Q: How do I determine the scale length of my guitar?

A: How to determine your scale length depends on what tools you have on your bench. See below for different methods of measuring scale length based on the tools you can access.

Using the MusicNomad Tri-Beam Straight Edge (MN820), place the zero edge flush against the inside edge of the nut (see photo below)

and measure to the center of the 12th fret (see photo below).

If your scale length is one of the more common scale lengths, the center of the fret will align with one of the scale callouts on the ruler. If not, read the measurement and then double it to calculate your guitar scale.
Using a tape measure or ruler, align the 1" mark with the inside edge of the nut (see photo below)

 and measure to the center of the 12th fret (see photo below).

Take the difference between the measurement and 1" and double it to calculate your guitar scale.
If you are still unsure about your guitar scale, contact our Guitar Tech at tech@musicnomad.com and we will be happy to assist you.


Q: Where can I find replacement rubber bands to hold down my shield?

A: The rubber bands are size 16. Here is a link to find them on Amazon, CLICK HERE.


Q: How can I get my rubber bands to be fixed on one side?

A: You can tie a knot. Think of a water balloon at one end of the rubber band. On top of the knot, the short side, wrap over the tab and the rubber band will stay installed (see photo below).