Redesigned and improved! The revolutionary string tension simulator, for fretwork without guesswork. Now more versatile than ever!
A revolution in fretwork
Dan Erlewine developed the Neck Jig using the breakthrough idea of simulating string tension with the strings off. This results in the most accurate fret and fingerboard work ever: no guesswork, and no unpleasant surprises when the instrument is restrung. Just a very satisfied player!
Proven in pro repair shops
Evolving through years of fretwork for demanding players, the Erlewine Neck Jig has become a valuable asset in busy shops around the world.
NEW! Rigid aluminum design
Sturdy aluminum beam construction adds extra rigidity without cumbersome weight, and is unaffected by humidity. Enhanced stability and reduced flex make neck deflection measurements more precise than ever before.
NEW! Adjusts for any fretted instrument
All components now feature adjustable positioning. You can jig guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins and more, including asymmetrical or custom-shaped bodies, easier and faster. The cross beams have convenient etched measurements for instrument body alignment.
The big difference: using the playing position
Turn the Jig so the guitar is in the same position as when it's played. This is the way to measure and adjust fretboard action, instead of laying the guitar on its back with gravity pulling the neck and strings downward.
Clamp the Jig to your bench in this playing position to read the neck. (Rotating between the playing and working positions is easy with our Neck Jig Workstation.)
With the strings on, the neck's curvature is zeroed-in with dial calipers. When the strings come off, the Jig holds the neck in the same position as when it was strung up in the playing position. Now you can do your fretwork with total accuracy, because when you string the guitar back up the neck doesn't change.
The Erlewine Neck Jig includes:
- Precision dial indicators for measuring neck deflection
- Height-adjustable jig rods
- Peghead tensioner and jack
- Swivel-top levelers that conform to the instrument body
- Wooden body support slats
- Body straps
- Sturdy eyebolt for convenient storage on your shop wall
- 4 setup wrenches
- Neck Jig Bracket for Angle Vise. Also sold seperately