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Notched Straightedge

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For guitars

Item # 3814
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$90.11
$76.59

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For basses

Item # 3813
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$92.65
$78.75

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For short scale basses and baritone guitars

Item # 3812
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$92.65
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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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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.

5.0

Peace of mind

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Verified Buyer


Having these straight edges really gives me peace of mind. I don't have to worry about if I'm leveling frets on a flat neck or not or if my set is accurate. I use these tools frequently.

5.0

GREAT

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Very smooth surface, edges are very sharp,
good weight and thickness.

Must have this tool even you're guitar player.
to know your own instrument, to great play.

This is valuable tool.

5.0

Very nice!

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Verified Buyer


Great quality tool to add to the tool box. Makes fret work and set up easy.

4.0

Great for a true reading of the neck.

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Verified Buyer


I have both sizes to cover both instruments. They are handy for understanding where the wood of the fingerboard is vs the fret-heights. Makes for better decisions on fretwork.

This tool could also be used to read the tops of the frets if you are on a budget and could only buy 1 tool.

My only complaint is that I have run into a few guitars that had a scale-length that didn't fit any of the tools.

5.0

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I use this tool in my repair shop every day. I could not imagine not having this tool.

5.0

great product

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Verified Buyer


Easy to use and built solid.

5.0

More than expected

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Verified Buyer


I'm very pleased to have purchased the notched straightedge. Here's why.
I already had a precision straight edge, but it can't read the flatness of the fretboard. Since my interests in guitars has morphed from playing to setup/repair and building, I decided it was time to by the notched straightedge.
First impressions: Expected Stewmac quality. It has weight to it, it is wide and stable when placed on the fretboard, notches are cleanly machined, and the satin finish is flawless.
As stated, the notched straightedge, will allow you to measure the flatness of the fretboard without the confusion of fret problems. And by placing the notched straightedge on the frets, you can evaluate the levelness of the frets.You can also compare fretboard relief on the wood as well as the frets.
I also found a new use for the tool. While using the notched straightedge, I realized that if I kept 'jumping over frets' until the notched straightedge was at the bridge, I could observe/measure where the plane of the wood or frets intersects the bridge. This will help with seeing issues with neckset angle by measuring/observing where the notched straightedge meets the bridge. No more sighting down the fretboard to help evaluate setup issues. (Hope you understood that).
Bottom line: Stewmac quality, performs as stated and more. If you were wondering if you should buy it, then buy it. You won't be disappointed.

5.0

Excellent complement to standard straightedge

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Although I have a range of lengths of standard machinist straightedges, the notched straight edge was still a great addition to my tool box for truss rod adjustments.

5.0

Sehr gutes Lineal

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Verified Buyer


Das Lineal ist sehr Gut verarbeitet und hat mir sehr Gut geholfen.

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