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Radius Gauges Original (smooth), set of 2

Original (smooth), set of 2

Item # 5432
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$24.10

Radius Gauges Notched, set of 4

Notched, set of 4

Item # 5433
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$49.61

Radius Gauges, Complete set of 6

Complete set of 6

Item # 5434
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Radius Gauges

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Durable stainless steel!
Quickly find the curvature of a fingerboard or bridge with these sets of radius gauges.

Use them frequently to check your work as you smooth or shape a fingerboard or frets: a quick visual check keeps you from accidentally altering the shape — a mistake that's easy to make and hard to fix.

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of all three radius gauges.

Guitars commonly have a "compound radius," meaning the curvature changes from the nut to the end of the fingerboard. "Eyeballing" this subtle change is next to impossible; that's why a set of radius gauges is essential. Also use them for profiling an acoustic bridge saddle and setting the string heights on an electric guitar bridge. Our gauges have precision laser-cut 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 10", 12", 14", 15", 16" and 20" radii. They're made of stainless steel for durability in the busy shop, and work for string spreads and fingerboards up to 3-1/4" (82.55mm) wide.

Use them in combination with our Radiused Leveling Blocks for professional results.

Notched gauges work with strings on! This new version is handy when you want to check a fingerboard without taking the strings off. The set includes closely-spaced string notches for use near the nut, and wider spacing for use near the body (great for compound radius fingerboards). This set includes the same radii as our regular set.


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Winderful item!

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These two guages tell me everything I need to know about mt fingerboards!

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raidus gauges

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I'm just a setup and repair guy,so this small set is perfect for me.
Stew -mac,s delivery is allways ouick and efficent.

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Currently have Fret Jobs

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Great investment for doing the right job once. Thank you Stewmac.

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Indispensible

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I built a guitar kit I received as a gift. It was fun to do. However, when I decided to customize the finished guitar, I needed to know the radius of the fingerboard. Unfortunately, the parts list that came with the kit didn't indicate the fingerboard radius. So... I ordered radius gauges from Stewart-MacDonald. It turns out that the radius is 12". There's no way I could have determined that without these indispensable tools.

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Easy and accurate

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These gauges make it VERY easy to measure your fingerboard radius

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Radius Guages

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I bought these along with the Understring Radius Gauges and they have made things much easier. Using these saves me about two thirds of the time it took before.

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Great Tool!

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Nicely made gauges for determining neck radai.

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Indispensable tools

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I now have both the understring radius gauges and these flat stock radius gauges and find them both to be great assets in the repairing and restoring of my instruments. When dealing with instruments of lesser pedigree than Gibsons and Fenders, it can be difficult to come up with published dimensions and one needs to make your own measurements. Lutherie tools from such a trusted site as this are the way to go.

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The Best!

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Don't be fooled by cheap copies on eBay! These are the best!

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Good tool

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Just what I needed !

Irron

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 17See Radius Gauges
on page 17 of our StewMac Digital Catalog