String Action Gauge

String Action Gauge

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String Action Gauge

About This Item

Fast, accurate measurements for setups.
Our String Action Gauge is a "Swiss Army Ruler" for setup adjustments on any stringed instrument.

This pocket-size stainless steel rule has become a luthier's favorite in busy shops. It's the best way yet to get vital measurements on acoustic and electric instruments.
• String height
• Bridge saddle height
• Saddle slot depth
• Fret slot depth (unbound fingerboards)
• Nut height
• Pickup polepiece height


No more "three-and-a-half-64ths or 3/32" plus one of those little lines." This gauge measures in ways that regular rulers can't.
—Dan Erlewine

Developed here at Stewart-MacDonald by Dan Erlewine and Don MacRostie, the gauge features a progressive string height scale: simply slide it across the frets and read the measurement under the string. It's faster to use than any ruler, and stays parallel to the fingerboard—much easier than trying to hold a ruler perpendicular to a rounded fret.

StewMac's String Action Gauge has two models (sold separately) for measuring in inches or millimeters. The string height markers are graduated from .010" to .140" on the inch model, and from 0.25mm to 3.50mm on the metric version.

The back of the gauge has a time-saving fractional/decimal/metric conversion chart.

The String Action Gauge is made of durable stainless steel with precision-etched markings, and fits right in your pocket.

Tip: You can use the gauge to set router depth, instead of a shop ruler. It sits solidly on your router base, with the scale right where you need it.


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Video

Instructions

Product Instructions

Making a Nut, Step-by-Step

Dan Erlewine, of Stewart-MacDonald's R&D Team, walks you through making and installing a new nut.

Product Instructions

String Action Gauge

How to determine string action with the String Action Gauge.

Metric String Action Gauge

How to determine string action with the Metric String Action Gauge.

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5.0

Perfect String Action Gauge

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Well made gauge. Everyone should have one.

5.0

Setup Requirement

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Wouldn't have been able to do a recent setup without it, as I don't have a ruler with such small markings -- however they should sell it with a magnifying glass hahah.

4.0

string action gage

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great and helpful tool. I should have gotten one years ago.

4.0

At home setups

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Its well made and has all the measurements I require and I find it easy to read. I believe I will get a lot of good use from this product .

5.0

This is a great rule.

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Easy to measure all guitar stuff.

5.0

a must have for anyone doing their own setups

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been wanting one of these for ages.

5.0

A Must Have!

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Definitely one of the first tools you should get from StewMac, in my opinion. Very accurate and they even include a sheet with recommended specs and other information on how to use the tool. The corners are quite sharp but I assume that is necessary for accurate measurements so it is definitely something I can work around.

5.0

String Action Gauge

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Nice high quality tool. Will be very helpful in getting better bass and guitar setups.

5.0

Great work bench addition.....

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This little gauge is a must have!

5.0

gadget

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Works just fine.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 32 See String Action Gauge
on page 32 of our StewMac Digital Catalog