Measuring string height?

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Wxp4759cb, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. Wxp4759cb


    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    How exactly does one measure string height? How far down the fingerboard do you take the measurement, and do you measure to the bottom of the string or to the top?
  2. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    String heights are measured at the very end of the fingerboard, from the top edge (playing edge) to the underside of the string. It's also (usually) measured in mm.