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Radius Gauges

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Quickly find the curvature of a fingerboard or bridge with these sets of radius gauges.

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5432 Original (smooth), set of 2 Yes

5433 Notched, set of 4 Yes

5434 Complete set of 6 SAVE $4.00 Yes

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Use them frequently to check your work as you smooth or shape a fingerboard or frets: a quick visual check keeps you from accidentally altering the shape — a mistake that's easy to make and hard to fix.

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of all three radius gauges.

Guitars commonly have a "compound radius," meaning the curvature changes from the nut to the end of the fingerboard. "Eyeballing" this subtle change is next to impossible; that's why a set of radius gauges is essential. Also use them for profiling an acoustic bridge saddle and setting the string heights on an electric guitar bridge. Our gauges have precision laser-cut 7-1/4", 9-1/2", 10", 12", 14", 15", 16" and 20" radii. They're made of stainless steel for durability in the busy shop, and work for string spreads and fingerboards up to 3-1/4" (82.55mm) wide.

Use them in combination with our Radiused Leveling Blocks, for professional results.

New notched gauges work with strings on! This new version is handy when you want to check a fingerboard without taking the strings off. The set includes closely-spaced string notches for use near the nut, and wider spacing for use near the body (great for compound radius fingerboards). This set includes the same radii as our regular set.

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Radius Gauges
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5 9-11-2012
Excited to get these!

Had been eye-balling these gauges for the last 4 years - finally broke down and got them. Wished I gotten them sooner - I previously tried using my own homemade gauges off the Internet, but never could determine the correct radius of my fretboard (a cheap Fender Squier Start). Used a flashlight behind these and figured out I had a 12" radius. From that figure was able to set string heights over fretboard and pickups properly, and even managed to set the same radius on the saddles (standard Fender bridge). Note: I ended up using a small flashlight behind these gauges while testing for which radius was the correct one for the fretboard.

musicaddict  Texas Read my reviews (3)
5 7-25-2012
A no brainer!!

Great tool!. Just follow the instructions,lol. Just kidding there. I recently started doing fret work and these radius guages make it so easy to find out what the radius is on the guitar you are working on.

Gary at SharpenYourAxxe  Oakton Virginia Read my reviews (5)
5 3-23-2012
A must-have

useful in so many ways- I ended up with 2 sets and use one as radiused scrapers

Leo M Whitebird  Mpls Mnn Read my reviews (17)
5 1-28-2012
very useful

a very useful tool to determine the diameters quickly

pedro1689  calama, chile Read my reviews (2)
5 9-20-2011
Great product...again!

An invaluable tool for my in-store repair work, big time saver and my customers feedback totally validates the investment... Cheers guys!

AJ  Brisbane Australia Read my reviews (4)
5 9-15-2011
Must have

These are quality gauges, should last a lifetime.

Mike T.  North Carolina, USA Read my reviews (24)
5 8-30-2011
Must Have

Much more precise than my home-made ones. These metal ones will last a lifetime. The notched ones are extremely helpful for checking the radius while the strings are on the guitar.

Middleton Guitars  Southern California Read my reviews (51)
5 6-08-2011
some basic equipment

Such things are necessary for a good adjustment of a Guitar. In this case, quality is fine!

Ralph  Wolfegg, Germany
4 5-27-2011
Radius Gauges

useful tool

Gilton ss  Brazil Read my reviews (18)
5 5-23-2011
Raduis gauges.

What can you say about radius gauges?
Much more accurate than anything I could make by hand, well made and clearly marked, saves a lot of time, all in all a good buy.

Pete Stamp  Sussex, England. Read my reviews (3)
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