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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
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5 4-02-2013

I bought "Guitar Grease", and the string lifter works a lot better than my fingers when the strings are in tune. They don't really go out of tune that much and my fingers definately don't hurt now.

beecroft  ontario, canada Read my reviews (2)
5 1-16-2013
perfect tool !!!

This is one of the few tools I use daily in my shop. Because it is so small it really has a special place on the wall. But today I was looking for something different than a screwdriver to lock the nut on a Taylor output. This was in sight, so I gave it a try :-) Works well !!!

stijnkenens  Antwerp Belgium Read my reviews (6)
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4 1-02-2013
Works pretty good

The only problem is that the string is still under tension - it wants to chip the side of the nut slot, so be careful.

Gunner3160  Ogden UT Read my reviews (3)
4 11-26-2012

I would have gone five stars here, my only wish would be for a bit of a handlegrip for old fingers like mine.Way safer for fretboards than the kludges I was using before.You may want to buy a few as they are easy to misplace, but at the price it only makes sense!

Leo M Whitebird  Mpls Mnn Read my reviews (17)
5 11-13-2012
In constant use

Cheap, good and fast. You rarely get all three.

Reid Hall  New York City Read my reviews (6)
5 10-31-2012
lift your string

easy. :)

jiROck Custom  Philippines Read my reviews (58)
5 10-07-2012
Great idea

Simple and very useful item.

Kroeber  Japan Read my reviews (6)
4 10-04-2012
string lifter

i use this with the nut slot gauge

juanleggcraig  philadelphia Read my reviews (5)
5 7-17-2012
Simple and Smart

It does what it says it does. For under five bucks just add one to your next order, you won't regret it.

hbgb  New Braunfels,Texas Read my reviews (6)
5 7-05-2012
It works!

Cheap little tool that should last a while. Works as described to lift strings under tension from the nut. Didn't know how often I'd use it but have had it on the bench in use since it showed up.

tb  Portland OR Read my reviews (50)
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