Luthier's Digital Caliper

Luthier's Digital Caliper

Luthier's Digital Caliper

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Luthier's Digital Caliper

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Our Luthier's Digital Caliper combines precision, ease of use, versatility and an attractive price, but its usefulness for fret work makes it special.

Customized for fretwork!
We added a custom jaw notch for accurately measuring fretwire crown height (the height above the fretboard). This is essential for comparing new wire to original wire. And thanks to a great idea by repairman Frank Ford, we've also added a notch on the depth gauge to measure fret height on the instrument—a real time saver.

  • Measures fret height before AND after fret installation
  • Accurate readouts in inches, millimeters, or fractions
  • A must for all precision guitar work

Handy for lots of other measuring jobs in the shop—nuts, saddles, tuners, tool setups and more—this caliper has long-life stainless steel jaws. Featuring LCD digital readouts in inches, millimeters or fractions, it measures outside, inside and depth dimensions up to 6" (154mm), with super-accurate .0005" (.01mm) resolution. The jaws can be locked at any position.

CR2032 battery and durable plastic storage case included.



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5.0

Good tool.

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Verified Buyer


I have other Precision digital calibers.l tested this against my other calibers to verify that's it is accurate.

The one thing I don't like about these is that the adjustment roller is not very tight. That makes me feel a little bit cheap, in my opinion.

I like everything else about them. I can easily measure fret height on and off at the guitar. These convert from inches decimal to inches fraction for me, which I really like. Of course, it also gives metric measurements, when desired.

They seem sturdy, and of high quality, other than the roller that I already mentioned, and I expect to use these for years to come.

5.0

Another High Quality Tool From StewMac

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Verified Buyer


My new caliper arrived and I'm excited about it. This is a well-made, high-quality caliper. It feels substantial in my hands, not cheap and fragile. I have yet to use all the features, but I can tell, it will be with me for a long time.

5.0

I can even see the numbers!

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Verified Buyer


I'm now old enough that the vernier scale on my old machinist's caliper is just too hard to work with any more. The big, clear display on this new Stewmac luthier's caliper is great!

And there's a bonus! Instant conversion among millimeters, inches, and fractional inches. That last feature blew me away. So handy.

And the notches to make it easier to measure frets is a really useful detail.

I love this caliper!

5.0

3 accurate measurements all at once!

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Verified Buyer


3 accurate measurements all at once! Fraction/decimal/metric. Great for repair work and also for selling guitars online. Easy to get neck/body thickness measurements for prospective online buyers.

5.0

Look No Further. Eureka!

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Verified Buyer


After trying to save a few bucks shopping around for digital calipers, I came to the conclusion I wasn't going to save much by getting something without the special luthier features in this. When you add in the special features, the price is very reasonable. I regret wasting time trying to save a buck elsewhere.

I have a degree in manufacturing, and am a nitpick when it comes to quality, reliability, fit, finish, etc. Let's just say I'm very satisfied with my purchase.

I love that I can switch between decimal inches, fractional inches, and millimeters. Measurements are completely repeatable. There's no backlash. If you open the caliper before turning it on, the measurement is still dead on. You can also set the zero point for relative measurements or to reset the closed zero point.

One more thing. My dial caliper has gotten quite lonely since this baby showed up.

5.0

Worth it.

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Verified Buyer


These digital calipers are worth the price for the fretwire measuring capabilities alone. The notch cut for the tang is super thoughtful. Operation is smooth and quite light. Ideal for delicate work on the fretboard.

5.0

Important tool

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Must have

5.0

Essential tool for fretwork!

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Verified Buyer


I've had several different calipers over the years, this one is the Mac Daddy! A big issue when re-fretting a neck is knowing how wide & deep the fret tang is. This eliminates the guess work! This is the only caliper our students use for fretwork at The Guitar Services Workshop. It's perfect for measuring the tang, barbs, crown, etc. I like the fret height feature! This way you can measure the fret height (without removing them) to know if you can just level the frets, or if it's time for a refret.

John LeVan
The Guitar Services Workshop

4.0

Perfect for Luthiers

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Verified Buyer


Good quality caliper, fit for every jobs especially frets jobs. But i have small problem about battery tray lid, it didn’t perfect close with the body (see picture) when i push battery tray in. It doesn’t effect on my using but that why i give 4 stars instead of 5.

5.0

Hubby loves it!

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Verified Buyer


Came quickly when ordered! Hubby loves it, & has wanted one for awhile!

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