StewMac Universal 1 Degree Maple Neck Shim for Guitar or Bass
Tapered maple shims used to change the angle of a bolt-on neck.
To change the angle of a bolt-on neck, players and repair shops have used shims for years. We've seen everything from matchbook covers to guitar picks stuck in neck joints.
Those kinds of shims create an unwanted gap under the heel of the neck: a dead air space where humidity condenses to swell the wood.Full contact and precisely tapered: we have 3 different degrees for changing the pitch of any bolt-on neck.
- 0.25-degree shim offers the most versatility. Stacking them will let you really dial in the neck angle you're after.
- 0.5-degree shim is the one you'll reach for most often. It works great on Fender and many other solidbodies.
- 1-degree shim is great for guitars with a Tune-o-matic bridge or Floyd Rose.
Taper specs (approximate)
0.25-degree shim tapers from 0.030" to 0.019" (0.76mm to 0.48mm)
0.5-degree shim tapers from 0.028" to 0.008" (0.71mm to 0.20mm)
1-degree shim tapers from 0.060" to 0.010" (1.52mm to 0.25mm)
Blank: 2-1/4" x 3" (57.15mm x 76.12mm)
Blank shims were designed for odd screw spacings, smaller neck pockets, and custom designs like the Fender Micro-Tilt™.
Made of hard maple to match the neck wood.
This listing is for one (1) 1 degree blank neck shim.