Luthier's Digital Caliper

Luthier's Digital Caliper

Luthier's Digital Caliper

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Luthier's Digital Caliper

About This Item

Our Luthier's Digital Caliper combines precision, ease of use, versatility and an attractive price, but its usefulness for fret work makes it special.

Customized for fretwork!
We added a custom jaw notch for accurately measuring fretwire crown height (the height above the fretboard). This is essential for comparing new wire to original wire. And thanks to a great idea by repairman Frank Ford, we've also added a notch on the depth gauge to measure fret height on the instrument—a real time saver.

  • Measures fret height before AND after fret installation
  • Accurate readouts in inches, millimeters, or fractions
  • A must for all precision guitar work

Handy for lots of other measuring jobs in the shop—nuts, saddles, tuners, tool setups and more—this caliper has long-life stainless steel jaws. Featuring LCD digital readouts in inches, millimeters or fractions, it measures outside, inside and depth dimensions up to 6" (154mm), with super-accurate .0005" (.01mm) resolution. The jaws can be locked at any position.

CR2032 battery and durable plastic storage case included.


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5.0

Digital Caliper

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Verified Buyer


Have already used the digital calipers to measure string spacing to see if pickup pole spacing will work on an electric, pickup spacing for a pickguard, string height for a bridge replacement, this tool is so handy! LOVE the easy "o" set function and a single button toggles between metric, inches with decimals and inches with fractions. More uses "than you can shake a stick at!"

5.0

Good tool

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Verified Buyer


Works well for all my measurements.

5.0

Blown Away!

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Verified Buyer


I've previously owned many Chinese made garden variety digital calipers that you find in a typical tool shop and I have always found the build quality, the smoothness of function and accuracy left much to be desired. I finally decided to buy StewMac's Luthier Digital Caliper based on the large LCD screen and the added jaw notch for fret wire crown measuring not usually found on other digital calipers. Once I received SM's digital caliper I took it for a test run. I was immediately BLOWN AWAY from the moment I took my first measure! The large LCD screen makes a world of difference for someone with aging vision like mine! The smoothness of the sliding action I've never experienced on any other calipers I've ever tried! The build quality is top notch, worthy of the listed price and more! The measuring accuracy is highly consistent where I can make several measurements without having to constantly having to zero (tare) after each measurement as with other digital calipers! The added jaw notch for fret wire crown measurements not found on typical digital calipers is an ingenious addition for anyone looking to do a re-fret job! And best of all, the ability to switch between decimal and fraction inch measurements in addition to mm measurements is absolutely invaluable for any luthier or guitar player looking to adjust the action on their instruments or build their own nuts and saddles! I could not recommend this product more! The best purchase I've made in a long time!

5.0

Incredible Tool

By

Verified Buyer


Accurate, easy to use.

4.0

An excellent tool.....but.....

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Verified Buyer


A good tool. However the fret height notch is a pain in the arse, requiring the caliper to be seated on a flat surface & zero to be selected before accurate measurement can take place. The depth bar should be to the end of the caliper, not to the top of the notch. I notice that a few of your reviews mention the same observation. This all adds up to lost time if you want to measure an entire fretboard.

4.0

Very accurate, easy to use

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Verified Buyer


This caliper is exactly what I needed for measuring necks. Quick, accurate readings. My only issue is that the thumb wheel feels loose and a little cheap, but it serves the purpose. I would recommend this caliper.

5.0

Dam fine machinery !

By

Verified Buyer


Finally bought one of these after wasting money on a few very inaccurate versions. Best thing I ever did. This has so many good features about it, I'm yet to fault it and I use it every day.
Thanks Stewy

5.0

Excellent

By

Verified Buyer


As a life long machinist I like the modifications that provide more versatility.

5.0

I just gots to get me one of these!

By

Verified Buyer


What a price,No more guess work.Now I can check all my guitars.And as the pillow man would say,Life is so much Gooder.

5.0

Best caliper I have ever owned

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Verified Buyer


You get what you pay for and this caliper is worth the extra couple of bucks. Very well made.

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