup made a perfect reproduction of the
stars and Buck Owens American insignia.
The finished overlays were glued on with
Bind-ALL Guitar Binding Glue. My clear tracing
template worked now as a caul for clamping
the overlay while the glue set.
The result was one happy Ryan Adams, ready
to take these guitars on tour. One of the three
guitars he sent was really in bad shape, and
never played it. Wouldn’t you know, that one
turned out to be the best player of the three,
and now it’s on tour with him! I wonder if
Ryan played it on his new album, Prisoner?
—Dan Erlewine
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2 3 8"
2 3
4
8
StewMac TRADE SECRETS
3 "
8
10
5 6
7
Rhythm Pickup
1
2 1 4"
9
2 1 8"
2 3
2 3
4
1
Volume
1 "
4
Deep (Each End)
500K Audio
.02
Hole for Pot Shaft (4)
Rout
2"
Wiring
Schematic
2.725"
3 116"
"
3 3 16
Tone
1.730"
3.050"
Pickup Selector
(3 Position Toggle)
500K
Lead Pickup
Rout 1316" Deep
1 "
4
Jack
From the
RetroFret kitchen?
FROM RETROFRET VINTAGE GUITARS, NYC
On a recent visit Retrofret Vintage Guitars
in Brooklyn, owner Steve Uhrik surprised
me with his use of common household and
food products in the repair shop. Here’s Steve:
“I was trained in the repair of orchestral string
instruments before I got into guitar repair. All
of us in the shop draw from those experiences
— especially dealing with pigments, dyes, old
hide glue joints and the like.
“Ever had a gnarly time with hide-glued neck
joint that wouldn’t come apart as easily as
you expected? Before steaming the joint, add
some Adolph’s meat tenderizer to the water
you use for steaming. It has an enzyme that
breaks down protein, and really helps take the
glue joint apart. Try it and see what you think!
This is one of my favorite tricks, and it comes
from Joe Peknik, who for years was the head
technician at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“White vinegar works as a stopping agent when bleaching wood.
For example, in a delicate top repair
when splinting a piece of spruce,
we might bleach it lighter to match.
Vinegar instantly stops the action
of the bleach. It also halts permanganate dye
as it chemically darkens wood.
“Sodium Bisulfite is an anti-oxidant that
makes canned vegetables last longer. We use
it to slow down the “pickguard rot” you see on
otherwise perfect vintage instruments. Rot
happens when celluloid nitrate oxidizes—
slowly burning away and spreading, until
eventually you have a bag of dust. When we
see rot getting started, we mix 2-part epoxy
with some colorant to match the pickguard,
and add a few pinches of the Bisulfite. With
the pickguard resting on wax paper, and a
wax-papered caul on top, we clamp the guard
flat and let it dry. In many cases this stops the
rot from spreading.”
Thanks, Chef Steve!
— Dan Erlewine
Don’t make this mistake!
Old secrets of black finish
FROM DAN ERLEWINE’S REPAIR SHOP
FROM T.R. CRANDALL GUITARS, NYC
Doing a refret on a 1954 Gibson J-185, I
almost made a serious goof. I’d removed the
old frets and was about to install new ones
when I noticed the fretboard tongue (the
extension over the body) seemed to rise up
a little. I figured it might need to be scraped
a little to avoid fret buzz at those high frets.
A common misconception is that in the old
days, ebony was dead black—and it’s only
recently that we’ve needed to add stain to
blacken it. In our repair shop, we work on
guitars that go back to the 19th century. If you
level the fingerboard of a really old Martin, for
example, you’ll find that the surface is dyed
black and the ebony is similar to today’s.
I tapped on the tongue and heard a rattly
sound. It was loose! If I’d gone ahead with
the refret, the fretboard could lift and those
frets would buzz like crazy. I’d almost broken
the rule I teach every apprentice in my shop:
Always make sure the fretboard tongue
is well glued before doing a refret!
To reglue the tongue, I pried it up with a small
wedge of acrylic left over from prototyping
our brass Brace Gluing Wedge. With a Bridge/
Fingerboard Removal Knife and a Razor Saw
blade, I cleaned out bits of old glue.
I heated up some fresh hide glue and pushed
it under the board, then clamped the tongue
down and let it dry. Now I was ready to get on
—Dan Erlewine
with the refret. Podcast!
FROM JOHN PEDEN PHOTOGRAPHY, NYC
In New York, famed guitar photographer
John Peden was our guide, making sure
we didn’t get lost on the subway.
John has a podcast you can find with your smartphone:
Side Track Liner Notes. John interviewed Dan Erlewine
in a 2-part episode—check it out!
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Doing a spot repair on a vintage black finish,
or creating a bridge to truly match a period
guitar, it helps to know how those original
blacks were created.
One of the earliest black
dyes I’ve found is a made
from vinegar and iron
filings. The name on the
label is Ebonholzbeize,
and it’s made in Germany.
I assume that C.F. Martin
probably used this. The
bottle was mostly empty; now I keep it filled
with white vinegar and bits of used steel
wool. It works! I’ve used this bottle for over
ten years. It’s a perfect match for early Martin
fingerboards.
Pictured above is a pre-war Gibson L-00 with
classic Gibson black lacquer. Getting a perfect
match to that black with modern finishes is
tough, because back in the day Gibson used
bone black. Bison bones from the western
prairies were shipped to Michigan and burned
to create a black pigment called Ebonex.
Mixed into lacquer, it creates a look differs
from lamp black or carbon black. But to
recreate that very special old Gibson black,
you need one more element: up until the mid1930s Gibson dyed the wood before spraying
with Nigrosine black, a water-based aniline
dye. By itself, bone black is not very dense, so
if you don’t dye the wood first it would take
a lot of bone black to get it black — and you
could end up with a black that’s a little bit
translucent.
—Tom Crandall
T.R. Crandall Guitars
53
GUITAR SHIELDING
CAPACITORS
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.
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.
Conductive Copper Tape Orange Drop® Caps
180" rolls for shielding pickups, control cavities and
pick­guards. Conductive adhesive backing; .00125" thick.
#0028
#0037
#0036
#0038
Electronics
Industry standard upgrade caps; also used in Fender
guitars. Made of durable high grade polyester; 100v.
2" width $20.36
3/4" width $13.32
1/4" width $4.85
All 3 sizes $38.53
$34.29
Conductive
Shielding Paint
OUTPUT JACKS
#1250
#1251
#1281
#1282
#1252
.001µF
.015µF
.022µF
.047µF
.100µF
ea. 10+50+
$3.32
$3.32
$3.32
$3.32
$3.32
$2.82$2.26
$2.82$2.26
$2.82$2.26
$2.82$2.26
$2.82$2.26
Glue Brush, page 45.
Self-adhesive Shielding Kits
Standard Kit shields most guitars, including Strat®
and Tele.® 11/8" x 131/2", 1/2" x 191/2", and two 5" x 7" foil sizes.
#3789 $16.78
#1290
#1291
#1292
#1293
#1294
.001µF
.022µF
.047µF
.100µF
180pF
10 pack 10 pack, 4+
$3.66
$3.66
$4.71
$5.24
$3.66
$2.96
$2.96
$3.82
$4.24
$2.96
Vintage specs with a responsive, warm tone
Genuine handmade tone caps, made in the USA by our
friend Mitch Ingram at Emerson Custom Guitars and
Electronics. Capacitors are energy-storage 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.
Large Kit Sufficient for Strats® made since the ’90s: 1/2"
#1495 .015µF (green)
#1496 .022µF (yellow) ea.
#1497 .047µF (red) $17.95
x 191/2", two 11/8" x 131/2", and four 5" x 7" foil sizes.
#3790 $25.87
Cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Aluminum Pickguard Shielding Foil
Black Ice
A sheet of foil shielding
for the underside of a
pickguard. No gluing
necessary, no mess.
203/4" x 13"
Installation can be as simple as replacing your tone
control’s capacitor.* Four wiring setups let you choose
the amount of distortion you like.
Battery-free, onboard overdrive
Selfadhesive
at stewmac.com
#0048 $9.41
#1467
Treble Bleed Circuit
Hand-soldered in our shop: a
150K-ohms 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
#7373 Resistor only, for upgrading ea.
10+
original caps.
$0.35 $0.30
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#6065 $19.95
*250K-ohms tone pot required.
Not for use with active pickups.
#1468
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54 | Shielding, Caps + Jacks
Thread Height
#4652
#4653
#4650
#4651
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
1/4" shaft
1/4" shaft
3/8" shaft
3/8" shaft
ea.
$3.64
$4.10
$3.90
$4.90
6+
12+
$3.17$2.73
$3.57$3.07
$3.39$2.92
$4.26$3.67
Flush-mount Jack (1/4")
Emerson Paper-in-Oil Caps
Each kit has 20" of 2-conductor shielded wire; 5" of
single-conductor insulated wire; solder, copper foil
and instructions.
3/8 x 32 threading. Uses 3/8"-dia­. hole.
2" overall length. 1/2"-dia. hole and minimum
7/16" wood thickness required.
Popular capacitors in a wide
range of values. Pack of 10.
Manufacturer’s
printed codes:
#1290 = 102
#1291 = 223
#1292 = 473
#1293 = 104
#1294 = 181
Switchcraft jacks with mounting nut and
flat washer. Stereo jack is for stereo wiring,
or for enabling active electronics with a
mono plug.
For solidbodies; wire it mono or stereo.
Ceramic Caps
Brush on two or more coats to
shield pickup cavities, control cavities and other smaller areas. Water
3+
soluble until dry. ea.
#0027 1 pint $60.56 $63.59
#0029 1/2 pint $34.46
—
Switchcraft™ Output Jacks
Emerson Vintage-style
Ground Plate for Strat
Vintage-spec replica of a late-‘50s Strat®
ground plate. Made of 0.020" thick
aluminum.
#0026 $10.00
ea.6+
12+
#1819 Chrome $9.03 $7.40$6.23
9-lug Stereo Jack (1/4")
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"dia­. hole and at least 11/4" body cavity depth
required.
ea.6+ 12+
#3774 $5.23 $4.55$3.92
Heat Shrink
Tubing Pack
This handy organizer
b ox c o n t a i n s s i x
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. 21/2" length.
#0519 $14.30
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.
#5127 $10.95
Switchcraft™ Slide Switches
High-quality, double-pole switches found on Fenders
and other guitars, amps and pedals. Mounting screws
included.
2-way on/on
DP3T, screws included. Requires
3/4" body cavity depth, 11/8" screw
spacing, and 5/16" x 9/16" pickguard/
control plate slot.
3PDT Stomp Switch
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"-dia­. mounting hole.
ea.3+6+
#1233 $4.17 $3.71$3.38
3-way on/on/on
DP3T for Mustang and Duosonic
guitars.
ea.
3+
#1611 $13.60 $10.74
ea.3+6+
#1232 $6.87 $6.11$5.56
Strat, and Tele, are registered trademarks
of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
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Free-way Switch
An upgrade of the switch originally
installed in the Jimmy Page Les
Paul® Custom. Fits an LP switch cavity without routing. 2-pole, 6-position transverse toggle action and
15 terminal connections expand
your wiring options. Great for coilsplitting, 3-pickup selection, piezo
pickup on/off, and humbucker/
single-coil/humbucker switching.
Guitar gear
shifters!
3-way Toggle
Switches
#1243
With wiring diagram.
Free-way Ultra Switch
knurled mounting nut. 1/2"-diameter mounting hole required.
Straight/tall switch needs 11/2"
body cavity depth; straight/short
switch requires 7/8"; right-angle
switch needs 13/16".
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".
Switchcraft™
Reliable and heavy-duty.
Standard in Gibson® and other
American guitars for decades.
ea.
3+
Popular in guitars
made outside the USA.
Quality at economical prices.
ea.3+6+
Straight/tall switch #1240 For Les Paul.®
#1241 Switchcraft,™ chrome $18.95 $16.87$15.35
Switchcraft,™ gold $22.90 $20.38$18.55
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
#0072 Nickel $48.95 $45.52
#0072-G Gold $52.95 $49.24
Knurled toggle
switch nut
ea.10+50+
$2.63
$3.68
#1000 Nickel
#1000-G Gold
CRL Lever Switches
#0055 housing is 61/64" x 117/64". #0072 housing is 13/8" dia. 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.
#1240
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
Knobs on page 74
Specs for Free-way switches:
#1217-G
Metric
Knobs included FREE
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.
Requires 13/8" body cavity depth and 15/8" mounting screw spacing.
Rotary Switches
Flat washer, lock washer and two mounting nuts included.
#4586
Coarse-knurled split shaft has M9 x .75 thread; the threaded portion is 3/8" tall. 3/8"-diameter mounting hole required.
#4585
#3511
6-position The
2-pole switch
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.
#3511 requires 7/8" mounting cavity
depth; #3516 requires 15/16" depth.
#3511 2-pole
#3516 4-pole
Phillips 6-32 thread, 5/8" for
CRL switches. Stainless steel.
Reed Smith® guitars, or for custom
pickup selector wiring.
15/16" mounting cavity depth required.
ea.
6+
#3512 $10.99 $9.34
Mini Toggle Switches
For series/parallel pickup
switching, phase switching,
and hum­bucker coil-tapping.
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.
Chickenhead knob, page 74
All Megaswitches require 13/8" body
cavity depth and 15/8" mounting screw spacing.
Oak Grigsby 4-way
2-pole Lever Switch
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.
Requires 17/16" body cavity
depth and 15/8" mounting
screw spacing.
ea.
6+
#2002 $14.68 $13.21
$15.20
6+
$13.68
#4586 For Tele®
#4585 For Strat®
$0.28 $0.18
$0.28 $0.18
Extra length for carved guitar tops as well as standard pickguards and plates.
$9.34
5-position 4-pole switch for Paul
#2000 3-way
#2001 5-way
ea.
Replacement Mounting Screwsea.
24+
6+
ea.
per model
$10.99
$2.24$1.79
$3.13$2.50
On/On
#1219 Chrome #1220 Black ea.3+
6+
$7.04
$7.85
$6.27$5.70
$6.99$6.36
On/On/On #1223 Chrome $10.61 $9.44$8.59
#1224 Black $13.16 $11.71$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 s­ witch 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
ea.
3+
$22.49
$16.64
Replacement Knob Fits Megaswitch only.
6+
12+
#3527White ea.
#3527-BBlack $1.59 $1.38 $1.19 Oak Grigsby Super Switch
Custom wirings, new sounds
Wire guitars in imaginative new ways with this
special 4-pole, 5-way lever switch. It has six lugs
per pole, for virtually limitless pickup and coil
selections. Black and white knobs, screws and
instructions included.
3+
17/16" body cavity depth and ea.
15/8" screw spacing required. #3200 $21.72 $19.33
Fieldpiece Digital
Pocket Multimeter
Indicates AC/DC voltages, continuity, ohm
resistance, and the status of diodes in effects.
Batteries included.
#3618 $33.50
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
Electronics
4-pole, 6-position transverse
toggle with 28 terminals lets you
explore the most sophisticated
custom wirings. Access practically
any pickup or coil combinations!
#1242
Switchcraft™ switches include
ea.
3+
#0055 Nickel $36.57 $34.01
#0055-G Gold $37.95 $35.29
#1218-G
Pickup Switches | 55
Alpha Pots
• Switchcraft™ +
CRL switches
• Orange Drop®
capacitors
• CTS 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.
#0128
#0130
#3482
#3481
#3755
250K-ohms
500K-ohms
500K long shaft
1meg-ohm
25K-ohms*
ea.12+ 50+
$2.73
$2.73
$8.07
$4.69
$8.97
$2.43$1.97
$2.43$1.97
$7.18$5.81
$4.17$3.38
$7.98$6.46
ea.6+ 12+
Electronics
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.
ea. 6+
#1933
Jigs available
separately on
stewmac.com
Harness components match our premium wiring kits on page 57.
Harnesses for Tele® and P Bass® have solid-shaft pots; all others have split-shaft pots.
CTS pots have long been
the first choice in American
C TS pots from
Control Pots guitars.
StewMac have a more dur­
able brass shaft, and tighter ±10% resistance
tolerance. Split-shaft versions require fine-knurled
knobs. Set-screw knobs fit the solid shaft models.
Alpha Push/Pull Control Pot
#1215 250K-ohms
#1216 500K-ohms
#1213 500K-ohms long shaft*
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 74.
#1930
#3477 500K-ohms mini $4.77 $4.15$3.58
*For use with active pickups, or after the preamp of a
piezo-saddle electric guitar bridge.
Golden Age Pre-wired Harnesses
$8.98 $7.81$6.73
*3/8 x 32 threading is 3/4" tall. 3/8"-dia. hole req’d.
Lower drag • Tighter tolerance • Smoother taper
Special control pots for demanding pro guitarists.
The low-drag brass shaft turns more easily than any
we’ve used. Super-tight ±8% resistance tolerance and
super-smooth r​ esponse taper too—no sudden jumps
in volume or tone. Individually tested. Full specs at
stewmac.com.
Split shaft
ea.6+ 12+
#0203 250K-ohms $7.25 $6.60$6.02
#0204 500K-ohms $7.25 $6.60$6.02
#0226 1meg-ohm $7.25 $6.60$6.02
#0205 500K long* $9.25 $8.42$7.68
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!
Alpha Blend Pot
Pans from one pickup or source
to another. Linear taper. Split
shaft with coarse knurling. Full specs at
stewmac.com.
Need knobs?
See page 74
Coarse knurled
18 splines (Alpha)
Fine knurled
24 splines (CTS)
Solid shaft
(CTS)
#4137 250K-ohms ea.6+12+
#4138 500K-ohms $5.34 $4.38$3.68
Offers sturdy support for lifting pots, switches, and jacks
into the holes of an archtop
or semi-hollowbody guitar.
113/4" 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, StewMac tech advisor
#0255 $12.08
Pot Cleaning
Cap + DeoxIT™
Cleaner
Screws onto the pot
shaft; a hole for a spray
cleaner extension tube
puts the spray down
into the pot. StewMac
recommends DeoxIT Works only with
Cleaner to keep your CTS and 3/8 x 32
thread pots.
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
56 | Control Pots + Wiring
*Long shaft for Les Paul® solidbodies
Solid shaft (1/4" diameter) ea.6+ 12+
#0203-S 250K-ohms $7.25 $6.60$6.02
#0204-S 500K-ohms $7.25 $6.60$6.02
#0226-S 1meg-ohm $7.25 $6.60$6.02
at stewmac.com
Archtop Guitar Helping Hand
For Tele,® with 3-way switch
$84.99
For Tele,® with 4-way switch
$84.99
For Strat,® with 5-way switch
$82.99
For Gibson Les Paul®
$86.99
For Les Paul,® with long-shaft pots$98.99
For Gibson SG®
$83.49
For P Bass® $49.49
For Jazz Bass®
$54.49
Emerson Pro
CTS Pots
Pots in this column share the following specs:
12+
#1931
#1932
#1930
#1933
#1934
#1935
#1936
#1937
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 click-free tone circuit bypass between 9 and 10.
Custom audio taper; split shaft. Tight 10% tolerance.
Split shaft
ea.6+
12+
#0115 250K-ohms
$5.95 $5.41$4.94
#0116 500K-ohms
$5.95 $5.41$4.94
#0117 500K long shaft $7.95 $7.23$6.60
Solid shaft
#0115-S 250K-ohms
#0116-S 500K-ohms
ea.6+
12+
$5.75 $5.23$4.77
$5.75 $5.23$4.77
ea.6+12+
#0215 250K-ohms $7.55 $6.87$6.27
* Wiring diagram at stewmac.com
CTS Push-Pull Pots, SPST
CTS Push-Pull Pots, DPDT
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. 13/16" cavity
depth needed.
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
ea. 6+12+
#0227 250K-ohms
$8.95 $8.14$7.43
#0228 500K-ohms
$8.95 $8.14$7.43
#0229 500K long shaft $9.95 $9.05$8.26
Split shaft
ea. 6+12+
#0221 250K-ohms
$7.95 $7.23$6.60
#0222 500K-ohms
$7.95 $7.23$6.60
#0223 500K long shaft $7.95 $7.23$6.60
Solid shaft
#0221-S 250K-ohms
#0222-S 500K-ohms
ea.6+.12+
$7.95 $7.23$6.60
$7.95 $7.23$6.60
Mounting Nuts and Lock Washers
for Pots + Jacks available online
Solid shaft..............................................ea.
6+
12+
#0227-S 250K-ohms
$8.95 $8.14$7.43
#0228-S 500K-ohms
$8.95 $8.14$7.43
stewmac.com search:
nuts + washers
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
GUITAR WIRING KITS
GUITAR CIRCUIT WIRE
Diagrams included!
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.
For Strat®
Single Conductor, Unshielded
Supplied in 50' rolls.
#1470 White
#1471 Black
#1472 Yellow
3+
ea.
per color
$22.82
$18.03
ea.
Single conductor
with braided shield $30.53
(Standard pot shafts)
3+
$24.12
Shielded Wire
Single conductor 26 AWG stranded conductor
with braided tinned copper shield and PVC
insulation; .100" dia­., 25 feet. #1586 $19.16
For Les Paul®
(Long pot shafts)
4-conductor 28 AWG
poly-insulated stranded
tinned copper conductors
with foil shield and stranded ground wire. PVC outer
insula­tion; .120" dia­., 25'.
#1818 $29.28
Non-shielded Wire
22 AWG tinned stranded copper single-conductor
wire, PVC-insulated. .050" diameter, 100 feet.
#1587 White
#1588 Black
ea.
$46.31
For Gibson® SG®
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 push-back
wire and Orange Drop® caps.
Standard kit
Premium kit
3-way pickup switch:Metric
Switchcraft™
Switch knob:
Black and cream Amber
Four 500k split-shaft pots:Alpha
CTS
Two .022µF capacitors:
Ceramic
Orange Drop®
Wire:
PVC-insulatedPush-back
Wiring diagram and Switchcraft™ jack included with each kit.
Standard kit
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-insulatedPush-back
Wiring diagram and Switchcraft™ jack included with each kit.
Standard kit
Premium kit
Right-angle 3-way switch:Metric
Switchcraft™
Switch knob:
Black and cream Amber
Four 500k split-shaft pots:Alpha
CTS
Two .022µF capacitors:
Ceramic
Orange Drop®
Wire:
PVC-insulatedPush-back
Premium kit
Switchcraft™
Black and cream Amber
Gibson®/Epiphone/ Switch knob:
Two 500k split-shaft pots:Alpha
CTS
Samick.
.022µF capacitor:
Ceramic
Orange Drop®
Wire:
PVC-insulatedPush-back
#4572
Basic Wiring Packages
CTS
.047µF capacitor:
Ceramic
Orange Drop®
Wire:
PVC-insulatedPush-back
5-way CRL switch has screws, white and black switch knobs.
Standard kit
For 2 pickups with 3-way pickup switch:Metric
toggle switch
For Tele®
#4575
Premium kit
For Tele,® with
4-way switch
Standard kit
Premium kit
Two 250K control pots:
Alpha split-shaft CTS solid shaft
.047µF and .001µF caps: Ceramic
Orange Drop®
Wire:
PVC-insulatedPush-back
Each kit has 3-way CRL switch with top-hat and barrel switch knobs.
Bass Wiring Kits
#1921
Push-back wire, Switchcraft™ jack, .047µF Orange
Drop® cap, 250K-ohms CTS
pots, and wiring diagram
are in each kit.
pots. Works for
For P Bass® Includes two solid-shaft
single-pickup guitars too.
#1921 $25.06
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.
#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.
#0138 Standard $27.92
#1918 Premium $41.90
Switchcraft™ jack and
wiring diagram included with each kit.
Premium components: 4-way Oak Grigsby switch* with screws,
top-hat and barrel switch knobs, two 250K-ohms solid-shaft CTS
pots, .001µF and .047µF Orange Drop® caps, push-back wire,
Switchcraft™ jack and wiring diagram.
#1923$35.60
*Adds bridge and neck pickups in series for a fatter tone.
ea.
3+
#4575 Standard $7.05 $5.57
#4572 Premium $11.21 $9.98
#0137 Standard $31.00
#1917 Premium $46.88
Switchcraft™ jack and
wiring diagram included with each kit.
JPLP for Les Paul® Jimmy Page setup. 500K-ohms long-shaft push/pull pot to
Shielding supplies, page 54
coil-tap the bridge humbucker; metric 3-way switch with black
and cream knobs; three 500K-ohms long-shaft Alpha pots; two
.022µF ceramic capacitors; wire, Switchcraft™ jack and wiring
diagram.
#0126 $54.02
For LP Special®
For Les Paul Jr®
or SG Jr®
For PRS®
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Premium components: Short 3-way Switchcraft™ switch with
amber knob; four 500K-ohms CTS split-shaft pots; two .022µF
Orange Drop® capacitors; push-back wire, Switchcraft™ jack
and wiring diagram.
#2133-SP $64.97
Premium components: 500K-ohms and 250K-ohms 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-ohms
split-shaft CTS pots, 180pF and .022µF ceramic capacitors, pushback wire, Switchcraft™ jack, wiring diagram. #1920 $29.53
The New Book of
Standard Wiring
Diagrams
by Les Schatten
#3283 $35.99
Control
knobs
page 74
Circuit Wire + Wiring Kits | 57
Electronics
#1473 50' roll
For Les Paul®
Standard kit
Three 250k split-shaft pots:Alpha
The first choice of renowned guitarmakers for
their finest instruments.
#4060
WAVERLY GUITAR TUNERS
Play in tune, stay in tune.
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.
Traditional beauty. Waverly tuners are available in
nickel, gold or relic finishes, and with a variety of distinctive knobs to complement any instrument.
#4067 with
ebony knob
Renowned guitarmakers such as Martin, Gibson,
Collings, National, and many more choose Waverly.
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of course I recommend Waverly.”
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#4065 with
ivoroid knob
“They work as beautifully as they look.
The very best!”
—Jim Merrill, Merrill Guitars
Waverly Guitar Tuners
“Like putting a Rolex on your guitar!”
—M.J. Franks Guitars
Dark
Tortoise
#4078
Press-fit brass
bushings fit
11/32"-dia. pegholes.
B
D
E
Sets of 6; 3-left/3-right. Mounting screws are included.
Solid peghead
Slotted pegheadset set, 3+
set, 6+
Knobs
“Our favorite tuners.” —Collings Guitars
A
K L M
C
H
F
G
A
B
C
D
E
F
#4070 Nickel
#4070-G Gold
$151.10
$208.43
$140.52
$193.84
$128.43
$177.17
Butterbean #4060 Nickel
Brass
#4060-G Gold
#4076 Relic ni*
#4063 Nickel
#4063-G Gold
—
$151.10
$208.43
$177.35
$140.52
$193.84
$164.94
$128.43
$177.17
$150.75
Ebony
#4075 Nickel
#4075-G Gold
$146.48
$215.78
$136.23
$200.68
$124.51
$183.41
Vintage
#1129 Nickel
Oval Brass** #4078 Relic ni*
#1129-G Gold
#1130 Nickel
—
—
$166.85
$193.10
$193.10
$155.17
$179.58
$179.58
$141.82
$164.13
$164.13
Snakewood #4091 Nickel
mm
#4091-G Gold
—
#4098-G Gold
$148.63
$221.03
$138.23
$205.56
$126.34
$187.88
Nickel
#4066 Nickel
$145.85
$135.64
$123.97
Nickel
#4072-G Gold
#4097 Nickel
—
$238.33
$282.22
$221.65
$262.46
$202.58
$239.89
#4062-G Gold
—
$363.30
$337.87
$308.80
—
—
$143.75
$197.30
$133.69
$183.49
$122.19
$167.70
#4069 Nickel
#4069-G Gold
#4067 Nickel
#4067-G Gold
inch mm
inch
.340" 8.7
G .562"
.230" 5.8
H 1.030"
Ivoroid
.249" 6.3
J .630"
.850" 21.6
K .270"
†
1.080"Black
27.4 Pearl
L 1.000"
.249" 6.3
M 1.315"
J
Engraved
K L M
H
F
G
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
#4062-G Gold, hand-engraved
inch
G .562"
H 1.030"
J .630"
K .270"
L 1.000"
M 1.315"
mm
14.3
26.2
16.0
6.9
25.4
33.4
14.3
26.2
#4065
16.0
6.9
25.4
#4072
33.4
Butterbean #4073 Nickel
Ivoroid
#4073-G Gold
* Relic nickel has a “well-played” finish that will better match a well-worn guitar.
** Rare 1930s knob shape as seen on the Clarence White/Tony Rice D-28 Martin.
† Pearl products cannot be shipped outside the USA.
J
3-on-Plate Waverly Tuners for Slotted Pegheads
For steel-string guitars. Bronze/stainless steel 16:1 design gives impressive smoothness. Polished brass
string posts are mounted on beautiful cast polished bronze engraved base­plates that age to a handsome
patina. Mounting screws included.
#3500
58 | Waverly Guitar Tuners
#3501
inch
inch mm
mm
AA .610"
.610" 15.5
15.5
BB .440"
.440" 11.8
11.8
CC 4.010"
4.010"101.9
101.9
DD 1.375"
1.375" 34.9
34.9
EE .280"
.280" 7.1
7.1
FF 1.26"
1.26" 32.0
32.0
GG 1.23"
1.23" 31.2
31.2
HH 1.17"
1.17" 29.7
29.7
JJ .249"
.249" 6.3
6.3
KK .562"
.562" 14.3
14.3
LL 1.030"
1.030" 26.2
26.2
M
M .276"
.276" 7.0
7.0
NN .336"
.336" 8.5
8.5
O
O .850"
.850" 21.6
21.6
1.080" 27.4
27.4
PP 1.080"
For
Forslotted
slottedpeghead
peghead
Sets for slotted peghead
Knobs
CC
BB
EE
JJ
DD
LL
KK
AA
For
Forsolid
solidpeghead
peghead
NN
FF
GG
HH
M
M
JJ
Sets for solid peghead*
Knobs
OO PP
setset, 3+
#3500 Ivoroid $215.99 $192.23
#3503 Ebony $222.98 $198.45
#3504 Snakewood $226.28 $201.39
#3501 Ivoroid #3502 Ebony setset, 3+
$221.45 $197.09
$226.28 $201.39
*Knurled press-fit peghead bushings included.
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
BUSHINGS
Before
After
No plugging large
pegholes and redrilling
Conversion Tuner Bushings
Our knurled press-fit brass conversion bushings retrofit Waverly,
Kluson or other tuners with 1/4"-dia­. string posts into larger (Gotoh/
Grover/Schaller) pegholes. Sets of 6.
For 3/8" or 10mm holes set
set, 6+ set, 12+
#3457 hex
.466" dia. #3457 Hex, nickel $8.26 $7.19 $6.19
.394" dia.
#3457-G Hex, gold
$9.99 $8.69 $7.49
.375" dia. #3457-R Hex, relic
$9.14 $7.95 $6.85
#3457 hex
#3458 round .466" dia. #3458 Round, nickel$8.26 $7.19 $6.19
.437"
.394"dia.
dia. #3458-G Round, gold $9.99 $8.69 $7.49
.394" dia.
.375" dia. #3458-R Round, Relic $9.14 $7.95 $6.85
#6701
Leaf baseplate
.375" dia.
#3458
round
set
set, 6+ set, 12+
For 10.5mm
holes #3459 round .437" dia.
#3459 Round, nickel$8.26 $7.19 $6.19
.457"
.394" dia.
dia.
.415" dia. #3459-G Round, gold $9.99 $8.69 $7.49
.375" dia.
.395" dia. #3459-R Round, relic $9.14 $7.95 $6.85
#3459 round
.457" dia.
.415" dia.
#6710
Stippled baseplate
Vintage-style Bushings
3461
3461
3461
.425" dia.
dia.
.425"
Hex tapered
.348" dia.
.425"
.348"
dia.
#3456 Nickel .348" dia.
.331" dia.
dia.
.331"
#3456-G Gold .331"
dia.
.438"
.438" dia.
dia.
Round
.438" dia.
.340" dia.
dia.
.340"
#3460 Nickel .340" dia.
3456
3456
3456
3460
3460
3460
B
C
A
B
C
inch mm
.315" 8.0
.418" 10.6
.283" 7.2
Original style thin-wall press-fit brass, for 1/4"-diameter string posts. ea.
#0733 Nickel
#0733-R Relic nickel
#0733-G Gold
$0.44
$0.59
$0.99
C
ea.
#0734 Nickel
$0.90
#0734-RN Relic nickel $0.99
#0734-RB Relic brass $0.99
Vintage-style Grommet Bushings
A
A
B
C
C
inch mm
.315" 8.0
.488" 12.4
.287" 7.3
B
A
A
B
C
C
Ivoroid
Snakewood inch mm
.315" 8.0
.382" 9.7
.264" 6.7
G
H
G
Large
A
B
D
J
E
Tri-Flow®
F
G
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
Knobs
G
H
J
K
L
M
inch
1.290"
1.320"
.394"
.630"
1.189"
.386"
mm
32.8
33.5
10.0
16.0
30.2
9.8
#6708 Ivoroid #6709 Pearloid
#6690 Snakewood
#6710 Ebony
#6710-B Ebony,
with black rollers
set
set, 3+
$299.99
$299.99
$309.99
$299.99
$299.99
$266.99
$266.99
$275.89
$266.99
$266.99
With leaf bronze baseplate
J
M
C
Small
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
Sloane tuners have white powdercoated aluminum string rollers
with brass inner shafts and 35mm
(13/8") spacing. Mounting screws
are included.
With stippled bronze baseplate
L
K
J
F
#0738-N Nickel
$0.50
.256" inside #0738-RN Relic nickel $0.72
diameter
#0738-RB Relic brass $0.66
Ebony
J
M
C
E
ea.
Use a drop on metal bearing surfaces lubricates tuning gears, roller bridges, tremolos,
truss rod nuts, and more. This light viscosity
lube contains super-slick Teflon,® plus anticorrosion additives. Won’t congeal and attract
dirt like household oils. 1/4 oz.
#0106 $9.43
Pearloid
A
B
Thin-wall press-fit brass, as used in the 1950s
and ’60s. Large size per Gibsons; small size per
Kays, Harmonys, and Silvertones.
#0739-N Nickel
$0.44
.240" inside #0739-RN Relic nickel $0.66
diameter
#0739-RB Relic brass $0.61
Greg Brandt
Greg Byers
Rolf Eichinger
Jean-Marie Fouilleul
Armin Gropp
Armin Hanika Hill Guitars
and many more.
Beauty to enhance fine instruments. The polished bronze
baseplates (two styles) attain a handsome antique patina.
Choose from a selection of beautiful polished knobs.
D
B
Chosen by worldrenowned luthiers
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.
The prewar look, but in press-fit knurled machined
brass. For 1/4"-dia. string posts.
inch mm
.276" 7.0
.409" 10.4
.336" 8.5
—David LaPlante, luthier
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 one-piece 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.
Knurled ’20s-style Bushings
B
A
B
C
$8.26 $7.19 $6.19
#3460-G Gold $9.99 $8.69 $7.49
1920s-style Bushings
A
A
$8.26 $7.19 $6.19
$9.99 $8.69 $7.49
Classical Guitar Tuners
Crafted and refined by Waverly
Designed by pioneering luthier Irving Sloane
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
Knobs set
set, 3+
#6705 Ivoroid
#6701 Pearloid
#6706 Ebony
#6706-B Ebony,
with black rollers
$299.99
$299.99
$299.99
$299.99
$266.99
$266.99
$266.99
$266.99
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
Bushings / Classical Tuners | 59
Hardware
finishing touch. Set of 6 knurled brass press-fit
bushings for 1/4"-dia. string posts.
Hex straight
set
set, 6+ set, 12+
.425"
.425" dia.
dia.
#3461 Nickel $8.26 $7.19 $6.19
.425"
dia.
.340"
.340" dia.
dia.
#3461-G Gold $9.99 $8.69 $7.49
.340" dia.
“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.”
.395"The
dia.
Midsize
Midsize
Vintage-style Tuner Knobs
#0114
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.
#0112
Chrome
finish
Mini
Gold
finish
#0144
#0113
Mini
#0111
Chrome
finish
Hole shape Hole size
#0114 Dark tortoise #0112 Ivoroid #0113 White #0144 Ebony #0111 Cream
#0111-B Black
3/32" dia.
3/32" dia.
5/64" x 9/64"
3/32" dia.
3/32" x 5/32"
3/32" x 5/32"
ea.
12+
$3.14
$3.14
$1.90
$2.60
$1.99
$1.99
$2.67
$2.67
$1.61
$2.21
$1.69
$1.69
‘Keystone’ Knobs
36+
Vintage color. 7/64" x 9/64"
shaft hole.
#0045 Single-ring
#0046 Double-ring
$2.20
$2.20
$1.33
$1.82
$1.39
$1.39
ea.
12+
36+
$3.75 $3.19$2.62
Installation instructions available at stewmac.com
Cosmo
black finish
Gotoh 510 Guitar Machines
Sleek modern tuners with cast housings, sealed gears,
permanent Lubri-Plate™ gear coating for smoothness,
and Rock-Solid™ string posts for stability. Available in
chrome, gold and translucent Cosmo black finishes.
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-rightKnobs set set, 3+
#7107Chrome 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
#0646
Nickel finish,
pearloid knobs
Gotoh 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 • 13/8"
string post spacing • 11/32"-diameter pegholes required
Full specs at stewmac.com
Schaller Classical Guitar Machines
Hauser-style tuners with cast baseplates. Polished
ebony or pearl­escent plastic knobs. Screws included.
16:1 gear ratio • 3/8"-dia­. string rollers with 13/8" (35mm) spacing • Not for use with steel strings • Oval pearloid knobs •
Full specs at stewmac.com
set
set, 3+
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
Mini with metal knobsset
set, 3+
#7100 3-left/3-right, chrome $74.42 $66.23
#7100-CB 3L/3R, cosmo black
$80.19 $71.37
#7100-G 3-left/3-right, gold
$95.97 $85.41
#7101 6-in-line, chrome
$74.42 $66.23
Mini locking machines
Magnum Lock® string post automatically locks
the string as you tune. Metal knobs.
Economy 3-on-Plate Machines
set
set, 3+
#7106 6-in-line, chrome
#7106-CB 6-in-line, cosmo black
$90.48
$94.83
$80.53
$84.40
For slotted or solid peg­heads. 1/4"-diameter string posts
and white plastic knobs. Screws included.
14:1 gear ratio • 13/8" string post spacing • 9/32"-dia. pegholes
required • Full specs at stewmac.com
set
Traditional thumbscrew-style locking functionality
with Gotoh technology. Rock-Solid™ string posts
eliminate looseness. No more wobbly string posts to
cause tuning problems. Two post heights eliminate
the need for string trees.
#7103-B
#7105-CB
3-left/3-right, with
keystone knobssetset, 3+
#7103-C Chrome $58.15 $51.75
#7103-G Gold
$74.45 $66.26
#7103-B Black
$66.45 $59.14
6-in-lineset
set, 3+
#7105-C Chrome $56.55 $50.33
#7105-G Gold
$74.45 $66.26
#7105-B Black
$65.45 $58.25
#7105-CB Cosmo black
$60.45 $53.80
60 | Guitar Tuners
16:1 gear ratio • 13/8" string post spacing • 10mm-dia. pegholes required • Full specs at stewmac.com
set
set, 3+
set, 3+ set, 10+
#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-rightset
set, 3+
#7104-C Chrome $58.15 $51.75
#7104-G Gold
$74.45 $66.26
#7104-B Black
$66.45 $59.14
Steel-string tuners with cast baseplates and single-hole
string posts for slotted peg­heads. Pearl­escent plastic
knobs. Screws included.
#0934 Nickel $10.02 $8.62$7.31
Gotoh Magnum Trad-Lock Tuners
#7104-C
Schaller 3-on-Plate Machines
15:1 gear ratio • Press-fit bushings • 11/32"-diameter pegholes
required • Maximum peghead
thickness 9/16"
inch mm
A .159" 4.0
B
.245" 6.2
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"
G
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. Vintage-style stamped
gear housings, oval metal knobs and
smooth, precise operation.
Tuner Mounting Screws
B
E
C
F
H
D
#1953-N Nickel
#1953-G Gold
set
set, 3+
$61.67 $48.72
$73.03 $57.69
Modern Phillips and vintage-style slotted.
For solid pegheads
3/8" long, roundhead.
A
#3353 Slotted, nickel
#3353-G Slotted, gold
#3353-RN Slotted, relic nickel
#3361 Phillips, nickel
#3361-G Phillips, gold
#3361-B Phillips, black
#3361-S Phillips, stainless
For slotted pegheads
ea.100+
$0.25
$0.35
$0.30
$0.25
$0.35
$0.25
$0.33
$0.13
$0.18
$0.16
$0.13
$0.18
$0.13
$0.17
1/4" long, roundhead.
ea.100+
#3340 Slotted, nickel
#3340-G Slotted, gold
#3340-RN Slotted, relic nickel
#3341
Phillips, nickel
#3341-G Phillips, gold
#3341-B Phillips, black
#3341-S Phillips, stainless
$0.25
$0.35
$0.30
$0.25
$0.35
$0.25
$0.33
$0.13
$0.18
$0.16
$0.13
$0.18
$0.13
$0.17
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
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.
BASS TUNERS
Gotoh Compact Bass Machines
Ideal for small peg­­heads. Cast housings, sealed lubrication and 7/16"-dia­. string posts. Sets of 4, with screws.
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
20:1 ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable metal knobs •
9/16"-diameter pegholes required • Full specs at stewmac.com
Solid peghead Knobsset set, 3+
#5396 Satin chrome Ebony $119.00 $105.91
#5396-B Matte black Ebony $119.00 $105.91
#5396-M Metallic*
Ebony $119.00 $105.91
#5496 Chrome
Metal $119.00 $105.91
#5496-G Bright gold Metal $124.00 $110.36
#5396-M
set
set, 3+
#0897 2-left/2-right, chrome #0897-B 2-left/2-right, black Individual tunersea.
12+
Slotted peghead
#5397-B Matte black Ebony $119.00 $105.91
C
D
F
G
N
J
M
H
Q
L
#0896-R Right
$12.28
Black
#0896-LB Left
#0896-RB Right
$15.17 $12.14
Gold
#0896-LG Left
#0896-RG Right
$17.38 $13.90
#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"
Adjustable-Tension Bass Machines
Quality “elephant ear” tuners with cast baseplates and
slotted string posts. Allen-adjustable tension for smooth,
precise operation. Sets of 4, with screws.
mm
28.6
6.0
10.2
15.5
30.2
9.9
14.9
22:1 ratio • Press-fit bushings • 23/32"-diameter pegholes
required • Full specs at stewmac.com
set
set, 3+
#3804 2-left/2-right, chrome #3803 4-in-line, chrome
#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.
20:1 ratio • Press-fit bushings • 11/16"-dia. pegholes required •
Full specs at stewmac.com
set
set, 3+
#0647 4-in-line, chrome
12:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable
metal/plastic knobs • 10mm (13/32") dia. pegholes required.
Full specs at stewmac.com
set
set, 3+
#3421-B
These machines fit 9/16" to
11/16" peghead thicknesses.
3-left/
3-right
#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
6-in-line #3422 Satin chrome $65.66 $55.81
#3422-B Satin black $69.69 $59.24
#3422-G Satin gold $81.23 $69.05
Economy Guitar Machines
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.
#0935
14:1 gear ratio • Press-fit bushings • 5/16"-diameter pegholes
required • Full specs at stewmac.com
#0936
set
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.
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
$37.88 $29.93
$37.88 $29.93
Schaller Bass Machines
Sperzel Trim-Lok Guitar Tuners
#3422-G
$9.82
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
Hardware
#5396
B
P
K
E
Chrome #0896-L Left
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
#5496
$48.83 $41.51
$59.56 $50.63
#4240
$62.49 $56.87
Hipshot™ Ultralite Bass Tuners
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
™
#4240 With satin Schaller-style knob
#4241 With chrome Fender-style knob
per individual tuner $27.18
#4241
Gotoh
Classical Guitar Machines
14:1 tuners for slotted pegheads. 35mm (13/8")
string roller spacing; not for use with steel
strings. Screws in­cluded.
Polished Brass
Elegantly simple unplated baseplates with an incised pattern.
Removable pearloid knobs.
Knobsset
set, 3+
#5835 Ivoroid $81.73 $72.74
#5836 Pearloid $77.63 $69.09
#5837 Ebony $97.06 $86.38
Full specs at
stewmac.com
Economy
#5836
#0940-G
#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
Guitar + Bass Tuners | 61
Gotoh Sealed Guitar Machines
C
A
L
Popular tuners featuring cast gear housings with maintenance-free
sealed lubrication. Sets of 6, with screws.
#0903
With Schaller-style metal knobsset
set, 3+
#0903 3L/3R chrome, large knobs $43.13 $34.07
#0903-B 3L/3R black, large knobs $47.78 $37.75
#0903-G 3L/3R gold, large knobs $57.18 $45.17
#1951 6-in-line, chrome, small knobs $43.13 $34.07
#1951-B 6-in-line, black, small knobs $47.78 $37.75
#1951-G 6-in-line, gold, small knobs $57.18 $45.17
#0915
M
J
B
inch
.645"
.433"
.188"
.800"
.290"
.236"
Supplied with small Schaller-style
knobs, for the left or right side of
the peghead. These are suitable
for 7-string or asymmetric
pegheads.
With ‘keystone’ metal knobsset
set, 3+
#1955 3-left/3-right, chrome $43.54 $34.40
#1955-G 3-left/3-right, gold $61.42 $48.52
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.
Hardware
15:1 gear ratio • Press-fit bushings • 11/32"-diameter pegholes required
#0912-RN
#3389
Gotoh
staggeredpost tuners
for Fender
pegheads,
page 60
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 oval metal knobsset
set, 3+
#0933
3-left/3-right, nickel $37.73 $29.81
#0648
6-in-line, nickel $40.17 $31.73
#0648-G 6-in-line, gold $60.42 $47.73
#0648-RN 6-in-line, Relic nickel $54.56 $43.10
With ‘keystone’ plastic knobsset
set, 3+
#0912
3-left/3-right, nickel $39.54 $31.24
#0912-G 3-left/3-right, gold $56.04 $44.27
#0912-RN 3-left/3-right, relic nickel
$50.86 $40.18
C D
J H
E
G
L
A
#0648 has slotted string post
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.
#1954
set
set, 3+
#1954 6-in-line, nickel $64.68 $51.10
A
J
D
B C
H
E
F
G
K
A
12:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable knobs • 10mm (13/32")
diameter pegholes required
J
D
H F
B C
K
G
E
With metal knobsset
set, 3+
#0643 3-left/3-right, chrome $82.57 $75.14
#0643-B 3-left/3-right, black
$91.50 $83.26
With ebony knobsset
set, 3+
#0643-G 3-left/3-right, gold $104.89 $95.45
#0640-G 3-left/3-right, gold $118.28 $107.63
Schaller Locking Guitar Machines
A
L
Rear thumbscrew locks the string into the post. Sets of 6.
(6-in-line sets have small knobs and staggered post holes.)
16:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable metal knobs • 10mm
(13/32") diameter pegholes required
#0661-G
D
B C
E
G H
F
.090"
dia. pins
set
set, 3+
#0659 3-left/3-right, chrome $95.96 $87.32
Pin mount on the tuner back keeps tuner from
rotating, no mounting screws needed.
set
set, 3+
#0661 6-in-line, chrome #0661-G 6-in-line, gold 62 | Guitar Tuners
mm
13.5
6.7
18.5
6.0
9.9
28.6
8.3
24.1
11.4
14.5
These knobs will not fit other tuner brands.
Popular high quality tuners with cast gear housings and maintenancefree sealed lubri­cation. Sets of 6, with screws.
#0659
inch
A .530"
B .264"
C .730"
D .236"
E .390"
F 1.125"
G .326"
H .950"
J .447"
K .570"
With metal knobsset
set, 3+
#0644 3-left/3-right, chrome $104.89 $95.45
#0644-B 3-left/3-right, black $91.50 $83.26
Schaller replacement knobs Sets of 6, screws included.
#0645 6-in-line, chrome $82.57 $75.14
The small knobs fit M-6 andset
M-6 mini.
set, 3+
#0645-B 6-in-line, black $91.50 $83.26
#3056
Pearloid, small $15.92 $13.53
With ebony knobsset
set, 3+
#3057 Pearloid, large $16.68 $14.18
#0633-G 3-left/3-right, gold $118.28 $107.63
#3058 Ebony, small $25.43 $21.62
#3059 Ebony, large $25.79 $21.92
Schaller M-6 Guitar Machines
#0640-G
M
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 knobsset set, 3+
#3389 3-left/3-right, nickel $40.86 $38.00
14:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable knobs • 10mm (13/32")
diameter pegholes required
#0643-B
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
ea.
Schaller M-6 Mini Guitar Machines
#0644
#0645
inch
G .390"
H .875"
J .312"
K 1.075"
L .413"
M .550"
Choose left or right as viewed
from the front of the peghead.
Gotoh Vintage-style Guitar Machines
#0933
#0648
mm
16.8
11.0
4.8
20.3
7.4
6.0
Individual Gotoh Machines
With oval metal knobsset
set, 3+
#0914 3-left/3-right, chrome $38.13 $30.12
#0915 6-in-line, chrome $38.13 $30.12
#1955
H K
G
16:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable metal knobs • 10mm
(13/32") diameter pegholes required
#1951
F
E D
A
B
C
D
E
F
J
K
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"
.395"
mm
15.5
8.9
19.5
6.0
9.9
10.0
19.8
24.1
11.4
14.5
10.0
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
L
$95.96 $87.32
$118.28 $107.63
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Grover Rotomatic® Guitar Machines
#0901-G
#0900-G
#0901, #0900, #3793, #3757
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.
A
E
Threaded hex bushings • Removable metal knobs • 10mm (13/32") diameter
pegholes required
B
C
F
D
J
K
H
G
set
set, 3+
Original #0901 3-left/3-right, nickel
14:1 ratio #0901-G 3-left/3-right, gold
#0909
$46.50 $41.38
$68.06 $60.57
#0909, #0908
#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
A
E
Mini
#0909 3-left/3-right, chrome $47.73 $42.48
14:1 ratio #0908 6-in-line, chrome
$47.73 $42.48
#0441
F
B C
#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
J K
G
D
H
mm
16.1
7.7
27.3
15.0
11.2
6.0
9.9
9.5
23.4
27.6
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
#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
A
D
F
B C
Rotomatic® Keystone 14:1 with metal knobs.
J
K
H
G
E
Same
full-size specs as #0901.
set
set, 3+
#3793-G
inch
A .635"
B .302"
C 1.075"
D .592"
E .440"
F .236"
G .390"
H .375"
J .920"
K 1.088"
#3757 3-left/3-right, nickel $46.50 $43.24
#3757-G 3-left/3-right, gold $66.06 $61.44
inch mm
A .688" 17.5
B .315" 8.0
C 1.010" 25.7
D 1.340" 34.0
B C D
E .344" 8.7
18:1 gear ratio • Press-fit bushings (solid pegheads) • Metal knobs
F .315" 8.0
J
11/32"-diameter pegholes required
G .249" 6.3
H
H .835" 21.2
G
set, 3+
J 1.045" 26.5
M
set
per model
K .249" 6.3
L
K
Nickel #4592 Solid peghead
#4593 Slotted peghead
$47.70 $42.45
L .500" 12.7
M 1.100" 27.9
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.
Gold
#4592-G Solid peghead
#4593-G Slotted peghead
Grover Locking Guitar Machines
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.
#0877
#0875
$77.70 $69.15
#4592
#4593
NEW
Vintage
Keystone-style 3+3 Tuners
Direct replacements for vintage
Kluson machines. Featuring stamped
18:1 gear ratio • Threaded hex bushings • Removable metal knobs • 10mm
gear housings and greenish plas(13/32") diameter pegholes required • Full specs at stewmac.com • Mini vertic knobs, just like the originals! A
sions fit headstocks up to 9/16" thick; please measure your guitar.
modern gear ratio provides smooth,
precise tuning. For 3-left/3-right pegLocking Rotomatic® Automatically locks the string­as you tune.
heads. Choose the distressed look of
the relic nickel plating for repairing
set
set, 3+
old guitars, when shiny new hardware
Original #0877 3-left/3-right, chrome $62.10 $55.27
just won’t do.
#0877-G 3-left/3-right, gold
$74.74 $66.52
Mini
#3933-G
F
E
Hardware
Grover Sta-Tite™ 18:1 Guitar Machines
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
#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 Tuner Knurled rear thumbscrew locks the
string in the post.
15:1 gear ratio • 10mm (11/32") dia. pegholes
required • Full specs at stewmac.com
set
set, 3+
#0904Nickel $24.68 $21.97
#0904-RNRelic nickel $28.88 $25.70
#0904-GGold
$33.55 $29.86
Grover ‘Milk Bottle’
Rotomatic® Tuners
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
#3935 6-in-line, chrome #3935-G 6-in-line, gold $75.68 $67.36
$99.93 $88.94
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
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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 knobs • 10mm (13/32") diameter pegholes required
Full specs at stewmac.com
set
set, 3+
#0996-N With metal knobs, nickel
#0996-C With metal knobs, chrome
#0996-G With metal knobs, gold
#0997-C With pearloid knobs, chrome
#0997-G With pearloid knobs, gold
$46.50
$47.70
$68.10
$59.70
$81.00
$41.38
$42.45
$60.61
$53.13
$72.09
Guitar Tuners | 63
Quality new tuners that look
look like old
old originals!
These Golden Age tuners look just like early 20th-Century models.
15:1 gear ratio
• 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.
Hardware
Solid
13/8" string post spacing
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.
Distinctive bent tab worm supports, like Klusons from the 1930s–’70s.
Authentic steel baseplates and white plastic knobs.
Slotted
12 str.
Slotted
Solid
#2503
#2500
#2500
Standard
post
height
Solid
#2502-RN
Short
post for
tapered
pegheads
Solid
For solid pegheadset
set, 3+
#2500 Relic/cream $44.43 $39.54
#2500-B Relic/black $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.
3-on-plate with white knobs.
For solid pegheadset
set, 3+
#2503 Relic nickel $51.87 $46.16
#2503-N Bright nickel $41.27 $36.73
For slotted pegheadsetset, 3+
#2504 Relic nickel $48.51 $43.17
#2504-N Bright nickel $38.54 $34.30
Solid
#2517
3-left/3-right with cream knobs.
For solid pegheadset
set, 3+
#2517 Relic nickel $61.69 $54.90
#2516 Bright nickel
$44.63 $39.72
set
set, 3+
Bell-end Baseplates
#2520-RN Relic nickel $45.41 $40.41
#2520-N Bright nickel $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 pegheadset
set, 3+
#2501 Relic/cream $42.21 $37.57
#2501-B Relic/black
$42.21 $37.57
#2501
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"
Solid
#2513-RB
Relic brass
Slotted
Solid
Engraved
For solid pegheadset
set, 3+
#2507 Relic nickel $80.33 $71.49
#2507-N Bright nickel $68.15 $60.65
#2502
“People who build replica instruments or who do restoration or repair
work are going to love these.” —Frank Ford, vintage guitar repair specialist
#2507
Slotted
Plain
For solid pegheadset
set, 3+
#2513-RN Relic nickel $62.37 $58.00
#2513-N Bright nickel $51.77 $48.15
#2513-RB Relic brass
$56.96 $52.97
For slotted pegheadsetset, +3 For slotted pegheadsetset, 3+
#2508 Relic nickel $76.97 $76.97 #2514-RNRelic nickel $59.01 $54.88
#2508-N Bright nickel $65.52 $58.31 #2514-N Bright nickel $49.04 $45.61
#2514-RB Relic brass
$53.55 $49.80
Classical Guitar Tuners
Exceptionally smooth tuning. Elegant Landstorfer “fish scale” pattern like
master luthiers Velazquez and Hauser. For use with nylon strings.
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
set, 3+
#2515-N Bright nickel $65.52 $58.31
#2525-RB
Relic brass
#2515-N
Bright nickel
Classic.
With pearloid knobsset set, 3+
#2525-RB Relic brass $81.05 $72.13
#2525-G Gold
$82.73 $73.63
With ebony knobssetset, 3+
#2524-RB Relic brass $87.41 $77.79
#2524-G Gold $89.09 $79.29
64 | Golden Age Restoration Tuners
Slotted
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Flattop Guitar Bridges
WAVERLY
GUITAR BRIDGE PINS
Our pins are precisely machined with vintage 5-degree taper, and polished to accent
the beauty of the material.
“It’s rare to find such precision
tolerances in bridge pins. We
at Collings highly recommend
them.”
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.
Inlay dot
set
—Steve McCreary, Collings Guitars
D
E
A
.235"
1.00"
5˚
taper
Inlay dot
set
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 of 6 thicker pins to fit worn
bridge pin holes. No inlay dot.
$18.61$16.54
$18.61$16.54
$18.61$16.54
$16.99$15.11
Flattop Guitar Bridge Blanks
Rectangular undrilled blanks for making custom bridges.
Use a carbide bit (page 32) to rout the saddle slot.
ea.12+
$6.38 $5.61
$10.42 $9.17
#0160 Rosewood* 7" x 1/2" x 21/8"
#0188 Ebony
7" x 1/2" x 2"
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Hardware
Bone, unslotted Set of 6
#4970 No dot $27.32 $21.86
#4971 Black
$29.17 $23.34
#4972 Abalone* $29.79 $23.83
ea.3+ 6+
Ebony, standard
$22.97
Ebony, oversize
$22.97
Rosewood, standard* $22.97
Rosewood, oversize* $20.98
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
set, 6+
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
$7.53
$9.78
Bridge saddles,
page 6-7
Oversize
Dark Tortoise, unslotted Set of 6
#4974 No dot
$7.96 $6.37
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
#4921
#4922
#4923
#4924
.150"
Bridge pins
set, 6+
1.00"
5˚
taper
.133"
ABCDE
Standard 1.42"6.00".720".355".220"
Oversize 1.50"6.06".750".385".250"
Both bridges are 11/32" thick.
C
B
.220"
Dark Tortoise, slotted Set of 6
#4974-S No dot
$10.23 $8.18
White, slotted Set of 6
#5021-S No dot
$9.41
#5022-S Black
$12.23
Quality polished 6-string bridges with
countersunk pin holes for 21/8" string
spread. The saddle slot is 3/32" wide x 229/32".
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.
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
27/8") is angled for improved intonation,
and pin holes are aligned parallel to the
slot. The holes are partially drilled, and
countersunk for 25/16" string spread. Saddle
not included.
.327"
set
set, 6+
.180"
.710"
1.000"
#4979-S Ivoroid $10.23 $8.18
#4973-S Bone $28.77 $23.02
#4978-S Ebony $8.36 $6.69
ea.3+6+
#4926 $38.67 $31.32
ea.
3+
$35.67 $28.89
6"
$27.84
#4927 Unslotted undrilled version
for vintage restoration work.
6+
$25.68
*Pearl and abalone products cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Waverly Acoustic Guitar Endpins
Beautifully machined and polished to match
our bridge pins, with no unsightly mold lines.
Ivoroid and white pins are made of Galalith.
.315"
5˚
taper
.787"
.244"
Dark
Tortoise Inlay dot
#4974-EP No dot
Classical Guitar Bridge
ea.
$4.10 $3.28
Ebony
Inlay dot
ea.
6+
#4975-EP No dot
$3.73 $2.98
#4976-EP Pearl*
$5.43 $4.34
#4977-EP Abalone* $5.47 $4.38
Snakewoodea.
6+
#4990-EP No dot $4.46 $3.57
Ivoroid
Inlay dot
ea.
6+
#4965-EP No dot $4.10 $3.28
#4966-EP Black
$5.34 $4.27
#4967-EP Abalone* $6.92 $5.54
White
Inlay dot
#5021-EP No dot
#5022-EP Black
ea.
Snapz® Bridge Pin Puller
Works better than pliers on
stubborn pins, without risk of
damage.
Snaps onto the head of a bridge
pin for a firm grip. No marring, no
flyaway pins.
#0044$2.14$1.69
Patent pending.
6+
$5.11 $4.09
$5.82 $4.66
Bridge Pin Puller
ea.
3+
6+
#0202 $7.50
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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.
.116"
.470"
7.286"
StewMac
Guitar Strap Buttons
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).
Felt washers
available at
stewmac.com
ea.3+6+
#5357 Ebony
$26.51 $23.59 $21.47
#5358 Rosewood*$21.95$19.54 $17.78
1.190"
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Tortoise
Screwea.6+
#4974-SBChrome
$5.04 $4.54
#4974-SBGGold $5.36 $4.82
Screwea.6+
White
#4980-SBChrome
$5.04 $4.54
#4980-SBGGold $5.36 $4.82
Screwea.6+
Ivoroid
#4981-SBChrome
$5.04 $4.54
#4981-SBGGold $5.36 $4.82
Screwea.6+
Ebony
#4982-SBChrome
$5.51 $4.96
#4982-SBGGold $5.88 $5.29
Snakewood Screwea.6+
#4983-SBChrome
$5.67 $5.10
#4983-SBGGold $6.04 $5.44
Bridges + Bridge Pins | 65
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.
A
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
F
B
C
D
G
E
Adjustable string spacing
Schaller Roller Bridge
Roller Bridge
We designed our roller bridge as a
replacement for the Nashville Tune-o-matic. Lowfriction 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 spread: 2"
Saddle radius: 14"
B
Stud
threads
M5 x .8 and M8 x 1.25
G
#5276 Chrome $31.45 $27.99
#5276-GGold $35.65 $31.73
D
H
E
J
C
K
Great combo: order a Locking Roller Bridge
with a Bigsby B70 or B50 vibrato. See page 72
#1266 Chrome $44.63 $40.61
#1266-G Gold
$55.79 $50.77
inch mm
A .676" 17.2
B 3.306" 84.0
C
.362" 9.2
D 2.056" 52.2
E 2.906" 73.8
F
.556" 14.1
G .898" 22.8
H .476" 12.1
J
.280" 7.1
K
.322" 8.2
F
A
ea.
3+
Hardware
Adjustable
SaddleStud
string spread
radius spacing
129/32" to 21/4" 14"
229/32"
ea.
3+
H
Stud spacing: 229/32"
Stud threads: M8 x 1.25
Individual roller saddles are threaded for
lateral adjustment, so your string spread can match your
pickup polepiece spacing. Bushings included and 2 sets
of thumbwheel height-adjustment studs too, 5mm and
8mm for imports. Full specs available at stewmac.com.
String SaddleStud Stud
spreadradius spacingthreads
21/16" 12"
229/32"
M5 x .8
Vintage
flush-fit
String Mounting Ferrules
For mounting the strings through the body of a non-
ea.
3+
tremolo solidbody guitar. #0173 is flanged; #0196 is
Schaller Roller
Bass Bridge
#1275 Chrome $36.70 $32.66
#1275-G Gold
$41.95 $37.34
Threaded roller saddles
allow adjustable string
spreads from 23/32" to
21/2", great for custom
neck widths. The saddles
A
have adjustable height
and intoB
nation. Grooves
in the cast baseplate stop
lateralC saddle movement, for stable tuning. Strings
mount at the rear. Screws included.
for vint­age style flush-fit. Each set includes 6.
Mounting hole dia.
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-RN5/16", 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
D
A
B
A
B
C
D
E
F
C
F
D
E
inch mm
2.004" 50.9
1.002" 25.5
.683" 17.3
2.258" 57.3
3.142" 79.8
.708" 18.0
inch mm
2.004" 50.9
1.002" 25.5
.683" 17.3
2.258" 57.3
3.142" 79.8
.708" 18.0
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
F
the body. Each saddle has intonation and height
adjustment, plus adjustable string spacing (over
E
ea.
3+
1/16" per saddle). Screws and Allen wrench included.
#0199 Chrome $66.95 $60.92
#0199-B Black $78.11 $71.08
A
F
A
B
C
D
E
F
B
Gotoh
Standard
Bass Bridge
#0093 Chrome ea.
$27.58
D
C
E
D
F
3+
$21.79
66 | Guitar + Bass Bridges
set, 3+ set, 10+
mm
19.0
50.8
57.2
10.5
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
4-string5-string
Unadjusted string spread:21/4"
3"
Overall dimensions:
33/8" x 2"
41/8" x 2"
String Ferrule Installation Tool
ea.
3+
G
inch mm
A .690" 17.5
B
.315" 8.0
C 1.610" 40.9
D 2.260" 57.4
set
#0286Chrome
$3.52 $3.03 $2.57
#0286-BBlack $4.17 $3.59 $3.04
#0286-GGold
$5.36 $4.61 $3.91
H
E
A
J
inch
A .750"
B 2.000"
C 2.250"
D .412"
B
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". Each set includes 6.
G
C
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. 21/4" string
spread; mounting screws
included.
String-thru-Top Ferrules
inch mm
E 1.890" 48.0
F
.580" 14.7
G 3.070" 78.0
4-string #5840 Chrome
#5840-B Black $101.90 $90.69
5-string #5841Chrome
#5841-B Black $107.00 $95.23
One end fits Tele® string mounting ferrules; the other
end fits the mini string-thru-top ferrules that replace a
tailpiece on the face of a solidbody. Now you can use
your drill press for clean, controlled installation. 213/16"
overall length, for 3/8" drill chuck.
#4493 $15.70
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Gold finish
Original 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.
A
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
B
F
C
D
G
StringSaddle PostPost
spreadradius spacingthreads
229/32" 12"
215/16"
6-32 x 11/16"
ABR-1
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.
A
E
B
F
C
D
G
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
String SaddlePost
Post
spreadradius spacing threads
21/16" 14"
229/32"
M4 x .7
ea.
3+
The design found on new Gib­son® solidbody guitars. Retainer clips hold the saddles
in place. The un­notched metal saddles have
individual intonation adjustment. Thumb­
wheel height-adjustment studs and bushings
are included.
E
A
F
B
C
G
D
H
J
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
String SaddleStud Stud
spreadradius spacingthreads
21/32" 12"
215/16"
M5 x .8
ea.
3+
#4566-N Nickel $23.84 $21.22
#4566-G Gold $41.98 $37.36
#4502Chrome
$28.93 $25.75
#4502-NNickel $28.93 $25.75
#4502-GGold
$34.93 $31.09
ABR-1
Replacement Parts
Saddles + Screws Saddles are unnotched brass.
Order saddles and screws together to ensure the correct
thread match. Set of 6.
Nashville Bridge
Replacement Parts
Hardware
Original ABR-1
Replacement Parts
Order saddles and screws together to ensure the correct
thread match. Set of 6.
Nashville
Tune-o-matic Bridge
ea.
3+
#4616-C Chrome $47.77 $42.52
#4616-N Nickel $47.77 $42.52
#4616-G Gold $58.47 $52.04
Saddles + Screws Saddles are unnotched brass.
Chrome
finish
Chrome
finish
Nickel finish
Saddles + Screws Saddles are unnotched zinc. Order saddles and screws together to ensure the correct
thread match. Set of 6.
set
set, 3+
set
set, 3+
set
set, 3+
#4619-N
#4619-G
#4620-N
#4620-G
$16.95 $14.41
$18.95 $16.11
$5.95
$4.70
$7.95
$6.28
Saddles, nickel
Saddles, gold
Screws, nickel
Screws, gold
#4568
Saddles, nickel
$5.66
#4568-BRSaddles, unplated brass $5.29
#4567
Screws, chrome
$6.11
#4567-N Screws, nickel
$5.57
$4.81
$4.50
$4.83
$4.40
#4505 Saddles, chrome$5.90
#4505-NSaddle, nickel $5.90
#4505-GSaddles, gold $7.36
#4606 Screws, chrome $6.06
#4606-NScrews, nickel $5.69
#4606-GScrews, gold
$7.70
ea.
3+
ea.
3+
Saddle Retainer Wire
#4627 $1.15 $0.91
Saddle Retainer Wire
#4569 $1.27 $1.00
Saddle Retainer Clips
$5.01
$5.01
$6.26
$4.79
$4.50
$6.08
#4504 Set of 6 $3.53
Posts + Thumbwheels
Studs + Bushingsset
Posts + Thumbwheels
set
set, 3+
set, 3+
set
set, 3+
M4 x .7 thread,
set of 2.
$3.95 $3.12
$3.95 $3.12
$4.95 $3.91
#4622-C Chrome
#4622-N Nickel
#4622-G Gold
M4 x .7 thread,
set of 2.
#4570 Chrome $3.96 $3.13
#4570-N Nickel $3.90 $3.08
#4570-G Gold
$5.43 $4.29
Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge Chrome
Relic finish options have an aged look, made to
better match the hardware on your vintage guitar.
A
F
H
J
E
Relic nickel
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
With standard postsea. 3+
#0167 Chrome
$22.00 $19.58
#0167-N Nickel
$22.00 $19.58
#0167-G Gold
$29.39 $26.16
#0167-RN Relic nickel $33.61 $29.91
#4503 Chrome $8.20 $7.30
#4503-N Nickel $8.20 $7.30
#4503-G Gold $9.85 $8.77
Thread
Detective
for Guitars
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.
B
M5 x .8 thread,
set of 2.
#0167
#1511
Gold
String SaddlePost
Post
spreadradius spacing threads
21/16" 12" 229/32"
M4 x .7
21/16" 12" 229/32"
M8 x 1.25
With studs/bushingsea. 3+
#1511Chrome$24.64 $21.93
#1511-NNickel
$24.64 $21.93
#1511-GGold
$32.97 $29.34
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Thread Detective®
made this guitar version
of their famous thread
identifier tool 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.
13 SAE thread counts: 5/16-24, 5/16-18, 1/4-28, 1/4-20, 10-32, 10-24,
8-32, 6-32, 5-40, 4-48, 4-40, 3-48, 2-56
11 metric thread counts: M8 x 1.25, M8 x 1.0, M7 x 1.0, M7 x
0.5, M6 x 1.0, M5 x 0.8, M4 x 0.7, M4 x 0.4, M3.5 x 0.6, M3 x 0.5,
M2.5 x 0.45
“Guitars and parts are made all over the world, and
you never know what’ll walk into your shop. This
quick way to check threads makes the work a whole
lot easier.”
—Matt Brooker
guitar tech/StewMac tech advisor
at stewmac.com
#1809 $56.76
Tune-o-Matic Bridges | 67
Adjustable Wraparound Bridge
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. Heightadjustable mounting studs and threaded knurled
bushings included. The strings load from the front
of the die-cast base.
Gotoh 510
Bridge and Tailpiece
A unique 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.
Hardware
Bridge
Tailpiece
String SaddlePost
Stud
spread radiusspacing threads
21/16" 12"
229/32"
M8 x 1.25
21/16" 31/4"
M8 x 1.25
A
Chrome
finish
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
B
C
D
E
Nickel
finish
H
G
J
inch
3.224"
1.031"
.312"
2.040"
.290"
3.926"
.650"
.780"
.470"
mm
81.9
26.2
7.9
51.8
7.4
99.7
16.5
19.8
11.9
F
String SaddleStud Stud
spreadradius spacingthreads
23/64" 12"
31/4"
M8 x 1.25
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.
ea.
3+
#0401 Chrome $38.77 $34.51
#0401-G Gold
$41.92 $37.31
A
Bridge locks to
studs for stability
Tailpiece pivots on ballend locking studs
B
D
ea.
3+
#5739 Bridge, chrome $84.65
#5739-G Bridge, gold
$95.25
#5738 Tailpiece, chrome $41.92
#5738-G Tailpiece, gold
$52.64
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
$71.95
$80.96
$35.63
$44.74
G
F
E
Locking Studs
String spreadSaddle radius Stud spacing
21/16" 12"
31/4"
SAVE! #5737 Bridge + Tailpiece Set, chrome
$126.57 $121.51 D
A
#4507 Chrome $89.95 $80.06
B
#4507-N Nickel $89.95 $80.06
E
F
A
B
Nickel
finish
E
B
CF
ea.
3+
SAVE! #5737-G Set, gold $147.89 $141.97 Threaded locking top
The top of each stud
C tightens for improved stability and tone. Your tailpiece
won’t fall
C off duringDstring changes. Set
of two,
A with bushings.
A
B
C
E
inch
.440"
.750"
.514"
mm
D
11.2
19.0
13.1
F
inch mm
inch mm
A .440" 11.2
D .245" 6.2
B
.750" 19.0
E
.238" 6.0
C inch
.514" mm
13.1
F 1.110" 28.2
D .245" 6.2
E
.238" 6.0
F 1.110" 28.2
inch mm
inch mm
A .440" 11.2
D .245" 6.2
B
.750"
19.0 5/16-24
E
.238"
6.0
With
bushings
C
.514" 13.1
F 1.110" 28.2
#5634 Chrome $38.84
#5634-N Nickel
$38.84
Hipshot™
Baby Grand
Bridge
With M8 x 1.25 bushings
#5635-N Nickel
$38.84
A distinctive aluminum bridge/tailpiece with
notched saddles and individual intonation screws.
Allen screws adjust the bridge angle. Height-adjustable 5/16-24 studs have locking nuts for stability.
Bushings and Allen wrenches included.
Schaller Signum Bridge
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
ergonomically-shaped wrench for trouble-free
locking, an allen wrench, and two lengths of allen
screws for a flawless appearance after installation.
String SaddleStud Post
spreadradius spacingthreads
23/64" 12" 31/4"
5/16-24
A
B
E
C
F
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
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
68 | Combo Bridge / Tailpieces
Vintage
specs
A
B
G
C
D
E
B
H
J
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
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
String SaddleStud Stud
spreadradius spacingthreads
23/32" 111/2"31/4" 5/16-24
A
Pigtail
’50s Stud Bushings
inch mm
A .875" 22.2
B .515" 13.1
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.
#5682 Set of 2 $10.00
ea.
3+
#5846 Chrome $109.78 $97.70
Replacement Studs and Bushings
M8 x 1.25 studs with knurled
bushings, for bridges and stop
tailpieces. Set of 2.
A
set
set, 3+
B
#0186 Chrome $9.84 $8.36
#0186-N Nickel $9.56 $8.13
#0186-G Gold $10.22 $8.69
C
A
B
C
D
inch mm
.291" 7.4
.285" 7.2
.444" 11.3
.990" 25.1
D
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BRIDGES FOR TELE®
Relic nickel
For additional specs see stewmac.com
Gotoh ‘Stop’ Tailpiece
Bar tailpiece for solidbody guitars, with
height-adjustable metric (M8 x 1.25) or
U.S. (5/16-24) threaded mounting studs and
knurled bushings. 31/4" post spacing.
A
B
C
D
G
F
E
Gotoh Modern
Bridge for Tele®
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
Traditional
Bridges for Tele®
A beefier bridge with a
solid brass baseplate and
Allen-adjustable brass
saddles. For throughbody string attachment.
Mounting screws included. 21/8" string spread.
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.
ea.
3+
H
#0025 Chrome $55.75 $47.39
#0025-B Black
$65.87 $55.99
#0025-G Gold
$68.50 $58.22
With 5/16-24 stud threadea.
3+
#5850 Chrome
$18.71 $16.65
#5850-N Nickel
$18.71 $16.65
#5850-G Gold
$25.97 $23.11
#5850-RN Relic nickel
$39.13 $34.83
plated brass saddles with
screws and springs. 13/32"
saddle width. Set of 6.
G
E
A
B
C
#5851 Chrome
#5851-N Nickel
#5740 Chrome
#5740-N Nickel
Look original,
play in tune!
G
Stud thread
#0043
$43.67
G
D
#4583 With 3 early
’50s style ungrooved
unplated height adjustable brass saddles.
21/8" string spread.
ea.
$37.30
J
K
L
inch
A 2.120"
B
.496"
C
.312"
D 1.662"
E 2.538"
F
.796"
3+
$33.20
mm
53.8
12.6
7.9
42.2
64.5
20.2
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
B
inch mm
A 3.250" 82.6
B
.700" 17.8
C
.312" 7.9
D 4.000" 101.6
E
.280" 7.1
F 2.025" 51.4
G .990" 25.1
H .444" 11.3
H
5/16-24
5/16-24
M8 x 1.25
M8 x 1.25
J
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
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
H
F
A
2-3 oz 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. 31/4" stud spacing.
F
C
H
E
Hardware
D
E
B
Saddles only Chrome-
F
D
A
Satin chrome
baseplate
C
A
B
With M8 x 1.25 stud threadea. 3+
#0168 Chrome
$18.71 $16.65
#0168-N Nickel
$18.71 $16.65
#0168-G Gold
$25.97 $23.11
#0168-RN Relic nickel
$39.13 $34.83
Gotoh
Aluminum ‘Stop’ Tailpiece
#0090
ea.
$35.35
$35.35
$35.35
$35.35
3+
$30.05
$30.05
$30.05
$30.05
Gotoh In-Tune
Compensated
Bridge Saddles
for Tele®
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
#5168-T Titanium $53.40
#5168-B Brass
$24.10
Compensated
Bridge Saddles
for Tele®
Wilkinson
Adjustable
Bridge
for Tele®
D
G
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 25/32" string spread.
Screws included. Full specs at stewmac.com.
#5167 $15.28 $12.07
E
C
#0090 With six ’70sstyle nickel-plated
grooved saddles. Allenadjustable string height.
25/32" string spread.
ea.
$30.70
3+
$27.32
H
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
ea.
3+
#5071 $62.96 $56.03
Gotoh In-Tune Relic Bridge for Tele®
Looks old but plays in tune!
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.
String spread 21/8"
Baseplate dimensions
35/16" x 3"
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+
F
3-saddle
fine-tune bridge
Short Bridge
for Tele®
Combine the
distinctive tone
and sustain of vintagestyle 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. Allen wrench and mounting screws
included. 21/8" string spread.
C
A
Won’t fit Fender American
Standard mounting screw
spacing.
D
B
E
4588-C Chrome
ea.
#5069-R $65.47
Tele is a registered trademark
of Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
3+
$41.90 $37.29
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
Guitar Bridges + Tailpieces | 69
HARDTAIL SOLIDBODY BRIDGES
For complete specs see stewmac.com
Schaller Roller Bridge
Roller saddles are adjustable for 2" to 23/16" spacing,
plus string height and intonation. 1/8"-thick shim supplied for extra height, if needed. Screws included.
Give your guitar
the ultimate upgrade!
ea.
3+
Hardware
#0577 Chrome $66.95 $60.92
#0577-B Black
$78.11 $71.08
#0577-G Gold
$89.27 $81.24
NEW
FLOYD ROSE TREMOLOS
Each system includes:
Bridge, tremolo arm,
The original locking tremolo. Featuring a revolutionary double-locking design that springs and claw, mountkeeps your guitar in tune even after extreme pitch changes. Beloved by heavy-hitters ing studs, string retainer,
installation hardware.
such as Eddie Van Halen, Kirk Hammett, Joe Satriani, Tom Morello and many more.
Hipshot™ Hardtail Bridge
Crafted from solid brass, for guitars with through-body
string mounting. The forged steel adjust­able saddles
have 21/16" string spread, and the baseplate is 1/8" thick at
the front edge. 13/4" mounting screw spacing. Screws and
Allen wrench included.
ea.
3+
6
Floyd Rose Original
Tremolo System
Floyd Rose Special Series
Tremolo System
The original, German-made Floyd
Rose. Used by more professionals
throughout the world than any
other. Locking nuts available below.
Authentic, Floyd Rose licensed,
Manufactured in Korea to exacting
specifications exclusively for Floyd
Rose. Includes WR2 locking nut.
#2137-C Chrome
#2137-B Black
#2137-BN Black nickel
#2137-G Gold
string
#3550 Chrome $75.90 $67.55
#3550-B Black
$75.90 $67.55
#3550-G Gold $100.14 $89.12
7
$199.90
$213.00
$237.80
$237.80
#2144-C Chrome
#2144-SC Satin chrome
#2144-BBlack
#2144-BNBlack nickel
#2144-G Gold
$83.57
$95.63
$90.27
$90.27
$95.63
Floyd Rose Original
7-String Tremolo System
Floyd Rose Special Series
7-String Tremolo System
Another German-made original.
When six strings aren’t enough, this
tremolo system has you covered.
Includes R7S locking nut.
Authentic, Floyd Rose-licensed.
Manufactured in Korea to exacting
specifications exclusively for Floyd
Rose. Includes BR7 locking nut.
$248.20
$256.40
#2145-C Chrome
$94.74
#2145-B Satin chrome $102.33
#2145-BNBlack
$102.33
string
#2138-C Chrome
#2138-BBlack
Gotoh Hardtail Bridge
For solidbody guitars with through-body string mounting, including non-tremolo Strat®. Brass base­plate and
individually adjustable saddles; 21/16" string spread.
Screws included. ea.
3+
#0179 Chrome $46.75 $39.74
#0179-B Black $56.35 $47.90
#0179-G Gold
$58.85 $50.02
Floyd Rose FRX SurfaceMount Tremolo System
Innovative, sur face-mounting
system for Les Paul, SG, and Flying
V-style guitars. The FRX is a direct
swap for the Tune-o-matic and
stopbar type bridge system, using
the existing mounting stud holes
and requiring no routing.
Replacement saddles with screws and springs.
13/32" width. Chrome, set of 6.
#0015 $44.76
#2139-C Chrome $259.99
#2139-BBlack $289.99
Top-Loading
Hardtail Bridge
The strings attach through holes
in the steel base, below the intonation
screws. Allen-adjustable saddle height. 131/32"
(50mm) string spread; mounting screws included.
Floyd Rose Locking Nut Sets
Genuine replacement locking nuts for Floyd Rose
Tremolo Systems.
R2 Special Series 1.625" width
#2178-C Chrome
$22.67
ea.
3+
#2178-B Black
$24.42
#5303 Chrome $19.85 $16.87
#2178-GGold
$26.37
R3 Special Series 1.6875" width
#2179-C Chrome
$22.67
#2179-BBlack
$24.42
Graph Tech
#2179-G Gold
$26.37
R5 Original Series 1.750" width
#2183-C Chrome
$30.00
#2183-BBlack
$32.00
stewmac.com search:
string savers
#2183-G Gold
$34.20
70 | Guitar Bridges + Locking Nuts
Locking Nut Shims
For fine height adjustment of
Floyd Rose locking nuts. Set
of 8 bronze shims (2 each of
.004", .006", .016" and .024"
thicknesses).
set
set, 3+
#2125 $4.95 $3.91
Locking Nut Shim
More Floyd Rose genuine
Original and Special Series
tremolo systems, and parts
available at stewmac.com
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
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-adjust­
able stainless steel saddles lock to the hardened steel baseplate. Threaded
studs and bushings, springs, claw, Allen wrenches and adjustable stainless
steel arm included. 21/8" string spread; 23/16" stud spacing.
ea.
3+
For other installations, see our #1110
body cavity routing template (below).
Replacement arms at stewmac.com
Gotoh Traditional Tremolo for Strat®
Tried-and-true 1950s technology! Traditional adjustable
steel saddles and 27/32" string spread. Includes screws,
steel block, five springs with mounting claw, Allen
wrench and 10-32 thread arm with plastic knob. For full
specs see stewmac.com.
#3533 Chrome $96.78 $86.13
#3533-B Black $110.83 $98.64
#3533-G Gold $116.53 $103.71
Wilkinson/Gotoh VSVG Vintage Tremolo
Designed for enhanced sustain and better reliability. The baseplate holes
Complete
are elongated so the screws won’t bind, for smooth, accurate return to pitch.
ea.
3+
For tuning stability, the string mounting holes are staggered in the steel
#1264 Chrome
$69.26 $61.64
block for more consistent string angle over the adjustable locking bent #1264-B Black
$84.21 $74.95
steel saddles. Springs, spring claw, arm with white plastic knob, mounting
#1264-G Gold
$85.44 $76.04
screws, saddle adjustment screw and Allen wrenches are included. 21/8"
#1264-RC Relic chrome
$88.64 $78.89
string spread.
#1515 Chrome, white knob
#1515-B Black, black knob
#1515-G Gold, white knob
$6.33 $5.38
$8.13 $6.91
$10.30 $8.75
ea.
3+
#3534 Nickel
#3534-B Black*
#3534-G Gold
$110.23 $98.10
$127.63 $113.59
$131.63 $117.15
*Black tremolo has black plastic arm knob.
TREMOLO TOOLS
Hipshot™ Tremsetter
Tremolo Routing
Templates
Our 3/16" clear acrylic templates
take the guess-work out of
accurate tremolo placement.
Instructions included.
#1110
SAVE! #1087 Complete set
$55.73 $50.16
Bridge and Tremolo
for Jazzmaster® and Jaguar®
Authentic surf-era technology!
High quality steel pivoting bridge and spring-action
tremolo, as originally designed for Jaguar® and
Jazzmaster® solidbody guitars. Chrome bridges pivot
on Allen height-adjustable posts. 23/16" string spread
and 27/8" 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.
#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
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.
ea.3+ 6+
#0159 $39.55 $35.20 $32.04
Tremolo Arm
TensionSpring
Loose floppy Strat®
tremolo arm? Drop
this little ball bearea.
3+
ing and heavy-duty
#1301 Bridge $28.56 $25.99
coil spring into the
#1303 Tremolo $40.43 $36.79
mounting hole and
reinstall the arm. It
swings smoothly and stays where you want it. No
Traditional Tremolo Arm Knob
more flop, works like new!
Replacement knobs as found on tremolos for Strat®.
For original-style Strat® tremolos only,
These fit our Tremolo Arm and Traditional Tremolo for
including the #1264 Gotoh (above, left).
#1516 $5.20
Won’t work with Wilkinson/Gotoh tremolos.
Strat. Relic white has an aged look, which matches more
closely when repairing older guitars.
#4591 Hardware
Saddles Steel, set of 6 with screws and springs.
#0047 Set of 6$27.49
Bridge mounting screw #3349 Chrome$0.55
Precision saddle
3.5mm roundhead.
#3349-B Black$0.57
adjustment
#3349-G Gold$0.89
screw
Tension spring #1513 $2.26
Spring mounting claw #1512 $2.69
Tremolo
arm 10-32 thread.
ea.
3+
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
White
The Key
#4591-R Relic white
#4591-P Parchment
#4591-M Mint
#4591-B Black
Accurate intonation for
original Floyd Rose tremolo
ea.
$1.16
3+
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.
$0.86
For original Floyd Rose.
Won’t work on Golden Age
Locking Tremolo, Ibanez
Edge, Ibanez Lo-Profile, or
Schaller Locking Tremolo.
ea.
3+
#0022 $14.95 $13.31
Strat, Mustang, Jaguar and Jazzmaster are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Guitar Tremolos | 71
VIBRAMATE®
Adapter Kits for Bigsby Vibratos
Vibrato
tailpieces
Brilliant 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.
V7-LP Kit
for Bigsby B7
Fits Les Paul® and
thin archtops.
#4953 Aluminum $58.25
#4953-GGold
$83.50
BIGSBY VIBRATO TAILPIECES
Great combination!
Hardware
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.
“Simple to install. I love the Bigsby B5 and recommend it any Bigsby fan that doesn’t want to modify
their guitar.”
–R. Buchholz, Columbus WI
Order a Locking Roller Bridge with
a Bigsby B70 or B50 vibrato
Low-friction roller saddles are a perfect match for
smooth vibrato action. See #5276 bridge details on
page 66. Chrome finish, vibrato is polished aluminum.
With Bigsby B70
set
SAVE! #4929 Chrome $166.45
$156.70
With Bigsby B50
set
SAVE! #4933 Chrome $151.45
$143.88
BIGSBY ORIGINALS MADE IN THE USA
V5 Kit for Bigsby B5
Fits flat-face solidbodies.
#4951 Aluminum$58.25
#4951-G Gold
$83.50
Vibramate® adapters
fit stop tailpiece bushings
BIGSBY LICENSED IMPORTS
See
Vibramate®
at right
®
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
Licensed
Imported Vibratos
Lower-priced versions of classic Bigsbys
Bigsby B7 Vibrato
Model B7 is designed to fit thin (11/2" to 21/4") archtops,
or carved-top solidbodies such as Gibson® Les Pauls.®
It mounts with six supplied screws; two attach to the
guitar top.
Smooth action and die-cast aluminum frame
SAVE! Bigsby with matching Vibramate®
Bigsby B70 Vibrato
Bigsby B5 with For flat-face solidbodies.
Vibramate®
#4952Aluminum
V5 kit
$200.75
$190.71
Bigsby B5 with For large-pickguard SG.®
Vibramate®
#4956 Aluminum
$200.75
$190.71
Bigsby licensed vibrato for thin (11/2" to 21/4") 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.
ea.
3+
ea.
3+
V5-ST kit
#5464 Polished aluminum $165.00 $153.45
#5464-G Gold $240.00 $223.20
#4928 Polished aluminum $135.00 $125.55
#4928-GGold
$187.50 $174.37
Bigsby B7 with For Les Paul® and thin archtops.
Vibramate®
#4954 Aluminum
$223.25
V7-LP kit
$214.32
#4954-GGold
$323.50
$310.56
Vibramate® Spoiler™
Bigsby B5 Vibrato
For flat-face solidbody guitars. Installs on the top of the
guitar with four supplied screws.
Bigsby B50 Vibrato
Money-saving licensed import version of the famous
B5, for flat-face solidbodies. Installs with four supplied
screws.
ea.
3+
ea.
3+
#5462 Polished aluminum $142.50 $132.52
#5462-GGold
$217.50 $202.27
NEW
Bigsby Replacement Springs
Experiment with the height of your
Bigsby Vibrato Arm, or keep them
on hand in case your spring goes
missing.
72 | Guitar Tremolos
#4932 Polished aluminum $120.00 $111.60
#4932-GGold
$172.50 $160.42
Polished Stainless Finish
#5465 7/8" spring $8.95
#5466 1" spring $8.95
#5467 11/8" spring $7.75
Gold Finish
#5465-G 7/8" spring $9.95
#5466-G 1" spring $9.95
#5467-G 11/8" spring $8.75
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.
#4948Stainless
$36.50
#4948-GGold
$54.95
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
ARCHTOP GUITAR TAILPIECES
ARCHTOP GUITAR BRIDGES
“Trapeze” tailpieces have a short mounting plate for
thin archtop guitars, or a long plate for deep-bodied
instruments. They are hinged to adapt to a variety of
bridge heights. Screws included.
Fine hardwoods
for warm acoustic
tone
A
A
F
C
E
D
inch
A 2.000"
B 1.438"
C .967"
D 1.342"
E .671"
F .568"
Thin Body Tailpiece
mm
50.8
36.5
24.6
34.1
17.0
14.4
B
(This side facesA fretboard)
(This side faces fretboard)
E
(bass) B
E
(bass)
E
(bass)
Archtop Guitar Bridge
A fine quality polished bridge with contoured base. The 13"-radius saddle (compensated for wound G) can be notched for
string spreads from 111/16" to 23/16". Height adjusts from 11/16" to
11/4". Posts and thumbwheels are nickel-plated. Full specs at
stewmac.com.
F
C
H
Kluson
Archtop Tailpiece
A Deco design that fits deep-bodied
guitars and extends 5" over the instrument’s top. The distinctive brass
string mounting bar has 21/16" string
spread. The mounting plate has a
11/32"-dia­meter endpin hole.
inch
A .653"
B 1.272"
C 1.230"
D 1.070"
E .830"
F .500"
G .415"
H 2.500"
mm
16.6
32.3
31.2
27.2
21.1
12.7
10.5
63.5
ea.3+6+
#0193 Ebony
$23.52 $20.93$19.05
#0194 Rosewood* $23.52 $20.93$19.05
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
C
D
F
Precisely machined from solid unstained ebony for natural acoustic jazz guitar sound. Designed by renowned
luthier Bob Benedetto. 211/16" x 7", with 21/16" string spread;
for use with a Benedetto tailpiece fastener. Luthiers: do
your own polishing and save!
#5270 Polished
#5272 Unpolished
Gibson-style bridge with contoured rosewood base and adjustable intonation. The height is thumbwheel-adjustable from 7/8"
to 11/4". Saddles are notched.
String SaddlePost
Post
spreadradius spacing threads
21/32" 14"
229/32"
M4 x .7
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 21/16" to 221/64". Center
height is adjustable from 57/64" to 17/64". Posts and thumbwheels
are nickel-plated.
Assures proper
bridge angle and
foot contour
Strong stranded steel with black nylon
coating, brass ends, and adjustment nuts.
Attaches to the guitar’s endpin.
3+
$11.92 $9.42 Archtop
Tailpiece Blank
For making your own
custom tailpiece.
3" x 9" x 1/2" ebony.
inch mm
D .420" 10.7
E 5.380" 136.7
F
.360" 9.1
ea.3+6+
Rosewood bridges cannot be shipped outside the USA.
(This side faces fretboard)
ea.
12+
#4172 $23.75 $20.90
C
D
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
F
E
ea.
3+
#0192* $24.10 $21.45
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Selmer
Jazz Guitar Tailpiece
at stewmac.com
$159.00
$108.69
ea.
mm
73.7
11.0
51.5
#3959 Chrome $34.52 $30.72$27.96
#3959-G Gold
$45.80 $40.76$37.10
A
Archtop Guitar Bridge
with Bone Saddle
Benedetto Archtop Tailpiece Fastener
#3632 67/8" length
#3636 73/4" length
E
inch
A 2.900"
B
.435"
C 2.026"
B
Archtop Guitar Tailpiece
inch mm
E
.430" 10.9
F 5.340" 135.6
G .370" 9.4
A
Resists string wear,
brightens tone
$36.00
$48.00
#0230-N Nickel
#0230-G Gold
inch mm
E
.430" 10.9
F 5.340" 135.6
G .370" 9.4
B
G
D
G
inch mm
A .340"(treble)
8.6
B 3.550" 90.2
C
.575" 14.6
D 2.980" 75.7
inch mm
.340" 8.6
3.550" 90.2
.575" 14.6
2.980"
75.7
inch mm
inch mm
.430" 10.9
.340" 8.6
5.340" 135.6
3.550" 90.2
.370" 9.4
.575" 14.6
2.980" 75.7
Embossed 1930s Selmer-style
tailpiece with authentic polished facet­e d ebony insert,
protective red leather padding,
and studs for string mounting.
This tailpiece extends 41/4", and
has 21/4" mounting depth. Polished unplated stamped brass;
screws included.
ea.
3+
#1577 $78.00 $69.42
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
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Benedetto
Archtop Fingerrest
As installed on Robert Benedetto’s
renowned arch­top guitars. In­cludes
ebony and felt mounting blocks,
screws, and installation instructions.
23/8"x 81/2"x 3/16", for right-hand guitars.
#4173 $48.62
Bridges + Tailpieces | 73
Hardware
F
E
A
B
C
D
E
A
F
B
G
C
D
C
F
Tune-o-matic
Archtop Bridge
AB
G
(treble)
G
FD (treble)
D
For accurate intoThe design found on Gibson® thin hollowbody guitars
nation on archtop
such as the ES-335,® utilizing a die-cast string mountand semi-hollow
ing bar. 115/16" string spread; extends 51/2" over the top
electrics
of the guitar. Screw-mounted strap button required
(see page 74).
ea.
3+
#0189 Chrome $34.50 $27.25
#0189-G Gold $43.88 $34.67
Top edge
of guitar
C
D
B
C
Top edge of guitar
A
B
(This side faces fretboard)
GUITAR CONTROL KNOBS
Coarse knurled
18 splines
(Alpha)
Fine knurled
24 splines
(CTS)
Solid
shaft
(CTS)
Be sure to check the knob shafts on your control pots!
ea.6+12+
Dome Knob with set
Ivoroid screw; for 6mm
pot shaft (Alpha)
Ebony
Dome Knob with set
screw, for 1/4" smooth
pot shaft (CTS)
Dome
Flat Top Knob for Tele® with set screw; for 6mm
pot shaft (Alpha)
Flat Top Knob for Tele®
with set screw; for 1/4"
Top
smooth pot shaft (CTS)
Flat
#0169 Chrome
#0169-B Black
#0169-G Gold
#0169-RC Relic chrome
#4936 Ebony
#4937 Ivoroid
#0157 Chrome
#0157-B Black
#0157-G Gold
#0157-RC Relic chrome
#0166 Chrome
#0166-B Black
#0166-G Gold
#0190 Chrome
#0190-B Black
#0190-G Gold
$3.90
$5.13
$5.52
$7.26
$3.31
$3.31
$3.90
$5.87
$6.18
$7.26
$3.90
$5.13
$5.52
$3.90
$5.13
$5.52
$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
Pearloid Top Knob for
Tele® with set screw; for 6mm pot shaft (Alpha)
Abalone Top Knob* for
Tele® with set screw; for 6mm pot shaft (Alpha)
#4944 #4944-B #4944-G #4945 #4945-B #4945-G $7.64
$9.70
$9.81
$7.64
$9.70
$9.81
$6.65
$8.44
$8.53
$6.65
$8.44
$8.53
$5.73
$7.27
$7.36
$5.73
$7.27
$7.36
*Abalone Top Knob cannot by shipped by air or outside of USA.
Hardware
Chrome
Black
Gold
Chrome
Black
Gold
Speed Knob for coarse- #0554-B Black
knurled pot shaft (Alpha) #0554-G Gold
#0554-A Amber
Speed Knob for fine-
#0554-FB Black
knurled pot shaft (CTS) #0554-FG Gold
Gold
#0554-FA Amber
$3.86
$3.86
$3.86
$3.86
$3.86
$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
Amber
#1194-B Black
#1194-G Gold
#1194-A Amber
#1194-FB Black
#1194-FG Gold
#1194-FA Amber
$3.83
$3.83
$3.83
$3.83
$3.83
$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
Top Hat Bell Knob for coarse-knurled pot shaft
Gold
(Alpha)
Top Hat Bell Knob for fine-knurled pot shaft
(CTS)
Relic
gold
Knob Position Indicator
for speed knob/bell knob
#1195 Black, volume
#1197 Black, tone
#1206 Gold, volume
#1207 Gold, tone
#1206-R Relic gold, vol.
#1207-R Relic gold, tone
#1195-F Black, volume
#1197-F Black, tone
#1206-F Gold, volume
#1207-F Gold, tone
#1206-FR Relic gold, vol.
#1207-FR Relic gold, tone
#4955 Nickel
#4955-G Gold
$3.98
$3.98
$3.98
$3.98
$3.98
$3.98
$3.98
$3.98
$3.98
$3.98
$3.98
$3.98
$1.68
$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
Tone Knob for
Strat®, fits coarse-
knurled (Alpha) or
fine-knurled (CTS)
pot shaft
#0465 White
#0465-B Black
#0465-M Mint
#0465-P Parchment
#0465-R Relic white
#0466 White
#0466-B Black
#0466-M Mint
#0466-P Parchment
#0466-R Relic white
$2.48
$2.48
$2.48
$2.48
$2.48
$2.48
$2.48
$2.48
$2.48
$2.48
$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
Chickenhead Knob
fits coarse-knurled
(Alpha) pot shaft
#0526 Black
$3.39 $2.95 $2.54
Bevel-top Knob
fits coarse-knurled
alpha pot shaft (Alpha)
#1659 Black
$2.70 $2.21 $1.86
Top Hat Bell Knob
for coarse-knurled
pot shaft (Alpha)
Top Hat Bell Knob
for fine-knurled
pot shaft (CTS)
Knob and Bushing Pullers
Tools for safely removes stubborn control knobs, page 48
74 | Control Knobs + Strap Hardware
STRAP MOUNTING HARDWARE
Strap Buttons
#0170 Chrome
#0170-N Nickel
#0170-B Black
#0170-G Gold
#0170-RC Relic chrome
Sets of 2, screws included.
ea.3+10+
$3.89
$3.83
$4.94
$5.24
$7.25
$3.35$2.84
$3.29$2.80
$4.25$3.61
$4.51$3.83
$6.23$5.29
Strap buttons for Gibson Traditional round tapered buttons, like those
found on Gibson® guitars. Set of 2, screws included.
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
Dunlop Straplok® System
Case-hardened for secure push-button
on/off. Set of 2.
set
set, 4+
#0246-NNickel $12.41 $10.05
#0246-BBlack $13.80 $11.18
#0246-GGold $21.91 $17.75
Grover Quick-release Strap Locks
Spring-action retainers replace standard strap buttons to keep your strap
secure. Set of 2.
set
set, 3+
#2030 Chrome $14.98
#2030-N Nickel $13.78
#2030-B Black $16.18
#2030-G Gold
$17.38
$13.33
$12.26
$14.40
$15.47
StewMac Strap Stoppers
The simplest, easiest strap lock. Nothing to install.
These stretchy rubber discs keep any strap from
slipping off.
#0224 Red, 4 pack $4.46
#0225 Black, 4 pack $4.46
Acoustic Strap Secure
Installs on your strap and threads onto the jack to
replace the stock button. Easy-grip 3/4" diameter.
For standard jacks
For metric jacks
#0256 Brass
#0256-M Brass
#0260 Stainless Steel
#0260-M Stainless Steel
ea. $14.00
Toggle Lever
SWITCH KNOBS
Top Hat
Barrel
ea.6+12+
Toggle Switch Knob for
#3520 Amber
$1.60
Switchcraft,™ 8-32 thread
#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
#0514-B Black
$1.44
Free-Way switch, page 55
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
#5604-P Parchment $1.38
Knob for Megaswitch, page 55
#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
#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
$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
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JACK AND SWITCH PLATES
NECK ATTACHMENT HARDWARE
Electrosocket
Neck
Attachment Plate
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"-dia­
meter mounting hole in
the guitar body. Handy for
speaker cabinets too. Screws
included.
With four Phillips ovalhead neck screws.
11/2" x 2" screw spacing.
#0131 Chrome
#0131-B Black
#0131-G Gold
#0131-RC Relic chrome
#4283 Satin chrome
#4283-B Satin black
#4284 Chrome
#4284-N Nickel
#4284-B Black
#4284-G Gold
ea.3+6+
$7.50
$8.10
$7.50
$7.50
$8.10
$8.70
$6.67$6.07
$7.21 $6.56
$6.67 $6.07
$6.67 $6.07
$7.21$6.56
$7.74 $7.05
For bolting a neck onto a contoured solidbody when a
flat neck attachment plate is impractical. 9/16" (14.25mm)
dia­meter.
Ferrules
12 Pack 12 pk, 3+
#4183 Chrome $0.58 $0.41
#4183-B Black
$0.91 $0.65
#4183-G Gold
$1.07 $0.76
ea.3+
10+
$8.38
$9.81
$10.85
$1.21
$1.21
$7.21$6.12
$8.44$7.16
$9.33$7.92
$0.96—
$0.96—
Cut diameter
#3357 Chrome
$0.65
#3357-B Black
$1.01
#3357-G Gold
$1.01
#3356 Stainless steel $0.99
ea.
Tusq® XL String Trees
$0.46 $0.72 $0.72 $0.70 #0135 Chrome
#0136 Clip only
ea.3+
10+
Toggle Switch Plate
Plastic ring for 3-way
pickup selector switch.
#1151 Black
#1152 Cream
For Tele®
#0132 Chrome
#0132-G Gold
#0132-RC Relic chrome
$7.96 $6.85$5.81
$1.03 $0.89$0.75
ea.
$2.02
Pickup mounting screws, page 49
Tuner mounting screws, page 60
#0080
Screws included.
Retainer clip included.
7/8"-diameter mounting hole
required.
#1853 Black $11.60
#1854 White $12.71
ea.3+10+
Jack Cup for Tele®
set
Metal; set of 2 with screws.
Relic
chrome
$8.76 $7.53$6.39
$10.32 $8.88$7.53
$12.45 $10.71$9.09
$10.02 $8.62$7.31
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.
Guitar String Retainers
Control Plates
#0134 Chrome
#0134-B Black
#0134-G Gold
#0134-RC Relic chrome
ea.3+ 6+
$5.64 $4.57$4.06
$3.12 $2.53$2.25
#1861 Guitar, set of 2
#1862 Bass, individual
$30.71
ea.
50+
#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 clip
installation
tool, page 29
Rollers reduce string friction for
easier tuning. Screws included.
Shank diameter
#4496 5/8" (15.88mm) 5/16" (8mm)
#4499 19/32" (15mm)
5/16" (8mm)
ea.3+10+
PEGHEAD STRING RETAINERS
Roller String Trees
Fisch steel professional Forstner bits, for
flat-bottom holes with chip-free edges.
Use #4496 if the holes will have thick finish
overspray.
13/4" Phillips oval­head.
Gold, set of 2
#0240 $9.99
ea.3+10+
$17.25 $14.83$12.59
$29.01 $24.95$21.18
$23.58 $20.28$17.21
For Jazz Bass®ea. 3+ 10+
#0080 Chrome $19.93 $17.14$14.55
Pickguard Screws
Phillips ovalhead, for counter­­sunk pickguards.
For Fender 1/2"
ea.
#0035 Chrome
$0.41
#0035-B Black
$0.54
#0035-G Gold
$0.69
#0035-RNRelic nickel $0.41
#0174 Stainless
$0.46
For Gibson 3/8"
#4387 Nickel
#4387-B Black
#4387-G Gold
#4387-RNRelic nickel
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.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
ea.
$0.41
$0.41
$0.46
$0.41
100+
$0.21
$0.28
$0.36
$0.21
$0.24
#0171 Chrome
#0171-B Black
#0171-G Gold
#0171-RN Relic nickel
set
$3.35
$5.22
$5.38
$6.15
set, 3+ set, 10+
$2.88$2.45
$4.49$3.81
$4.63$3.93
$5.29$4.49
‘50s-style String Retainer
Holds down two strings. Screw included.
ea.3+
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
Bass String Retainer
Holds down two strings. 3/4" dia­meter with screw.
ea.3+10+
#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
100+
$0.21
$0.21
$0.24
$0.21
For String Mounting Ferrules
and String-thru-Top Ferrules,
see page 66
Mounting Hardware | 75
Hardware
Counterbore Bits for Neck Ferrules
Sturdy brass, fits a curved guitar side.
17/16" screw spacing; screws included.
Screws included.
Black, set of 2
#0239 $9.99
ea.
50+
Neck Attachment Screws
Jack Plate
for Strat®
Chrome, set of 2
#0238 $9.99
#4184 Chrome $7.88 $6.23
#4184-B Black $11.43 $9.03
#4184-G Gold $12.08 $9.54
Oval Metal Jack Plate
Simple and effective. Attach the strap to your guitar
and give it a twist to lock
it on. No moving parts to
wear out or lose.
Screws 11/2" Phillips ovalhead.
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).
#0053 Metal, chrome
#0053-B Metal, black
#0053-G Metal, gold
#0092 Plastic, cream
#0092-B Plastic, black
NEW Diago Twistlock
Secure Strap Buttons
Neck Attachment Ferrules
Jack Plates
for Gibson® Les Paul®
ea.3+10+
$8.74 $7.52$6.38
$12.57 $10.81$9.18
$14.57 $12.53$10.64
$13.86 $11.92$10.12
Hot Rod
®
2-way
Truss Rods
4mm (5/32")
Allen nut
1/4" hex nut
U-channel Truss Rod
Correct upbow and backbow
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.
Hot Rods® feature twin rods in threaded
brass collars. The stainless steel active lower
rod turns for smooth 2-way neck alignment.
They’re easy to install in a flat-bottom channel (instructions included). Lengths include
18" and 81/4" for electric guitars and banjos;
141/4" 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.
‘Spoke’ nut
Slotted nut
.218"
.437"
.437"
.750"
#1177
143/16" for acoustic
#1177-E 173/16" for electric
#1177-B 2213/16" for bass
Requirements: access cavity for adjustment, and a 7/32"-wide x 7/16"-deep
slot, measured from the bottom of
the fretboard.
Lengths include adjustment nut.ea. 6+ 12+
Hardware
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
4mm (5/32")
Allen nut
#2550 121/4"
#2551 141/4"
#2552 18"
#2553 24"
$16.58
$16.79
$17.84
$22.04
Slotted nut
#0975 18"
$18.80 $16.36$15.42
1/4" hex nut
#0979 181/4"
$17.73 $15.43$14.54
#1016 181/4"
#1017 24"
$21.91 $19.94$18.19
$26.50 $24.11$21.99
‘Spoke’ nut
$14.42$13.60
$14.61$13.77
$15.52$14.63
$19.17$18.07
NECK REINFORCEMENT RODS
10+
$11.91
Truss Rod for Gibson®
The one-way rod used in Gibson®
guitars. 181/4" x .167"-diameter steel,
with 5/16" hex brass adjustment nut
and anchor nut. The “half-moon”
washer is barbed so it won’t turn in
the peghead access cavity.
ea.6+
12+
#2545 Complete
$13.63
#2546 Half-moon washer $2.07
$11.86$10.22
$1.80$1.55
The threads are rolled in the manufacturing process. See our
#0968 truss rod kit (at left) if you need a custom-length rod.
Low-profile
2-way
Truss Rod
Shallower depth
for thinner necks
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 Lightweight and strong, titanium rods always pull to
ea.
$13.53
ea.6+12+
#2556 141/4" for acoustic $12.12 $11.03$10.06
#2557 181/8" for electric $12.12 $11.03$10.06
#2558 24" for bass
$12.12 $11.03$10.06
their original shape. Adding resonance and sustain to your guitar’s tone while
helping your truss rod function more effectively.
ea.4+8+
#4410 0.236" x 0.117" x 1713/16" $27.90
#4411 0.236" x 0.117" x 2111/16" $34.50
$25.39$22.88
$31.39$28.29
Carbon Fiber Neck Rods Stronger than an equivalent volume of steel!
Carbon fiber adds significant stiffness to supplement an adjustable truss rod
Router Bit for
with minimal added weight.
ea.4+8+
.200" Carbon Fiber Rods #4401 0.125" x 0.375" x 18" $17.49 $15.92$14.34
Get a per fect fit. Carbide -
#4403 0.200" x 0.250" x 18" $17.24 $15.69$14.14
fluted for durability. 2" length,
#4404 0.200" x 0.250" x 24" $21.76 $19.80$17.84
1/4" shank.
#4408 .0.125" x 0.325" x 18" $18.36 $16.71$15.06
#4399 $25.24
#4409 0.125" x 0.325" x 24" $22.05 $20.07$18.08
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.
ea.
10+
#0976 $8.01 $6.01
Truss rod adjustment
wrenches, page 19
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 $52.45
For Fender
Traditional
Truss Rod Kit
Make custom
lengths up to 24"
Bullet
Truss Rod Nuts 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.
ea.6+
12+
#0968 Truss rod kit
$10.62 $9.66$8.81 #0966 Anchor nut only $2.18 $1.96 —
Spoke-wheel
For Fenderea.
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
11/8" x 1/2" dia­meter.*ea.
12+
#0980 10-32 thread, black $5.42 $4.34
*Adjusts a bolt-on neck at the heel, without
removing the pickguard.
10-32 Die and Handle
More truss rod
covers and screws online
stewmac.com search:
76 | Truss Rods
truss rod cover
For cutting truss rod threads.
#4057 Handle $14.66
#4058 Die
$7.59
Use Tap-Ease™
cutting lubricant, page 36.
For Gibson®
5/16" hex brass, 5/16" length. 10-32
thread. The pre-1950s short#1317
taper version gives your wrench #1316
a good grip.
#1316 Short taper, 6 pack $10.45
#1317 Long taper, 6 pack $10.45
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Solid, full-contact neck angle adjustment
For Guitar
#2135-025 Shaped #2135-050 Shaped #2135-100 Shaped #2130-025Blank
#2130-050Blank
#2130-100Blank
For Bass
#2131-025 Shaped #2131-050 Shaped #2131-100 Shaped #2132-025Blank
#2132-050Blank
#2132-100Blank
taper
0.25°
0.50°
1°
0.25°
0.50°
1°
taper
0.25°
0.50°
1°
0.25°
0.50°
1°
ea.
$7.30
$7.30
$7.30
$7.72
$7.79
$7.79
ea.
$8.75
$8.81
$8.81
$8.77
$8.83
$8.83
any 6+
$6.57
$6.57
$6.57
$6.95
$7.01
$7.01
Scale length
Nut width
22nd fret width*
Fretboard radius
Fret height
Fret width
Approximate thicknesses (not including fret)
GuitarBass
251/2"
34"
111/16"
15/8"
23/16"
21/2"
91/2"
91/2"
.045"
.042"
.095"
.105"
Guitar
.860" at 1st fret .880" at 6th fret .890" at 12th fret
Bass
22-fret neck heel detail
.850" at 1st fret .880" at 6th fret .945" at 12th fret
*21st fret for Tele,® 20th fret for bass
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.
any 6+
$7.87
$7.93
$7.93
$7.89
$7.95
$7.95
SAVE! #2141 Set of 12 listed above $98.00
$88.20
23/16"
For Strat® neck
MIGHTY MITE® VINTAGE AMBER GUITAR NECKS
For Tele® neck
22 finished frets
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.
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.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
#5718 Rosewood* $119.84
#5719 Maple
$124.61
For Strat®
#5715 Rosewood* $113.97
#5716 Maple
$129.65
For Bass
#5721 Rosewood* $145.18
#5722 Maple
$152.79
For Strat,®
#5713 Rosewood* $117.15
$133.10
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
3"
23/16"
Fingerboardea.
For Tele®
compound #5714 Maple
radius
All of
bolt-on
necks
a 5/8"deep
deepneck
neckcavity.
cavity.
ourour
bolt-on
necks
fit fit
a 5/8”
3"
37/8"
21/2"
For Bass neck
#5717-VT
Neck attachment
plates and screws, page 75
For Strat® Fingerboard
#5715-VT Rosewood*
#5716-VT Maple
For Tele® Fingerboard
#5717-VT Rosewood*
#5718-VT Maple
ea. $157.45
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Guitar Necks | 77
Wooden parts
Don’t stick that guitar pick into your neck pocket!
Make-shift shims leave gaps that weakens the tone
coupling between body and neck. Condensation
collects in this airspace too which can distort the
neck. These full-contact, hard maple shims cover
the neck joint with no gaps.
MIX+
SAVE
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.
Swamp ash
Solidbody
Top Woods
Alder
Beautiful bookmatched wood for
gluing to your
body blank.
Primavera
SOLIDBODIES
The right shapes! Accurate dimensions are
taken from actual vintage Tele® and Strat®
guitar bodies. Made in Ohio, USA.
Mahogany
Body blank
Guitar outlines shown for
scale; not supplied on the
wood.
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.
NEW
For flat solidbodies .275" x 71/2" x 20", grade 4A
ea.
3+
#4488 Curly Maple
$104.90 $97.56
#4488-T Torrefied Curly Maple $145.83 $135.62
For carving an arch 1"-11/4" x 71/2" x 191/2"
NEW
#4459 Curly Maple
#4459-T Torrefied Curly Maple
ea.
3+
$234.83 $218.39
$267.35 $248.64
StewMac
Safe-T-Planer®
Wooden parts
Converts your drill press
into a mini planer.
Sanding and finishing required. String, bridge and
neck pilot holes are drilled. Our necks will fit these
bodies.
Knotty Pine
Swamp Ash
’52 Body
Body
Blanks
Thickness-sanded, joined, and ready for band­­sawing
and routing. Approximately 201/2" x 133/4" x 13/4" thick.
ea.
#5130
#5132
#5135
finished in clear or tinted lacquer.
#0379 $120.58 $107.32
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
#0450
#0451
Knotty Pine Rough-and-ready character all its own.
Build a guitar with a wild streak!
#0367 $103.95 $92.52
Knotty Pine ‘52 Body No two look alike. Kilndried for easy finishing, and lightweight for great
sound. Yeehah!
#0450 $152.78
Guitar Neck Blanks
1-piece mahogany and maple for building from scratch
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.
Electric guitar (bolt-on)
#5136-S
#0452 $171.68
3+
Mahogany One-piece African, beaut­iful when
Primavera “White mahogany,” lighter in weight
than mahogany, with small pores. Slightly yellowish.
1-piece blank, 21" x 14" x 13/4".
#0381 $103.95 $92.52
#0486 StewMac Safe-T-Planer
$52.40
#0486-C Replacement cutters, set of 3 $28.09
Lightweight,
soulful Southern
swamp ash for
tone mojo, just
like the vintage
beauty it’s patterned after.
Make your
own solidbody guitar
or bass
13/16" x 37/8" x 27", flatsawn
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.
ea.
3+
ea.
3+
#5130 Plain maple
#5132 Curly maple
$25.20 $22.43
$64.35 $57.27
#5135 Curly maple
$72.71 $64.71
Electric bass (bolt-on)
#5137
#5137-S
13/16" x 41/2" x 34", flatsawn
Electric or archtop guitar (glue-in)
Torrefied
#5139-S
maple guitar
+ bass neck blanks,
page 80
Fingerboard gluing surface
#5137 Honduran mahogany*
#5137-S Sipo (African) mahogany
#5138 Spanish Cedar (4" x 3" x 30")
ea.
3+
$51.81 $46.11
ea.
3+
$115.64 $102.92
$66.47 $59.16
$132.29 $117.74
*Honduran mahogany cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Classical guitar 15/16" x 3" x 36", quartersawn
#5139-S Sipo (African) mahogany
Flatsawn
Quartersawn
78 | Guitar Necks + Bodies
#0454
#0455
31/2" x 21/2" x 26", quartersawn
#5136-S Sipo (African) mahogany
Acoustic guitar 4" x 3" x 23", quartersawn
#0453
ea.
3+
$31.49 $28.03
Each classical guitar neck blank has sufficient wood for making heel
laminations and a scarf-jointed headstock.
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
Mahogany ‘63 Body A modern twin of one of
the very few vintage mahogany Strat® bodies ever
made.
#0455 $204.23
Strat and Tele are registered trademarks of Fender Musical
Instruments Corporation.
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#1107
ACOUSTIC GUITAR NECKS
#1105
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 partially­machined traditional “diamond” contour at the headstock base. Sanding
and finishing required.
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. Please note: rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Unslotted
fingerboards
#1054 Ebony guitar, 23/8" x 20" x 15/64"
#1054-R Rosewood guitar*, 23/8" x 20" x 15/64"
$30.38
$17.43
Flat rectangular
blanks.
#1023 #1021 $43.33
$49.32
Slotted for
Fender guitar
25.5" scale 12" radius 24 slots + nut slot
#1062 Ebony, 23/8" x 203/8" x 15/64"
#1062-R Rosewood*, 23/8" x 203/8" x 15/64"
#1062-M Maple, 23/8" x 203/8" x 15/64"
Slotted for
Gibson® guitar
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
Slotted for
Fender guitar,
compound
radius
Slotted for
mandolin
Dovetail
$50.00
$27.98
$16.05
We offer the most common of three different scales described
as 243/4" 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, 23/8" x 181/2" x 15/64"
$49.69
#1058-R Rosewood*, 23/8" x 181/2" x 15/64"
$27.79
$48.20
$28.15
$26.97
$19.93
The radius progresses from 10" at the nut, to 13" at the 12th fret,
to 141/2" 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, 23/8" x 203/8" x 15/64"
$61.05
#1164-R Rosewood*, 23/8" x 203/8" x 15/64"
$34.42
#1164-M Maple, 23/8" x 203/8" x 15/64"
$18.14
For F-style; supplied with non-tapered width. Can be cut
shorter in your shop for A-style mandolins.
137/8" scale Flat nonradiused 29 slots
#0762 Ebony, 115/16" x 12" x 13/64"
$22.01
#0762-R Rosewood*, 115/16" x 12" x 13/64"
$16.03
137/8" scale Compound radius* 29 slots
#2115 Ebony, 115/16" x 12" x 13/64"
$33.58
*The playing surface radius progresses from 71/4" 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, 21/2" x 26" x 15/64"
#1065-R Rosewood*, 21/2" x 26" x 15/64"
$68.92
$40.05
Slotted for
5-string banjo
263/16" scale Nonradiused (flat) 22 slots
#0153 Ebony, 2" x 191/2" x 3/16"
#0156 Rosewood*, 2" x 191/2" x 3/16"
$45.86
$19.90
Non-tapered width.
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Violin
Fingerboard
14-fret Necks For Dreadnought or other acoustic
guitars with 14th fret at the body. Solid headstock.
Width at nut: 13/4" Width at body: 23/16"
Slotted for #2551 Hot Rod® truss rod.
ea.
3+
#1104 Bolt-on
$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: 17/8"
Width at body: 25/16"
Martin Dreadnought scale is commonly referred to as 25.4"
but is actually 25.34".
25.34" scale 16" radius 20 slots
#1056 Ebony, 21/2" x 183/4" x 15/64"
$51.28
#1056-R Rosewood*, 21/2" x 183/4" x 15/64"
$27.15
25" scale 12" radius 24 slots
#4655 Ebony, 23/8" x 19" x 15/64"
#4655-R Rosewood*, 23/8" x 19" x 15/64"
#5479-R Rosewood*, flat, 23/8" x 19" x 13/64"
#5479-M Maple, flat, 23/8" x 19" x 13/64"
Machined ebony, 4/4 size.
ea.
3+
#0380 $20.27 $18.04
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Bolt-on
Neck joints are
machined for the
correct fit.
Available with
dovetail, or bolton joints, for use
with our Neck
Blocks (below).
ea.
3+
#1106 Bolt-on
$173.65 $154.55
#1107 Dovetailed $173.65 $154.55
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.
Wooden parts
Slotted for
Martin guitar
Ebony bass, 21/2" x 27" x 1/4"
Ebony bass, 3" x 27" x 1/4"
Fingerboard, neck block, truss rod, peghead veneer
and string nut must be purchased separately.
Dovetail neck blocks with traditional “V” mortise joint.
#1135 For #1105 14-fret neck; 3/4" x 23/4" x 15/16"
#1137 For #1107 12-fret neck; 31/8" x 23/4" x 15/16"
ea.
3+
$18.85 $16.02
Bolt-on neck blocks, mortised and drilled for neck bolts.
#1134 For #1104 14-fret neck; 33/4" x 23/4" x 15/16"
#1133 For #1106 12-fret neck; 31/8" x 23/4" x 15/16"
ea.
3+
$18.85 $16.02
Tailblocks Mahogany; machined to match the curvature of the
joined guitar sides. Undrilled.
ea.
3+
#1136 For Dreadnought; 43/4" x 31/8" x 3/4"
#1138 For 0, 00 or 000 guitar; 4" x 31/8" x 3/4"
$9.90 $8.41
$9.90 $8.41
Peghead Overlay Veneers
Thickness-sanded
to 3/32".
ea.
6+
#0981 Indian rosewood*, 31/2" x 7" $7.30 $6.57
#0991 Ebony, 31/2" x 7"
$16.00 $14.40
#0983 Ebony, 4" x 8"
$22.69 $20.42
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
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
Fret Slotting Miter Box, page 15
Smooth, accurate and efficient solution for
the small shop. A real time-saver.
Fingerboards + Guitar Wood | 79
Indian Rosewood
Sitka
Spruce
Western
Red Cedar
Engelmann
Spruce
NEW
Lutz
Spruce
Curly Maple
ACOUSTIC GUITAR WOOD
Soundboard Wood
Quartersawn wood The higher the grade, the more
closely quartersawn. Higher grade soundboards are usually stiffer and less likely to deform under string tension.
Bookmatched sets of two quartersawn halves, thickness-sanded to .125"-.130", for joining and profiling.
Each Dreadnought half is approximately 81/2" x 21"; each
small-guitar half is approximately 77/8" x 201/2".
Grain straightness Higher sound­board grades have
straighter, more uniform grain due to slower wood
growth, with more grain lines per inch.
Sitka Spruce for
Dreadnought guitarset
set, 3+
#4661 Grade AAAA
$79.99
#4662 Grade AAA
$46.31
#4663 Grade AA
$23.16
Premium “bearclaw” grain:
#4660-BC Master grade $106.97
#4661-BC Grade AAAA
$79.99
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.
$71.19
$41.22
$20.61
$95.20
$71.19
Sitka Spruce for small guitar
#4666 Grade AAAA
#4667 Grade AAA
#4668 Grade AA
Back and side sets Higher grade wood is more closely
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.
$79.99 $71.19
$39.35 $35.02
$19.69 $17.52
Western Red Cedar for small guitar
#4686 Grade AAAA
#4687 Grade AAA
#4688 Grade AA
$49.15 $43.74
$29.52 $26.27
$17.71 $15.76
Engelmann Spruce for Dreadnought
#8053 Grade AAAA
#8054 Grade AAA
Wooden parts
Honduran Mahogany
$122.22
$77.78
— ­
—
Acoustic Guitar
Back and Side Sets
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 81/2" x 215/8"; a small-guitar half is about 8"
x 21". Sides are a set of two, rectangular and unbent. A
Dreadnought side is about 43/4" x 323/4". A small guitar
side is about 41/4" x 32".
Engelmann Spruce for small guitar
#8065 Grade AAAA
#8066 Grade AAA
NEW
Small guitar woods are for building classical,
parlor, 000-size and similar guitars.
Check online for our special stock wood!
stewmac.com search:
NEW
$91.10 $81.08
$49.46 $44.02
$29.80 $26.52
Lutz Spruce for Dreadnought
#3661 Grade AAAA
#3662 Grade AAA
#3663 Grade AA
Guitar Humidifier page 86
—
—
Lutz Spruce for small guitar
#3666 Grade AAAA
#3667 Grade AAA
#3668 Grade AA
special stock
$100.00
$66.67
$91.10 $81.08
$56.41 $50.20
$33.26 $29.60
Indian Rosewood*set
set, 3+
#4702 For Dreadnought
#4707 For small guitar
$133.63 $118.93
$114.43 $101.84
Curly Maple
for Dreadnought
#4704 Grade AAA
#4705 Grade AA
$103.98
$52.00
$92.54
$46.28
Honduran Mahogany*
for Dreadnought #4712 $120.48 $107.23
*Cannot be shipped outside the USA.
TORREFIED TONEWOOD
It takes years for a new guitar to break in, to develop its
tone and realize its full potential. As tonewood ages, its cell
structure goes through changes, becoming much more
resonant and responsive. After a few years, you get the
payoff: you begin to hear the sound of a vintage guitar. Torrefied Sitka spruce
soundboard
With torrefied woods, professional builders are giving their
guitars a head start on tone. The wood is heat-treated in an
oxygen-free kiln, making it highly resonant and extremely
stable. It’s as if the wood is pre-aged. It looks and sounds
like wood that’s been broken in for many years.
Traditional Sitka
Torrefied Soundboard Spruce
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. 81/2" x 21"; each small-guitar half is
approx. 77/8" x 201/2".
#4775 For small guitar
#4771 For Dreadnought
#4771-U For Dreadnought, unsanded
set
set, 3+
$50.48 $44.93
$60.57 $53.91
$60.57 $53.91
Torrefied uncarved guitar braces, page 81
Torrefied Maple Blanks for Bolt-on Guitar and Bass Necks
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.
80 | Guitar Wood
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
For bass 15/16" x 41/2" x 35"
#5147 Curly maple, grade AAAA$190.00
#5146 Curly maple grade AAA $116.50
#5145 Plain grain maple
$66.10
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NEW
Curly Maple Archtop Back/Side Set
European curly maple set of two bookmatched wedges,
each approx. 231/2" x 11/4" x 81/2", for joining and carving
an arched top, plus two unbent matched sides, each
approx. 34" x 3" x .095"-.100".
European Spruce Archtop Top Wood
Lutz Spruce Archtop Tops
From the former Yugoslavian region; prized tonewood
chosen for superior grain, stiffness-to-weight and tonal
responsiveness. Bookmatched set of two wedges,
each approx. 231/2" x 9" x 11/4", for joining and carving.
set
set, 3+
#3931 Set, AAA
#3931-S Sides only, AAA
#3932 Set, AA
#3932-S Sides only, AA
$272.88 $242.86
$50.48 $44.93
$183.99 $163.75
$42.36 $37.70
High stiffness, low density, and consistent white
color. Visually clean and a light tonewood with
powerful projection. Strong strummers and hard
pickers will appreciate the warmth and dynamic
response. Bookmatched sets of two wedges, each
set
set, 3+
approx. 9" x 22" x 1.125"-.250".
#3071 Grade AAAA $254.78 $216.56
#3072 Grade AAA
#3073 Grade AA
$144.85 $123.12
$116.50 $99.02
set
set, 3+
#3070 Grade AAAA $362.50 $308.12
Traditional
kerfing
“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
Uncarved
Guitar Braces
Quartersawn stock, approx.
20" x 2" x 3/4", for shaping your
own braces.
Sitka spruce
Western red cedar
Adirondack spruce
Torrefied Sitka spruce
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.
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.
ea.
10+
#4656
#4658
#5819
#4657
Kerfed Guitar Linings
Wooden parts
Learn with Bob Benedetto
Archtop Guitar Design &
Construction 4-disc DVD
set Making An Archtop
Guitar The definitive book!
Page 99
Reverse
kerfing
$6.60 $5.81
$5.99 $5.27
$12.46 $10.96
$9.10
—
Traditional kerfed linings
7/32" x 9/16" xea.
151/2"
100+
#1019 Mahogany $3.08 $2.68
#4511 Basswood $2.56 $2.23
Sitka spruce for archtop with extra
height: 20" x 2" x 15/16".
Reverse kerfed linings
ea.
10+
7/32" x 5/8" xea.
16"
100+
#4665$7.34 $6.46
#4512 Mahogany $3.36 $2.92
#4513 Basswood $2.76 $2.40
set
set, 3+
Repair solutions from StewMac
and T.J. Thompson on page 24-25
Soundboard
Patching Wood
Thin 4" x 7" quarter­sawn spruce
for making crack repair patches.
Set of 3.
#1024 $7.69
Bridge Plate Stock
4" x 8" x 1/8" maple for making a
bridge reinforcing plate for the
underside of a guitar sound­
board.
#1121 $3.98
#4634 Soundboard and back set $41.53 $36.81
#4632 Soundboard braces only $25.69 —
#4633 Back braces only
$21.50 —
Kerfed mandolin linings, page 92
Kerfing clamps, page 22
Aluminum Bar Clamp
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 throughbody 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! 15/8" jaw depth.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Holds work
up to 24" wide
ea.3+6+
#3714$34.59$32.17$29.40
Guitar Wood | 81
StewMac
StewMac
DEADBLOW NECK REST
GUITAR BENCH PAD
tools + ideas for guitarmaking
tools + ideas for guitarmaking
Shock-absorbing support
Cushions your benchtop to protect guitars
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.
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".
Fits large-body acoustics...
“I’ve been using this design for a few
years now. Its flexibility makes this my
go-to rest.”
—Erick Coleman
Repair expert and
StewMac advisor
ea.
3+
#1790$37.70$32.04
Deluxe
Rock-n-Roller Neck Rests
Tall for acoustic guitars
Accessories
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 33/4" height for solidbody guitars
and smaller instruments.
#3734 Tall
#3735 Short
...fits smaller instruments.
StewMac Guitar Bench Pad Sets
Bench Pads pair great with our Deadblow Neck Rests and our Rock-n-Roller Neck
rests. Perfect additions to your workbench to support and protect the instruments in your shop.
#1679 Bench Pad only $18.36
Short for solidbodies and small
instruments
#1791 Bench Pad with
Deadblow Neck Rest (left) #3635Bench Pad with
Deluxe Rock-n-Roller Neck Rest (left)
$96.53
#3634Bench Pad with
Rock-n-Roller Neck Rest (left) $68.22
$41.65
$36.52
Guitar Bench Rest
Rock-n-Roller
Neck Rests
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.
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.
ea.
3+
#1670 $45.57 $38.73
Guitar Repair Parts Tray
Self-adjusting
at stewmac.com
#3728 5" height for acoustic guitars $27.16
#3722 33/4" height for solidbodies $22.70
ea.
10+
#0898$19.95 $17.56
82 | Maintenance Tools
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! Trays measure
approximately 8" x 6".
#0184
SAVE! #3737 Both sizes $49.86
$45.87
#0184 S-model
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 instrument
neck widths up to 17/8". Save space
by storing guitars in a closet or
free your workshop from bulky
cases and hang instruments from
the ceiling.
$56.06
#0183 T-model
MIX+SAVE
Buy any 2 trays,
save 10%!
NEW
#0183
#0287 LP-model
ea. $26.79
MIX+SAVE 2+, ea. $24.11
StewMac Shop Apron
String Swing® Guitar Hanger
Extends 51/2" from the wall to hold
your guitar safely up off of the floor.
Solid oak mounting block. Wall
screws included.
#4307 $11.99
The luthier’s tuxedo! Knee-length, made of durable black
poly cotton. The pocket is positioned so small tools won’t
spill out onto your work. One size fits all.
#1139 $17.06
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Peterson
StroboPlus HD™
See stewmac.com for a
complete list of features.
Fishman
FT-2 Clip-On Tuner
NEW
Peterson’s most feature packed portable electronic
tuner. Chromatic tuning accuracy of 1/1000 semitone, 90+
programmed Sweetened Tunings™ optimized for specific
instruments. 16-8KHz range.
Plug in or use the built-in mic.
A lightweight and accurate clipon 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.
#5084 $146.14
Snark®
SN-10S Pedal Tuner
NEW
Fast and accurate tracking
in a rugged, compact case.
The Snark Pedal Tuner is true
bypass, easy to read indoors
or out, and right at home on
your pedal board. Large LED
readout that’s easy to read in
dark clubs or the glare of bright sunshine—a real plus if
you gig outside during the spring and summer months.
9V DC In and Out jacks power the pedal itself, and other
pedals in the chain. True bypass allows it to integrate
into your pedal chain without interrupting your signal
flow. Stout die-cast metal case. Chromatic tuning. Pitch
calibration: 415-466 Hz.
#0803 $49.95
Snark® Clip-On Tuners
Feature super­precise accuracy and fast tuning response.
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.
Specifically tailored frequency range
works with standard or non-standard
tunings. Popular and economical.
#0819 SN-5 model $11.95
ST-8 + ST-2 All Instrument Tuners
The advanced Super Tight models; work
with any instrument. Pitch calibrates
from 415-466Hz. Transposition mode
keeps things simple with a normal
readout for capoing or dropped tunings.
Built-in silent visual metronome. The
ST-8HZ features a hertz tuning mode.
The ST-2 model features a built-in mic in
addition to the vibration sensor.
Planet Waves NS Micro
Headstock Tuner
Peterson StroboStomp
Classic Pedal Tuner / Active DI
The most fully-featured pedal tuner available. 100% true
bypass with a high-contrast LCD screen that makes it
ideal for outdoor use as well as dark stages and clubs.
Accuracy guaranteed to within +/- 0.1 cent. This level
of accuracy is the highest in the industry and what has
made Peterson the choice of professionals around the
globe for over 65 years. Switchcraft™ input/output jacks
assure a quality tuning even after a rough journey to
the next gig. Integrated, fold out steel mounting lugs
keep it in place on your pedal board without unsightly
tape or messy adhesives. Unique quick-release batteryaccess door prevents having to deal with delicate, easily
broken battery lead wires. Professional quality Active DI;
Choose one of three stages of signal attenuation—all
while remaining 100% true bypass. A side-mounted
USB jack allows Mac or PC connectivity for updates
and user programming/modifications. Includes programmed Sweetened Tunings™ optimized for specific
instruments. Frequency range: 16.35-1,302Hz. Concert
A Range: 390Hz to 490Hz.
#5802 $199.00
Intellitouch Clip-On Tuners
Feature a state of the art, low power digital signal
processor which “feels” the note of the instrument and
displays it on a digital liquid crystal display for easy
reading. You can easily tune your instrument in noisy
environments with no microphones or wires. Chromatic
tuning allows you to tune any note without changing
settings. Each Intellitouch tuner also features a built-in
clock on the display to discreetly check the time during a
gig or lesson. Tuning range: Seven octaves, 27-1,760Hz.
Tuning precision: Measurement within 0.1 cent.
NEW
#0808 ST-8 model (black) $19.95
#0824 ST-8HZ model (black) $19.95
#0807 ST-2 model (red) $19.95
Clip-on Intellitouch tuning, with a
re-chargeable Lithium Ion battery
that can be quickly recharged
using the included USB cable.
#0847 $29.95
Snark® Banjo Adapter
Fits on your banjo’s bracket hooks to
hold your Snark® tuner. Fits standard
24-bracket banjos.
NEW
#0812 $5.00
GoTune AppClip
NEW
Clips onto your instrument, then
plug it into any smartphone or
tablet with a standard 3.5mm
headphone jack. Works with all
popular tuning apps for iOS or
Android.
#0851 $12.95
Intellitouch PT40c
Intellitouch PT10c
Clip - on Intellitouch tuning
designed for all instruments;
guitars, mandolins, basses, banjos
and more!
#0843 $19.95
Intellitouch PT10s
NEW
Clip-on Intellitouch tuning with
some additional features; classic
needle or EasyStrobe™ tuning
displays, Equal and 12 Pure
Temperaments for non-fretted
instruments, key transposition
and more!
#0846 $29.95
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
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. Featherweight, compact and low profile, with battery-saving
auto-off, 410-480Hz calibration, and visual metronome.
Battery included.
#0811 $22.50
ToneRite®
Revolutionary
“play-in”
simulator
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 simulates
the effects of playing to bring out the best in your guitar.
“ 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
#0480 For guitar, 110 volts AC $149.00
#0481 For guitar, 220 volts AC $170.14
Humidity Gauges
Excess dryness can make wood shrink and crack.
High humidity can swell wood, and can blush newly
sprayed finishes. Hygrometers monitor humidity and
Fahrenheit/Celsius temperature. A must for your shop!
StewMac Hygrometer/
Thermometer
Monitor your shop, wood storage
area, guitar cabinet and finishing
room. The big 41/4" diameter gauge
is easy to read, and the stand
detaches for wall mounting. This
traditional analog instrument never
ea.
3+
needs batteries.
#5814$34.34$30.56
Digital Humidity Gauge
Compact digital hygrometer/
thermometer monitors your
guitar case as well as your shop.
Stores minimum and maximum daily readouts
too. Adjustable LCD display. 31/2" long; battery
included.
ea.
3+
Guitar humidifier
page 86
#5795 $30.63 $27.26
Electronic Tuners + Accessories | 83
Accessories
SN-5 Guitar, Bass + Violin Tuner
#0809
$19.49
PEDALS
SEE MORE PEDALS + VIDEO DEMOS AT STEWMAC.COM
MXR M300 Reverb Pedal
Delivers six distinct high end reverb
styles, each exquisitely crafted and
tuned by the award-winning MXR
design team.
#2281 $199.99
MXR M290 Phase 95
Combines MXR’s iconic Phase 45 and
Phase 90 circuits in a mini housing. The
Script switch removes feedback for a
lusher, more subdued sound.
MXR M102 Dyna Comp
One of the most popular compressors of
all time. Produces that percussive, clicky
sound on a clean guitar that you’ve
heard on so many pop hits.
#2285 $79.99
MXR M101 Phase 90
Adds a shimmery velocity to lead passages or a more dramatic swoosh to
muted strumming. Used in many of
Eddie Van Halen’s recordings
#2297 $99.99
#2284 $79.99
Dunlop Cry Baby Classic Wah
Dunlop EP293 Echoplex Delay
#2291 $109.99
#2289 $199.99
Contains the legendary Fasel inductor,
the heart and soul of the original wah
pedals. Gorgeous tone, voice, and sweep
of those timeless wahs.
84 | Pedals
Famous for its deliciously warm, organic
modulation and sweet musical voice—a
key component to some of the most
iconic guitar tones from the ’70s onward.
MXR M75 Super Badass
Covers a full spectrum, from early ’70s
low gain overdrive to modern “scooped”
metal distortion and every shade of dirt
in between.
#2287 $99.99
MXR M234 Analog Chorus
This all-analog pedal uses bucketbrigade circuitry to create classically
lush, liquid textures that you just can’t
get with digital circuitry.
#2286 $99.99
Dunlop DVP3 Volume (X)
Small, pedal-board friendly and solidly
built. Create incredibly smooth volume
swells or control your effect pedal
parameters.
#2292 $119.99
MXR M169 Carbon Copy Delay
Rich, all analog delay. Go from crisp
“Sun Records-Rockabilly-esque” slap
echoes to epic, Pink Floyd Gilmouresque delays.
#2283 $149.99
MXR M89 Bass Overdrive
Delivers warm, tube-like overdrive.
Clean control so you can blend a pre-set
EQ clean signal with the overdrive signal,
resulting in sweet burly bass overdrive.
#2295 $129.99
Way Huge Swollen Pickle
Serves up the same burly high gain fuzz
as the MkII but in a more petite package.
Take your signal from mild crunch to
high gain Armageddon!
#2293 $129.99
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R A R E
StewMac
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
VOLUME
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Build your own high quality pedals
Genuine JHS circuits and components
nEasy 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.
n
D8
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!
Bomb Boost
All-American Distortion
The easiest kit ever, with very few components—
and it’s a pedal you’ll use all the time.
Based on 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!
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
OutJ
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P78869
$88.40
#2153 All-American Pedal Kit
JHS 808 Overdrive
Old School Fuzz
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.
Designed exclusively 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!
JHS has added a three-way gain switch to toggle
between the stock circuit, an open boost or LEDdriven crunch.
#2150 JHS 808 Pedal Kit
#2152 Old School Fuzz Pedal Kit $90.84
$97.00
Low Drive Bass 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
$100.70
$97.62
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
These pedals require a standard 9v DC centernegative power supply (not included).
at stewmac.com
More at stewmac.com
n9v DC power supplies
nReplacement parts
nPatch cable kits
Pedal Kits | 85
NEW
Converts any vacuum
into a micro-vac!
StewMac Storage Caddy
Micro Vacuum Hose Kit
Safely stores screws, bridge pins, pickups, all the small
parts you don’t want to misplace when working on a
customer’s guitar. Clear tubes let you easily view the
contents. Caddy comes with 8 tubes, parts available
individually at stewmac.com.
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 a
small oval brush, a tiny round brush, a tiny crevice
brush, a straight extension, an elbow extension,
clear flex-tube, adapters for both U.S. and European
vacuum hoses.
#0523 Complete Kit $9.95
Organize your workbench and your projects
#5338 Caddy with 8 tubes $18.85
Fits inside tight spaces like guitar bodies
Planet Waves
Acoustic Guitar Humidifier
Helps 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.
ea.
3+
#0386 $12.77 $11.37
Slides
under the
strings
193/8"
Focused light
for close work
Accessories
Flexible LED Work Light
3 bright LEDs on a gooseneck point extra light exactly
where you need it. Stick the magnetic base to your
guitar repair vise, drill press, or band saw. Batteries
included. 91/2" overall length.
ea.
3+
StewMac Repair Tags
Developed by Todd Sams, the guitarmaker who heads
our production shop, these tags were too handy not
to share with our customers. Each tag is printed on
heavy card stock with a wire twist tie in a reinforced
hole for durability.
#4875 Pack of 50 $13.60
#1690 $15.38 $13.84
Polishing Cloth
Super soft, all-cotton flannel.
It’s great for cleaning and
polishing. Safe for use on all
instruments.
#1815 $2.19
Gorgomyte®
Conditioning Cloth
Nonabrasive alternative to
steel wool for cleaning and
conditioning fretboards.
Grover Ultra Capo
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 steel-string guitars, with stagefriendly non-glare surface. 21/8" upper pad.
#4564-S Silver
#4564-B Black
#4564-R Red
Fret Shield™
This frosted plastic guard slides under strings to keep
your frets shiny and smooth. Great for protecting frets
during shipping. Protective foam pad that won’t react
to finishes. Can be trimmed for smaller instruments. Will
not fit bass guitars. ea.3+ 6+
#3780 $4.95 $4.60$4.21 Hardware for Cases and Amps
Nickel-plated steel. Rivets/screws not included.
#1631
#1639
Molded
black
plastic
#1638
#1634
Case hardware fits flush surfaces.
ea.
$12.99
ea.
3+
#0201 $9.95 $8.86
Micro Cleaning Brushes
Shubb Deluxe Guitar Capo
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-o-matic bridge or
around pickup rings. The swabs are great for applying
lubricants to tiny guitar parts. Packs contain 10 each.
#3100
Bristle Brush, 4"
#3101
Bristle Brush, 6"
#3102-R Regular Micro
#3102-F Fine Micro
#3102-EF Extra Fine Micro
10 pack 10pk, 3+
$5.20
$5.20
$5.20
$5.20
$5.20
$4.68
$4.68
$4.68
$4.68
$4.68
SAVE! #3103 Set of all 5 above packs
$23.36 $22.25 86 | Accessories
For steel strings. 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.
#1648
#1652
#1651
#1653
ea.6+12+
#1631 Drawbolt, 23/4"
$3.86 $3.36 $2.89
#1634 Drawbolt, 21/2"
$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
ea.
3+
#1651 Wrap-around corner cap, for cabinet
#4571 Capo
$28.39 $25.27
front with 3/4" panels
$2.19 $1.91 $1.64 #0054 Extra sleeve $0.98 $0.87
#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; 91/4"
$5.90 $5.37 $4.90
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Resonator
Guitar Tailpiece
The traditional design
used for decades on
spider-bridge and biscuit-bridge instruments.
Extends 41/2" over the top
of the guitar. Strap button
required (see page 74).
Chrome-plated steel.
#5826
ea.
3+
#5825
#1533 $12.86 $11.45
#5794
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.
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, 109/16"
#5825 For biscuit bridge, 91/2"
#5826 For biscuit bridge, 101/2"
ea.
$59.95
#4039 Replacement tension screw
for spider cone, 4-40 thread x 11/4" $0.80
ea.
3+
#3954 $29.26 $27.21
Coverplate for Spider Bridge
One-piece chrome-plated steel with classic 1920s-style
fan soundhole pattern. 113/32"
dia.
ea.
3+
Soundhole Screens
Beard Wave™
Capo
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. 21/2" width.
#1668 Original alloy $54.95
#1669 Modern alloy $59.95
Bone nut blank for making a raised nut, page 7
Grover
“Perfect” Guitar
Extension Nut
Available as blanks, or with
compensated top for improved
intonation. 25/8" x 3/4" x 1/8". Split
versions have ebony beneath the
wound strings only, for balanced
tone and volume.
1-piece maple
Split ebony/maple #4798Blank
$11.50
#4799Compensated $19.00
Biscuit-bridge guitar hardware
#4330
ea.
3+
Handcrafted from the same
pattern and casting process as
the ’30s Dobro #14 spider, with
authentic aluminum alloy for
great sound. 91/4" dia­meter; .120"
saddle slot.
Saddle and screw not included.
#1655 $55.00
Coverplate screws Nickel, pack of 12.
#4036 For wooden body 12 pack
#5495 For metal body
$2.19
#4995 $8.95
Resonator Cone
Extension Nut
Raise your strings for steel
guitar playing, without
replacing the original nut.
123/32" string spread, nickelplated steel.
Beard Resonator Cones
Beard Original
#14 Spider™ Bridge
#4796Blank
$4.00
#4797Compensated $11.50
#5797
#1657
#1534
Coverplate
Sturdy chrome-plated steel with traditional diamond
soundhole pattern. 101/16" diameter. The handrest is
removable for access to the guitar’s saddle and biscuit
bridge. 9 mounting screw holes.
ea.
3+
#4596 $3.96 $3.13
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
#1657 $52.45 $44.58
Traditional 91/2"-diameter spun aluminum for authentic
sound. 1" height.
ea.
3+
#1534 $30.06 $25.55
Biscuit Bridge
Black-finished maple with 19/32"-tall saddle. 55/64" overall
height; 211/32" diameter. Trimming and slotting required.
ea.
3+
#4330 $16.79 $13.26
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Resonator
Guitar
ea.
3+
#5796
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.
#5796 For spider bridge, 109/16"
ea.
#5797 For biscuit bridge, 91/2"
$61.25
Replogle Saddles
for Spider Bridge
#4800 $7.16 $6.66
Designed to fit over a
standard 6-string nut,
this extension raises your
strings to allow playing
with a steel bar, Dobrostyle. This simple, nonpermanent mod won’t
throw your guitar out
of tune.
#1529 $12.83 $11.42
Hand-arched legs to optimize contact on the guitar’s
resonator cone for best tone
and volume. Available in
original 1930s-style #14 cast
aluminum alloy for traditional sound, or in a more rigid
modern alloy. 91/4" diameter,
with 1/8"-wide saddle slot.
#3179 $85.00
Saddle Blank
for Spider Bridge
Maple with full ebony top,
23/4" x 7/8" x 1/8. Untrimmed
and unslotted.
For spider-bridge guitar. Chrome, 217/64" outside diameter; 155/64 inside diameter. Set
of 2.
set
set, 3+
Replogle Spider Bridges
Better sound and design for Dobro®
#1658$62.95 $53.51
Five-Star 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 76). Width at the nut
is 13/16". The 5th string peghole is not drilled.
Pegheads are blank and undrilled 33/4" x 7".
Old-time heel
Accurately locate
and drill the 5th
peg hole
StewMac
Banjo 5th Peg
Drill Jig
Bluegrass heel
Bluegrass Neck
Fits our 11" Bluegrass banjo pot.
ea. 3+
Old-Time Neck
Fits our 11" Old-time banjo pot.
ea. The look of calfskin, without the shrinkage
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 $89.99
#0494 Curly maple $146.63 $124.64
#0495 Mahogany $146.63 $124.64
Elite Banjo Heads
3+
#0433 Curly maple $166.83 $141.81
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
ea.
6+
brighter, crisper tone. Epoxy-mounted Mylar® with
#0981 Rosewood* $7.30 $6.57
white top-frosted surface. See Choosing the right size
#0991 Ebony
$16.00 $14.40
banjo head, at right.
ea.3+6+
$187.54
Five-Star 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 113/16" dia­meter, 7/8" thick and 23/4" deep.
Plies are 1/4", 9/32" and 11/32", inside to outside.
ea.3+6+
#0923 $93.94 $87.36$79.85
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Banjo
High quality genuine
calfskin, unmatched for
that authentic old-time
banjo tone. Unmounted,
to fit rims up to 12" in
diameter. Mounting instructions included.
#0522
ea.3+ 10+
$27.46 $23.62$20.05
Choosing the right size banjo head
Vintage
tapered
sidewall
#0606 $220.63 $205.19
#1100-M 11" medium crownea.
3+
6+
#1100-H 11" high crown $18.46 $16.43$14.95
Unmounted
Calfskin Head
#1012-H 103/4" high crown ea.3+6+
#1014-H 107/8" high crown $23.77 $21.16$19.25
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 135/8"; sidewall height is 15/8". The outer sidewall is
routed for .060" x 1/4" bindings. Our resonator fits a 131/8"
diameter resonator flange and is ready for binding,
neck-notching and finishing in your shop.
ea.6+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
31/2" x 7" x 3/32".
Five-Star Curly
Maple Resonator
Elite Amber More “snap” for old-time playing and
#0432 $188.94 $160.60
Banjo fingerboards, page 79
ea.6+12+
#0500-H 11" high crown $21.45 $18.66$16.09 original Elite, but warmer than a standard plastic head.
Resembles antique translucent calfskin.
Curly maple with a classic bluegrass peghead with 3/8"-dia­meter
pegholes. Fits our 11" Bluegrass
banjoea.
pot.
3+
*Rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Original Elite Bonded textured surface and a deep,
warm
sound.
more depth for bluegrass. A bit brighter sound than the
Five-Star Bluegrass Neck
with Shaped Peghead
Peghead Overlay Veneers
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.
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 Bracket Wrenches
Nickel-plated steel hex wrenches for
installing and tightening banjo heads.
#0850 For 5/16" nuts
#0852 For 1/4" (Gibson size) nuts
ea. $6.24
Crown height
High: 1/2"
Medium: 7/16"
Low: 3/8"
Five-Star 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 .009/.013/.022w/.030w
set
3+
$6.22 $5.91
6+
$5.60 Banjo nut blanks, page 7
White bone • Vintage-style bone
Mother-of-pearl • 5th string nut
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BLUEGRASS TONE RINGS
Notched
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.
Grooved
Five-Star
Tension Hoops
Five-Star Banjo Pots
Cross section
Five-Star 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.
ea.3+6+
#0822 Nickel$283.17$263.35$240.69
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.
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).
ea.3+6+
$52.31 $48.65$44.46
$51.40 $47.80$43.69
$55.64 $51.75$47.29
#0250 Notched, 11" dia.
#0235 Grooved, 11" dia.
#0236 Grooved, 12" dia.
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.
#3686
#3687
SAVE! #0931 $656.80 $558.28
Old-time Traditional warm, clear tone for old-
Cross section
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.
SAVE! #0910 $429.46 $365.04
#3690
Dowel-Stick Hardware
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.
Five-Star Archtop Tone Ring
Original style 40-hole raised inner edge for a piercing
tone—the Stanley bluegrass sound. Machined bronze
alloy with 11"-dia­meter Mastertone dimensions.
#0280
ea.3+6+
#0804 Nickel$300.72$279.67$255.61
Rim Rod Sets
#0271
Rim rods attach the neck and stabilize the rim. Brass,
with neck bolts and tailpiece bracket.
OLD-TIME TONE RINGS
The ferrule fits over the end of the dowel stick.
All hardware is nickel-plated.
ea.
3+
Single rod set for our Old-time banjo pot or other
#3686 Brace $35.65 $31.73
#3687 Ferrule $7.12 $6.34
#3690 Endbolt $5.89 $5.24
11"-dia­meter rim that uses bracket shoes.
Cross section
set, 3+
set, 6+
Dual rod set for our Bluegrass banjo pot or other
Five-Star Round Rod Tone Ring
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.
set
#0271 Nickel$19.07$16.97$15.45
ea.3+6+
#0242 11" diameter $34.99 $31.14$28.34
#0243 12" diameter $37.34 $33.23$30.25
Mastertone-style rim with 1-piece flange.
set
set, 3+
set, 6+
#0280 Nickel$26.84$23.89$21.74
Dual rod set with long nut which makes
adjustments easier.
set
set, 3+
set, 6+
#0274 Nickel$31.48$28.02$25.50
Shubb 5th
String Capo
Precision-machined adjustable string pressure lever
helps mini­m ize 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. Nickel-plated brass.
ea.
3+
#0042
1/4" x 9/16"
Five-Star Rolled Brass Tone Ring
Unplated brass “tone hoop” fits a routed or lathe-turned
ledge on an 11"-dia. banjo rim. Crisp tone for old-time
playing.
ea.3+6+
#0234 11" diameter $38.73 $34.47$31.37
#0214 12" diameter $51.18 $45.55$41.46
Prucha
Banjo Flange
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.
$37.25
Banjo
Outside diameter
133/16", 24-bracket
hook spacing
Cross section
$41.85
5th String Capo Spikes
Mini spikes for 5th string
capoing. Our #1180 bit is
recommended for installation (page 32).
#5307
15 pack $1.42
ea.
3+
#0994
$117.49$109.27
#0721
#0722
Neck Attachment Bolt and Nut
Cross section
Cross section
10-24 thread. 21/2" bolt is unplated steel. 5/16" hex nut is
unplated brass.
ea.
12+
Five-Star Whyte Laydie Tone Ring
Bacon FF Tone Ring
Clear, rich old-time sound. Round steel hoop with scalloped brass ring, inside a spun-brass sleeve. 11" dia­. Full
specs at stewmac.com.
Round steel hoop with the distinctive dished spun-brass
sleeve originally used on Bacon model FF internalresonator banjos. Gives open-back instruments bright,
rich overtones. 11" dia. Full specs at stewmac.com.
#0817 Nickel $128.86
ea.3+6+
#0815 Nickel$128.75
$114.59$104.29
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 Banjo Supplies | 89
Banjo
Bridges
#0266
Maple with notchedHeight
ebony top.
5-string bridges
have 111/16"
string spread.
4-string is 13/8".
Five-Star Tuning Pegs
The most famous name in banjo
pegs. Exclusively from StewMac; for
over 35 years chosen by players and
banjomakers for quality and reliable
tuning. Five-Star pegs feature traditional 4:1 planetary­gears, machined
brass housings and shafts, sealed
lubrication, adjust­able knob tension, pearle­scent plastic knobs, and
threaded hex peghead bushings.
B
D
A
C
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.
D
A
B
C
D
inch mm
.928" 23.6
.417" 10.6
.375" 9.5
.040" 1.0
A
B
C
D
For 7/16" to 3/4" peghead
thickness. 3/8"-dia. pegholes required.
inch mm
.928" 23.6
.417" 10.6
.375" 9.5
.040" 1.0
Set of 4set
set, 3+
#5014 Nickel
$86.48 $76.97
#5014-G Gold $113.93 $101.40
$3.17
12+
per model
$2.67
(This side faces the tailpiece)
Adjusted scale lengths improve intonation for capoing
and playing up the neck. Maple with notched ebony top.
5/8" height; 111/16" string spread.
ea.6+ 12+
#0270 $6.50 $5.91$5.39 Five-Star
Banjo Armrest
ea.
3+
14:1 gear ratio with string
post. Pearlescent knob
C
B
matches
our
Five-Star pegs.
Tapered peghole required.
B
mm
9.9
9.8
8.4
6+
per model
Our sturdy original-style armrest is made of polished
one-piece nickel-plated brass. The bracket hook notches
have 11/2" spacing, to fit a 24-bracket Mastertone-style
banjo. Mounting bolt and bar included.
Five-Star
5th String Peg
inch
A .390"
B .384"
C .332"
Compensated
5-String Bridge
ea.
$3.87
For 7/16" to 3/4" peghead thickness.
3/8"-diameter pegholes required.
A
B
#0265 5-string, 1/2"
#0278 5-string, 9/16"
#0266 5-string, 5/8"
#0264 5-string, 3/4"
#0277 5-string, 11/16"
#0275 4-string, 9/16"
#0272 4-string, 5/8"
#1002 $38.69 $32.89
Vega-style
Armrest
C
Old-time armrest fits a 24 or 28-bracket banjo
with an 11"-dia­meter rim, or a Vega-style 1015/16"
diameter rim. Secured by the banjo’s bracket
ea.
3+
inch mm
hooks. Nickel-plated brass.
A .390" 9.9
#0033Nickel
$13.91
$12.38
ea.3+6+
B .384" 9.8
#0033-GGold
$19.79 $17.61
#1004 $16.22 $14.44$13.14
C .332" 8.4
A
A
C
Grover Champion
Friction Banjo Pegs
Set of 4set
set, 3+
#3290 Nickel $106.22 $94.54
#3292 Gold $147.71 $131.46
#0095
#3305
#3309
Non-geared pegs for 1/2" to 11/16" peghead
thicknesses and 11/32"-diameter pegholes.
The knob screw adjusts the tension. Nickelplated brass with black plastic knobs.
#3308
Replacement Banjo Peg Knobs
For Waverly, Five-Star and other banjo peg shafts with
two flat and two curved sides.
set
set, 3+
set, 6+ Banjo
#0177 Set of 4 $27.65 $25.71$23.50
ea.
10+
#0095 Pearlescent plastic $0.97 $0.73
Our replacement knobs do not fit these pegs.
#3305 Ivoroid Galalith
#3309 Ebony
#3308 Amber plastic
$4.18 $3.13
$4.18 $3.13
$4.18 $3.13
Shaft hole detail
Waverly 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.
C D
A
B
A
B
C
D
inch mm
.200" 5.1
.400" 10.2
.392" 10.0
.326" 8.3
The
right
tool for
the job!
5th String
Peghole Reamer
$38.38 $34.16
$46.65 $41.52
stewmac.com/waverly
90 | Banjo Supplies
A low-cost alternative set for a
banjo with a simple peghead shape. Four open-gear
14:1 guitar-style tuners
with screws and bushings
for 3/8"-diameter pegholes.
The non-geared friction 5th
peg has a tension screw. Pearloid plastic
knobs. Full specs
at stewmac.com.
set
set, 3+
#5017 Set of 5, nickel
$16.46 $14.65
Our replacement knobs will not fit these tuners.
Friction 5th String Peg
ea.
3+
An indispensable banjo makers’ tool. The 1/2" to 21/64" taper
#3452 Nickel
#3452-G Gold
Economy Banjo Tuners
lets you match a 5th string peghole to the tuning peg
for a trouble-free fit. High quality fluted steel.
#0618 $27.46
Old-time non-geared peg with
“antique white” plastic knob. The
knob screw adjusts the tension.
Tapered peghole required. Full
specs at stewmac.com. ea.
3+
#0031 Nickel $8.26 $6.53
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BANJO PICKUPS
Banjo Tailpieces
All tailpieces include
attachment bolt and nut.
#1193-U
Kershner
#0918
No Knot
#3920
Schatten Banjo Pickups
#1066 Presto
#0088
#0651
Non-adjustable
#0096
#0085 #0087
#0911 Clamshell
Prucha Kershner With string tension screw,
alignment screws, and front notches for easy string
changing.
ea.3+6+
#0088
#0096
#0085
#0087
Round hook
Flat hook
1/4" hex nut
5/16" hex nut
ea. 100+ 1000+
$0.76
$1.18
$1.58
$1.39
$0.65$0.53
$1.00$0.83
$1.34$1.11
$1.18$0.97
Bracket wrenches, page 88
ea.3+6+
L-Shoe Bracket
Holds a bracket hook on a 3/4"-thick
wood banjo rim. Die-cast, nickelNo Knot Non-adjustable. A favorite for old-time
plated. Includes 12-24 thread stainless
open-back
banjos.
steel hex bolt and washer.
ea.
3+
ea.24+ 48+
#0918-N Nickel
$18.00 $16.02
#0905 $3.12 $2.93$2.71
#0918-U Unplated brass $16.00 $14.24
Clamshell With string tension screw and hinged
cover.
ea.3+6+
#1191Nickel
$56.95 $52.96$48.41
#1191-U Polished brass $54.30 $50.50$46.15
Gibson® style, fits over the rim rod.
Nickel-plated steel.
ea.6+ 12+
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 noisefree output. Bracket-mounted volume control with jack,
instructions and batteries included.
#3547 $229.00
Mastertone style, nickel-plated.
Brass thumbscrew and wall lug
are 10-32 thread; lug attaches
to the inner side­w all of the
resonator. The steel bracket attaches to a wooden banjo rim
with two mounting screws.
#0952
#0953
ea.6+ 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
ea.
#0955 $3.12 $2.84$2.59
6+
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. 9v battery required.
#4804 $199.95
12+
$44.48 $40.48$36.92
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 129/64" Thickness 15/64"
#7030-B $30.00
ZerO Glide Guitar Nuts, page 6
Schatten Mini Pre
Acoustic Preamp
Balanced
support!
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.
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 21/2" wide
sheepskin-like shoulder pad. No metal parts!
ea.3+6+
#0300 $51.71 $41.89$37.23
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
9v battery
required.
#3948 $64.95
Banjo Supplies | 91
Banjo
Tailpiece Bracket
EMG ACB Banjo Pickup
Resonator Hardware
#0951
Non-adjustable As basic as it gets! One-piece
stamped steel.
ea.3+ 6+
#0651 Nickel $7.07 $5.73$5.09
*9v battery required.
Brass nuts and 21/2" steel hooks, 8-26 thread, nickel
(round hook fits notched tension hoop; flat hook fits
grooved hoop).
Prucha Presto With hinged string cover. For
trad­itional Scruggs bluegrass sound.
#1066 Nickel
$37.56 $34.93$31.93
#1066-U Polished brass $34.63 $32.21$29.44
Bracket Hooks and Hex Nuts
#1193Nickel
$64.64 $60.12$54.94
#1193-U Polished brass $63.80 $59.33$54.23
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 belt-clip preamp with independent volume
controls. Installation instructions included.
#3919 BJ-02 pickup
$124.95
#3920 BJ-02M system* $279.95
F5 MANDOLIN KIT
How to Build a Build a Carved-Top
Mandolin 2-Disc DVD Set
Make an F-style mandolin, save hours of work!
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.
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.
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.
#1370 $131.25
#5148 F-5 Mandolin kit $592.90
SAVE! #5238 F-5 kit with DVD (right)
How to Build a Carved-Top Mandolin
$724.15 $651.73
“Killer bluegrass axe… it’s right
there with tone and volume of
much more pricey pieces.”
Your assembled
F-5 mandolin will
be ready for finishing
and hardware.
–B. Cozort, Olmsted Falls, OH
Randy Wood Vintage-style 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
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
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
F
Archtop Mandolin 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.
A
B
inch mm
A 2.600" 66.0
B 1.750" 44.4
C
.450" 11.4
D .450" 11.4
E 4.400" 111.8
F
.350" 8.9
G 2.275" 57.8
C
D
E
F
G
This side faces tailpiece
G
This side faces tailpiece
#0755 Silver
#0755-G Gold
ea.
$49.95
Bridge Thumbwheel Set of 2
Posts/wheelsea.
3+
6+
#0767Nickel$26.12 $23.25$21.16
#0767-BBlack $28.96 $25.77$23.46
#0767-GGold $36.45$32.44$29.52
An authentic touch for your mandolin bridge.
set
set, 6+
Mandolin
#0732 Nickel $4.36 $3.71
MANDOLIN MAKERS WOODS
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
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.
#0709
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
3+
$44.46
Mandolin
Tuner Drill Jig
Tone bars are 101/2" x 5/8" x 1/4" quartersawn Sitka spruce; final shaping
is required. The 151/2" x 7/32" x 3/8"
basswood lining strips are angle-cut
and kerfed for easy bending.
#0719 Tone bars, set of 2
set
set, 3+
#0704
#0704 Sitka spruce
$48.21 $42.91
#0704-T Torrefied Sitka spruce $69.15 $61.54
#0709 Curly maple
$75.86 $67.52
#4093 Kerfed lining, per strip
set
set, 3+
ea.
100+
$4.65 $3.67
$2.21 $1.92
Curly Maple Neck Stock
Ebony Peghead Veneer
For a traditional F-style or A-style peghead.
4" x 8" x 3/32" ea.
6+
#0983 $22.69 $20.42
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Flame-grained hard maple rectangular
blank for shaping a custom neck.
Approx. 2" x 31/4" x 18".
ea.
3+
#0718 $59.88 $55.69
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Relic
finishes
with the
vintage
look
mandolin tuning machines
Waverly tuners are guaranteed for life.
“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
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 computer-machined 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 Fstyle 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
Standard 29/32" (.906") string post spacing. Screws, press-fit
peghead bushings included. 21/64"-dia. pegholes required.
#6052-E
Bright nickel finish
set
#6052-I With grained ivoroid knobs $451.50
#6052-E With genuine ebony knobs $451.50
#6052 With mother of pearl knobs* $546.00
#6052-I
Satin silver finish
#6050-E With genuine ebony knobs $472.50
#6050 With mother of pearl knobs* $546.00
Satin gold finish
#6050-G With mother of pearl knobs* $546.00
*Pearl products cannot be shipped outside the USA.
C
D
B
J
K
A
L
N
M
P
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
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
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
D
F
C
$62.37
$83.48
$50.72
$74.34
$46.15
$61.78
$37.53
$55.01
Relic
nickel
#2509-RN F-style, black
#2510-RN F-style, ivoroid
#2511-RN A-style, black
#2512-RN A-style, ivoroid
$76.86
$97.97
$65.21
$88.49
$56.88
$72.50
$48.26
$65.48
Relic
brass
#2509-RB F-style, black
#2510-RB F-style, ivoroid
#2511-RB A-style, black
#2512-RB A-style, ivoroid
$70.88
$91.88
$59.12
$82.74
$52.45
$67.99
$43.75
$61.23
G
H
E
stewmac.com/waverly
18:1 ratio
#5674
Grover
Mandolin Tuners
Die-cast baseplates, 18:1 ratio
and removable pearloid plastic knobs.
L
inch mm
A .659" 16.8
B .236" 6.0
C 4.220" 107.2
inch mm
D 1.886" 47.9
E 1.862" 47.3
F .906" 23.0
Pre -1925
spacing
set, 6+
F-style Worm gear #5675 Nickel $59.67 $53.11$48.33
under string post #5675-GGold $80.10 $71.29$64.88
A-style
#5676Nickel
$59.67 $53.11$48.33
#5676-GGold $80.10 $71.29$64.88
F
L
B
#5675
A
B
C
D
inch mm
.688" 17.5
.305" 7.7
4.327" 109.9
1.00" 25.4
R
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.
#2505 Relic nickel, cream knobs
#2505-N Bright nickel, cream knobs
#2506 Relic nickel, ivoroid knobs
S
U
T
C
E
$63.42 $56.44
$48.93 $43.55
$88.94 $79.16
#5674 / #5676
inch mm
L .236" 6.0
M 1.023" 26.0
N .688" 17.5
B
G
D
J
H
F
P
H
inch mm
H .906" 23.0
J .324" 8.2
K .170"
4.
inch mm
R .906" 23.0
S .236" 6.0
T .659" 16.8
Screws and press-fit bushings included.setset, 3+
A
inch mm
E .906" 23.0
F .906" 23.0
G .906" 23.03
inch mm
N 4.220" 107.2
P 1.862" 47.3
Q 1.886" 47.9
15:1 gear ratio • Early 1920s .931" string post
spacing • .236" string post diameter
N
M
inch mm
K .236" 6.0
L .805" 20.5
M 1.012" 25.7
Q
K
G
J
A
M
inch mm
P .305" 7.7
Q 4.327" 109.0
R .906" 23.0
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
inch mm
S .906" 23.0
T .906" 23.0
U 1.00" 25.4
K
Installing tuners with early 1920s string post spacing
onto modern mandolins normally requires peghole redrilling.
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
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Mandolin
set, 3+
F-style Worm gear #5674 Nickel $59.67 $53.11$48.33
over string post #5674-GGold $80.10 $71.29$64.88
C
T
S
Restoration A-style Tuners
#2505
set
Q
R
A-style
inch mm
G .252" 6.4
H .336" 8.5
J .236" 6.0
#5676
E
N
P
K
29/32" string post spacing • 11/32"-diameter pegholes required
Screws and press-fit peghead bushings included
D
J
F-style
Mandolin tuners can’t work efficiently in misaligned pegholes.
See our Mandolin Drill Jig, page 92.
set, 3+
F-style, black
F-style, ivoroid
A-style, black
A-style, ivoroid
B
at stewmac.com
set
#2509-N
#2510-N
#2511-N #2512-N A
H
#5675
Style / knobs
Bright
nickel
Slotted Mandolin Fingerboards
Economy A-style Mandolin Tuners
137/8" 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. 115/16" x 12" x 13/64".
Flat nonradiused
#0762 Ebony
$22.01
#0762-R Rosewood* $16.03
*Cannot be shipped outside of USA.
Compound playing surface radius gradually changes
from 71/4" 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.
Compound radius
#2115 Ebony
Money-saving replacement tuning machines for
economy mandolins. 14:1 gear ratio with white plastic
knobs. Nickel-plated.
29/32" string post spacing • 5/16"-diameter pegholes required
• Screws and press-fit bushings included
set
set, 3+
set, 6+
#0759 $21.26 $18.92$17.22
F
B
C
D
E
A
$33.58
H
G
J
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
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
#0735-RN
#0735-G
#0735-RB
Mandolin Tailpiece
Popular 1920s style tailpiece 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.
#0735 Nickel
#0735-G Gold
#0735-RN Relic nickel
#0735-RB Relic brass
ea.3+6+
$23.09
$31.49
$26.24
$26.24
$21.47$19.63
$29.29$26.77
$24.40$22.30
$24.40$22.30
#4621#4625#4623
Mandolin Truss Rod
83/8" x 3/16" straight steel rod, including 5/16" hex nut,
washer and attached anchor nut. Installation instructions included.
ea.
10+
#0781 $12.05 $10.60
Mandolin Truss
Rod Cover
#0615
ea. 12+36+
ea.6+12+
#0615$2.89 $2.51$2.17
StewMac Mandolin Strings
A favorite for over 25 years. Medium
gauge bronze wound, loop-end set of 8.
String gauges: .011/.014/.025w/.039w.
Truss Rod Cover Screws
1/4" long, vintage slotted roundhead.
diameterea.
#0748-N Nickel, slotted 0.099"
#0748-G Gold, slotted
0.099"
#0748-RN Relic nickel, slotted 0.099"
#0749-N Nickel, phillips
0.099"
#0749-G Gold, phillips
0.099"
#0750-B Black, phillips
0.099"
#0750-S Stainless, phillips 0.099"
#0750-N Nickel, slotted
0.086"
#0750-G Gold, slotted
0.086"
$0.37
$0.47
$0.37
$0.47
$0.37
$0.47
$0.37
$0.47
$0.47
24+
$0.21
$0.27
$0.21
$0.27
$0.21
$0.27
$0.21
$0.27
$0.27
L.R. Baggs Radius™
Mandolin Pickup
Mandolin
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.
#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
Black/white laminated plastic, 21/4" x 11/16" (works for banjos too).
Replacement Mandolin Tuner Knobs
#0765 $6.28 $5.97
#5162-C Chrome $23.09
#5162-G Gold
$31.49
Mandolin Endpins
1920s-style Tuner Bushings
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.
Thin-wall press-fit brass bushings fit all our mandolin
tuners. Full specs at stewmac.com.
ea.
#0733 Bright nickel $0.44
#0733-R Relic nickel $0.59
#0733-G Gold
$0.99
The prewar look, but in sturdy press-fit knurled machined brass. For 1/4"-dia­meter string posts. Full specs
at stewmac.com.
ea.
6+
#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.
ea.
#0734 Nickel
$0.90
#0734-RN Relic nickel $0.99
#0734-RB Relic brass $0.99
F5 Mandolin Plan
See page 98
Scalloped Tailpiece
Mandolin Peghead
Bushing Reamer
#1979 $149.00
94 | Mandolin Supplies
A distinctive modern alternative for archtop mandolins,
made from a rigid one-piece casting for bend-free stability. Many players find the extra weight of this design
enhances sustain. There’s no cover to loosen or rattle,
and the integral string mounting posts make loop-end
string installation fast and easy. The base is contoured
for a snug fit against the curved edge of the instrument.
Screws and metal strap button included.
set
set, 3+
Knurled ’20s-style Bushings
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 48).
Endorsed by Sierra Hull.
Ashton Bailey
Mandolin Tailpiece
A one-piece stamped steel tailpiece
for loop-end strings. Suitable for
many A-style mandolins. Screws
included.
ea.3+6+
#0731 Nickel $13.21 $11.76$10.70
We designed this custom slowspeed reamer with a 1/4" pilot
and 11/32" shank. Two 1" flutes cut
a .328"-dia­meter counter­b ore
that’s perfect for Waverly and
most Golden Age mandolin
knurled press-fit tuner bushings.
#2061 $18.11
Mandolin Pickguard Bracket
White/black/white, with hardware
(pins not included).
ea.
2+
#5869 Nickel $11.12 $10.01
#5869-G Gold $12.41 $11.17
Call our product experts! 800-848-2273 • Order online at stewmac.com
Ebony Violin Peg
FIDDLE KIT
A fine quality 4/4-size traditional polished ebony
peg. Final fitting is required. Sold individually.
23/4" length; diameter tapers from .298" to .366".
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 assembled to the linings, blocks, and curly maple ribs. The
decorative purflings have pre-routed channels for easy
installation. The machine-carved neck is ready for sanding and fitting to the instrument. Finishing and setup
will complete a rewarding project. Instructions included.
Kit includes:
• Top, back and side
assembly
• Ebony fingerboard
• Bridge
• Tailpiece with
adjustable fastener
• E-string adjuster
Genuine unbleached natural
horsehair in 80cm (311/2") hank,
for a 4/4-sizeea.
bow.
3+
#4301 $10.48 $8.28
• Chinrest
• Nut, saddle
• Purflings
• Tuning pegs
• Soundpost
• Endpin
Violin String Adjuster
#5342 $209.95
Super-Sensitive® Rosin
Attaches to a standard tailpiece
for fine-tuning. Fits loop-end or
ball-end strings.
ea.
12+
#0382 $3.14 $2.76
Natural light amber rosin in a
wood block for violin, viola, and
cello.
ea.
3+
#4300 $5.22 $3.86
—John McCarthy, Ireland
Spruce Soundpost Stock
1/4"-dia. x 16", sufficient for seven
4/4-size soundposts.
Spruce
Violin Top Wood
Fine grade quartersawn Sitka
spruce for bookmatching, joining and carving. Air-dried billet,
approx. 57/8" x 16" x 1".
ea.
3+
#0704 $48.21 $42.91
Curly Maple
Violin Back Wood
Quartersawn bookmatched
wedges for joining and carving.
Each half is approx. 16" x 55/8" and
tapers from 1/4" to 3/4".
ea.
3+
#0709 $75.86 $67.52
Violin Fingerboard
Fine quality machined ebony, 4/4 size.
#0356 $3.14 $2.26 Violin Bow Hair
“I ended up with a lovely instrument
of which I am really proud.”
ea.
12+
Peghole reamers
on page 21
ea.
3+
#0390 $10.28 $8.12
Purfling Strips
Cherrywood Violin Bow
Economical, well-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.
ea.
3+
#4275 $27.27 $21.54
Black/white/black fibre, .050"
wide x .085" deep. Enough for
one violin.
#1230 $6.21
Endpin Ebony with 2-degree
taper from 9mm to 8mm dia.
(.354"-.316").
ea.
12+
#0385
Super-Sensitive®
Violin Strings
$1.34 $1.18 #0344 matching
reamer, page 21
Ebony Nut Final shaping and
slotting required.
ea.
12+
Sets of 4, with plain steel E
and nickel flatwound A, D
and G strings. 4/4-size, with
stainless steel core.
#0383
$1.09 $0.96 Ebony Tailgut Saddle
#0325 Red Label® medium tone set
.010/.017w/.029w/.030w $19.21
#0355 Old Fiddler® bright tone set
.011/.019w/.030w/.033w $19.54
set, 3+
$18.25
set, 3+
Final shaping required.
ea.
12+
#0384
$1.24 $1.09 $18.56
ea.
3+
#0380 $20.27 $18.04
Violin Tailpiece
ea.
3+
4/4-size maple bridge with left/
right sensors built in, for optimum
response. Ready for fitting and
trimming. Clamp-on 1/4" Carpenter
jack and instructions are included.
#0392
#0388
#1978 $149.00
#0389
#0357 $12.24 $10.40
Violin Bridge
Violin Chinrest
4/4 size ebony with adjustable
cork-lined steel clamp.
German maple, 4/4-size. Ready for final
trimming and fitting.
ea.
4+
#0365 $6.77 $5.48
ea.
3+
#0315 $14.52 $12.92
Violin Setup DVD, page 100
Soundpost Gauge Eliminates trial and error. Insert
through the treble f-hole and lock in the correct height
with the thumbscrew. Opens to 33/4".
#0389 $22.74
S-shaped Setter Insert the sharpened beveled end
Violin Tailpiece
Fastener
Strong 51/4" nylon with threaded adjustment nuts. Resists humidity and stretching better than trad­itional gut.
ea.
12+
#0310 $2.59 $2.28
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Soundpost Tools
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
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Polished ebony, 4/4 size. Tailpiece
fastener available below.
L.R. Baggs Violin Pickup
UKULELE WOOD
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.
#5348 Tenor Ukulele kit*
Koa Sets
Preferred for that warm, familiar
ukulele tone. Top and back woods
consist of two bookmatched quartersawn halves.
Visually stunning with a sweetsounding tone. Ideal for fine
ukuleles. Top and back woods
consist of two bookmatched
quartersawn halves.
Sapele Mahoganyea.
3+
#4769 Back and side set
$20.95—
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#4698 Back and side set*
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Mahogany Sets
Back + Side Set for Tenorea.
#4761 Figured
$101.06
#4762 Low Figure $64.31
#4763 No Figure $38.06
For Sopranoea.
#4767 Figured
$89.25
*Honduran Mahogany cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Soundboards
Bookmatched sets of two quartersawn halves. Each half
is approx. 63/4" x 173/4". Thickness-sanded to 0.125" - 0.130".
ea.
3+
$173.93
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#4694
#4695
#4696
#4700
Western Red Cedar
Sitka Spruce
African Mahogany
Torrefied Sitka Spruce $10.45. $9.30
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$10.45. $9.30
$26.20. $23.32
Step-by-step guide from the luthiers
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3+
10+
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$9.43 $8.11$6.88
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Deluxe (with shaped nut)
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Peghead Overlay Veneer
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L.R. Baggs FIVE.O
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#1005
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Mahogany Neck Blanks
How To Build a Ukulele Kit
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Soprano scale (12 fret slots, 9" x 115/16" x 7/32")
#0231 Ebony
$26.23
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#0232 Ebony$26.23
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*Cannot be shipped outside the USA.
*Cannot be shipped outside the USA.
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$11.71
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$14.57
Grover Ukulele Tuners
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$24.41 $21.72
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#4084
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any 6+
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#3971 Aged brass, medium
#3972 Aged brass, large
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$24.00
GHS Fast Fret™
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Heavy-duty cutter with spring tension. The perfect size for your guitar
case.
#1608 $10.45
ea.
3+
#1490 $9.68 $8.23
Hammer Dulcimer Hitch Pins
Zap-It EZ-Winder
StewMac Stringwinder
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6+
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Dunlop Super Bright Bass
GHS Dulcimer Strings
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Tuning Wrench
#1401 Ball end
#1402 Straight end
#1450
#1451
#1457
#1458
Thick ness-sanded book­
matched 2-piece Sitka spruce
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1000+
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Classical Guitar Strings
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For hammer dulcimers, zithers,
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1000+
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#1392
#1393
#1394
GHS Banjo Strings
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$5.14
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Dunlop 80/20 Bronze Acoustic set
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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
SAVE! #5619 Both DVDs $104.90
$104.90
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.
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
SAVE! #5620 Both DVDs $104.90
$104.90
A Collection of Fine
Spanish Guitars from
Torres to the Present
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
SAVE! #5626 Both DVDs
$99.90
$99.90
Violin Setup
Bring a violin back to life
Produced by Dan Erlewine,
featuring veteran violin repairman Paul Newson. DVD
covers: 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
Vols 21-38, 18 Guitar Wiring 101
articles and more. 165 pages.
#5118 $20.95
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.
SAVE! #5119 Both books
$41.90 $31.42
2-vol. 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.
#4645 $164.95
#5271 $238.50
Trade Secrets Book 1
Vols 1-19, plus eight Guitar
Wiring 101 articles, and more.
142 pages.
#4011 $20.95
Trade Secrets Book 2
100 | Books + DVDs
2nd edition
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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.
Our instructions
+ DVD Included!
–John Calkin,
American Lutherie
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 81.
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 58–64 and 97.
Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kits
Sitka spruce top with
mahogany back + sides
Torrefied top with
mahogany back + sides
Sitka spruce top with
rosewood back + sides*
Torrefied top with
rosewood back + sides*
#5295 Dovetail neck
#5293 Bolt-on neck
#5296 Dovetail neck
#5294 Bolt-on neck
“ 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 cam clamps (2 each)
SAVE! #5287 Complete clamp set $216.96 $199.60
$551.00
$551.00
#5295-T Dovetail neck
#5293-T Bolt-on neck
#5296-T Dovetail neck
#5294-T Bolt-on neck
$532.00
$532.00
$565.00
$565.00
Triple-O Acoustic Guitar Kits
Sitka spruce top with
mahogany back + sides
Torrefied top with
mahogany back + sides
Sitka spruce top with
rosewood back + sides*
Torrefied top with
rosewood back + sides*
#5297 Dovetail neck $518.00
#5324 Bolt-on neck $518.00
#5298 Dovetail neck
#5325 Bolt-on neck
$551.00
$551.00
#5297-T Dovetail neck
#5324-T Bolt-on neck
#5298-T Dovetail neck
#5325-T Bolt-on neck
$532.00
$532.00
$565.00
$565.00
*Kits containing rosewood cannot be shipped outside the USA.
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Acoustic Guitar Kits | 101
Acoustic Kits
Guitar Clamp Set Contains all of the clamps you’ll need for your build.
$518.00
$518.00
2.725"
StewMac TRADE SECRETS
3 "
8
2
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8
Hole for Pot Shaft (4)
Rout
1 "
4
Deep (Each End)
1.730"
Rout 1316" Deep
HOW TO ORDER
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order, your credit card will be charged in U.S. dollars,
including shipping fees, and will be acknowledged
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Phone: 800-848-2273 (U.S. + Canada only)
For ordering or questions call toll-free, 9am-6pm weekdays eastern time.
Fax: +740-593-7922
Order forms
Order forms are available for printing online at stewmac.com. You can also email [email protected]
com or call 800-848-2273 and we’ll send them to
you.
Payment methods: U.S.
Use Visa, MasterCard, PayPal or a money order or check
in U.S. funds. Don’t send cash. We can’t offer open accounts.
In your repair business,
an iPad can add security
FROM BROOKLYN LUTHERIE
If you’re in the business of guitar repair, here’s
a helpful idea from Chloe Swantner, co-owner
of Brooklyn Lutherie.
Chloe told me about a repair customer who
dropped off a guitar and returned later to
claim that he’d left a different, more expensive
instrument! Confused, or even dishonest,
customers are a reality you can prepare for.
Chloe uses a simple intake form to record
details of the job, which the customer signs.
Before starting work, Chloe takes a photo of the guitar and form together with
the iPad. This photo is a dated, emailable
record of the guitar and repair agreement.
By adding a little plug-in card swiper, the iPad
becomes an easy way to accept credit card
payments, too. Smart idea!
—Dan Erlewine
Payment methods: international
We accept Visa, Master­Card and PayPal. We also accept
certified bank checks drawn on an international U.S.
bank, and international money orders in U.S. dollars,
payable to Stewart-MacDonald.
Shipping
Call or order online before 4pm weekdays eastern time
for same-day shipping. Shipping charges are listed at
stewmac.com.
Shipping: international
Tracking numbers are available with express air delivery
only. Estimated transit times assume no customs delays.
ALL express air shipments go through customs.
• Express air (2-4 business days)
• Air postal service (1-4 weeks): This service usually
costs less for packages under 2 kg.
Shipping fees: international
Shipping fees are based on the country of destination, shipping method and weight. For a pro forma
price quotation with comparative shipping costs, email
or fax us your order without payment information. Or,
visit stewmac.com for an instant quotation: simply
add the items to your order, choose International
Checkout, and then choose the shipping country to
view the shipping cost.
Customs payment
Shipping fees do not include duties or local taxes,
which are assessed by your customs agents. You must
arrange payment of these fees with the shipper. We
don’t control these fees.
Products with shipping restrictions
We cannot ship pearl and abalone products, or flammable items such as aerosols and lacquers, outside
the USA.
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We expect your repair to be picked up upon completion. After 2 weeks, we will charge a daily storage fee.
Unless otherwise stated, all repairs carry a 90-day warranty.
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Classical Guitar Tuners
Exceptionally smooth tuning. The
elegant Landstorfer “fish scale” pattern
recalls styles used by master luthiers
Velazquez and Hauser.
Relic Brass Finish (right) Set
#2525-RB Pearloid knobs $81.05
#2524-RB Ebony knobs $82.73
Gold Finish (below)
Set
#2525-G Pearloid knobs $87.41
#2524-G Ebony knobs $89.09
Set, 3+
$72.13
$73.63
Set, 3+
$77.79
$79.29
Vintage-style 3-on-Plate Tuners
Vintage Keystone-style 3+3 Tuning Machines
#4099
#0904
Nickel
Set
Nickel
Set, 3+
$45.26 $40.28
#4099-RN
Set
Set, 3+
$24.68 $21.97
#0904-RN
Relic nickel
Relic nickel
Set
Set, 3+
$49.35 $43.92
#4099-G
Set
Set, 3+
#0904-G
Gold
Set
$28.88 $25.70
Gold
Set, 3+
$54.50 $48.50
Orders received by 4pm EST weekdays are shipped the same day
Set
Set, 3+
$33.55 $29.86
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