The tool list for El Virutero favors pro tools specifically for fretwork—from fret prep and installation to leveling and dressing.
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!
"El Virutero is dedicated to educating, investigating and spreading the arts and crafts of lutherie."
Tool List for El Virutero School of Lutherie includes:
#0685 Three-in-one Fret File
#5051 300 grit Diamond Fret File
#7015 Whip Tips
#0010 Thin Super Glue
#0020 Medium Super Glue
#1296 Deadblow Fretting Hammer
#5256 Diamond Fret Leveler, 1800-grit
#5257 Diamond Fret Leveler, 800-grit
#5258 Diamond Fret Leveler, 325-grit
#1601 3-Corner Fret Dressing File
#0350 Fret Bender
#0619 Fret Cutters
#3770 Fret Rocker
#1550 Fretwork Step-by-Step book by Dan Erlewine and Erick
| ||El Virutero School of Lutherie |
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dedicated to educating, investigating and spreading the arts and crafts
"The school trains students to become competent professionals so
guaranteeing the technical quality in the process of building musical instruments. Its aim is to
make a contribution towards improving the level of lutherie in the future in Argentina in order to
satisfy the most demanding musicians.
Our priority is for each student to accompany his
individual development within a collective experience where the transmission of the teacher's
knowledge is enriched through exchanges among the students based on a search for continuous
improvement. This is the formula "El Virutero" has achieved while developing education in lutherie
and spreading the knowledge of craftsmanship. Our hope is that this will be reflected in the high
quality, both functional and aesthetic of the future instruments.
The school wishes to
provide society with a teaching space from here in Buenos Aires to strengthen the long lasting, high
value of lutherie work while supporting the development of musical culture."
| || || A career in lutherie
starts with the right tools. |
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