Basic Setup Kit

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Make any guitar play better.
Our top 3 tools for acoustic and electric setup are in this money saving set!

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Basic Setup Kit

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Basic Setup Kit Video

Dan Erlewine shows what's in the kit and what each tool is for.

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Make any guitar play better.
Our top 3 tools for acoustic and electric setup are in this money saving set!

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. These are the same super-accurate, high quality steel setup tools that professional repair shops depend on.


String Action Gauge (inches): The fastest way to measure the height of strings, nuts, saddles and pickup polepieces. Designed for stringed instrument work, it's much faster to use than any ruler.

18" Precision Straightedge : Machined for fanatic accuracy (to ±.0015" per foot)! Use it to check neck relief and evaluate truss rod adjustments.

Understring Radius Gauges : A big help for matching bridge saddle heights to the fretboard curvature, for easier playability. Accurately laser-cut from stainless steel, the set includes 9 different fretboard radii.

Free Instructions : Erick Coleman walks you through basic setup instructions to have your guitar playing great in no time.

Truss rod adjustment is an important part of guitar setup, too.
Our Truss Rod Wrench Set has the tool you need.

Ratings & Reviews

Basic Setup Kit

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Basic Setup Kit a Must!

By WikkedEggGuitars from Sterling, CO
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 05, 2010

Everything you need to go from "feels right" to "is right"

Basic tool kit a must!

By JohnnyV from Yucca Valley, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 04, 2010

A must for anyone wishing to save time and frustration on set-ups!

Exactly what I needed

By Scott Coyle from La Mesa, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This kit made my set ups easy. Everything was there. Have used them so far on one of my Strats, my Tele & SG. I can feel the difference.

Basic Setup Kit is a time-saving winner

By Tim Saul from Isle of Bute, Scotland, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 10, 2010

First class service from Stewmac, I ordered the goods on Friday and they arrived Tuesday in the sunny West Scotland Isle of Bute.

This kit is a real winner. I have saved hours already on setups on guitars and mandolins and the instruments play so much better. Clear instructions delivered with the kit made the job so much easier.

I would highly recommend this item.

Changed Everything

By ToeKnee from Alpharetta, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, September 04, 2010

I moved from incapable to competent with this kit. I should have gotten into this years ago. I would have had more enjoyable experiences playing, and saved a ton of money!

Best Setup Kit Ever!

By chrisyko from Arizona
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I thought I had all my guitars set up just right. However, this kit allowed me to fine tune my setups to a whole new level of perfection and ease of playing. No more makeshift tools for me. I strongly recommend this kit to anyone who does their own setups on their personal instruments. My friends are coming to me now to fine tune their guitars. I don't know how I got along without it. Worth every penny, and then some!

Best kit your money can buy

By Cyberthrasher_706
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 19, 2010

The quality of this kit is amazing. I used to spend $60 a shot every time I took a guitar in to have a good detailed setup done, just because I didn't have the right tools for the job. When you consider that, it pays for itself pretty quick. You'll have everything you need to properly setup any guitar you can come up with. The included instructions are great too. Lot's of good information on the standard measurements for many popular guitars. I'd also suggest picking up a copy of Dan Erlewine's "Guitar Player's Repair Guide" to give you lots of additional tips on how these tools can be used.

Very Useful

By Cory B. from Apalachin, New York
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 15, 2010

I cant tell you how many uses I've found for all of this stuff. the Precision to which all of it is made is amazing. I always find my self grabbing for this stuff even when I'm not working on guitars. Definitely a good product, but a bit pricey. Mine was a gift, but I probably would have bought it my self anyway.

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