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String Action Gauge

String Action Gauge

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Item # 0670
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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 Instructions

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

Great tool!

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Simple, easy and quick.

5.0

Great tool

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I got 2 guitars leveled and intonated

5.0

Highly recommend

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Much more useful than a steel rule for action/neck setup. All my guitars have benefitted from this relatively cheap tool! Do yourself a favor and learn to set your instruments up properly - it will make you life a lot better :)

5.0

A  convenient  tool in one

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This is, by far, one of the best tools for setting up my guitars and keeping them playing their best!

5.0

what i wanted.

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Exactly what I wanted,made in America.Love it.

5.0

String gauge

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Why didn’t I buy this sooner?! A must item.

5.0

The "must have" tool

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If there ever was one tool that every guitarist should have .... this is the one. Otherwise how can we actually KNOW the basic playing measurements of our instruments? The String Action Gauge lets us put solid numbers to what we like (or don't like) about the playability of our action. Knowledge is power. Well worth the cost.

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String Adjustment Guage

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This is an essential tool for any guitarist! I have several guitars and a couple of basses. This helps keep them all adjusted and easier to play. If you don't have one, you need to get one!

5.0

Why didn't I have one of these years ago?

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String action gauge is a perfectly useful and easy to use. Easy to read and makes measurements a hassle free task. Did I mention fast shipping?

5.0

Very nice!

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Well made

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