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Neck Relief Gauge

Neck Relief Gauge

Neck Relief Gauge

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Neck Relief Gauge

About This Item

Takes the guesswork out of guitar truss rod adjustment, for more consistent and accurate playability.

Adjust a truss rod without guesswork!
Our Neck Relief Gauge helps you quickly and precisely adjust guitar fretboard straightness (for comfortable playability without fret buzz). It 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.

Playability you can measure. You'll see the relief measurement on the dial as you adjust the truss rod, so it's easy to keep the neck playing its best. It's a great way to establish optimum standards for individual instruments, string gauges and playing styles.

Dependable and accurate. Designed by Don MacRostie here in our R&D shop, the Neck Relief Gauge is made of machined aluminum for stability. It has an easy to read dial indicator that's super accurate to .001". The feet of the gauge rest directly on the frets, so the measurement won't be compromised by a worn fingerboard. It's 12" (304.8mm) long, and can be positioned to take a relief measurement at either the 5th or 6th fret on a guitar fingerboard.

Instructions are included.

The Neck Relief Gauge is included in this money-saving set:
Nut Slotting Gauge and Neck Relief Gauge Set


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Instructions

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.

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5.0

Excellent Excellent Tool...!

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...I bought the tool to help with my own neck set-up on a number of axes. I used it referenced against the neck of my favorite axe, in terms of 'feel' and 'playability'. Locked in all my babies and was just floored with the results. (I've also bought other items and had the same satisfaction...!) Keep up the excellent work...

5.0

Must own tool!

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Verified Buyer


You can set up necks with ease. I bought the other straight edges years ago and this gauge almost makes them useless for setting necks. Once set up to zero you can set the necks exactly where you want them every time! Thanks

5.0

Nice piece of kit

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This tool saved me a lot of time settling up my neck adjustment. No more relying on accuracy of my vision. Really compact and easy to set up. A great innovation

5.0

Great tools to have!

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Verified Buyer


Fully satisfied !!! I can finally keep the necks of my guitars under control . Thank you Stewmac.

5.0

Love this tool

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Verified Buyer


Makes checking and adjusting so simple.

5.0

Best service best product best price :)

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The title says it all . Customer service goes above and beyond . Quality materials . From the source :)

4.0

Not a must have, but I wouldn’t want to be without it now.

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I spent years setting neck relief with various straight edges and other methods, all of which yielded great results. However, when I saw this pop up on stewmac, I knew I was going to give it a shot even though it was pretty pricey and I was sure I didn’t need it at all.

Having used it for a while now, I can’t imagine going back to the other methods. I’m a sucker for measurable precision, and this tool gives it to you. It’s especially useful for easy repeatability and consistency between setups. I have a whole fleet of my own guitars and now I can dial them all in to the axact setting I like.

Only thing keeping it from 5 stars is the price and the fact that it’s a fixed length with no other options. If prefer to check relief at a different spot in the neck, and this tool doesn’t match up with the scale length, then your just out of luck.

5.0

Easy to use, good addition for set up.

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Just bought this and although a bit pricey, it is worth it in terms of giving accurate neck relief measurements. I used it for a bass by adding a secondary straightedge so that it will span a longer length for a 34" scale. The key is to zero out the indicator on a known flat surface so that the bearing points of the straightedge give you good reference points to measure the bow in the neck. I usually set relief pretty shallow and nearly straight on guitars and a bit more on a bass. StewMac gives some general measurements in another publication for their string set up gauge but it would help if they repeated it in the instructions for this gauge.

4.0

Good idea but a little feedback

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I love the tool, great concept and easy to use if you read the instructions. What I'd change is the "feet." Where you set it on its ends to zero out and on the frets... I'd make the stock a little wider so its sits more stably on the flat and on the frets so it doesn't fall over. Gives you back a hand to make tweaks.

5.0

Happiest guitarist

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I bought all the items from StewMac that my husband had on his wishlist
for Christmas! I know he will be so happy when he unwraps his gift!
He really appreciates the quality of items he orders from your company.

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