String Lifter

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Speeds nut slotting jobs! This simple little tool will save you a lot of time when you're filing a nut slot.

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String Lifter

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Speeds nut slotting jobs! This simple little tool will save you a lot of time when you're filing a nut slot.

Just slip it under the string in front of the nut, and quickly lever the string up and out of your way. There's no need to loosen the string, and you can quickly reseat it to check the slot depth frequently as you work, without tedious retunings.

The String Lifter fits any string up to .062". Our thanks to luthier Rolfe Gerhardt for this clever idea.

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String Lifter

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By beecroft from ontario, canada
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 02, 2013

I bought "Guitar Grease", and the string lifter works a lot better than my fingers when the strings are in tune. They don't really go out of tune that much and my fingers definately don't hurt now.

perfect tool !!!

By stijnkenens from Antwerp Belgium
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This is one of the few tools I use daily in my shop. Because it is so small it really has a special place on the wall. But today I was looking for something different than a screwdriver to lock the nut on a Taylor output. This was in sight, so I gave it a try :-) Works well !!!

Works pretty good

By Gunner3160 from Ogden UT
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The only problem is that the string is still under tension - it wants to chip the side of the nut slot, so be careful.


By Leo M Whitebird from Mpls Mnn
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, November 26, 2012

I would have gone five stars here, my only wish would be for a bit of a handlegrip for old fingers like mine.Way safer for fretboards than the kludges I was using before.You may want to buy a few as they are easy to misplace, but at the price it only makes sense!

In constant use

By Reid Hall from New York City
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cheap, good and fast. You rarely get all three.

lift your string

By jiROck Custom from Philippines
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 31, 2012

easy. :)

Great idea

By Kroeber from Japan
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 07, 2012

Simple and very useful item.

string lifter

By juanleggcraig from philadelphia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 04, 2012

i use this with the nut slot gauge

Simple and Smart

By hbgb from New Braunfels,Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 17, 2012

It does what it says it does. For under five bucks just add one to your next order, you won't regret it.

It works!

By tb from Portland OR
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 05, 2012

Cheap little tool that should last a while. Works as described to lift strings under tension from the nut. Didn't know how often I'd use it but have had it on the bench in use since it showed up.

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