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Luthier Tool Straight Edge Notched Engraved Scale Indicator: 25.748 Slim Kim | UAAC

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Description – This is a notched straight edge for any kind of musical instrument that has frets. We have almost all sizes. It’s made from anodized aluminum and measures 1.5 x (x) inches and is a little less than 1/16 in. thick aluminum. This is the only source that we know you can get a true 24 notched straight edge. Most others stop at 21 to 23 frets. It ships with reinforced packaging to prevent bending in shipment. These are manufactured in North Carolina, USA.

Some features of our scales include:

Round vs. Square – We were the first to pioneer the use of round notches. When we first started making these we made square notches. We quickly learned it was easier to measure the frets and we could produce a more accurate slot with a round hole vs. a square slot.

Offset Scale – What is “Offset Scale”. It’s a good question because we had to invent the term to solve a problem that is common with these scales. Here is what happens. Most scales are based on the math of how to machine the scale so all the frets will fit. This would work well if it only had to fit the frets, but it also has to fit the nut. The nut can be hugely larger than the fret and not knowing what size the nut might be this is often overlooked. The result is a scale that will not fit. To solve this problem we “Offset” the scale to accommodate variations in most nut designs. As a result, this greatly improves the compatibility of our scales fitting any particular design of guitar or other instrument.

Higher Grade Aluminum – Most scales and straightedges are manufactured from “Architectural Grade” aluminum. These grades are manufactured mainly for cosmetic appearances and have little strength. We use structural grade aluminum in our scales.

Recycled Packaging and Carbon Footprint – It ships in reinforced recycled packaging and we use green energies whenever possible in the manufacturing of this product. We also use bicycles to make our post office shipments whenever possible to reduce our carbon footprint.

Note: Fret placement on musical instruments are often done by hand and misalignment of the frets as measured by the scale is only an indicator and may not mean a defect in the quality or workmanship of the instrument(s) being checked.


Questions and Product Support

Q. One of my frets does not fit my scale, can I file it so it will fit?

A. We get reports from time to time of frets not fitting into a particular notch of the scale. Usually it is with frets 21 to 23, or with the nut (fret 0). You can use a 1/8in round file(Chainsaw file) to enlarge the round holes in the needed direction. If its with the nut, people will sometimes use a flat file and file a little triangle opening to make room.

Q. I noticed some metal flakes on my scale when I received it.

A. Some times some metal flakes get stuck on the scale from the machining process. We found that then can easily be removed and cleaned up by using an old toothbrush. There may also be light traces of oil on the edge which can be removed by simply pressing against a paper towel.
Description – This is a notched straight edge for any kind of musical instrument that has frets. We have almost all sizes. It’s made from anodized aluminum and measures 1.5 x (x) inches and is a little less than 1/16 in. thick aluminum. This is the only source that we know you can get a true 24 notched straight edge. Most others stop at 21 to 23 frets. It ships with reinforced packaging to prevent bending in shipment. These are manufactured in North Carolina, USA.

Some features of our scales include:

Round vs. Square – We were the first to pioneer the use of round notches. When we first started making these we made square notches. We quickly learned it was easier to measure the frets and we could produce a more accurate slot with a round hole vs. a square slot.

Offset Scale – What is “Offset Scale”. It’s a good question because we had to invent the term to solve a problem that is common with these scales. Here is what happens. Most scales are based on the math of how to machine the scale so all the frets will fit. This would work well if it only had to fit the frets, but it also has to fit the nut. The nut can be hugely larger than the fret and not knowing what size the nut might be this is often overlooked. The result is a scale that will not fit. To solve this problem we “Offset” the scale to accommodate variations in most nut designs. As a result, this greatly improves the compatibility of our scales fitting any particular design of guitar or other instrument.

Higher Grade Aluminum – Most scales and straightedges are manufactured from “Architectural Grade” aluminum. These grades are manufactured mainly for cosmetic appearances and have little strength. We use structural grade aluminum in our scales.

Recycled Packaging and Carbon Footprint – It ships in reinforced recycled packaging and we use green energies whenever possible in the manufacturing of this product. We also use bicycles to make our post office shipments whenever possible to reduce our carbon footprint.

Note: Fret placement on musical instruments are often done by hand and misalignment of the frets as measured by the scale is only an indicator and may not mean a defect in the quality or workmanship of the instrument(s) being checked.


Questions and Product Support

Q. One of my frets does not fit my scale, can I file it so it will fit?

A. We get reports from time to time of frets not fitting into a particular notch of the scale. Usually it is with frets 21 to 23, or with the nut (fret 0). You can use a 1/8in round file(Chainsaw file) to enlarge the round holes in the needed direction. If its with the nut, people will sometimes use a flat file and file a little triangle opening to make room.

Q. I noticed some metal flakes on my scale when I received it.

A. Some times some metal flakes get stuck on the scale from the machining process. We found that then can easily be removed and cleaned up by using an old toothbrush. There may also be light traces of oil on the edge which can be removed by simply pressing against a paper towel.

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Luthier Tool Straight Edge Notched Engraved Scale Indicator: 25.748 Slim Kim | UAAC

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