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String Lifter

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Speeds nut slotting jobs! This simple little tool will save you a lot of time when you're filing a nut slot.

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String Lifter
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4803 String Lifter Yes
3 or more $4.25  

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Just slip it under the string in front of the nut, and quickly lever the string up and out of your way. There's no need to loosen the string, and you can quickly reseat it to check the slot depth frequently as you work, without tedious retunings.

The String Lifter fits any string up to .062". Our thanks to luthier Rolfe Gerhardt for this clever idea.

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String Lifter
String Lifter
4.5 out of 5 stars
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5 6-30-2012
No more broken nails.

Great little tool. So simple. Saves on broken nails. Lift the string, ease it to the side, put it back when done. Simples.

Jocko  Scotland Read my reviews (20)
5 3-26-2012
String Lifter

I first used this tool whilst making my first guitar on course at the excellent Totnes School of Guitar Making. As soon as I used it I knew it would be one of the first items I would order from Stewmac when setting up my own workshop. Filing nut slots to get the action correct at the first fret would be much more difficult without this simple but effective item. It saves time, prevents accidental damage to your instrument and keeps your nails intact.

James Murphy  Plymouth England Read my reviews (12)
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1 3-19-2012

I gave mine away.

SF Guitarworks  San Francisco Read my reviews (4)
5 3-19-2012
Real Time Saver

Speeds up nut work.
Eliminates repeated retuning.
Excellent idea.

Tecspec  Calgary, Alberta Read my reviews (2)
5 3-14-2012
amazing tool

This thing is brilliant - you have to get one. It's so easy to use and saves so much time...

Daneel van Eck  South Africa Read my reviews (2)
5 2-17-2012
What a time saver Superb.

The importance of string / fret clearance at the business end of the neck cannot be overstated. This tool combined with nut files makes it easy to get it right

Breathed on by Bob  London, UK Read my reviews (3)
5 1-22-2012
Simple but so Effective

I ordered the string lifter as the reviews for it were so good and although I understood what was possible with this small tool, I did not appreciate how quick it was to lift a string out of the nut slot and also the amount of time you could save. I always used to slacken the string to lift it out of the nut, then retighten to pitch after returning to the nut slot. This is another of Stewmac’s little wonders that assist you in getting the job done quicker with a lot less effort, another highly recommended guitar tool.

M Dawes  South Shields, England Read my reviews (13)
5 1-06-2012
Needfull as a floor jack for the car

When I ordered several other tool I thought "Well - a nice gimmick". But now I like that little thing. I have 3 hobbies: luthier, guitar playing and model railroading. But when it comes to guitar playing you need undamaged fingers. And especially for your nails this little toy is worth it weight in gold.

From Germany

Martin Fuerstenau  Unterfoehring Read my reviews (10)
5 12-17-2011
Fingernail Saver!

When I sent for this tool I thought it a bit of a splurge but its as important to me as the string gauge now.

Wilmer Gingerich  Jamesport MO Read my reviews (76)
5 11-13-2011
I had to completely

change my mind about the"stringlifter"
My first impression after seeing it in the catalog, was that it would be one of history's most "unnecessary" products of all Time... I was Wrong, it is a most helpful tool while on the road to the most comfortable string action... Now I have 2.

Gundars Rullis  Latvia Read my reviews (2)
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