Tools

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
Tool - IC Extractor / Puller
Hand-held IC extractor for use on a variety of chip sizes. The metal ends hook beneath the chip. When a pinching force is applied to the bends of the plastic, the metal ends clamp onto the chip and pull upward uniformly to avoid bending pins. This tool can be used on widths of 7mm and up.
$3.95
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
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
$8.95
BreadBoard - Solderless, 400 point pattern
Solderless (plug-in) breadboard with 400 connection tie-points (i.e. 400 wire insertion holes) and 4 power rails. Solderless breadboards are great for building and testing new circuits because parts can be easily inserted and removed making them completely re-usable. This breadboard has a 300 tie-point IC-circuit area plus four 25 tie-point power rails. The housing is made of white ABS plastic, with a printed legend giving numbers and letters for columns and rows. The internal contacts are phosphor bronze with a plated nickel finish and a peelable adhesive tape backing is provided for attaching it to a surface. Be sure to check out the Zipwire™ jumper wire kits for use with this breadboard.
$4.75
Digital Capacitance Meter - YF-150, 9 ranges
Nine ranges give precision readings from 0.1 pF to 20,000 µF. Can be used to check virtually all capacitors for tolerance value, selecting matched sets, etc.
  • 0.1 pf to 20,000 μF, 9 ranges
  • Over range indicator
  • 0.5% basic accuracy
  • Tilt stand
  • 3-1/2 digit LCD, 1" h x 2-¼" w
  • 1.5" x 2.8" x 6"
  • Zero adjustment
  • Input protected
  • Low battery indicator
  • Includes case, leads, battery, spare fuse and instructions
$42.95
Aligner tool - GC Electronics, Duplex
Butyrate shaft 6-1/8" long with 1/8" wide steel tips. Tip on one end recessed.
  • Material: Conductive Nylon Metal
  • End: 1/8"
  • End 2: 1/8"
$1.99
Desoldering Pump - Weller, manual, for removing solder
Removes melted solder by suction. Facilitates accurate printed circuit repair and cleaning. This lightweight desoldering pump has an anodized aluminium body to assure durability and features a plunger safety shield, short-stroke plunger and a no-clog automatic tip cleaner. Replace tip with S-T7875B. Made in Taiwan.
$29.95
Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Maxi-Cure Extra Thick
Bob Smith Industries ™ Maxi Cure ™ Extra Thick Gap Filling Cyanoacrylate. A must have for luthiers! Maxi Cure ™ is the highest viscosity CA we have available and is great for extreme gap filling and finish fills. It can be carved with a knife or razor blade and sanded and feathered to form a finish which makes it great for chip repairs. The extra thick viscosity of Maxi Cure ™ also allows longer repositioning time than other glues (10-25 sec.) Apply Maxi Cure ™ in a coil pattern to one of the parts to be glued, spread glue evenly, then assemble parts. Hold or clamp firmly for 30-60 seconds. To speed up curing time use the Insta-Set accelerator! (S-F506)
Starting at $5.50
Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Extender Tip for Glue
Package of 6
Bob Smith Industries ™ Extender Tip for CA glues. This extender tip can be used with all viscosities (Thin,Medium,Extra Thick) of cyanoacrylate that we offer from Bob Smith Industries™ and is compatible with both available sizes (1oz and 2oz) Extender tips can help you reach difficult spaces and control the flow of glue for more precise application.
  • Helps focus glue stream
  • Works with all three CA glue viscosities
  • Package of 6
Starting at $5.95
Guitar Pick Punch - For Making DIY Picks
This guitar pick punch is great for making your own guitar picks out of a wide variety of material. Two pick sheets are included but it is also great for making novelty picks out of old gift cards, IDs, credit cards, hotel key cards, and anything else you can think of.
This pick punch makes a great gift for any guitar player.
$21.99
String Action Gauge - Measurement Tool
A stainless steel pocket-sized String Action Gauge that's perfect for obtaining quick and accurate action measurements for acoustic and electric instruments. A must have in a busy repair shop! Measurements taken using this gauge include:
  • Saddle height/slot depth
  • String height
  • Nut height/slot depth
  • Pickup pole piece height/string to pole piece distance
  • Fret slot depth(unbound fingerboards only)

Plus more! The back includes a useful fraction/metric/decimal conversion chart that saves you time. Available in metric or in imperial models (sold individually)
$13.95
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.
$29.95
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 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 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.
$12.95
Tip - Weller, Replacement for SP23 and SP23D
Package of 2
MT1 - 0.031" / 0.8 mm Conical Tip For Weller SP23 / SP25 Series Irons. Package of 2
  • Consumer tip series from Weller
  • MT series tips are plated with Electroless Nickel for ease of wetting during soldering
  • 10/24" Thread in tips for SP23 / SP25 series soldering irons
$8.35
Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Insta-Set Foam, Pump Spray
Bob Smith Industries INSTA-SET™ CA (super glue) Accelerator. INSTA-SET™ is a catalyst which acts as an accelerator that allows CAs to quickly cure in thick layers by enhancing the alkaline conditions during polymerization. INSTA-SET™ in a spray bottle is normally used to cure the CA that flows from joints when parts are pressed together. Applying an additional bead of thick CA along a seam and then curing it with INSTA-SET™ significantly enhances a joint’s strength. For difficult to bond materials, INSTA-SET™ can be applied to one surface and CA to the opposite surface. When brought together, they will bond instantly. INSTA-SET™ is formulated with a strawberry scent and activates CA in 6 to 8 seconds without any degrading of the CAs strength, which can occur with many other accelerators. It is compatible with all surfaces, even clear plastic and white foam.
  • Convenient pump spray (2oz.
Starting at $5.95
Wrench - Steel, Multi-Spanner, for guitar components
A small, easily-portable tool designed for quick adjustments of various instrument parts (including nuts and thumb wheels), from potentiometers and pickup switches to tuning machines. One end is designed for loosening, the other is designed for tightening. The device has been chamfered and polished to avoid damage to your instrument when used.
$9.00
Digital Multimeter - YF-3220, multi-purpose
Ergonomically designed. Uses one 9V battery, included.
  • 0.5% basic DC accuracy
  • audible continuity test
  • 3 1/2 digit LCD, 0.625" high
  • 10M ohm input resistance
  • 1.5" x 3" x 7.5"(w/o rubber case)
  • overload protection
  • voltage to 1000VDC, 750VAC
  • capacitance to 20 microfarads
  • polarity indicator
  • frequency to 10MHz
  • over range indicator
  • 10A (AC or DC)
  • low battery indicator
  • hFE and diode test
  • tilt stand and case
$44.95
ProtoBoard - Fits 1590BB, 1 sided, 2-hole strips
Prototyping circuit board (PCB) designed to fit the Hammond 1590BB die-cast aluminum enclosure. It has a convenient 2-hole pattern, which provides an easy way to connect parts while maximizing usable board area. It can be used as a stand-alone prototyping board, or installed in a Hammond 1590BB enclosure. For fastening your project to a surface see our adhesive standoffs (S-H190-X). Features:
  • Single-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board.
  • Convenient 2-hole pattern provides an easy way to connect parts.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering.
  • 0.042" holes are drilled on 0.1" (2.54mm) centers. 4 mounting holes.
  • PCB Size 3.20 x 4.25 in (81.3 x 108.0 mm)
$5.50
Guitar Setup Mat - Dunlop, System 65
Work on your guitars without the worry of scratching the finish. This thick neoprene mat measures 17 7/8” x 23 ¾”. The tight webbing on the surface ensures no marring and helps keep debris from sticking to the mat.
$15.25
Springs - Xcelite, replacement for S-TCN255
Replacement spring for S-TCN255 (Xcelite curved nose pliers).
$1.00