Notched straight edge for checking fingerboard straightness without the frets interfering.

Notched Straight Edge for guitar neck setup - Gibson and Fender scale length

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  • Notched Straight Edge for Gibson, Martin and Fender
  • Dual Scale
  • Short scale for Gibson guitars with 24 ¾” fingerboard
  • Long scale for Fender guitars with 25 ½” fingerboard
  • 1/8” (2.8mm) thick Stainless Steel
  • 16 ½” (420mm) long
  • 1 7/16” (36.5mm) wide

A notched straight edge is a handy tool for evaluating the fingerboard straightness before fret leveling.  This straight edge is machined from stainless steel of years of dependable use.   We personally check each one for straightness before it leaves our shop.

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  • 5
    How did I get along without this?

    Posted by Joe on Mar 5, 2020

    Setups went from fiddley to straightforward. I never got one before because they were just too dang expensive at "THE OTHER" seller. Now if I could just find a 24" scale one...

  • 5
    Straight and True

    Posted by Javier on Feb 2, 2020

    Great notched straight edge. Just used it for straightening out my neck for a fret job.

  • 5
    Notched Straight Edge

    Posted by Mike Sullivan on Nov 21, 2019

    Works great for getting the neck flat for leveling frets. High quality tool that will last a lifetime. Worth every penny.

  • 5
    Notched neck straight edge Gibson and Fender scale.

    Posted by JJ on Nov 4, 2019

    Outstanding workmanship and value! Helped me adjust out some neck problems that were hard to find with thickness gauge alone!

  • 5
    Notched Straight Edge

    Posted by Jim Forward on Mar 1, 2019

    Great tool for the money - PLT is an awesome company!

  • 4
    Required tool for truss rod adjustment imho

    Posted by Tom Deighton on Jan 1, 2019

    Precision truss rod adjustment with this tool. 8 thousands feeler gauge at the 8th fret is my "rule-of-thumb"

    I took mine to a machinist friend to check straightness. It needed some tweaking to get it to what machinist call "dead-nuts."

    I bought the regular straight edge here and it was straight ("dead-nuts"). Recommend getting both and then you can check one against the other.

  • 5
    Quality tool!

    Posted by Matias Daudet on Dec 3, 2018

    You know where you can also find this valuable measurement tool, but like me you don't want to expend three times and more about the price listed at PLT. This straight edge is simply amazing, well finished and precisely cut. Go for it, it is great for leveling frets. Measure the fretboard!

  • 5
    Notched straightedge

    Posted by Livy MacDonald on Oct 14, 2018

    As advertised. Like everything I've purchased from Philadelphia Lutherie, very nicely done. Perfectly flat. a wee bit sharp (don't drop it on your instrument!). Cheers and thanks

  • 5
    Essential tool

    Posted by Robbo on Sep 29, 2018

    I figure this is the first tool to invest in for fret dressing and setups. This tool seems to do a great job at a competitive price.