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Notched Straightedge

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For guitars

Item # 3814
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$90.11

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For basses

Item # 3813
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$92.65

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For short scale basses and baritone guitars

Item # 3812
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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

Bass Setup for Dummies!

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I'm a real dum-dum when it comes to mechanical things and working in the shop. But I set a goal for myself to become better at it, and eventually do all of my own setups. I originally started doing truss rod adjustments using the method recommended by John Carruthers on YouTube, and it worked, but it took a long time. With this straightedge, it's a lot faster and easier: you just put the straightedge on your fingerboard, use a feeler gauge to see where the gaps are, and adjust accordingly. I also have a lot more confidence that I'm doing things correctly this way.

As other commenters have mentioned, the edges are a little sharp, but that hasn't been a problem for me at all so far.

5.0

Great Tool!

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Checking fingerboard and fret leveling made easy!

5.0

Worth it

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At first I questioned spend so much money for a straightedge, but this is a really well machined, accurate piece of metal that is sure to last a lifetime. I do all my own set up work so it will definitely come in handy!

5.0

NOTCHED STRAIGHT EDGE

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great tool. a little expensive

5.0

Essential Tool!

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This Notched Straightedge is a godsend. With one simple examination, you can see the status of your neck. Indispensable!!!!

5.0

It adds clarity in the process.

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I think the video promo says all that is; KNOWING that the neck is straight (as opposed to the frets) is a great clarifier when setting up the guitar. All the parts are interrelated, and having a quality tool that lets you focus on one item isolated from the others helps to get the guitar where you want it to be.

5.0

Quality products and service

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Little by little I keep adding to my tool box, high quality tools all the way

5.0

Great tool

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I love this tool for checking the condition and bow of the freat board itself, but like the regular precision straight edge for checking for high frets and neck relief. This is a must have if you suspect a messed up fret board, but you can get away with a regular straight edge for every other aspect of a fret job.

5.0

Cool Tool

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I've been in construction for nearly 40 years and have always a pretty good eye for telling if things are straight, curved a bit, or whatever. But this tool confirms what I'm seeing. I like that. And I checked the accuracy of its edges against my Woodpeckers (another nice tool!) straightedge and they lined up with each other perfectly.

4.0

Wrong scale length-my bad

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I'm keeping this for my other guitars but I bought this to restore my 1951 Gibson LG-1. Unfortunately the notches are for a different scale length and they do line up for the LG-1 frets.

Maybe I'll notch it myself instead of buying a new straight edge.

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