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Notched Straightedge

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For guitars

Item # 3814
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$81.76

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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

Excellent

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Great tool, couldn't live without it. Never even looked at the advertised thickness, all I know is that its heavy duty and will last for years...Nuff said...

4.0

Frets or Neck ???

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You can quickly tell where and what needs to be adjusted on the neck. The price is a little high but if you are able to determine your problem then it's probably worth it.

5.0

Quality & speed of delivery

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Firstly, the notched straightedge is perfection.
Secondly, this has got to be the fastest delivery of an internet purchase I have ever expierienced. I would go as far to say that ordering from StewMac is as fast as ordering in Sweden. BUT....there is nowhere in Sweden or the EU that has the quality of guitar tools that StewMac provide. What more is there to say, just by StewMac, in the long run there are no alternatives. Need less to say, this is not my first StewMac purchase and it won't be the last.
The Doc

5.0

Brilliant!

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Does it's job perfectly, and is of excellent quality. Mine is 3.18mm thick but does not effect the job that this tool has to do at all, so I will not deduct stars for this.

5.0

Indispensible

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Makes neck work a breeze!

5.0

Neck Work

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I have not had a chance to use this straight edge yet, but was already impressed at how heavy duty it was (1/8" thick.) I am sure it will hold up well, and see many years of shop use.

5.0

I love it!

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I have been doing guitar setups for years without this tool. Now that I have it, I don't wanna work without it anymore. I use it everyday to check the neck on guitars and for setups. No more guessing, no more looking along the neck and still not being sure.

5.0

Real Answers

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I finally broke down and bought one of these. I'm working on a problematic bass neck so I started with that one. I love it. The one for guitar is on my short list. It really does take all the guess work out of reading a neck and gives me a clear picture of what I'm working with. This thing is a good chunk of metal that will last a lifetime. BTW, the difference between 3.25mm and 3.56mm is roughly .012" (which is about 3 pieces of printer paper). That's well within the tolerances most manufacturers work with, especially on a non critical dimension, and the "thickness lie" mentioned is a non issue.

3.0

The Thickness is only 3.25mm,not like the mentioned 3.56mm

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Disappointed about the ôthickness lieö

5.0

Another great tool from Stew Mac

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Straight edge really works well for pinpointing problem areas on a neck. There's always the "sight the neck" technique, but this really allows the user to see where the problem(s) are. The edges are sharp so be careful when using around instruments.

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