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Basic Setup Kit

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  • String action gauge
  • Understring radius gauges
  • Precision straightedge
  • FREE guitar setup instructions

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Make any guitar play better!
We're often asked to recommend "must-have" tools for setting up acoustic and electric guitars. We've made it easy—the Basic Setup Kit includes our most popular setup tools. These are the same super-accurate, high quality steel setup tools that professional repair shops depend on.


String Action Gauge The fastest way to measure the height of strings, nuts, saddles and pickup polepieces. Designed for stringed instrument work, it's much faster to use than any ruler.

18" Precision Straightedge Machined for fanatic accuracy (to ±.0015" per foot)! Use it to check neck relief and evaluate truss rod adjustments.

Understring Radius Gauges A big help for matching bridge saddle heights to the fretboard curvature, for easier playability. Accurately laser-cut from stainless steel, the set includes 9 different fretboard radii.

Truss rod adjustment is an important part of guitar setup, too.
Our Truss Rod Wrench Set has the tool you need.

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Basic Setup Kit
Basic Setup Kit
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5 4-12-2014
Makes setup a breeze

The previous reviews say it all. If you're going to be setting up guitars, then just get it. It makes setups stupidly quick and easy. I never thought I would use the under string radii gauges until I actually tried them (my only qualm with those is that they could be wider for 7+ strings).

Garon  Los Angeles Read my reviews (7)
5 3-19-2014
A Great start!

All of the items are of great quality and can be used easily to get measurements. It's the perfect set to get started with.

Floyd Guitars  Stanstead, QC. Read my reviews (6)
5 3-08-2014
Basic Set up Kit

Ease of use, really like the product!

P Hanna  Pittsburgh, PA
5 2-17-2014
Great tools

I've set up a couple of guitars after I got this, the straightedge is good and the string height gauge but I haven't really used the understring radious gauges. The instructions are ok but they don't say anything about string height.

Haraldur  Iceland Read my reviews (6)
5 1-31-2014
Very nice

This setup kit is very cool. I use the stuff all the time. Not only in setting up guitars but building.

SavageBeatLabs  Marion, AR Read my reviews (2)
5 12-18-2013
perfect starter set

Exactly as advertised. Good quality tools. A great investment. I'm getting ready to order some more tools as we speak.

WebGuy  Lancaster, OH Read my reviews (5)
4 11-11-2013
A Good Investment For My Collection

I purchased the basic setup kit and the essential nut making kit to update several older (cheaper) acoustic guitars that I own. Being a lefty, there are not many pre-shaped parts available to update them plus some of those setups were fair at best. With these high quality StewMac kits along with a few of my own hand tools, I can make nuts or saddles and do setups on my own stuff anytime. It also gives you the option to experiment with your setups to get them exactly like you want. I highly recommend these kits.

Hefty Lefty  Columbia, SC Read my reviews (3)
5 10-24-2013
great quality

High quality tools, and it is great to have the perfect tool for the job

David Ireland  Lake Charles, LA
4 10-21-2013
Good starter set

but your going to need more tools

wizard1325  Tampa, FL Read my reviews (6)
5 10-21-2013
already paid for itself

No guess work what so ever, just a few steps and straight to the point, can set up a guitar very quickly now.

Kelly T  dededo,guam Read my reviews (13)
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