The Colorado School of Lutherie tool list prepares students for basic set-up and maintenance for a variety of stringed instruments.
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!
"Colorado School of Lutherie's purpose is to provide top quality instruction for those wishing to learn the art and craft of building and repair of string instruments."
Tool List for the Colorado School of Lutherie includes:
#0670 String Action Gauge - inches
#5053 Offset Diamond Fret File, 150-grit
#0862 6" Fret Leveler File
#5891 7/16" Guitar Nutdriver
#0447 Luthier's Digital Caliper
#1871 String Saver Saddles
#6110 5mm Sounhole Truss Rod Wrench
#5432 Smooth Radius Gauges
#3850 18" Precision Straightedge
#3849 12" Precision Straightedge
#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
#4545 0.075" / 0.090" Double-edge Nut File
#4546 0.105" / 0.120" Double-edge Nut File
#3316 SAE Ball End Hex Keys
#3317 Metric Ball End Hex Keys
#0362 Inspection Mirror
#0619 Fret Cutters
#1175 Fret End Dressing File
#1637 Fret Puller
#5890 10mm Guitar Nutdriver
#5892 1/2" Guitar Nutdriver
#6103 5/16" Truss Rod Wrench
#6101 1/4" Truss Rod Wrench
| ||Colorado School of Lutherie |
Colorado School of Lutherie's purpose is to provide top quality
instruction for those wishing to learn the art and craft of building and repair of string
"We offer a variety of workshops and classes designed to instruct
students in the theoretical aspects of instrument design, to teach them the fundamentals of
woodworking, and to foster their development of precision and skill. Our focus is on traditional
methods and time tested designs."
| || || 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.