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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 2-13-2011
String Lifter

Simple little tool that once you have one you can't work without it.

Steven K  Columbia, Maryland Read my reviews (20)
5 2-02-2011
Time Saver

This is one of the best buys I've had for the money. What a time saver. No more de-tuning and re-tuning during nut height adjustments. Wish I'd got this sooner.

Tim B  NC Read my reviews (4)
4 1-28-2011

This simple little tool is very handy for working on nuts- saves fingers and time loosening/tightening strings

otterly2k  philadelphia, pa Read my reviews (3)
5 1-04-2011
A Winner

This is just the greatest little tool,so simple yet so easy,

GOA Guitars  Bris Australia Read my reviews (10)
5 12-22-2010
Simple time saver

You can't beat the price and the amount of work and time and frustration it will save you when adjusting nuts.

Michael Bush  Greenwood, NE Read my reviews (5)
4 12-16-2010
String lifter

Small, simple, cheap and effective. Worth getting.

KL  Christchurch, New Zealand Read my reviews (33)
5 11-05-2010
Finger saver!

What a great little devise. Makes the final nut slot cutting a breeze. Works like a charm.

Bluboibass  Acworth, GA USA Read my reviews (13)
1 10-03-2010
The Verdict is Still Out

Well not really. Guilty was the charge. This little contraption failed on a number of accounts. the handle is too small to control the spring tension of the lifted guitar string. And the pressure of the plastic "barrel" that the fretboard had to endure while the string was lifted up and out of the way left noticeable dings in the both ebony and rosewood fingerboards.

fever4reverb  Gainesville,Florida Read my reviews (2)
5 9-09-2010
Exceeds Expectations

I should have bought the string lifter long ago. What an incredible time-saver.

Joe Dowd  Edwall, WA Read my reviews (8)
5 8-20-2010
simple and helpful tool

The string lifter is a simple and helpful tool. It will save your finger nails and makes it very easy to lift up the string. You can leave the string in tune, just grab it and place it on the nut between two slots while you are working. Easy and simple, I love it.

guitar-doctor  Germany Read my reviews (2)
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