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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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  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5432 Original (smooth), set of 2 Yes
$22.95

5433 Notched, set of 4 Yes
$47.25

5434 Complete set of 6 SAVE $4.00 Yes
$66.20


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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 3-24-2014
does what it says on the tin...

Like the other guy said, nothing amazing...

JSD  Europe Read my reviews (31)
5 9-12-2013
I love it

Just one touch and you get what you need to measure.

pablopuerto  Chile Read my reviews (16)
4 8-24-2013
Does the work, nothing amazing.

That's it.

BrunoLob√£o  Brazil - Rio de Janeiro Read my reviews (15)
5 7-16-2013
Radius Gauges

A must-have. Great for a quick Radius check. An essential part of my tool kit. Well done Stewmac!

jbarber  london
4 6-27-2013
Finally ordered them.

Broke down and finally ordered these after using the freebe from the make your guitar play great book I got years ago.. These are nice work well..

T Jones  Chester, MT Read my reviews (39)
5 3-25-2013
Radius Gauge Set

Accurate and well made, but quite pricey.

fullwedge  Cornwall on Hudson, NY Read my reviews (21)
5 1-20-2013
Get em! You'll use em!

I've used my set of these so much that the printing is coming off. They're great for a quick radius check even on guitars with a known radius. You never know what some shady luthier may have done to a fretboard's radius before you got it. They're awesome for setting bridge saddle radius and for "radiusing" pole pieces on humbucker pickups which I do on every setup.

Thom Abell-String Theory Guitar Repair  Mount Juliet, TN Read my reviews (20)
4 12-15-2012
Reparing Fret

stewmac is good vender to sell tools.

Osamu's Guitar Shop  Yokohama, Japan
Customer supplied image for review
4 11-26-2012
Radius Gauges

Excellent quality gauges. Give me a very accurate reading of the fretboard. My only gripe is they're to big to fit across the bridge of my Telecaster. Need to trim the corners.

M. Rogers  San Bruno, CA Read my reviews (3)
5 9-18-2012
Essential for setups.

Makes short work of setups in congunction with the undersaddle radius gauges. Indispensable tools for setup work.

Greg Robinson - Guitar & Amplifier Technician  Melbourne, Australia Read my reviews (54)
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