Basic Setup Kit

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Basic Setup Kit

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Basic Setup Kit

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Make any guitar play better.

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.



Product Instructions

Basic Set-up Instructions

Erick Coleman walks you through basic set-up instructions to have your guitar playing great in no time.

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(Customer's Reviews)

I received the setup kit.. action gauge & straight edge were spot on, had a problem with the radius gauges, contacted customer support and Larry from the tech department got right back to me, picked out a new set .... I had them in my hand the same week, .. Awsome customer service & a great product. I'm very happy, thank you stew mac!


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(Customer's Reviews)

Restoring an old Hohner HG-05. The set up kit was perfect for setting the action and fabricating a new saddle with correct radius. Also purchased the economy tuning gears. They fit perfectly and work as expected. As did the new ebony bridge pins and strap end buttons.The service was great everything arrived quickly. The only place to get parts, tools and accessories.


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I have had a squier affinity tele for 6 years and it just felt like it was missing something. For $150 I knew it wasn't going to play perfect but I still wanted more and this kit did everything I needed! I ordered on a Tuesday and it was waiting for me on Thursday! I love how easy to use and read the action and radius gauges are! I never knew how simple it was to set up my own guitar until now! This guitar now plays real close to my fender Nashville deluxe!

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