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Luthier's Digital Caliper

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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.

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Luthiers Digital Caliper
Luthier's Digital Caliper
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4 4-12-2014
some dogs

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!

Leo M Whitebird  Mpls Mnn Read my reviews (17)
4 3-24-2014

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!

JSD  Europe Read my reviews (31)
5 2-13-2014
Important Tool For Precison and Accuracy!

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!

Rockin' Mike Burton  Canada Read my reviews (22)
2 10-24-2013
Accurate but some design flaws

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.

Henry P  United States
4 6-21-2013
Luthier's Digital Caliper

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 ....

Martín  Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Read my reviews (78)
5 6-04-2013
Great Caliper

Always on my bench!

Scott C  Atlanta GA Read my reviews (10)
5 5-03-2013
luthier's digital caliper

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

bgkane  fort st john bc canada
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5 4-04-2013
How Did I Live Without Em!!!!!

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.

Neville Guitars  Hermansville,MI.USA Read my reviews (5)
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5 3-21-2013

Practical tool and very accurate.

Carlos Girón  Ny Read my reviews (28)
5 3-13-2013
Amazing little machine!

Dead on accurate! Measures everything you need it to plus more. Another great tool from StewMac.

RS Guitar Shop  St. Louis, MO Read my reviews (7)
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