Neck Relief Gauge and Nut Slotting Gauge Set

Neck Relief Gauge and Nut Slotting Gauge Set

Neck Relief Gauge and Nut Slotting Gauge Set

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Neck Relief Gauge and Nut Slotting Gauge Set

About This Item

Good playability is measurable. It doesn't have to be guesswork!

We designed our precision gauges so you can build, setup and repair guitars with repeatable accuracy.

Each of these gauges are available separately, or you can SAVE when you buy them as a set.

Our Nut Slotting Gauge measures the heights of the strings over the first fret, so you can cut more accurate nut slots. Also sold separately

The Neck Relief Gauge accurately measures the amount of variation from a dead flat position, to take the guesswork out of adding or subtracting neck relief as you adjust the truss rod. Also sold separately


Product Instructions

Neck Relief Gauge Instructions

The Neck Relief Gauge is a quick and easy way to measure a guitar's neck relief/curvature when adjusting the truss rod.

Nut Slotting Gauge Instructions

How to determine nut slot depth with the Nut Slotting Gauge.

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Neck Relief Gauge 


I bought one recently. It is great. It made my head spin like Linda Blair's! I can tell in a second how much relief I have, or need. I took it into a friends shop. I came back from playing some guitars and these guys had my neck relief gauge out and were using it to set up guitars. Everyone should have this tool...It will save you time and make you money. The Scientific Setup. As a scientist, I love it!


Accurate & High Quality, Nut Gauge Is All You Need


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I disagree with Bobby B; probably because of the approach to using a dial indicator I learned as a toolmaker. Depending on a dial indicator's ability to bottom out is an unreliable, and inaccurate approach; he witnessed why this is the case. Instead, use it up off the limit of it's range, in fact, I like to set mine in about the middle and leave it there; little chance for a mistake this way. I'm getting repeatability to 0.0005 [half a mil]. To do this, set it up so you are in the middle of the indicator range, and push down on the string over the second fret. Remember what the dial says, now lightly press on the top of the plunger, this tells you the space between the bottom of the string and the first fret very accurately. While the neck relief gauge is handy, you can use the nut gauge and a couple pieces of tape to hold the strings down. So if you want to save $$ all you need is the nut gauge. Terrific products!

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