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String Action Gauge

String Action Gauge

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Item # 0670
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String Action Gauge

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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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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

The Best Way to Measure String Action

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I adjust my own neck and action and have tried numerous rulers and thickness gauges. This little StewMac String Action Gauge aligns itself, is very accurate, and is easy to use on all strings, not just the outside strings. I find it indispensable and use it often. I adjust on feel, but like to compare the settings I have (which are a bit high because I do a lot of blues string bending) to what others use. Be sure to read the instruction sheet to get the most out of it. The top of the lines AND the bottom of the lines are both calibrated! It is very clever and very easy to use. They call it a "Swiss Army Ruler. That is a good name for it.

5.0

Excellent !!!!

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Excellent product A must to properly set up your guitars action .

5.0

Outstanding Tool!

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This is a must for anyone to do proper setups. Highly recommend.

5.0

Solid as a tank

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And easy to read. More flexible to use than my other one.

5.0

Nice gauge

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I had the metric version but started doing a lot of setups on guitars (Gibson, Fender) with recommended string heights in 1/64s. Both gauges are very nice, although I wish the graduated gauge was in 64ths as well instead of hundredths, but still, nice guage.

5.0

very nice

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great tool to have

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Quality

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All the scales you will need for a good quality job.

5.0

SImple, easy to use.

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Simple, easy to use.

5.0

String Action Guage

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got a guitar...you need this...

5.0

High quality and easy to use.

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This is a high quality American made tool that is very effective and easy to use.

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