Scroll down to discover more about the String Butler. This ingenious little device has made thousands of guitars around the world easier to tune. This simple mechanism attaches to the head of 3+3 guitars and corrects the string routing through the nut slots to make nut friction and pesky string kinks a thing of the past with no permanent modification required in most cases.
Laplace LLC is the official importer, dealer, and distributor of the String Butler in the USA. Don’t be fooled by eBay resellers that buy the product from us and resell it at a higher price.
Reminder: scroll down for lots more info on this product.
- Flyer explaining the available Versions and Series: Model Guide
- Installation Instructions in English: Link
- Videos: Link
- Images: Link
- Testimonials: Link
- Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ
- Want to be a US dealer of the String Butler? Contact us
Who is the String Butler for?
- Is your guitar difficult to tune?
- Are the machine heads on your guitar difficult to turn?
- Are you tired of having to retune a couple of strings after every song in your setlist?
- Then you will love the String Butler!
This thing works! It has over 100 fantastic reviews on Amazon USA alone.
What is the String Butler?
The Patented Design attaches to the head of your guitar and corrects the string angle as it passes through the nut.
How does the String Butler make my guitar better?
If the design of a guitar headstock doesn’t position the machine heads directly in line with the slot in the nut, then high friction is generated between the nut and the string because the string angle has to change above the nut. This friction makes it difficult to tune the guitar accurately and the tuning may change while you are playing as the strings move, vibrate, and flex. In severe cases it is also difficult to turn the machine heads which can damage them. The String Butler sends the strings straight through the nut which reduces this troublesome friction.
Will it work with my Guitar?
The device is designed to correct the string angle of guitars with a rectangular machine head pattern. This shape (illustrated below) is very common for some manufacturers.
Note that if your guitar has an oversized headstock similar to a Gretsch or a Flying V, then we have a new model available designed specifically for those guitars, the V4. See the compatibility table below for sizing information.
Try the new online compatibility checker: link
If your guitar has a headstock like the one on the left above, and strings 2, 3, 4, or 5 are not in alignment with the nut, then it should be compatible. However, if your guitar doesn’t use nuts to hold the machine heads in place then you can either attach the part with wood screws or purchase an adapter kit. The following graphic shows you how to tell if an adapter or screws apply. For more information on the available Adapter Kits click here.
As with any upgrade or repair work, care should taken to not cause damage your guitar:
The following graphics explain how to measure your guitar to insure that it will attached to your machine heads using the existing nuts:
What colors are available?
The String Butler is of either Metal or Acrylic material. The Acrylic version isn’t as tough as the metal version but it is clear allowing for you to see the headstock a little through the part. For the metal version there are 4 color combinations to chose from:
- Standard Series: Black Chrome, Gold Chrome, Silver Chrome (Silver Knobs and rollers)
- New! Stealth Series: Black Rollers and Pins on a Black Chrome Body (Currently only available on eBay in the USA)
- New! Lux Series: Gold Rollers and Pins on a Black Chrome Body (Currently only available on eBay in the USA)
Detailed Installation Instructions in English: Link
In general you have three options as illustrated in the following graphic:
Where to buy the String Butler
If you are in the USA then your best choice is to use the links at the top of this page. “Buy direct from Laplace” is the cheapest option. If you are outside of the USA then the following page will help you to decide where to make your purchase: Where to Buy the String Butler.
This product is covered by a 24 month warranty against defects in material or workmanship starting from the time of purchase when purchased from an authorized Dietrich Parts dealer. Please contact Dietrich Parts directly for warranty claims at:
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