- 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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Great tool for the money - PLT is an awesome company!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
Very Good quality at the best price I found on the Internet. Lightning fast shipping.
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.
Really helps diagnose any neck issues. Easy to use and high quality.