Luthier Parts & Tools

Fret Puller - Narrow Jaws, for removing frets
A specialized tool for cleanly pulling out frets. The narrow jaws are designed specifically to allow for a clean grip on frets. The special flush ground 1/2" jaws can easily bite the frets without damaging the fretboard.
Fingerboard Guards - 2 Sizes, for protecting frets
Package of 2
Designed to protect the fingerboard when doing work on your frets. These shields are indispensable when doing any sort of fret work. Being only .010” thick they can bend to accommodate and fingerboard radius. Made of 304 spring stainless steel.
Comes with 2 sizes: 3-1/8" x 7/8" x .010" - 1/4 inch protection on either side of the fret, 3-1/8"" x 0.59" x .010"" - 3/8 inch protection on either side of the fret
Fret Press Inserts - for Pressing Frets, Multiple Radiuses
Fret press inserts. 2.5” width brass inserts fit the S-T259-A and S-T260 fret press cauls. Used to press frets into guitar fret boards as an alternative to hammering.
Fret Rocker - for Identifying Uneven Frets
Fret rocker luthier tool. Four precision ground flat edges having lengths: 4.0”, 3.0”, 2.0” and 1.3”. Perfect for finding the source of fret buzz. Place the flat edge over three frets at a time and try to rock the tool. If the tool rocks, you’ve located the uneven fret.
Sandpaper - Kovax rolled, 1400 x 64 mm, Self-Adhesive
1.4m, Self adhesive type, 64mm width for S-T229-X sanding blocks.
Starting at $5.25
Fret Cutter - 190mm, for Trimming Fret Wire
Fret Cutters. Use to trim the ends of new fret wire close to the fingerboard without leaving marks. Made in Japan. Dimensions:
  • 190 mm total length
  • 27 mm jaw width
On Backorder
Fret / Fingerboard Leveler - for checking frets
Fast, accurate leveling tools for the pro shop. This heavyweight steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on the narrow sides. Attach abrasive to quickly level frets or unfretted fingerboards.
Each heavyweight rectangular 1" x 2" steel tube is precision-ground for flatness on two opposite sides. The tool's edges are smooth to prevent gouging.
Starting at $11.95
String Spreader - for fret work without unstringing
Package of 2
Those of us who don’t want to fully remove that new set of strings to do some quick spot work on the fret board or nut will love this simple yet effective tool. Simply loosen your strings and place the string spreaders underneath the guitar neck. Bring the strings off the neck and latch them underneath the spreader's ends to allow for quick and easy fret-board work without the need to unstring your instrument. These string spreaders will quickly become a must have in your toolbox!
  • Make room for cleaning, polishing or spot work on frets without removing strings
  • Made of brass with a soft, finish safe, rubber coating
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.
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)
Starting at $28.95
Fret Polishing Rubber - Erases Fine Scratches & Marks
Package of 2
Make your frets shine with this fret polishing rubber. Erases fine scratches and marks. Set of 2. Because of the softness of the rubber, the polisher fits to fret arch perfectly and keeps the fingerboard damage to a minimum. Easy to cut for delicate fret work. This is a great rust remover and polisher!
Available in 1000 (tan), 400 (red), or 180 (blue) grit.
Starting at $10.00
Notched Straightedge - 16.5" x 1.5", Stainless Steel, Satin
The notched straight edge is a must have on any luthier’s bench for evaluating the straightness of your fret board while avoiding frets that may have seen better days.It’s made of satin stainless steel so cleaning off any markings made with a pencil is a breeze!
One side is marked Long Scale Guitar for use with Fender, Martin, Gibson long scale guitars plus others.
The opposite side is marked Short Scale Guitar for use with Gibson’s shorter scale as well as Dobro and PRS guitars plus others.
Two-Way Sanding Block - for Fretboards
Two-way sanding block for radius fretboard sanding. There are two different radiuses on each block. Sandpaper not included.
Starting at $15.95
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.
Feeler Gauge - 20 Sizes, for measuring gaps / clearance
Package of 20
This precise set of 20 feeler gauges in the luthier's workshop can perform a wide variety of functions to measuring with string action to measuring the correct nut slot depths, fret slot width, string to fret clearances, and other hardware installation work, these ground steel feeler gauges are marked in both metric and imperial measurements for easy use.
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.
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.
Starting at $19.50
Fret Setter - 10 cm long, for reseating without unstringing
The contact surface of this solid brass tool fits over the crown of a fret and reseats loose fret ends without unstringing the instrument. Place the end of the tool on the crown of the fret and tap with a hammer. Also works well for pressing loose fret ends down while supergluing.
Fret File - for leveling across multiple frets
For filing straight across multiple frets to ensure that they are level.
Fret File - for Filing Fret Ends, pencil shape
Made in Japan. File specially designed for fret end work. Used for rounding fret ends and deburring. Size small = 1 mm for small frets. Size medium = 2 mm for medium frets. Size large= 3 mm for large frets.
File Set - Needle files, 5 types, for precision work
Package of 5
Set of files for precision work.
  • flat
  • half round
  • round
  • square
  • three square (i.e. triangular)
Starting at $15.20
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.
Starting at $66.95
Fret Collars - Dunlop, System 65, for fret polish without taping
Package of 2
The Dunlop System 65 Fret Collars include everything you need for a quick fret polish without the need for taping the entire neck. Two sizes of flexible steel collars are included, 0.125 and .080.
File - Diamond, for Frets, Straight
Double sided diamond fret file. Easily the best choice for fret crowning, diamond files cut in two directions (push and pull) rather than one with no chatter giving you a smoother fret after the crowning process File cutting surface is impregnated with diamonds to give you a smooth cut with long lasting durability.
  • Made of solid steel with diamond cutting surface.
  • Soft rubber coating on the handle
  • 5-3/4” cutting surface
  • Double sided to cover different fret sizes