15pc. Acrylic Fretting Scale Template MEGA PACK - From 13-inch uke to 34-inch bass!
This set includes all of our acrylic fretting scale templates, from the soprano ukulele at 13 inches to the full-size Fender bass at 34 inches. Separately these would cost you over $200, but we offer them here at a serious savings!
Here are the scale lengths included:
- 13 inch (Soprano Uke)
- 13.875 inch (A-style Mandolin)
- 14.125 inch (F-style Mandolin)
- 15 inch (Concert Uke)
- 17 inch (Tenor uke)
- 19 inch (Baritone Uke)
- 21 inch (Tenor Banjo/Guitar)
- 23 inch (Tenor Guitar)
- 24.5 inch
- 24.75 inch (Gibson guitar)
- 25 inch (Cigar Box Guitar and some Electric guitars)
- 25.5 inch (Fendor Strat & Telecaster)
- 27.5 inch (Baritone Guitar and Dulcimer)
- 30 inch (Short-scale bass)
- 34 inch (Full-scale bass)
These laser-cut fretting scale templates are cut from 0.080" thick clear acrylic sheet, and allow you to quickly, easily and accurately mark a neck of fretboard with the fret positions for the scale you choose. These template includes 24 frets, and also have cutouts for the fret indicator circles. Just use a sharp pencil or a fine-point marker (like the fine-tip Sharpies) and you'll have your fret marking done in no time!
These templates also indicate the frets to skip to create diatonic (dulcimer-style) scale, so they can be used on dulcimers, canjos and Strumsticks and other similar instruments.
Note: The 24.75-inch scale template includes an extra feature - centered holes for marking the "side markers" fret indicators on the side of the neck. We are considering making this feature standard, but for now only the 24.75 scale template has it.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:
To use one of these templates, lay it on your neck or fretboard and then either measure or "eyeball" the location of the indicator marker cutouts to get it centered. The NUT slot should go over the neck-side edge of where your nut will go. You do not have to use all 24 frets on your neck, just use as many as work well with your instrument's design. Skip the frets marked at both ends with an "X" for pure diatonic/dulcimer scale. The frets marked with a double X (XX) are optional - if included, this fret will give you the "6.5" dulcimer fret, sometimes also known as the "blue note".
CARE AND USAGE: these templates are cut from thin acrylic sheets, and may have the protective peel-off plastic coatings still in place when you receive them. There may also be minor cutting stains left over from the laser cutting process, which can be wiped off with a paper towel.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL when handling these templates. Acrylic this thin is rather brittle, and it will snap if you bend it. If you are going to remove the protective plastic masking, lay the template flat on a clean, smooth surface and work at it that way. Be careful with these and don't bend them, and they should last you a long time. Hang them up from a nail in a wall when not in use. If you do accidentally crack it, you should be able to tape or superglue it back together, just make sure to get a nice tight join where it cracked so the scale won't be off.
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