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

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
    Gibson/Fender notched straightedge

    Posted by MM on Jan 23, 2021

    Honestly, you will likely not find a better notched straightedge for the price! It's flat on both sides, thick enough to resist bending, smooth, and it is an incredible price. They are so well-made for $30 USD, that I have purchased multiple for travel and different parts of my shop.

    ANOTHER BONUS: Although not mentioned, you can use this notched straightedge on PRS-style/25" scale lengths as well. Although a little tight, this works on one side up until the fretwire size is super jumbo (0.115" width of the crown.) This is when I would advise against using it as it may scratch your fretwire from the tight fit. Nonetheless, great job, Philly!

  • 5
    Notched Straight Edge

    Posted by John H. on Jan 20, 2021

    Takes any guess work out of ensuring the neck is straight. I don't have the eye to sight a neck so this tool enabled me to full adjust and set up my own guitars. Incredible and valuable tool. It makes a difference.

  • 5

    Posted by Christoph Schultz on Dec 6, 2020

    Great tool, I finally was able to get my neck leveled and straight

  • 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.