Luthier Parts & Tools

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
Understring Radius Gauges - 9 Sizes, for Saddle Adjustments
Package of 9
Our low profile aluminum understring radius gauges have a precision radiused top and bottom for accurate measurement. The slim shape allows you to take measurements of several radii without removing the strings on your guitar.
  • Obtain accurate measurements of your instrument's fretboard radius using the bottom radius of the gauge. The bottom radius can also be used to set pickup polepiece height to the string radius.
  • Use the top radius of this gauge to determine the proper height adjustment for the bridge saddles.
  • The following gauges are included in this set: 7.25" 9.5" 10" 12" 14" 15" 16" 17" 20"
$14.00
Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Insta-Cure Gap Filling
Bob Smith Industries™ Insta-Cure+™ Medium Gap Filling Cyanoacrylate. A must have for luthiers! Insta-Cure+™ is a higher viscosity CA for loose fitting joints in which the adhesive must bridge gaps or the parts to be glued don’t fit perfectly. Medium viscosity super glue is the most common glue used in many luthiery applications due to it’s cure time and viscosity. Recommended for binding repair and small poly finish touch ups. Normally, the thicker CA is applied to one surface and then the parts are held tightly together for about 5 to 15 seconds. For large surface areas, including those with close fitting joints such as laminations, INSTA-CURE+ ™ should also be used. To prevent premature curing, don’t spread the glue into a thin film. Lay down a serpentine bead with about 1" separations on one surface, then assemble the parts, letting the pressure spread the CA out. To speed up curing time use the Insta-Set accelerator!
Starting at $5.50
Machine Screw - 3-48 x 1-1/4”, Phillips, Pan Head
Colors Available:
Original, made in USA, 3-48 x 1-¼” machine screws. These premium screws are perfect for mounting humbucker pickups.
Starting at $0.30
Jack Plate - replacement for Stratocaster
Colors Available:
Replacement jack plate for Stratocasters
Starting at $4.55
Nut - Gold Tone, Zero Guide Slotted
The Zero Glide® Replacement Nut System borrows the “zero fret” concept to reduce string contact in the nut by up to 93%, increasing tuning stability, playability, and open string tone. It only takes a few minutes to install with absolutely no permanent alteration to your instrument. Zero fret wire included (multiple sizes). Comparison Standard Nut Zero Glide Open String Tone Absorbs energy. Fret reflects energy, making the open strings more vibrant. Tuning Friction causes string binding. 93% less surface area. More accurate tuning. String Bend/Whammy Bar Whammy bars and string bends cause the strings to bind in the nut and not return to pitch Reduces string binding and "returns to zero" after every tug of the whammy bar or bend Durability Slots wear down over time. Minimal wear.
$24.00
Jack Plate - Fits Les Paul, Plastic
Colors Available:
Generic plastic jack plate. Fits Les Paul and other guitars. Mount the guitar's output jack in the ⅜" hole in the center of the jack plate.
$1.95
Wire Sleeving - Spaghetti, Old-Style, 20 AWG
Sold by the foot
Colors Available:
New!:
20 AWG fiberglass sleeving is varnished and closely resembles early style spaghetti. 11 AWG also available as part number S-M401W. Minimum order is 10 feet.
This product has a Class F electrical insulation, manufactured by impregnating and coating a finely braided fiberglass sleeving with a dielectric film of acrylic resin.
Starting at $0.50
A minimum order of at least 10 is required.
Cover - Tele, Neck, Open, Nickel Silver, USA
Colors Available:
Original, made in USA, covers for open-style tele neck pickups. These premium tele covers are made of nickel silver.
Starting at $8.50
Cover - Humbucker, 50mm, 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 50mm spacing.
Starting at $5.95
Strap Buttons / Pins - Fender®, vintage
Package of 2
Fender® vintage strap buttons. Designed to fit most Fender instruments. All mounting hardware included.
Starting at $4.10
Pickup Kit - Telecaster, Bridge or Neck
Includes all parts but the magnet wire, all sets are ready for winding. Kits include Alnico 5 magnets, bobbins, poll screws, slug screws, baseplate, and coil lead wires. These pickups use alnico 5 pole pieces to produce a warm, well rounded classic tone.
$15.95
¼" Jack - Switchcraft, Mono, transfer circuit
1/4" Mono 2 Conductor Jack, Transfer Circuit. Used in Fender, part number: 004-1701-000. Includes nut and washer.
$5.45
String Spacing Ruler - Steel, for marking string locations
Get accurate string spacing without the use of complicated tools with this easy-to-use String Spacing Ruler. "Mark outer string locations with pencil lines (high and low E strings on guitars), usually about 1/8" in from fingerboard edges. Turn ruler over (use marked side). With wide spacing toward bass side, narrow spacing toward treble side, find group of marks (six for guitar) which best fit your two pencil lines. Use a razor knife or thin mechanical pencil to mark the string positions through the ruler's slots.
$19.95
Capacitor - 2000V, Ceramic Disc, ± 10%
Ceramic disc capacitors rated for up to 2kV, ± 10% tolerance.
Starting at $0.30
Potentiometer - Bourns, Linear, Solid Shaft, Mini
Bourns Mini Audio Taper Guitar pots. Mini Carbon Element, SolidShaft, Solder Lugs.
  • 17mm Body Diameter
  • ¼ watt
  • 300° rotation
  • 1/4" solid shaft
  • ⅜" Bushing Length
  • Tolerance: ±20 %
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 150V
$1.95
Strap locks - Grover, quick-release
Package of 2
Colors Available:
Grover Strap Locks feature the 'quick release' mechanism players want and need. This strong, yet lightweight accessory provides security along with the ability to easily remove the strap for use on another instrument or storage.
Starting at $16.50
Tuners - Grover, Sta-Tite, 18:1 Gear Ratio, Horizontal, 3 per side
Package of 6
Colors Available:
The same excellent features as the original 97 series, now with an 18:1 gear ratio!
Starting at $50.95
Tremolo arm - Fender®, for American Stratocaster
Original Fender® Stratocaster tremolo arm (also known as "whammy bar")
$9.95
Potentiometer - CTS, Audio, Knurled Shaft, ¾" Bushing
CTS Audio, Long Shaft 3/4 in. bushing, split knurled shaft, 3/8 in. bushing diameter. Great in guitars that have a thicker carved top (ex. Les Paul) where added bushing length is required.
  • Body Diameter: 24 mm
  • Power Rating ¼” watt
  • Bushing Diameter: ⅜" (Threading: 3/8-32)
  • Bushing Length: 3/4"
  • Shaft Diameter: ¼"
  • Shaft Length: ⅜"
  • Shaft Material: Brass – Knurled Shaft
  • 24 teeth slot and knurled shaft
  • Includes (1) Nut and (1) Lock Washer
$4.95
Tension Spring - Bigsby, Vibrato, 1 ⅛" long
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement spring for tremolo units. These springs are 1 1/8" (28.6mm) in length and are the longest springs available from Bigsby®. 1 1/8" springs are longer than the standard ⅞” (22.2mm) springs that are stock in most Bigsby models. This spring can be used to raise the trem arm.
$8.50
Screws - Fender®, for fastening pick guards
Package of 24
Original Fender pickguard screws. Package of 24.
Starting at $3.95
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.
$109.95
Jack Plate - Gotoh, Football shape, Curved
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Gotoh’s JCB-2 jackplate is a curved football style plate for guitars and basses with edge mounted jacks. This high quality jack plate comes with two matching screws.
Starting at $3.01