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Fender American Standard String Guide (2)

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FenderAmerican Standard String Guide (2)
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Functional (9)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (3)
  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

You don't have to make a hole for the nub

As the photos show, there is a little nub that helps to keep the tree aligned properly. If you don't like the idea of drilling a little hole in your headstock for this nub...Read complete review

As the photos show, there is a little nub that helps to keep the tree aligned properly. If you don't like the idea of drilling a little hole in your headstock for this nub (I didn't), then simply grind or file the nub off. The upward pressure of the strings on either side of the center of the tree keep it aligned without the nub. I did this on my MIM Strats. Much better then the stock "butterfly" trees. Strings slide much better under the smooth, round branches of these trees. They tended to get stuck and stick under the butterfly trees. Tuning is easier and strings won't beak so easily. Highly recommended.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Rough and Poor Quality

I like many other people expected these to be rollers, while they are not. Fender and/or Musician's Friend should probably have that stated clearly somewhere.
When I got mine, the top...Read complete review

I like many other people expected these to be rollers, while they are not. Fender and/or Musician's Friend should probably have that stated clearly somewhere.
When I got mine, the top side of the "rollers" looked great, but the underside that would actually come into contact with the strings was rough, unfinished and would clearly damage my strings if I used them. Maybe I just got a bad set, but I intend to see if I can return them for either my money back or a new and functional set.
It also took several months for Fender to ship them to my local music store.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You don't have to make a hole for the nub

By MD Picker

from Maryland USA

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Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

As the photos show, there is a little nub that helps to keep the tree aligned properly. If you don't like the idea of drilling a little hole in your headstock for this nub (I didn't), then simply grind or file the nub off. The upward pressure of the strings on either side of the center of the tree keep it aligned without the nub. I did this on my MIM Strats. Much better then the stock "butterfly" trees. Strings slide much better under the smooth, round branches of these trees. They tended to get stuck and stick under the butterfly trees. Tuning is easier and strings won't beak so easily. Highly recommended.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A good choice

By Mosiggy

from Fayetteville, AR

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Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

I bought these to put on my MIM strat. I never had a lot of trouble with the guitar staying in tune like others have said. I just didn't ever like the look of the cheap pressed metal clip that was originally on the guitar. The clip had started to tarnish as well. These look a lot better, more substantial. It's a pretty simple install. You will have to drill into the headstock of your guitar. Each of the trees requires two tiny holes. One of for the screw and one for the peg that sticks out (you can see it in the picture above). It easy to line up. All together there are three hole to drill: a screw and peg hole for the second tree and a peg hole for the one replacing the original clip (the screws are the same size). I looked at a few pictures online to find a good postion to mount the second tree. All that and voila you have a better looking headstock.

(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Rough and Poor Quality

By Thomas B.

from New Hampshire

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Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

      I like many other people expected these to be rollers, while they are not. Fender and/or Musician's Friend should probably have that stated clearly somewhere.
      When I got mine, the top side of the "rollers" looked great, but the underside that would actually come into contact with the strings was rough, unfinished and would clearly damage my strings if I used them. Maybe I just got a bad set, but I intend to see if I can return them for either my money back or a new and functional set.
      It also took several months for Fender to ship them to my local music store.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Easy to drill the hole for the pin

      By JFrankParnell

      from WA

      Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

      I just wish these were rollers, but they are the best looking (for my guitar) ones i could find.Dont worry too much about the little pin that sticks down. Just figure out where youre putting the tree (the old holes or whatever) then start screweing it down to the headstock. the pin will make a mark where you need to drill a little hole.And actually, the idea of grinding off the pin might be good, then the tree would be free to center itself under the strings.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      They just plain look cool.

      By White Dog

      from Iowa

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Look Amazing

      Cons

      • Tricky To Install

      Best Uses

      • As A String Guide
      • Eye Candy

      Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

      Most American Fenders come with this type string guide, and I absolutely love the looks of them. So I bought a set for my Mexican Stratocaster, and my Indonesian Squire Standard Telecaster (which both came with rams horn string guides).
      They all do the same thing, I just prefer the looks of the American Standard T.

      Be forewarned though; these string guides come with a nud/nipple on the bottom (in front of the screw hole) to hold the base in place, and not let the guide twist or turn. So, drilling WILL be required on a non-American guitar. And if you're as obsessive as I am...it is tricky and time consuming to assure the string guide is perfectly straight once in place with the newly drilled nub/nipple hole.
      And to install two of them on a guitar that formally had one...take your time, and good luck. Will look fantastic when your done, so the work (to me) is every bit worth it.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice improvement...functional and cosme

      By Jersey rocker

      from New Jersey

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      • Functional

      Cons

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          Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

          I eliminated the nub which made installation and alignment easier. Guitar seems to tune better.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          American standard string guid

          By bluestring84

          from Knox,Tn

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

            These are excellent. Great fender quality. Much better than the old type that look like they were cut from tin and hinder tunning and tremolo action.

            (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            What an Improvement !!!!

            By Jeffo

            from Woonsocket, R.I.

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            Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

            For the past couple of months, I've been in the process of re-modding a Squier Standard Strat which I got back in June od 2011. I redid all of the electronics from adding new 250K pots, MIA 5 way pup switch, Custom Shop 57/62 pups, Fender "F" neck plate, and even a 70's Waterslide Fender headstock logo decal. These were the final finish to my project and, they do a outstanding job of keeping my guitar in tune, especially on the B & E strings. Great product which I reccomend to anyone who is doing a mod on their Squiers or MIM Standards .

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Classy looking string guide

            By guitarman

            from Burns Oregon

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            Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

            nice upgrade.
            T post looks better than round button. Rounded T should go easier on the strings.
            goog finish.
            Adds class for a few bucks.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fender string guide set

            By carlitoswalter

            from Wisconsin

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            Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

            No complaints here!
            I had lost one of these on my Strat. These help a lot with string tuning. My 3rd and 4th strings no longer go out of tune in the middle of a gig.
            Fender parts are always top notch!
            A bit pricy for what the part actually is, at least it's under $10.

             
            5.0

            Excellent string guides

            By Will

            from Los Angeles,Ca

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

                Replaced string guides on a Squire and were very easy to install

                 
                5.0

                Nice Upgrade

                By PC

                from Florida

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

                    Very nice upgrade to a MIM Stratocaster

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product. Shipped wrong but fixed! (my fault)

                    By streetcorner

                    from Denver, co

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                    Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

                    great

                     
                    5.0

                    you can pay more however you won't get better quality

                    By Ed C. in NC

                    from Raleigh, NC

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound
                    • Look awesome

                    Cons

                    • Dimple and hole necessary for proper install
                    • Time consuming install on virgin headstocks

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

                    A high quality genuine Fender part, these work really well. If you are not a DIY skilled - let's say at least apprentice Luthier - take it to a Luthier and have it installed correctly. If string trees are not properly placed and installed correctly they can cause more problems than they were intended to solve.

                     
                    5.0

                    great

                    By thomas

                    from ca

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                    Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

                    great

                     
                    5.0

                    A Good Replacement

                    By Stephen

                    from Denver, CO

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

                        A few years ago I purchased a Mexican Fender dual humbucker Blacktop. Of all ten guitars that I own, including expensive ones, this is my favorite. The only minor problem was that the string tree lacked its spacer. Actually that was not a problem but it bothered me. So I bought the roller string tree. It has a nub on the bottom as it normally sits in a hole on the American series. All I had to do was break off the nub and file it flat. As I had previously installed straplocks and locking tuners the guitar looks a little like an American now.

                         
                        5.0

                        Just my opinion

                        By Gunny

                        from Greenfield, IN

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

                            These string trees look great and greatly improve tuning on Fender Stratocaster or Telecasters with tremolo systems. These trees are much less friction on the strings.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great String Trees

                            By Donnie

                            from Jasper tn.

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality
                            • Improves Sound

                            Cons

                            • No Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

                            Awesome String Trees.

                             
                            5.0

                            100% Original replacement

                            By Arturo

                            from undisclosed

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                            Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

                            Great original product.

                             
                            5.0

                            I would buy this again.

                            By Lory

                            from undisclosed

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                            Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

                            Awesome strap.

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