Luthier Parts & Tools

Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Knurled Shaft, Mini
Bourns Mini Linear Taper Guitar pots. Mini Carbon Element, Split Shaft, Solder Lugs.
  • 17mm Body Diameter
  • ¼ watt
  • 300° rotation
  • ¼" Knurled 18-Spline Split Shaft
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 200V
Starting at $2.80
Cover - Humbucker, 49.2mm, Nickel Silver, USA
Colors Available:
Original, made in USA, covers for humbucker pickups. These premium humbucker covers are made of nickel silver and have a 49.2mm spacing.
Starting at $5.95
¼" Jack - Switchcraft, Enclosed, Mono, Shunt Tip
The Switchcraft Type 112A enclosed ¼” jack is a high quality jack featuring a switched tip. This jack has three solder lugs. One for the tip, one for the sleeve, and one for the switch which connects to the tip when no plug is inserted. These jacks have been widely used across the industry and can also be found in many popular 5U synthesizers. Includes nut and washer
  • Type 112AX
  • 0.276" bushing length (standard)
  • Mates with standard ¼" plugs and is available with 0.25" inside diameter bushing.
  • Mono 2-Conductor
  • Includes nut and washer
  • Tip is shunt
$2.39
Thumbwheel - ABR-1 Style, Plated Brass, USA
Package of 2
Colors Available:
U.S. made vintage style ABR-1 thumbwheels. These brass thumbwheels feature high quality plating and are tapped for 6-32 threaded posts.
Starting at $1.95
Tuners - Gotoh, Locking Vintage Oval Knob, 6 in a line, Nickel
Package of 6
Machine heads without a sealed gear are criticized for not having the same smooth performance, efficiency and durability that sealed gear tuners have. The SD series solves these problems by combining "Rock-solid" technology and the post collar or: "Self-Center Guide", found on enclosed gears in the base plate of the gear allowing the post to perfectly align itself with the bushing which attaches the gear to the headstock. The SD series uses a torque balancer to ensure steady rotation of the tuner button giving high quality sound performance as well as great functionality. Through its use of the ideal materials selected for each component part you also obtain a far superior sound. Mounting hardware included.
$47.00
Tuners - Gotoh, Compact for Bass, 2 per side
Package of 4
Colors Available:
Precision 20:1 gear ratio enclosed Bass Guitar tuners. With a 7/16"-diameter string posts and threaded hex bushings. They require a 9/16"-diameter peghole for installation. Featuring sealed lubricated, cast housings and metal knobs. Mounting screws are included. Mounting hardware included.
Starting at $37.00
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs, Short Bat
Carling, SPDT mini toggle, 2 positions, ¼" mounting hole diameter, 0.354" bushing length.
$2.79
Bridge - Gotoh, Vintage Tele, Cut-Down Sides, In-Tune Saddles
Colors Available:
Gotoh’s Telecaster bridge has the vintage look and mounting layout with a few modern additions: The In-Tune saddles give you the vintage look with unique grooves cast into the saddle to move the contact point of each string for more accurate intonation. Each saddle is reversible and can be used in any position. This gives you a huge advantage over traditional barrel style saddles that were never designed with precision intonation in mind. The brass saddles will give you that bright Tele twang! The stamped steel base plate’s cut down sides give you the unrestricted string access that many modern players prefer.
Starting at $44.95
Tuners - Gotoh, Vintage Oval Knob, 6-in-line
Package of 6
Colors Available:
Machine heads without a sealed gear are criticized for not having the same smooth performance, efficiency and durability that sealed gear tuners have. The SD series solves these problems by combining "Rock-solid" technology and the post collar or: "Self-Center Guide", found on enclosed gears in the base plate of the gear allowing the post to perfectly align itself with the bushing which attaches the gear to the headstock. The SD series uses a torque balancer to ensure steady rotation of the tuner button giving high quality sound performance as well as great functionality.
Starting at $33.00
Tuners - Grover, Rotomatic, 3 per side, 18:1 ratio
Package of 6
Colors Available:
The original Rotomatic® with an improved higher ratio gearing. The 18:1 ratio provides for finer tuning and greater stability. The finer gears provide smoother tuning and a higher degree of backlash elimination. This new version of the Rotomatic® uses the exact housing as the original. Only the gearing has changed. Includes washers, bushing and wood screws.
Starting at $55.50
Potentiometer - CTS, 500kΩ, Audio, Knurled, .75" Bushing, DPDT
Add a switch to your guitar using the existing holes in your pick guard or body. High quality CTS Push/Pull DPDT switches can be used to add phase switching, coil tapping, series/parallel, etc. to your guitar without having to drill the holes for a mini switch. The shorter body height and side mounted contacts require far less space (1” depth ) making them ideal for thinner bodied guitars with a more shallow body cavity. These Split-shaft pots are compatible with 24- spline, fine knurled knobs and feature a precise audio taper. Hex nuts, flat washer, and lock washer are included with each pot. CTS DPDT pots are available in three types for different applications.
$7.95
String Cleaner - Dunlop, Ultraglide 65
Extend string life with Ultraglide 65!
Dunlop Ultraglide 65 String Cleaner and Conditioner is also known as “the squeak eliminator”. This is the #1 way to restore brilliance to your strings and increase string life. Ultraglide 65 conditions your strings with a silky smooth playing surface while shielding against tarnish and corrosion.
  • Protects against corrosion and tarnish
  • Increases string life
  • 2 oz applicator bottle
$4.15
Spoiler String Retainer - Vibramate
Colors Available:
Vibramate String Spoiler For Bigsby Vibratos The Vibramate String Spoiler is an ingenious little bracket designed to fit right onto your existing Bigsby vibrato without any modifications or special tools. It easily slips right into place and is held in position by the tension of the strings when tuned to pitch. The Spoiler makes string changes so easy you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. No more need for wrapping the strings around and under the vibrato roller with needle-nose pliers in an attempt to get the ball onto that little pin. Multiple color options available.
Starting at $36.25
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.
$8.75
¼" Jack - Rean, Mono, Open Circuit
2 pole open 1/4" jack, 2 contacts, with washer and nut, panel thickness 3.5 mm, with 0.205" faston tabs
$1.25
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, 3PDT
Carling mini-toggle switch, 3PDT, ideal for stomp boxes, phase switching, coil-tapping, series/parallel pickup switching in guitars.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 1/4" mounting hole diameter
  • Three pole/double throw (3PDT)
$3.50
Switch Tip - Fender®, Stratocaster
Package of 2
Colors Available:
Original Fender switch tips. Pack of 2.
Starting at $3.75
Threaded Post - #6-32 x 1 1/16”, Plated Brass, USA
Package of 2
Colors Available:
U.S. made threaded posts for ABR-1 bridges. The brass posts feature a high quality plating and a #6-32 threading. Each post is 1 1/16” in length. This vintage style of post is meant to mount directly to the body of the guitar.
$1.25
Plastic Polish - Novus #3, heavy scratch remover
Removes scratches from acrylic surfaces; significantly reduces haziness. More abrasive than Novus #2 and is effective for deeper scratches. Treatment should be followed by Novus #2 to buff and polish surface.
Starting at $4.95
Potentiometer - Bourns, Audio, Solid Shaft, Dual Mini, Push-Pull
Mini Carbon Element, Push Pull Switch, Dual Audio, Solid Shaft. 17 mm body diameter. 1/4" watt, 300° rotation. DPDT, 1/4" shaft diameter. Solder lugs. 3/8" bushing. Bourns® Model PDB183-GTR21 Guitar Potentiometer with Push-Pull Switch. Used for Split-Coil Pickup Switching Electric guitar manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar industry with major manufacturers established worldwide. From the introduction of the first mass-produced electric guitar in 1950, guitarists have been mesmerized with advances in technology and the wide array of after- market parts commercially available for guitar upgrades. Specialty products such as Bourns® Model PDB183-GTR21 Guitar Potentiometer with Push-Pull Switch allow the guitarist multiple functions utilizing a single control such as split-coil switching for humbucking (double-pole) pickups or stacked single-coil pickups, active electronics activation, and pickup phase switching.
$7.95
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
$4.25
Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Insta-Cure Super Thin
Bob Smith Industries™ Insta-Cure™ Super Thin Cyanoacrylate. A must have for luthiers! Insta-Cure™ has a water-thin viscosity that wicks deep into joints by capillary action and cures in a matter of a few seconds (1-3 sec.). Surfaces to be bonded must be tight fitting (no visible gaps) and should be held together or clamped while you apply the CA around the edges of the seam. For glue applications with small gaps or looser fitting joints the higher viscosity Insta-Cure+™ is recommended.
  • Water-thin consistency
  • 1-3 second cure time
  • For tight fitting applications
  • Available in 1oz. and 2oz. sizes

WARNING: These products are eye and respiratory irritants. Product can bond skin instantly. Keep away from children!
Starting at $5.50
Knob - Fender®, Telecaster / P-Bass Barrel, Chrome
Package of 2
Tele/P-Bass Barrel. Chrome, package of 2.
$13.95
Knob - Top Hat, Gold with Silver Cap, Gibson Style
Gibson style top hat knob. Fits fine knurled pot shafts.
$2.25