CSL's recommended tool list is well rounded for nut making, fretting and setup. Additional tools specifically for acoustic work make this list unique.
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. But of course you don't have to be a student to get them for your shop!
"CSL is recognized worldwide as a center for studying the design and construction of exquisite, handmade, custom-built guitars as well as restoration secrets, knowledge and hands-on experience."
Tool List for Canadian School of Lutherie includes:
#6105 9/32" Pocket Truss Rod Wrench
#0670 String Action Gauge - inches
#3229 5° Bridge Pin Hole Reamer
#0353 Understring Radius Gauges
#1628 Micro Chisels, Set of 4
#0673 String Spacing Rule
#0670-M Metric String Action Gauge
#0487 Teflon Fret Dam
#6110 5mm Sounhole Truss Rod Wrench
#6114 5mm Sounhole Truss Rod Wrench with 4-1/2" reach
#3850 18" Precision Straightedge
#4900 Fret Crimper
#6106 Pocket Truss Rod Wrench
#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
#4600 Bridge Clamping Caul
#1696 Fret Bending Pliers
#1626 Fret Tang Nipper, for Medium fretwire
Canadian School of Lutherie
St. Georges, PE and Toronto, ON
"CSL is recognized world wide as a center for studying the design and construction of exquisite, handmade, custom-built guitars as well as restoration secrets, knowledge and hands-on experience. Specializing in teaching students how to make and repair stringed instruments for utmost playability, comfort and acoustic quality, as well as discussions on the philosophy of the craft. Students have attended our Guitar Building Courses from places as far away as Italy, Germany, the United States and across Canada."
Coursework includes repair, setup, restoration and finishing, plus building electric, steel-string acoustic and classical guitars.
A career in lutherie 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.