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Notched Straightedge

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Read the fretboard instead of the frets. Developed in our shop, the notched straightedge has become a standard for evaluating fretboards.

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Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
3814 For guitars Yes

3813 For basses Yes

3812 For short scale basses and baritone guitars Yes

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The notches fit right over the frets so you can check the straightness of the fretboard itself, without the interference of worn or badly-seated frets.

Made of machined stainless steel, satin-finished for easy marking with a pencil (cleans off easily).

#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)

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Notched Straightedge
Notched Straightedge
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5 11-07-2010
Accurate fingerboard reading

Sometimes when you put a straightedge over the frets the frets tell you something different. Since I've been using this Notched Straightedge it has helped me with numerous fret jobs because IT TELLS YOU WHAT THE FINGERBOARD IS DOING. Love it.

GuitarRepairShack  Calgary, Alberta Read my reviews (20)
4 11-04-2010
not suitable for some archtops

Just a note to inform that the notched straight edge does not work for some archtops that have longer scales. Measure first and check the fine print.

Ian  Toronto Canada Read my reviews (3)
5 10-14-2010
notched straightedge

I've been thinking of buying this tool for sometime but didn't know if the cost would justify it. Besides, I've always been happy with my straightedge that I've used for years.
I decided to take the plunge and guess what? My straightedge is collecting dust!!!
This has helped to set up guitars without the worry if one fret is a tad high? Just place on the board and adjust truss rod and there you go, spot on.

terry chapman  UK Read my reviews (12)
5 9-09-2010
Exceeds Expectations

First, it is indeed as close to exactly flat as is possible.

Second, it's thick enough you can put it on the fingerboard on edge hands-off and adjust the truss rod to get the fingerboard flat.

Very very usable tool.

Joe Dowd  Edwall, WA Read my reviews (8)
5 9-03-2010
Not just another Straightedge

This tool is a time saver and time is money in the repair biz... I found the notched Straightedge so usually in helping to speed up set ups as well as fret leveling and fret board repair. The first day I had this tool in the shop it more the doubled the amount I had invested in it. This tool is a must have if your serious about proper guitar repair.

DT Hawkins-Custom Guitar Tech  Clarksburg WV Read my reviews (11)
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5 8-11-2010
Notched Straightedge

With this tool I can work on any neck whether that might be an action adjustment or fret replacement in a fast and precise manner.

Rey Galindo  San Diego CA
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