Neck Relief Gauge

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Neck Relief Gauge

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Neck Relief Gauge

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Takes the guesswork out of guitar truss rod adjustment, for more consistent and accurate playability.

Adjust a truss rod without guesswork!
Our Neck Relief Gauge helps you quickly and precisely adjust guitar fretboard straightness (for comfortable playability without fret buzz). It accurately measures the amount of variation from a dead flat position, to take the guesswork out of adding or subtracting neck relief as you adjust the truss rod.

Playability you can measure. You'll see the relief measurement on the dial as you adjust the truss rod, so it's easy to keep the neck playing its best. It's a great way to establish optimum standards for individual instruments, string gauges and playing styles.

Dependable and accurate. Designed by Don MacRostie here in our R&D shop, the Neck Relief Gauge is made of machined aluminum for stability. It has an easy to read dial indicator that's super accurate to .001". The feet of the gauge rest directly on the frets, so the measurement won't be compromised by a worn fingerboard. It's 12" (304.8mm) long, and can be positioned to take a relief measurement at either the 5th or 6th fret on a guitar fingerboard.

Instructions are included.

The Neck Relief Gauge is included in this money-saving set:
Nut Slotting Gauge and Neck Relief Gauge Set


Product Instructions

Neck Relief Gauge Instructions

The Neck Relief Gauge is a quick and easy way to measure a guitar's neck relief/curvature when adjusting the truss rod.

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So easy

(Customer's Reviews)

I do set ups every day and this gauge along with the nut gauge make my job so much easier. I've heard people complain about setting the gauge to zero... if you don't have a flat surface, like a table saw, band saw, planer, or whatever, why are you even buying this? Besides, a good set up is much more than setting relief. That is just one of the factors that have to work together.


Neck Relief Gauge

(Customer's Reviews)

Added the Neck Relief Gauge to my arsenal of tools. Good quality and very accurate, a great purchase!


Fast measurement

(Customer's Reviews)

Very accurate tool if your goal is working on your fretboard.

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