String Lifter

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String Lifter

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String Lifter

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Speeds nut slotting jobs! This simple little tool will save you a lot of time when you're filing a nut slot.

Just slip it under the string in front of the nut, and quickly lever the string up and out of your way. There's no need to loosen the string, and you can quickly reseat it to check the slot depth frequently as you work, without tedious retunings.

The String Lifter fits any string up to .062". Our thanks to luthier Rolfe Gerhardt for this clever idea.

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Less stress on strings

(Customer's Reviews)

This simple item allows for filing slots on the nut without tuning down the strings and adding life to the strings


Brilliant tool...

(Customer's Reviews)

Ordered this to try it out and now wouldn't be without it! If you need to fill in low nut slots this tool let's you pull the string up whilst still in tune and rest it on an adjacent nut slot while you fill-in to re-cut later, or while you file for a lower/cleaner slot. Saves me lots of wasted time, what a great little tool. I keep mine with my set of SM Nutfiles so I never lose it. Recommended for all setups/repairs.


String lifter

(Customer's Reviews)

This is a handy little tool which I use a lot when I'm cutting nut slots. Needs a little care though as it can mark the fret-board. I like to pull it up by the handle rather than lever it, that way I prevent any scuffing.

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