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.

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

String action guage

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Verified Buyer


One of the most useful set-up tools ever!....

5.0

Clever Device

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Although I have not used my string action gauge yet, I can say that it is very well conceived and made, and looks like it will be quite useful.

5.0

One of a kind, only one I would spend my money on even if it’s a bit more pricey than the competitio

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I took a setup and maintenance course with a well respected luthier. He said this string action gauge is the only one he seemed to trust. It helps me out a lot. The lines are and numbers are very legible. When you’re dealing with measurements so tiny it’s important that they nail them and this seems to do just that. Thank you Stewmac!

5.0

Worth the money !!!

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works great !!!!! Makes set up easier!!!

5.0

As advertised.

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Now I have fallen in line.

2.0

String Action Gauge

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Verified Buyer


Gauge is hard to read. Black gauge marks should be darker.

5.0

Takes all the guesswork out !!!!!

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I enjoy trying out different necks on Strat guitars and this is a great time saver !!!!

5.0

Excellent quality and a bargain at the price.

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Verified Buyer


Very solid and well built. Though it is a specialty tool, for those who need one, I highly recommend StewMac's string action gauge.

5.0

Essential!

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I already have one and bought this String Action Gauge for one of my endorsed players who for checking her guitars setups while on tour. An essential for the toolbox & works perfectly!

5.0

Quality tool.

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Well made tool that will last. Recieved quickly and very well packaged.

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