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Precision Notched Straightedge

Precision Notched Straightedge

For guitars

Item # 3814
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$108.49
$86.79

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For basses

Item # 3813
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$111.55
$89.24

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For short scale basses and baritone guitars

Item # 3812
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$111.55
$89.24

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Precision Notched Straightedge

About This Item

A StewMac Original, the Precision Notched Straightedge allows you to accurately check the flatness of your fingerboard, quickly measure neck relief, locate problem areas, and determine if truss rod adjustments are necessary.

2-in-1 tool: Not only is it great for checking the flatness of your fingerboard but you can also use it to check your fret leveling by placing it directly on top of the frets.

Made in the USA of German/Austrian stainless steel. You won't find this level of quality with cheap knockoffs!

Each of our straightedges go through a rigorous 13-step manufacturing process that guarantees accuracy to +/- .0015" per foot.

These straightedges are extremely precise, heavy duty, and designed to handle a lifetime of use in your shop. Before each one gets shipped, it's personally inspected before leaving the factory.

Machined from ultra-high-grade stainless steel, our StewMac Notched Straightedge won't bend or dent as easily as the aluminum straightedges on the market. The satin finish allows you to mark it with a pencil in order to make notes or to compare one guitar’s setup to another.

  • Guaranteed accuracy to +/- .0015" per foot
  • 1/8" thick 420 German/Austrian stainless steel
  • Individually inspected to ensure precise tolerances
  • Proudly made in Ohio, USA

#3814 For guitars
One edge is notched for Gibson "long scale", plus Fender and Martin fretboards. The other edge fits Gibson's 24-3/4" scale, plus 25" Paul Reed Smith and Dobro® Scale.
Length 16-1/2" (420mm)
Width 1-1/2" (38mm)
Thickness .130" (3.25mm)

#3813 For basses
One edge is for Fender 34" scale; the other edge for 35" scale.
Length 22-5/8" (575mm)
Width 1-1/2" (38mm)
Thickness .130" (3.25mm)

#3812 For short scale basses and baritone guitars
One edge fits Fender Bajo Sexto 30.2" scale, Gibson EB 30.5" scale, plus Fender 30" short-scale bass and Danelectro 30" baritone scale. The other edge fits Fender's Baritone Custom Jaguar 28.5" scale, Eastwood's 28" scale and custom baritone scales falling between 28" and 28.5".
Length 19" (482.6mm)
Width 1-1/2" (38mm)
Thickness .130" (3.25mm)


And as with all of our products, the Notched Straightedge comes with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If for any reason it doesn't meet your expectations, simply return it for fast and friendly exchange or refund.



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5.0

Must have

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But it can be a bit sharp on the corners.. So i sanded mine a bit.. And now its great

5.0

Expensive but solid

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The price is a little punchy, so I did hesitate before ordering. But this is a quality item that feels like it will last forever.

5.0

Good tool to have

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I was very impressed with how thick the metal was. It is heavy. At first I placed the end of the straightedge at the nut and it rested on some of the frets. Then I placed the end at the first fret which was correct. Pleased to know the amount of relief or lack of relief my guitars had. May try placing a white towel below the neck next time to be able to see the relief easier. Well worth the money.

5.0

Excellent precision tool

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I bought this to help do my own setups - I like zero neck relief and this seemed like the best way to get there - this looks to me like a starrett machinists strait edge that’s had notches milled into it. The price is a bit steep but your getting a real tool and not a pos copy made on a pos mill that has an out of round spindle and an untrue vice. It’s a buy once cry once tool ... and if you no longer need it sell it for 85 bucks on fleabay.

Quality - very high and is clearly a precision tool - real steel not aluminum
Value - little spendy but you get what you pay for - look up starrett edges they are in line with this
Longevity - it’s pretty solid so as long as you take care of it... it will take care of you
Negatives - the edges need to be deburred as they are a bit sharp ... just need to be broken

Recommend!

5.0

One of the best tools I've ever owned

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A brilliant idea with the notches and still can use it as a straight edge. Plus both long and short scales...perfect!

4.0

Good, but pricey

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Verified Buyer


I have over 12 guitars in my collection that are played on a regular basis. Setup is important to me as it adds to the experience. I had a cheaper straight edge and used the guitar string as a straight edge, but thought it was time to invest in this tool to insure a better neck relief setup for my Fender and PRS guitars.

5.0

Must have for a builder

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Verified Buyer


I need this tool for my building / setup process. Solid piece of gear I expect to have forever. I think the price is a premium to what it is / does but its essential for me. I have the guitar, bass and now the short scale bass straight edge. Made me look over my collection for "bad actors". Amazing how many there were ;)

5.0

Love the notched straightedge

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The notched straight edge lets me more precisely adjust guitar necks before leveling the frets. It lets me see what the neck is actually doing better than the frets which may be high or low in places. It also can be used as a straightedge for the frets by placing it on the frets. I like that it is wide enough to stand up on its own.

5.0

Must-have for anyone wanting to set up their bass themselves

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My only regret is only bought a straightedge 20 years ago when I bought my first bass guitar.
With the String action Gauge, and after having watched the StewMac videos on trust rod and action setup I how now set up my MusicMan Stingray better than its ever been since I bought it

5.0

3in1

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The only flaw here is that the signs 'long scale', 'short scale', are mixed up, otherwise everything is good.
This is the ultimate 3 in 1 tool. You can use it as a notched straight edge, straight edge, and If you sand off the stewmac logo as I did, you can use it as levelling beam!
If you want to buy 1 pricy stewmac tool, I'd buy this one.

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