Measuring string gauge?

saltytri

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I have two of these. Mitutoyo has a very strong reputation among professional machinists for accuracy and durability. This caliper is in an entirely different league from the more common copies that sell for a fraction of the price, several of which I've also had. It's worth every extra penny that you'll pay for it.
 

Wiggy

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Digital calipers are under $10 on Amazon (but reliability may be "iffy"), or $20 for a much better one at Harbor Freight. The HF is a copy of the Mitutoyo Absolute Digimatic ($125). Very handy tools for a lot of things. Examples; nut width, string spacing, fret height and measuring the thickness of old credit cards to be used as gap gauges.

My 'toyo has well over a decade of shop use and still works great.


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Old dial calipers. They still work are still accurate and I am comfortable with them, been with me about 30 years