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Special tools for Neck, fingerboard


Basic Setup Kit

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Basic Setup Kit
Now in metric, too! Our most popular setup tools in one money saving set.

Aluminum Radius-sanding Beam

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Aluminum Radius-sanding Beam
Radiused beams that allow you to level fingerboards and frets to a consistent radius.

8 Radius Blocks
8" Radius Blocks
Long hardwood blocks for sanding frets and fingerboards to a precise radius.

Notched Straightedge

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Notched Straightedge
Check the straightness of the fingerboard with the frets in place!

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.

Fret/Fingerboard Levelers

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Fret/Fingerboard Levelers
Heavyweight steel tool for fast, accurate leveling in the pro shop.

Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files
Fret/Fingerboard Leveling Files
These custom-made files give you a handle on your fret work!

Fret Beveling File

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Fret Beveling File
Quickly and consistently bevel the ends of your frets.

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.

Erlewine Neck Jig
Erlewine Neck Jig
The revolutionary string tension simulator that takes the guesswork out of fretwork and fingerboard leveling.

Fingerboard Guards
Fingerboard Guards
Protect the fingerboard from accidental scratches and gouges with these stainless steel guards.

Luthiers Digital Caliper

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Luthier's Digital Caliper
Precision caliper measures fret height before AND after fret installation.

Chip Stoppers

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Chip Stoppers
Pull frets with fewer fingerboard chips.

Nut Seating Files
Nut Seating Files
For cleaning and leveling a nut slot.

8 Radius Blocks Essential Set
8" Radius Blocks Essential Set
The 5 most popular radii for radius sanding, in a money-saving set!

Diamond Fret Levelers
Diamond Fret Levelers
Industrial diamond-coated steel blocks. Excellent for putting a razor edge on chisels and knives, and great for leveling frets!

4 Radius Blocks
4" Radius Blocks
Short wood blocks for spot-leveling frets and fingerboards.

Neck Relief Gauge and Nut Slotting Gauge Set
Neck Relief Gauge and Nut Slotting Gauge Set
Our two latest precision gauges in ONE money-saving set!

Snapfile Leveling System

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Snapfile Leveling System
Our versatile and innovative 4-in-1 tool is great for all your fret and fingerboard leveling. Fast, efficient, space-saving.

Feeler Gauges
Feeler Gauges
Eleven steel gauges that allow precision filing of nut slot depths, and they're also useful for checking string-to-fret clearances and fret slot width.

Neck Removal Jig
Neck Removal Jig
For faster, cleaner dovetail neck joint disassembly.

Neck Support Caul
Neck Support Caul
Useful neck support for fretting and clamping.

Neck Relief Gauge
Neck Relief Gauge
Takes the guesswork out of guitar truss rod adjustment, for more consistent and accurate playability.

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

Neck Joint Router Bits
Neck Joint Router Bits
Carbide tipped bits for routing acoustic neck dovetails and straight tenons.


4" Radius Blocks Essential Set
The 5 most popular radii for spot-sanding, in a money-saving set!

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.

Neck Joint Steamer
Neck Joint Steamer
Steel-string guitar neck removal is often aided by injecting steam into the dovetail neck joint to loosen the glue.

Fret Slot Cleaning Tool

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Fret Slot Cleaning Tool
Used to clean the old gunk and crud out of the fret slots before you install new frets.

Neck Set Gauge
Neck Set Gauge
Takes the guesswork out of setting the neck angle on flattop guitars.

Fingerboard Band Clamp
Fingerboard Band Clamp
These ingenious clamps are perfect for re-gluing fingerboards.

Teflon Fret Dam
Teflon Fret Dam
Pulling old frets can chip a fretboard: keep the slots clean and glue-free for repairs.

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

Japanese Flush-cut Saw
Japanese Flush-cut Saw
Flexible blade cuts dowels flush for relocating tuners or bridge studs.


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