String Action Gauge

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Fast, accurate measurements for setups. Our String Action Gauge is a "Swiss Army Ruler" for setup adjustments on any stringed instrument.

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Item # 0670
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String Action Gauge

Dan Erlewine uses this gauge for checking string height, measuring saddle and pickup heights and more.


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Fast, accurate measurements for setups. Our String Action Gauge is a "Swiss Army Ruler" for setup adjustments on any stringed instrument.

This pocket-size stainless steel rule has become a luthier's favorite in busy shops. It's the best way yet to get vital measurements on acoustic and electric instruments.
• String height
• Bridge saddle height
• Saddle slot depth
• Fret slot depth (unbound fingerboards)
• Nut height
• Pickup polepiece height


No more "three-and-a-half-64ths or 3/32" plus one of those little lines." This gauge measures in ways that regular rulers can't. —Dan Erlewine

Developed here at Stewart-MacDonald by Dan Erlewine and Don MacRostie, the gauge features a progressive string height scale: simply slide it across the frets and read the measurement under the string. It's faster to use than any ruler, and stays parallel to the fingerboard—much easier than trying to hold a ruler perpendicular to a rounded fret. The string height markers are graduated from .010" to .140" on the inch model, and from 0.25mm to 3.50mm on the metric version.

The back of the gauge has a time-saving fractional/decimal/metric conversion chart.

The String Action Gauge is made of durable stainless steel with precision-etched markings, and fits right in your pocket.

Tip: You can use the gauge to set router depth, instead of a shop ruler. It sits solidly on your router base, with the scale right where you need it.


Product Instructions

Making a Nut, Step-by-Step

Dan Erlewine, of Stewart-MacDonald's R&D Team, walks you through making and installing a new nut.

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String Action Gauge

How to determine string action with the String Action Gauge.

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Metric String Action Gauge

How to determine string action with the Metric String Action Gauge.

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I've used rulers for years to set string height with so so results. The string gauge takes all the guess work out of setups. I should have bought one of these years ago.

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A must have, very useful.

5.0

I was looking for such tool long time!

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Very x 10 useful !! (^_^)

5.0

String Action Gauge - "A Winner!"

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This item works just as described. Easy to see and read, no more feeler gauges,picks, business cards,steel rulers etc. A must have for setups and tuneups.

Thanks StewMac

5.0

Wow! Best $$ spent on my guitars.

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If you only own one specialty tool for your guitar(s), this should be it! I use it for not only setting string height but for adjusting the bridge, measuring saddle width, pole adjustments, etc. Anywhere on your guitar that a small accurate measurement is needed, this tool has you covered. Great product!

5.0

Great tool

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I've used everything from business cards to my wife's quilting ruler. Finally I know exactly what the height is. Looks great too.

5.0

A "must have" tool!

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An essential tool for set ups.

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String Action Gauge

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I have tried several methods of measuring string height. From expensive digital measurement devices to the go-nogo methods. I can say that the String Action Gauge is the easiest, fastest and just best way i have found to do this. I carry it around in my pocket. You'd be surprised how many times a day i reach for it. It's a must have in my opinion

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a great tool

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I added another great tool to my arsenal!! This really helps take the guess work out, no more guestimating!!

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A Winner

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Now this is just the greatest little rule ever super smart idea.

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