Luthier Parts & Tools

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.
$135.00
Nut File - Edge-Cut, for guitar, 10 sizes
Package of 10
Edge cut nut files in popular gauges specially designed for slotting nuts. These files cut a smooth, round bottom slot. Also great for slotting tune-o-matic bridge saddles! Always try and use a file gauge that’s not more than a couple thousandths larger than the gauge of string you are using. Smaller files can be used to create wider slots by using a side-to-side movement while cutting.
  • 4-1/2” cutting edge
  • Double sided (both sides are the same gauge)
  • Set of 10 files
  • Made In Japan

Set contains one of each size:
  • 0.010"
  • 0.013"
  • 0.016"
  • 0.024"
  • 0.028"
  • 0.032"
  • 0.036"
  • 0.042"
  • 0.046"
  • 0.056"
$119.95
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
Fret File - 600 grit, 3 radiuses, diamond, for Crowns
600 grit diamond-plated file. 3 different, (small, medium, large) radiuses in one file. 130mm file length, 230mm total.
$104.95
Soundhole Kit - Router Base and Jig
This kit consists of the precision router base for Dremel tools along with the routing jig for soundhole & rosette. Kit includes:
  • S-T235
  • S-T256

The precision router base is a stable and versatile way to support your Dremel tool. This 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.
  • Excellent control
  • Easy installation
  • Accurate freehand routing

Operation information for the precision router base: To install - simply unscrew the threaded collar on the nose of the Dremel and screw the Dremel directly into the Precision Router Base. Each turn of the large knurled thumbwheels adjusts your Dremel's cutting depth by .035"" (.889mm).
$99.65
Fret Saw Guide - for Ensuring Straight Cuts
Three neodymium magnets on each end to ensure a straight cut at a right angle. The saw guide can adjust 0mm to 4.7mm slot depth by sliding the frame. The slide frame side has scale marks representing 1mm of depth. For use with S-T254.
$81.95
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.
$69.95
Nut Slotting Gauge - Digital, luthier tool
Digital Nut Slotting Gauge. Accurately measure the guitar string height over the first fret with the digital version of this handy luthier’s tool. Display measurements in inches or mm with an accuracy of 0.0005” (0.01 mm). Includes one 1.5V alkaline button cell battery and miniature Philips head screwdriver.
$66.95
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
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
$62.95
Nut Files - Double Edge, for guitars, 3 sizes
Package of 3
Double edge nut files featuring popular guitar gauges specially designed for slotting nuts. Each set of files is specifically designed for guitars of a particular type. This set of three files will cover the work of six and cuts a smooth round bottom slot. Always try and use a file gauge that’s not more than a couple thousandths larger than the gauge of string you are using. Smaller files can be used to create wider slots by using a side-to-side movement while cutting.
  • 4” cutting edge
  • Set of 3 files
  • Made In Japan
Starting at $59.95
Drill Bit - two step, for installing vintage tuners
Two-step drill bit for drilling two-step holes. HSS material. Can be used to install vintage type tuners. 7.8 mm inner diamter, 9.9 mm outer diameter.
$59.46
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File Set - for Nut And Saddle Shaping
Package of 3
Set of files for control over shaping nuts and saddles.
  • Half-round shape
  • Flat shape
  • Triangle shape
$57.00
Neck Support - 2-Way, for guitar work
2-Way Neck Support for guitars. This natural wood, swing design neck support is great for any guitar shop front counter or repair bench and can be used for inspection or repairs of different sized guitars/basses with ease. No need for separate neck supports when switching between acoustic and electric guitars!
  • 2 way adjustable height is compatible with acoustic and electric guitars/basses
  • Large (15cmx15cm) square base keeps the guitar stable and steady during repair
  • Natural cork used at guitar contact points.
$55.00
Routing Jig - for Soundhole & Rosette
Soundhole and Rosette routing jig. Adjustable from 2” diameter to 6” diameter. Includes two hex adjustable M4x0.70 countersunk screws for attaching a router base, one registration pin (4 mm diameter) and three hex keys: 2.5 mm, 2.0 mm, 1.5 mm. Use with precision router base support for Dremel tool (S-T235).
$54.95
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.
$49.95
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
$44.95
Fret Cutter - Carbon Steel, for Cutting Stainless Steel Fret Wire
High quality carbon steel fret cutters for use with stainless steel fret wire. These newly designed cutters improve accuracy providing a flatter cut than other versions. Additionally the blades are designed for improved durability. The cutters can also be locked in the closed position for protection when not in use.
$39.95
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
$37.95
Knob & Bushing Puller - for Easy Removal From Guitar
The Knob and Bushing Puller's clear acrylic housing has a rubberized base to help protect the guitar's finish. The square unit has 2 ends- one end for pulling knobs, the other end can work with the attached hardware to easily extract Gibson, Schaller or Gotoh bridge and tailpiece stud bushings, without damaging the guitar Includes 6 bolts and 2 flat washers for pulling various bushing threads:
  • 5/16-20
  • 5/16-24
  • 5/16-18
  • 10-32
  • M5
  • M6
  • M8

Roughly 0.065" clearance between the bottom of the knob and the top of the guitar required for knob puller attachment.
$37.00
Chisel - Flat, Japanese, Micro, 1.1mm
Small flat chisel with an offset handle allowing this tool to easily get into tight spaces for luthier work. The 1.1mm blade is made of high quality HSS steel and is perfect when precision is required for nut slots and elsewhere. Made in Japan.
$35.95
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.
$34.95
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.
$34.25
Gouge - Spoon Shape, Japanese, Steel, Shiragami
High quality made in Japan spoon-shaped gouges for luthier work. These gouges have a hardness of HRC64 and a total length of 180mm. The hardwood handle features a flat end for hammering and a decorative handle. The blade material is Shiragami white steel.
Starting at $30.95