Notched Straightedge

Notched Straightedge

For guitars

Item # 3814
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$93.71

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For basses

Item # 3813
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$96.36

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For short scale basses and baritone guitars

Item # 3812
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$96.36

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Notched Straightedge

About This Item

A StewMac Original, the Notched Straightedge allows you to accurately check the flatness of your fingerboard, quickly measure neck relief, locate problem areas, and determine if truss rod adjustments are necessary.

2-in-1 tool: Not only is it great for checking the flatness of your fingerboard but you can also use it to check your fret leveling by placing it directly on top of the frets.

Made in the USA of German/Austrian stainless steel. You won't find this level of quality with cheap knockoffs!

Each of our straightedges go through a rigorous 13-step manufacturing process that guarantees accuracy to +/- .0015" per foot.

These straightedges are extremely precise, heavy duty, and designed to handle a lifetime of use in your shop. Before each one gets shipped, it's personally inspected before leaving the factory.

Machined from ultra-high-grade stainless steel, our StewMac Notched Straightedge won't bend or dent as easily as the aluminum straightedges on the market. The satin finish allows you to mark it with a pencil in order to make notes or to compare one guitar’s setup to another.

  • Guaranteed accuracy to +/- .0015" per foot
  • 1/8" thick 420 German/Austrian stainless steel
  • Individually inspected to ensure precise tolerances
  • Proudly made in Ohio, USA

#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)


And as with all of our products, the Notched Straightedge comes with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If for any reason it doesn't meet your expectations, simply return it for fast and friendly exchange or refund.


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4.0

Good For Truss Rod Adjustments

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The straightedge works well for getting the relief of a neck correct without worrying about uneven frets due to the notches in the straightedge. The guitar one has two sides for different guitar fret scales. The only thing to watch out for is that you don't scratch the fingerboard with the tool moving around.

5.0

Indispensable

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Verified Buyer


I don't know how I ever did setups, or fret jobs without this. I was always knew that the fretboard straightness was a problem on several guitars in the past, but this takes the guess work out of the equation and lets you exactly where the problem is.

5.0

Must

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Verified Buyer


Perfect. You can check any guitar without going crazy.

5.0

Great For Amateur Techs!

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Verified Buyer


I'm not a professional guitar tech; I just enjoy mantaining my own guitars. THIS has very quickly become my most important tool. Using a traditional straightedge, with the limited surface area of the frets, I'm unsure whether I'm seeing a truly straight neck or if I'm being thrown by irregular frets. With the Notched Straightedge, I'm 100% certain every time because the tool is resting right on the fingerboard, with more surface to read. I can then use a regular straightedge along the frets to find any highs or lows. My only issue is that the tool's edges are relatively sharp, so be careful handling it or you may scrape some finish off. Thank you StewMac for this great product!

5.0

Amazing tool

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Verified Buyer


This is easily the best tool in my tool box.I instantly know,no guess work, how much relief I have without having to hold onto it as it is free standing. I am really happy that it is able to read both long & short scale in one tool. It was expensive but absolutely worth every penny. I love it!

5.0

Pro Tool

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Verified Buyer


This is a beefy piece of steel -- stainless -- not the aluminum junk online some guy cranks out on his basement CNC machine. If you want to set neck relief accurately, you have to measure from the fretboard, not the tops of the frets. This is the right tool for the job.

5.0

Just arrived and already in use....

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Verified Buyer


The straight edge just arrived in perfect time for me to use it to slay a charging Rhino. I love the weight and stability. I didn't expect that. So much better than the straight edge I've been using all this time.

5.0

Most essential setup tool

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Verified Buyer


Makes the job very easy. Perfectly adjust your neck. Very robust tool for continued accuracy.

4.0

worth buying

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Verified Buyer


This is another tool worth having in your stable of straight-edges. It's totally worth the money and can be very helpful in certain situations. The only problem is that is starts at the 2nd fret, not the 1st. Problems at the 1st fret can be a drag. Maybe Stew-Mac can change the ones made in the future and this tool would be most amazing then! I'd buy another one if they did that.

5.0

Great tool

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Verified Buyer


Very fast for tuning truss rod with strings!

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