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Notched Straightedge

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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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Desperadoville...USA

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One of the most used Tools in my Shop...To do a proper Level, Crown and Polish, it's absolutely crucial to get a good reading on the Fingerboard first, and this Tool is designed for just that...Many will attempt to save a few dollars and make their own, but unless you don't have much value for your time ?...I strongly suggest the purchase of this tool from Stew-Mac.

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STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW

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Was having problems setting the neck relief on my 6 string bass with 2 truss rods. Bought the straight edge to measure the true relief of the neck not the frets. Works amazing. I now use it to set the neck relief instead of using the string. Easier and more accurate. Should have bought one years ago!

5.0

Nothing beats the original

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I saw this product about a year ago. It was just to much money so I made my own. After a year has passed I wish I had just put up the money. This is thick and will stand on the fretboard. It is super accurate. Just can't beat the original. Another great product StewMac!

5.0

Nothing beats the original

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I saw this product about a year ago. It was just to much money so I made my own. After a year has passed I wish I had just put up the money. This is thick and will stand on the fretboard. It is super accurate. Just can't beat the original. Another great product StewMac!

5.0

Notched Straightedge

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For me to be able to give my guitars routine check-ups, this is hands-down my most important tool and was my very first purchase. The information gleaned from this device is what determines what, if any, next-steps are needed in maintaining my guitars. The notched-straightedge gives me both a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the fretboard, an area of the guitar that used to be one of great uncertainty.


With this tool and some feeler gauges, no imperfection or defect goes undetected. A truly brilliant, yet amazingly simple, tool.

5.0

Brilliant!

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probably my favorite tool at the moment, most accurate way to read a neck that I'm aware of, i use it all the time now. thanks stew mac

5.0

Very useful !

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This is a very useful tool. When using this, I know the state of the neck in a moment. The point that pay attention. It's necessary to apply this to a string and parallel when your guitar has small radius fingerboard.

5.0

Love it

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Makes setups sooooo much faster.

5.0

Notched Straightedges

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An excellent tool. Gives a more accurate reading of the fingerboard and neck than a straightedge across the frets. A must have for fretwork and setups.

5.0

Just buy one, trust me!!!

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I've had mine just under a week and it's helped me setup up and find problems with around 10 guitars. I've just played my order for the bass version.

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