"What tools do I need to build a kit?" Below, you can order the lutherie tools that kit builders find most useful. Select them all, or just the ones you need.
Router or Dremel? The Binding Router Bit and bearings listed are for use with a router (sold separately). If you rout your binding channels with a Dremel tool, consider our Precision Router Set.
A second list below contains other tools and supplies that you may already have. And always feel free to ask us what will work for you!
The following tools and supplies are recommended to assemble your kit. Though all of these tools aren't necessary to build your kit, they make many assembly steps easier and more professional. Tools available at stewmac.com are linked for more information.
Tools and supplies
(for aerosol nitrocellulose lacquer finish)
ColorTone Concentrated Liquid Stain — Tobacco Brown and Red Mahogany
Foam Polishing Pads (2 or 3) and electric hand drill
Clean cotton gloves
Masking supplies: brown paper, masking tape, cardboard and rubber balloon (or newspaper) for soundhole