Luthier's Digital Caliper

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Always one of our most popular items when we exhibit at luthiers conventions!

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Luthier's Digital Caliper

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Digital caliper for guitar repairs and fret work

Dan Erlewine demos the digital caliper for measuring frets, parts and all kinds of dimensions for repair work.

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Always one of our most popular items when we exhibit at luthiers conventions!

Our Luthier's Digital Caliper combines precision, ease of use, versatility and an attractive price, but its usefulness for fret work makes it special.

Customized for fretwork!
We added a custom jaw notch for accurately measuring fretwire crown height (the height above the fretboard). This is essential for comparing new wire to original wire. And thanks to a great idea by repairman Frank Ford, we've also added a notch on the depth gauge to measure fret height on the instrument—a real time saver.

  • Measures fret height before AND after fret installation
  • Accurate readouts in inches or millimeters
  • A must for all precision guitar work

Handy for lots of other measuring jobs in the shop—nuts, saddles, tuners, tool setups and more—this caliper has long-life stainless steel jaws. Featuring LCD digital readouts in inches or millimeters, it measures outside, inside and depth dimensions up to 6" (154mm), with super-accurate .0005" (.01mm) resolution. The jaws can be locked at any position.

Battery and durable plastic storage case included.

Ratings & Reviews

Luthier's Digital Caliper

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Great tool. Accurate.

By Guitarsurgery from Spain
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 15, 2014

Accurate and cool features for measuring frets. A bit pricy but I am satisfied. I have to lock the jaws with its screw whenever I turn it off because it turns on esaily when unlocked (shortening the life of the battery). Plastic parts feel like weak but work fine.

I need a mechanical switch

By Hirotaka from Japan
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Very good but battery life is too short.

some dogs

By Leo M Whitebird from Mpls Mnn
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 12, 2014

In general I think this is a fine product, however I think there are some issues with the electronics. I had to have my first on replaced due to problems with the battery compartment; unit would not stay on or constantly reset itself. Several other unit at school were having issues so I think it was just a bad run or job lot, the tool itself is great!


By JSD from Europe
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 24, 2014

I like these but the battery life on my set is not great! I like the stew mac extra features but the battery life is low and I change it far too often!

Important Tool For Precison and Accuracy!

By Rockin' Mike Burton from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 13, 2014

The simple features that are added to this tool make fretwork and nutwork so much easier. The slots for measuring fretwire on/off the fretboard ... simple yet verry effective!

Accurate but some design flaws

By Henry P from United States
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 24, 2013

I've found them to be pretty accurate. Much better at reading string sizes than dial calipers. However, they feel really cheap for what you pay (no tool should have delicate plastic parts), and the auto turn on feature is terrible. You have to be so careful when putting them down because it will turn itself on and drain the battery. I'm not sure why you would need calipers to automatically turn on when you begin to slide them open. You should be able to turn this feature off. As far as I know, you can't.

Luthier's Digital Caliper

By Martin from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 21, 2013

is a very useful and good quality, the only fault I could find is that with the slightest movement of the head so it is very difficult to move it in its box without turning on automatically and runs on battery ....

Great Caliper

By Scott C from Atlanta GA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Always on my bench!

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By bgkane from fort st john bc  canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 03, 2013

just purchased this caliper. I was having trouble trying to get proper measurements on nuts and everything else. i have never used anything like this before. I am so pleased because it is so easy to use and soooo accurate. thanks

How Did I Live Without Em!!!!!

By Neville Guitars from Hermansville,MI.USA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 04, 2013

I Hand carve all my necks here at Neville Guitars, so when I get a order for a certain size neck,it makes it a dream to nail the correct size with these digital calipers.

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