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Notched Straightedge

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For guitars

Item # 3814
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$81.76

For basses

Item # 3813
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$83.96

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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

Awesome!!!!

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Pricey but the best tool for fret level prep. Must have for serious techs or builders..

5.0

Expensive Yet Important Item!

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This is excellent when you want to check the relief of a neck that has very uneven frets! By reading the board instead of the fret tops, you are eliminating a lot of guess work! Too bad its soooo pricey!

5.0

Buy this tool

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If you have more that one guitar, this pays for itself instantly! Quality and easy to use. Must have for any guitar player.

4.0

Good tool and good value

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I was a bit reluctant on buying this because I was unsure if I would really need it. But when doing fretwork like refretting and fret leveling, and to ensure the neck is straight, this tool is really worth it. I have the one for bass and guitar, and could not be without them now. The price is a bit high though, so that is why I do not give it a rating of 5 stars.

5.0

Great tool

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Allows me to read the fingerboard properly and avoid guesswork. Excellent quality but if you're a guitar instructor as well as repair tech..watch your fingers! The edges are precision machined and can be a bit spiteful if handled with anything less than caution.

5.0

more scales

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Works great, wish there was one for shorter scales (mando, tenor guit,etc)

5.0

Awesome tool!

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I work in a large retail music store where the norm for guitar setup prior to my arrival was the "just throw a wrench on that guitar" (meaning adjust the truss rod) approach. Any guitar tech or luthier with half a brain knows that proper guitar setup is much more than a truss rod adjustment. These straightedges allow for an ultra precise view of your neck's relief or lack thereof. Sure, you can eyeball it, but WHY? I love being able to demo this tool while I'm checking out a customer's guitar. Customers are VERY interested in what it is and what it does. It really makes you look like a pro because pros use the right tool for the job and don't worry about looking like a know-it-all, eyeball it and hope for the best, Mr. Cool dude.....

5.0

Excellent

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Although pricey, this sturdy straightedge is excellent for all leveling & adjustment tasks of the neck for the rest of your life. The thickness and weight make it easy to make precise adjustments. The edges are sharp and will scratch your work easily so you may wish to give the corners a light sanding.

5.0

Notched Straightedge

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My favourite tool for evaluating the fretboard and sometimes even the frets themselves.
A great tool, well worth the price!
Thanks StewMac :)

4.0

Notched Straightedge

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Very precise, very qualitative. The price is quite expensive.

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