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For guitars

Item # 3814
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$85.82

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For basses

Item # 3813
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$88.24

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For short scale basses and baritone guitars

Item # 3812
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Notched Straightedge

About This Item

Read the fretboard instead of the frets. Developed in our shop, the notched straightedge has become a standard for evaluating fretboards.

The notches fit right over the frets so you can check the straightness of the fretboard itself, without the interference of worn or badly-seated frets.

Made of machined stainless steel, satin-finished for easy marking with a pencil (cleans off easily).



#3814 For guitars
One edge is notched for Gibson "long scale", plus Fender and Martin fretboards. The other edge fits Gibson's 24-3/4" scale, plus 25" Paul Reed Smith and Dobro® Scale.
Length 16-1/2" (420mm)
Width 1-1/2" (38mm)
Thickness .130" (3.25mm)

#3813 For basses
One edge is for Fender 34" scale; the other edge for 35" scale.
Length 22-5/8" (575mm)
Width 1-1/2" (38mm)
Thickness .130" (3.25mm)

#3812 For short scale basses and baritone guitars
One edge fits Fender Bajo Sexto 30.2" scale, Gibson EB 30.5" scale, plus Fender 30" short-scale bass and Danelectro 30" baritone scale. The other edge fits Fender's Baritone Custom Jaguar 28.5" scale, Eastwood's 28" scale and custom baritone scales falling between 28" and 28.5".
Length 19" (482.6mm)
Width 1-1/2" (38mm)
Thickness .130" (3.25mm)


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5.0

Cool Tool

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I've been in construction for nearly 40 years and have always a pretty good eye for telling if things are straight, curved a bit, or whatever. But this tool confirms what I'm seeing. I like that. And I checked the accuracy of its edges against my Woodpeckers (another nice tool!) straightedge and they lined up with each other perfectly.

4.0

Wrong scale length-my bad

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I'm keeping this for my other guitars but I bought this to restore my 1951 Gibson LG-1. Unfortunately the notches are for a different scale length and they do line up for the LG-1 frets.

Maybe I'll notch it myself instead of buying a new straight edge.

4.0

Just remember this won't work with Fender Jaguar

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Not a problem, just note that this won't work with Fender short scale guitars like the Jaguar.

5.0

"Must have"

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I don't know how I lived without this for so long,youll also need a feller gauge to check gap.

3.0

notched straight edge

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Well, honestly, I really don't know how to use it as it doesn't fit squarely on the neck of my kit Les Paul. In retrospect, I should have just purchased a regular straight edge. I still had to take my guitar in to a shop and she put a normal straight edge on it to determine how to adjust the truss rod.

5.0

works as advertised

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The reason I didn't purchase this sooner was the price. But I am glad I broke down and got the notched straightedge. A must if you have and set up multiple guitars. Huge time saver. Wish it would come with its own sheath to keep it protected.

5.0

Notched Straightedge Guitar Scale Tool !

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When I purchased this Straightedge & Fret Gauge tool,...I was not expecting the Quality of Tool it actually is ! My Collin's Micro-Flat, is a 12 inch square of 3.385 inches thick black granite, with a flatness still good to +/- .0001 inches. over the entire square foot surface.

Both gauge edges of the StewMac Straight-Edge were rested on this micro-flat and the observed flatness matches the surface of the Granite Micro-Flat ! ! SO,...for any possible Wood projects this straightedge is well beyond " Dead Flat ! " Too,...it's entire end to end, face to face parallelism / taper, was only .001 inches, over it's 16.500 inch length,..or FAR better than most all of the best Wood related tools !

SO, I'm more than impressed with this Fret Scale Straightedge & it was great to see some real Tool Making, Surface Grinding & Hardening having been used in the manufacturing of this fine Guitar-Neck, Straight-Edge & Fret placement Steel tool as well !

Best Regards to the StewMac guys,...
Brent Davis, Eng., Tech.

5.0

Very useful tool

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Verified Buyer


Great for checking level of frets as well as the fretboard itself

5.0

Indispensable, albeit expensive

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I have been able to give my guitars and clients great fret jobs. 2.5/64" action at the 12th fret is achievable with it!

5.0

excellent

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its a bit expensive for laser cut metal but its a keeper I use it a lot

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