This list of required tools from Roberto-Venn focuses on fret installation and nut/saddle making, but of course you don't have to be a student to get them for your shop!
StewMac supplies lutherie students with essential tools of the trade. The students benefit by owning and mastering the specialized tools that will serve them in their professional careers.
"Our job is to provide you with the skills and knowledge you will need to enter the world of professional guitar making and repair."
Tool List for Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery includes:
#3799 24" Precision Straightedge
#1816 Nut & Saddle Vise
#0673 String Spacing Rule
#5260 Precision Router Base
#4541 0.012" / 0.020" Double-edge Nut File
#4542 0.026" / 0.032" Double-edge Nut File
#4543 0.036" / 0.042" Double-edge Nut File
#4544 0.050" / 0.060" Double-edge Nut File
#4491 Double-edge Fret File, Medium/Wide
#0619 Fret Cutters
#0570 Guitar Player Repair Guide by Dan Erlewine
#1626 Fret Tang Nipper, For medium fretwire
#3770 Fret Rocker
#4895 Fretting Hammer
#1550 Fretwork Step-by-Step book by Erick Coleman and Dan Erlewine
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Merging tradition with innovation, keeping pace with a changing art and
"Our job is to provide you with the skills and knowledge you will need to
enter the world of professional guitar making and repair. We require students to purchase a tool kit
provided by StewMac which will include more specialized lutherie tools for fretwork and nut and
Roberto-Venn has offered master classes in guitarmaking and repair since
1977. Focused classes can range from guitar electronics to french polishing, and a 5 month Guitar
Making and Repair Course runs twice a year.
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starts with the right tools. |
We serve leading lutherie schools by supplying their
students with tools of the trade. The students benefit by owning and mastering specialized
professional tools that will serve them well in their careers. Each school has developed a list of
required StewMac tools that are essential to their coursework.
For the majority of
aspiring guitarmakers who will never attend a lutherie school, these lists are valuable
recommendations. Whether you're an apprentice, or starting out on your own, we make it easy to order
the same tools trusted by veteran instructors.