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FenderAmerican Standard String Guide (2)
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

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    (10)

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    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

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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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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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5.0

Another Good Fender product

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from Chas., WV

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Seems to add stability

Cons

  • I would make the mounting screws longer

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

    They worked very well for me. I thought they were machined nicely. I thought the mounting screws were a bit to short. I think on my next install I will use the stock string tree screws from the ones I am replacing; they seem a little bit more substantial. I feel the AS String Guides look really cool and they do not appear bulky after being installed as some have mentioned.

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    5.0

    They just plain look cool.

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    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.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice improvement...functional and cosme

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    from New Jersey

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    Pros

    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender American Standard String Guide (2):

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

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        American standard string guid

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        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.

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          (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Rough and Poor Quality

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          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.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Classy looking string guide

              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.

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              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              What an Improvement !!!!

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              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 .

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fender string guide set

              By 

              from Wisconsin

              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.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Easy to drill the hole for the pin

              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.

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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

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              from Maryland USA

              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.

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