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Special tools for Bridges


Soundhole Clamps
Soundhole Clamps
Ideal for clamping bridges and braces through a soundhole, these clamps reach where others can't.

Understring Radius Gauges

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Understring Radius Gauges
Setting bridge saddle height is fast, easy and accurate with these unique stainless steel understring radius gauges.

Radius Gauges

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Radius Gauges
Notched design reads the fretboard with the strings on! Make sure you keep the right curvature when working on a fingerboard.

Cam Clamps
Cam Clamps
Cam clamps are a favorite of all types of woodworkers and they come in very handy in lutherie as well. We offer high-quality clamps in two sizes.

Gauged Saws
Gauged Saws
Quickly rough-in new nut slots.

JLD Bridge Doctor
JLD Bridge Doctor
An alternative cure for over-bellyed guitar tops.

Saddle Routing Jig
Saddle Routing Jig
A StewMac exclusive! Slot an acoustic guitar bridge easily and accurately every time.

Scissor Jack

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Scissor Jack
Our versatile tool lets you perform tricky repairs inside an acoustic guitar with ease.

Bridge Pin Hole Reamer
Bridge Pin Hole Reamer
Our special wooden-handled steel reamers are designed to properly taper the holes for bridge pins. We offer two reamer sizes for accurate holes and better fit.

Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools

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Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools
Installing, adjusting, and replacing Tune-o-matic guitar bridges and 'stop' tailpieces is common in busy guitar shops. These tools make the work faster and easier!

Guitar Repair Magnet Kit

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Guitar Repair Magnet Kit
Make custom repair cauls, magnetize pickups, and more. See the video for tips!

Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Saws & Files
Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Saws & Files
Unique new specialty tools for seating strings properly in an acoustic guitar bridge.

Saddle Slot Files
Saddle Slot Files
Special files for cleaning and flattening the bottom of an acoustic guitar saddle slot.

Micro Chisels
Micro Chisels
Set of four model maker's chisels, for trimming nut and saddle slots or for removing dried glue around braces and frets.

Knob and Bushing Puller

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Knob and Bushing Puller
Remove a stubborn knob without damaging the plastic, or your finish. Pulls bushings, too!

Bridge Clamping Caul
Bridge Clamping Caul
This device is easy to set up and needs only a single extra clamp to glue bridges on flattop steel-string acoustic guitars.

Mitchell Abrasive Cord

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Mitchell Abrasive Cord
Handy abrasive-coated cord in 4 thicknesses, great for smoothing nut slots.

BridgeSaver

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BridgeSaver
Special cutters form precisely dished cavities in the bridge plate, and matching wooden plugs. A money-making tool that can pay for itself with the first job!

Mini Cam Clamp

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Mini Cam Clamp
A lighter, slimmer cam clamp for working on guitars and smaller instruments.

Saddlematic
Saddlematic
Saddlematic quickly and accurately finds the correct location for a new acoustic guitar saddle slot, for positioning a new slotted bridge, or for checking the accuracy of an attached bridge and saddle.

Ibex Bridge Clamp
Ibex Bridge Clamp
Sturdy clamp for gluing a bridge or brace through the soundhole.

Bridge Heater and Fingerboard Iron
Bridge Heater and Fingerboard Iron
Softens glue for fingerboard and bridge removal.

Luthiers Friend Sanding Station
Luthier's Friend Sanding Station
The versatile Luthier's Friend Sanding Station works with your shop drill press. It lets you thickness-sand small parts quickly and accurately. Pattern-sand with your own templates, too.

Bridge Spatula
Bridge Spatula
Unique wide blade and sturdy block handle make this the best tool for bridge removal and more.

The Intonator
The Intonator
Easy way to locate an acoustic bridge saddle for accurate intonation.

Thompson Belly Reducer

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Thompson Belly Reducer
A lifesaving tool set for older acoustic guitars! Helps correct soundboard bulge caused by string tension, without replacing the bridge plate.

The Key
The Key
The unique tool that makes Original Floyd Rose tremolo intonation easy and precise.

Bridge Pin Hole Chamfer Tool
Bridge Pin Hole Chamfer Tool
Our unique cutter solves bridge countersinking problems, for clean professional results.

Bridge/Fingerboard Removal Knife
Bridge/Fingerboard Removal Knife
This wooden-handled flexible spatula is great for removing bridges, pickguards, and the fingerboard extension from guitars.

Brace Repair Jack
Brace Repair Jack
Holds a cracked brace, a bridge plate or a crack cleat in place while the glue sets.

Soundhole Clamp Cauls
Soundhole Clamp Cauls
Snap onto the feet of clamps for a larger footprint. Flat, or grooved to fit over guitar braces.

Camless Clamps
Camless Clamps
Space-saving wooden clamps for controlled clamping pressure.

Archtop Bridge Fitting Jig

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Archtop Bridge Fitting Jig
Getting a close-fitting contour on the bridge feet is critical to the sound of an archtop instrument.

3-Piece Inspection Mirror
3-Piece Inspection Mirror
See the big picture of the guitar's interior! Thin folded mirrors to insert easily into the guitar, then unfolded once inside the guitar.

Plate Mate
Plate Mate
A simple solution for preventing or temporarily fixing a worn acoustic guitar bridge plate.

Japanese Super Fine-Cut Saw
Japanese Super Fine-Cut Saw
Ultra-thin .0075" blade for short close-tolerance cuts: braces, nuts and more.

Top Deflection Gauge
Top Deflection Gauge
Precise measurements let you simulate string tension, for more accurate neck resetting and bridge saddle slot routing.

Seam Separation Knife
Seam Separation Knife
The ideal knife for removing tops, backs and fingerboards from most instruments.

Surface Thermometer
Surface Thermometer
A compact 50-500 degree F. thermometer that can be placed directly on the flat top of a heating iron to monitor the correct temperature.

Tremolo Spring Installer
Tremolo Spring Installer
Simple tool makes tricky tremolo spring installation easy.

Acoustic Bridge Bolts
Acoustic Bridge Bolts
Incredibly useful, these custom bolts are handy for temporarily mounting a bridge before it's glued onto the guitar.

Inspection Mirror
Inspection Mirror
2-1/4"-diameter mirror with swivel joints and telescoping handle for viewing from any angle.

Offset Disassembly Knife
Offset Disassembly Knife
This knife's handle is offset to protect the soundboard when lifting a bridge or fingerboard, cleaning glue from a loose brace, or for similar tasks.

Acoustic Bridge Locating Pins
Acoustic Bridge Locating Pins
Temporary place holders to keep your pin bridge in place during gluing and setup. Non-stick. Reusable!

Protective Felt
Protective Felt
Protective padding for clamping cauls and work surfaces.


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