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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

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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
Radius Gauges
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4 4-27-2011
Good tool!

Can't miss it in my guitar-toolbox.

M. Fermont  The Netherlands Read my reviews (4)
5 4-20-2011
Radius Gauges

These are perfectly designed. A MUST for accurately creating and reproducing nuts and saddles.

Custom Saddles by Bob Colosi  St. Marys, GA
3 4-13-2011
Needs slots.

These are Ok but they really need slots. Go for the slotted type instead....I ended up slotting my own within 10 minutes of opening the package.

Jerhico Guitars  Altona, NY Read my reviews (51)
5 3-24-2011
great if the strings are off...

perfect for making sure nothing goes bad while cambering a board... worked for me!

smashedguitars  San Antonio, TX Read my reviews (18)
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5 1-30-2011
A must in any repair shop

I love these radius gauges. Now I can see if there's a compound radius on the fretboard. Great tool to have.

Dane Paul  Nashville Read my reviews (15)
5 1-04-2011
A Winner

We all need these,well made and makes any job faster and easier

GOA Guitars  Bris Australia Read my reviews (10)
3 1-04-2011
Would be better with one change...

The earlier versions were plastic, and weren't as reflective when you put them on the strings, so they were easier to look at. Bring back those, and you've got a winner!

DM  NS Read my reviews (2)
5 12-16-2010
Radii gauges

Perfect for the job and durable. I recommend this product.

KL  Christchurch, New Zealand Read my reviews (33)
5 12-15-2010
Better than paper

These radius guages are great and are made to last. For a long time I was useing paper guages. But this set takes the cake.

jakemit1  Cibolo,Tx Read my reviews (15)
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