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String Spacing Rule


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Our laser-etched stainless steel String Spacing Rule quickly finds the right spacing for just about any stringed instrument. It does all the math for you: proportional slot spacing automatically compensates for string diameters, from treble to bass, so the thicker strings won't seem crowded to the player.

The problem is: if you space the strings equally, they don't feel equally spaced. The thicker bass strings seem crowded together. Each gap between strings has to be slightly different to feel right to the player. How do you calculate this? The String Spacing Rule takes care of it, for guitars, basses, mandolins, and banjos.

Fast. The String Spacing Rule is slotted so you can quickly mark the string positions onto the nut. Use a scribe instead of a pencil, and it creates extremely accurate starter grooves for your nut slotting files.

Easy to use. Mark the two outer string positions onto the nut. Slide the rule over the nut to find a set of slots that matches your two marks. Now just scribe or pencil the string positions onto the nut! No measuring, dividing or calculating — the rule does the math for you.



Accurate. The rule's slots are laser-cut in a continuous scale that wraps around both edges of the rule (our thanks to luthier Kevin Ryan for creating this tool). Proportional slot spacing subtly compensates for the diameters of the individual strings, from treble to bass, to give the right feel and playability.

Not just for nut slotting. You can use the String Spacing Rule to notch Tune-o-matic bridge saddles, to lay out bridge pin holes, and when notching archtop guitar, banjo, mandolin and violin bridges.

The String Spacing Rule is made of laser-etched flexible stainless steel that conforms to flat or arched surfaces. Instructions are included.

The String Spacing Rule is included in the Essential Nut Making Tool Kit, which has all the basic tools you'll need for shaping, string-spacing, slotting and fitting string nuts like a pro.

Using the String Spacing Rule for guitars and mandolins
Getting the best string spacing on guitars, mandolins... everything!
Using the String Spacing Rule for guitars and mandolins Read more

In this issue:
Erick Coleman uses Kevin Ryan's proportional string spacing rule for more jobs than Kevin ever expected: 12-strings, mandolins, bridge saddles... Plus: an explanation of the difference between equal spacing and proportional spacing.
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String Spacing Rule
String Spacing Rule
 
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4 12-28-2012
good, but expensive

easy to use, nice to have

J.B.  Germany
5 11-15-2012
One of my Favorite tools!

I hate math! This simple little tool is a great time saver!

Spencer Acoustics  Dallas, TX Read my reviews (6)
5 11-14-2012
A must have tool !

i use it in my shop all the time!

Guitar Groomer  West Hills CA
4 11-13-2012
Best way to do this.

It makes it so easy. What else can you say.

Reid Hall  New York City Read my reviews (6)
5 11-09-2012
string scale

All I can say is this thing works.A must have if you are a builder

POPPY DOUGLAS  LA. Read my reviews (6)
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5 10-28-2012
Very Clever

This is a fantastic tool; simple and easy to use. Much better than dividers and math and callipers. All that silliness is done for you. Put it on your Christmas list you need it!

Arthur Jackson  USA Read my reviews (2)
5 10-23-2012
Makin life easy

Used the string spacing rule for all nuts that i've made. It sure makes getting the string spacing right easy. Excellent product!

Derwyn  Alberta. Canada Read my reviews (2)
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5 10-07-2012
This is so simple and a time saver too

Love it, saves time and is simple to use.

GavinB  Perth, Australia Read my reviews (26)
5 10-05-2012
Gotta have

If you do nut replacement on various instruments Fiddles, Guitars and Mandolins, you gotta have one, cuts down on time and is accurate..

Tmc  Trinity Ala Read my reviews (5)
5 9-27-2012
Tudo de bom

Agora não quebro mais a cabeça fazendo cálculos matemáticos!

Rodrigo Gomes  Brazil Read my reviews (44)
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