Tools

Caliper - Digital, highly-accurate for luthiers
This Luthier's Digital Caliper has a custom jaw notch for accurately measuring fretwire crown height (the height above the fretboard). This is essential for comparing new wire to original wire. And there's a notch on the depth gauge to measure fret height on the instrument.
  • Measures fret height before AND after fret installation
  • Accurate readouts in inches or millimeters
  • A must for all precision guitar work
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Fret Press - Handheld, 4 cauls, for seating frets
Handheld fret press is a professional fretting tool that gives you finer control over the pressure needed to seat a fret into the slot - you can actually feel it seating! It eliminates complicated clamping setups, so your press-in fret jobs go faster. There's a self-leveling upper caul that adjusts easily to any neck. Used with radius inserts (S-T261) to press frets into guitar fret boards. This method is preferred by many as an alternative to hammering the frets in. Includes 4 interchangeable support cauls.
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Tape - Copper Foil, for Shielding, 98ft Length Roll
Conductive copper foil tape for shielding guitar cavities, amplifier cabinets, or elsewhere. This tape features a strong adhesive backing and soldering directly to the surface is easy and results in a strong bond. Sold in 98ft rolls.
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Wrench - GrooveTech, Soundhole Truss Rod
GrooveTech soundhole truss rod wrench for acoustic guitars. Acoustic guitar truss rods need adjustment just like electrics, but manufacturers sure don't make it easy. Access is typically through the sound hole, sometimes through a brace to an unseen nuts. These wrenches allow quick access to nuts on most makes and models of acoustics, with a precision ball-end tip for easy fit, extra length on both segments of the blade, and an oversized handle for confidence when making adjustments. Professional-grade.
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Needle Nose Pliers - Xcelite, 6", long
Extra long nose, Serrated jaws, Green cushion grips Product Features:
  • Long needle nose pliers
  • Extra long nose
  • Features serrated jaws
  • Features green cushion grips
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ProtoBoard - Fits 1590BB, 1 sided, 2-hole strips
Prototyping circuit board (PCB) designed to fit the Hammond 1590BB die-cast aluminum enclosure. It has a convenient 2-hole pattern, which provides an easy way to connect parts while maximizing usable board area. It can be used as a stand-alone prototyping board, or installed in a Hammond 1590BB enclosure. For fastening your project to a surface see our adhesive standoffs (S-H190-X). Features:
  • Single-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board.
  • Convenient 2-hole pattern provides an easy way to connect parts.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering.
  • 0.042" holes are drilled on 0.1" (2.54mm) centers. 4 mounting holes.
  • PCB Size 3.20 x 4.25 in (81.3 x 108.0 mm)
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StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.94” x 3.15”, Mounting Holes
ST2 StripBoard is a prototyping circuit board with a standard long strip pattern. Tracks run the length of the board. The long tracks are convenient for power and ground rails, and for signal buses. Strips can be cut as needed to make smaller tracks and circuit pads. It has 0.1" hole spacing for DIP integrated circuits and headers and other parts. ST2 has higher quality than traditional stripboard. The holes are drilled, not punched. The base material is high-quality FR4 glass epoxy board. It has better stability and moisture resistance than boards using phenolic or SRBP (synthetic resin bonded paper), which can warp with exposure to humidity. Features
  • Standard stripboard pattern, with tracks running the length of the board.
  • Single-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering.
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Fret Press Caul - Converts Drill Press to Fret Press
Fret press caul. Perfect for converting your drill press or arbor press into a fret press. 3/8” shank. (Includes 2.5 mm hex key).
Used with radius inserts (S-T261) to press frets into guitar fret boards.
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Truss Rod Driver - GrooveTech
Vintage-style truss rod nuts have long, thin slots and are made of unhardened steel, so normal slotted screwdrivers will cause damage – as evidenced on many vintage guitars and basses. GrooveTech developed two screwdrivers specifically for this application. Proper adjustment involves removal of the neck for full nut access, and our Standard Driver provides firm contact over the entire slot width for damage-free adjustment. The Cheater Driver™ allows quick minor adjustment without removing the neck. Both have oversized handles with extra-long shafts for a firm grip and easy access.
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Fret File - Diamond, offset, for dressing and shaping frets
Diamond fret file with offset shape for more comfortable fret dressing and improved clearance over the guitar body at high frets. Both full length concave filing grooves (for medium and wide fretwire) uniformly coated with micro industrial diamond particle.
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Fret Files - for Filing Fret Crowns
Solid steel crowning files with dual cutting edges for precision fret crowning. These should be in any luthier’s tool kit!
  • Made of solid steel
  • Soft rubber coating on the handle
  • Double sided (both sides are the same size)
  • 4-3/16” cutting surface
  • Available in three sizes to cover most fret sizes (small,medium,large)
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Precision Router Base - Support for Dremel Tool
A stable and versatile way to support your Dremel tool. This precision router base is the best way to hold a Dremel for freehand routing, inlaying, widening fret slots, and more. Made of brass, aluminum and machined steel, it features precision cutting depth adjustment with large thumbwheels to eliminate guesswork.
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String Cutters - GrooveTech, for guitar and bass
GrooveTech developed the String Cutters specifically for Guitar and Bass strings. Guitar and bass strings are made of hardened stainless steel or nickel with thicknesses as high as 3mm. Ordinary diagonal cutters are designed for soft copper, and thus fail miserably when used on strings. GrooveTech String Cutters were developed specifically for this application, using a proprietary heat-treatment process. Despite its compact five-inch length, even “B” bass strings cut easily and your days of dented blades will be a thing of the past. Vinyl grips feel great in your hands.
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Fret Hammer - Twin Heads, for delicate work
Precision luthier hammer with wooden handle. Dual sided head has a steel end and a plastic end to allow for delicate work. Can be used for applications such as ensuring a proper fret fitting.
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Radius Gauges - 2 Gauges for 8 Radiuses
Package of 2
Solid, high quality stainless steel radius gauges. Use during fingerboard/fret shaping to accurately measure your progress and eliminate mistakes. Can also be used when shaping a nut/saddle or when setting string radius at the bridge. Great for working on compound radius necks. This is an essential tool for a luthier/tech’s bench.
  • Gauge 1 has 7.25", 9.5", 10", and 12" radiuses
  • Gauge 2 has 14", 15", 16", and 20" radiuses
  • Set of 2
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Fret Saw - Standard Model, for cutting fret slots
Standard fret slot cutting saw with 0.50/0.60 mm pitch. Made in Japan. Overall length = 324 mm (12 ¾”) Cutting Length = 115 mm (4 ½”) Blade Depth = 30 mm (1 3/16”)
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Fret Slotting Miter Box - for guiding fret saws
Use this Fret Slotting Miter Box to accurately cut fret slots with a fretting handsaw. The ball-bearing guides make sawing easier and faster; they hold your fret saw perpendicular to the fingerboard and can be adjusted to match the blade precisely. You can quickly slot any board up to 3"" (76.2mm) wide, with adjustable depth of cut for any fret wire. You always have an unobstructed view of your work.
Made of rugged aluminum and 12" (304.8mm) long, this miter box has convenient mounting holes for firm attachment to your workbench, the mounting screws and spanners are included. Instructions also included.
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Soldering Iron - Weller, Marksman, 40 watts
  • Weller Consumer Soldering Irons with 3 LEDs
  • Three LED lights for limited application shadowing
  • Round Co-molded soft grip handle design for easy tip positioning
  • Triangular handle area for maximum tip control
  • Stainless steel heater construction
  • Excellent quality consumer iron
  • Input Voltage: 120
  • Power Consumption: 40 watts
  • Tip Temperature: 900ºF
  • Heating Element Type: Nichrome Wound
  • Fiberglass and ceramic insulated
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Storage Box - for electronic components
This electronic component storage box works great for storing caps, pots, resistors and other electronic components. Made of plastic.
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Multi-Tool - GrooveTech, for Guitar and Bass
Introducing the second generation of the GrooveTech Guitar/Bass Multi-Tool Introduced in 2008, the original GrooveTech Multi-Tool was an instant hit with guitar and bass players alike. Never before had a multi-tool provided such functionality or made use of pro-grade components. In spite of market acceptance, GrooveTech designers envisioned improvements and spent over two years developing a second generation tool that boasts significant advances. Like the original tool, both inch and metric hex wrenches are provided with ball-ends for truss rod sizes. Tool components use professional S2 steel with an attractive polished-chrome finish. Second-generation improvements include a 5/16" socket for Gibson and similar truss rod nuts, addition of 5mm and 1/16" hex wrenches, and a precision ruler with inch and metric scales.
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Fret File - for leveling across multiple frets
For filing straight across multiple frets to ensure that they are level.
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Guitar Nut Cube - for adjusting guitar nuts
Unique tool for the easy removal and adjustment of potentiometers and switches from guitars
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Fret Bender - for creating radius in or flattening Fret Wire
Multi-functional Fret Bender - bend or staighten either bulk fretwire or pre-cut short piece fret wire precisely and quickly! For bending fret wire, crank a length of fretwire through the fret bender, and it comes out curved and ready to install in a radiused fretboard. Get a perfect bend on enough wire for a whole guitar in just seconds. Precisely radiused fretwire makes your fretwork fast, accurate, and professional.
Can be mounted to a workbench by using the two 5/16” bolt holes.
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Cutters - Xcelite, Relieved Tapered Head
  • Relieved tapered head-flush cutter
  • Allows use between closely spaced components
  • Features blue cushion grips
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