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: plug in the Jack Installation Tool and pull the jack snugly back where it belongs. No strings, no slipping, no fumbling, no fishing. It's a great tool for quickly installing 1/4" endpin jacks, too.
Thanks to Julyan Wallis (The Guitar Doctor in the UK) for this idea!
Made of brass (it won't rust), the Jack Installation Tool is slim, 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.
TIP: Before retightening the jack nut, protect your solder connections with Frank Ford's ingenious Jack The Gripper tool.