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Don't use regular tools when doing guitar repair. Having the proper tools for the job can help you get the job done faster and better, with less chance of damage by using make-do tools.

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S-T234String Spreader - for Fret Work Without Unstringing, Set 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
  • Set of 2

$9.40
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S-T231-XChemical Polishing File - Half-Round

CP files have special file toothpattern and it keeps file clean without clogging. Easy to control and fast to file clean with light strokes.


Starting at $21.50
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S-T232Fingerboard Radius & String Action Gauge - 6 Radiuses

6 different radiuses : 7-¼", 9-½", 10", 12", 14", 16" 0.20mm step string action gauge


$16.00
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S-T243File Set - for Acoustic Guitars, 3 Sizes
Double edge nut files featuring popular acoustic guitar gauges specially designed for slotting nuts. 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
  • 6 gauges: .016"/.042"- .026"/.050" -.036"/.055"
  • Set of 3 files
  • Made In Japan
$62.95
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S-T208Notched 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.
$31.45
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S-T246-XDiamond Sheet - 75x150mm, Self-Adhesive

75x150mm, for S-T229 sanding blocks.


$23.95
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S-T248-XWood Saw Rasp - High Carbon Steel

One coarse side, one fine side.


Starting at $16.00
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S-T233-7086Two-Step Drill Bit - 7.0mm (0.275") x 8.6mm (0.34")

Two-step drill bit for drilling two-step holes. HSS material.


$73.45
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S-T249Profiling Gauge - 150mm length
150mm length. Used to record the shape of a surface, which can then be used to trace a copy onto another surface.
Needles are held firmly, which makes them easy to shape, but they remain in place when using to trace.
$16.00
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S-T200XString 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)


$16.95
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