All The Tools You Need To Build A Successful Guitar Repair Business

Think of your tool expenses as your books & lab fees if you were taking classes at a University or trade school. Except these tools will make you money after you complete school!

Spacing out your tool purchase is perfectly normal.

If you are watching your budget, we recommend you buy the tools as you are about to start each section in the course. Start with the tools needed for restrings, then add on your setup tools, once you are ready to start bone work, add on your bone tools & then fret dress tools. This helps spread your tool costs out.

We've added some links below so you can get an idea of how much your tools may cost. Of course you can buy them at any retailer, but here is a few options for easy shopping. 

Check out Luthier's Mercantile for tool options, Ebay, Amazon & of Course StewMac.

 

Also, remember that StewMac is offering our students a 10% discount on your purchases while you are a student. 

Restrings

-Digital Calipers

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08DKKCVB1/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B08DKKCVB1&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=accee38f49b4cb33a94939f0a74ab383

-Tuner

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H62FQ3U/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01H62FQ3U&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=6eb4fbf95d16a3e952bd6e22a4ba6648

-String Clippers

https://www.acehardware.com/departments/tools/hand-tools/solid-joint-pliers/23192

-Pliers

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0105SSMRO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0105SSMRO&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=540d3995bd15450c3ad96ca9ec029623

 

-Drill with String Winder

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M68GLAB/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01M68GLAB&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=0a1ead6f1a672c282e4a5b5fd3cc7f73

-Naphtha

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LWRQPWK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01LWRQPWK&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=1fd86c9370757443610125a6bcc7a75e

-Rem Oil

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TJ0UJC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001TJ0UJC&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=91e767e745e85e9761eab19d54d486aa

-Tuner Tighteners

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/tools-by-job/tools-for-tuner-installation/guitar-nutdrivers.html

-Fret Guard

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/tools-by-job/tools-for-necks-and-fingerboards/stewmac-fingerboard-guards.html

-Steel Wool #0000

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018SCH2W/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0018SCH2W&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=de5c01d88bb46cb2b84a3a73bd0e891a

-Guitar Polish

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EELB8W/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000EELB8W&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=d41d2325172329aeddd1dbc5e670553d

-Erasers

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07176372T/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07176372T&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=e2eb6a44f4e7784df8e1653af9dd1ed4

-Lemon Oil

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00622IDHC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00622IDHC&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=ada9bf94b64272ac1259fb65b3945127

-Bridge Pin Puller

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001RMH6JS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001RMH6JS&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=4980c0d444cfef581eff7ecd3b41c796

-Mechanical Pencil Graphite

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006HXQXA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0006HXQXA&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=0878dc8a8e9c9e823b3b788204aa3f14

 

 

 

Setups

-Nut Files

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/types-of-tools/files/double-edge-nut-files.html

-Allen Wrenches

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/types-of-tools/wrenches/allen-truss-rod-wrenches.html

-Feeler Gauges

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XHXJG31/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B06XHXJG31&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=8a43640c3614aa06ccd26d88b8cdd5b7

-WD40

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HEVD9GU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00HEVD9GU&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=53f09c6ead7176905df4fd78e0c5c27e

-Capo

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008BPI3AA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B008BPI3AA&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=634dba56cc03bf173da9606fdbc0a6be

-Truss Rod Wrenches

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008BPI3AA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B008BPI3AA&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=634dba56cc03bf173da9606fdbc0a6be

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/types-of-tools/wrenches/soundhole-truss-rod-wrenches.html

6" Machinists Rule

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0044948CY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0044948CY&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=bc916fa7222de6ae450dcc464b3b835d

 

Bone Work

-Respirator Mask

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002STR22/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0002STR22&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=ce71b7f0f7da8c35e6b01801aac584e9

-Micro Chisels

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/types-of-tools/chisels-and-knives/micro-chisels-set-of-4.html

-String Spacing Ruler

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/types-of-tools/straightedges/string-spacing-rule.html

-Nut Vise

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/types-of-tools/vises/nut-and-saddle-vise.html

-Radius Gauges

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/tools-by-job/tools-for-necks-and-fingerboards/radius-gauges.html

-Nut Seating Files

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/tools-by-job/tools-for-nuts-and-saddles/nut-seating-files.html

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/tools-by-job/tools-for-nuts-and-saddles/angled-nut-seating-file-for-martin.html

-Luthier's Hammer

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085HQQX3G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B085HQQX3G&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=26cbf8fe71d29122e8e26624521af87c

-Band Saw

-Belt Sander

Fret Dresses

-Crowning Files

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/types-of-tools/files/offset-diamond-fret-file.html

-Straight Edge

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/types-of-tools/straightedges/precision-straightedges.html

-Fret Leveler

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/tools-by-job/tools-for-fretting/leveling/fret-fingerboard-leveling-files.html

-Sandpaper

-Shot Bag or Neck Rest

Strap Buttons

-Awl

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004T7R3/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00004T7R3&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=6c716ea16837ac455813871e84c21b17

-Centering Ruler

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002GU68M6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002GU68M6&linkCode=as2&tag=southeastguit-20&linkId=cdd1e1eb8dbede63e3a47071d47c3dd9

-Drill & Drill Bits

 

 

 

Registration is the easy part...

Don't feel overwhelmed by having to buy a lot of tools. You can add them as you go along. Get started with the course first. You may already have a lot of the tools you need within your reach. Register now! Buy your tools as you are ready to practice what you are learning. 

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