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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$23.99
SKU:
TL-E-03
  • 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
    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.

  • 4
    Well worth the price but requires deburring

    Posted by Steve Hoover on Sep 4, 2018

    80 bucks from someone else or 20+ from PL and 10-15 minutes of your time with a fine toothed file and stone....you decide. Once it's deburred your good for a lifetime of use, I'll go with this one.

  • 5
    Very Good

    Posted by William Maynard on Aug 21, 2018

    Very Good quality at the best price I found on the Internet. Lightning fast shipping.

  • 2
    Sharp edges and poor markings

    Posted by Unknown on May 30, 2018

    It is straight, and it does work. The edges are incredibly sharp, and should not be near a musical instrument that is preferred undamaged unless you spend some time filing them. The print on the tool does not list the scale lengths as 24.75" and 25.5", but rather states "Long Guitar Scale" and "Short Guitar Scale." Why put subjective terms on it? In guitar speak, a 24.75" isn't considered short scale at all, so that is even misleading. All in all, it's a tool with a good concept that appears to have been made by someone who has no idea what it's for and who will be using it.

  • 5
    WOrth every penny

    Posted by Mark on Feb 3, 2018

    Really helps diagnose any neck issues. Easy to use and high quality.

  • 5
    Nice!

    Posted by Luke on May 31, 2017

    Heavy, well machined piece of steel. I use it to make my tele neck flat. Feels like quality to me and way less than someplace else...

  • 5
    GREAT TOOL

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 22, 2017

    For $50 less than what others want for this tool, you get the same thing just without the 'GIBSON side and FENDER side and it says SHORT OR LONG scale.NO BIGGIES, for $25 I am glad I bought the only tool I need to set accurate relief and checking fret levels. EXCELLENT !!!