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Jack Installation Tool

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No fumbling, no fishing!
Quickly install a 1/4" jack in a hollowbody guitar when you can't reach inside.

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Resoldering a 1/4" jack in a hollowbody guitar is a common job. The problem is reinstalling the jack when you can’t reach inside. Guitar techs devise lots of methods, but we like this simple no-fuss solution: feed the Jack Installation Tool through the guitar, plug it into the jack, and pull the jack snugly into place. No fumbling, no strings, no misalignment.

The slim brass tool is bendable and 18" long (457.2mm), to work in practically any f-hole or round-hole guitar. A capture ring prevents the plug from pushing too far into the jack.

Quickly installs 1/4" endpin jacks, too.

Thanks to Julyan Wallis (The Guitar Doctor in the UK) for this idea!

TIP: Before retightening the jack nut, protect your solder connections with Frank Ford's ingenious Jack The Gripper tool.

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Jack Installation Tool
Jack Installation Tool
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5 11-09-2013
Get it!

I considered making my own version of this tool, but when a hollowbody restoration came into the shop recently I added this to my parts order and I am glad I did. It worked perfectly and made quick work out of a time wasting process. For the money it costs, I'd much rather work on guitars than make tools, especially when the tool is perfectly designed such as this one.

Dogwood Guitars  Kansas City, MO Read my reviews (26)
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3 9-12-2013
Build your own

Many of the tools that Stew-Mac comes up with are genuinely great, but this is a tool that you can make yourself. I guess no one remembers that once upon a time you had to fabricate your own tools.

rebuiltone  canada
5 6-27-2013
Great idea!

As all tools offered by Stewart MacDonald, the jack installation tool does not dissapoint. Works flawlessly.

Danny Ott Guitar Repair  Westminster, Ca. USA
5 4-05-2013
Would be lost (and cursing) without this thing!

This is an ABSOLUTE MUST if you work on hollow body electrics and install endpin pre-amps in acoustics.

Thom Abell-String Theory Guitar Repair  Mount Juliet, TN Read my reviews (20)
5 12-27-2012
So SImple But So Valuable

This is one of those super simple tools that provides value far beyond its cost. Anyone who has tried to install a pickup jack in a hollow or semi-hollow body electric guitar, or in an acoustic guitar knows how difficult it can be to get the jack in the proper position, then thread the nuts on. Forget the old fishing line trick...this tool makes the job super simple and quick. Well for the $12.95.

Jim Samuel  Upper Holland, PA 19053
4 7-24-2012
very useful for hollowbody work

I like that it's easy to flex the shaft to fish things around to where I need them to be.

Carter  Maine Read my reviews (6)
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