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Guitar Shop Starter Kit


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Our 3 most popular pro tool sets, combined! Fret Work Step-By-Step book and our luthier's digital caliper are included FREE.

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Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4942 With inch String Action Gauge Yes
$475.41

4942-M With metric String Action Gauge 2-3 weeks
$475.41


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When you're ready to make the dream of your own repair shop a reality, we're ready to help you get a good head start. We've combined our three most popular guitar setup and repair tool sets, and included a FREE Fret Work book and luthier's digital caliper.

These are the same professional tools we supply to leading lutherie schools, designed by luthiers and used every day in shops that depend on high quality, durable, innovative tools for their livelihood. Good tools that quickly pay for themselves and help you grow your business.

Our Guitar Shop Starter Kit includes:

The Essential Fretting Tool Kit
 Fret Cutter
 Deadblow Fretting Hammer
 6" Fret Leveler
 Double-edge Fret File
 Fret End Dressing File
 Dressing Stick
 Fret Rocker
 Fret Work Step-By-Step Book (included FREE)

The Basic Setup Kit
 String Action Gauge
  (Metric version included with #4942-M kit)
 18" Precision Straightedge
 Set of 9 Understring Radius Gauges

The Essential Nut Making Tool Kit
 Set of 4 Double-edge Nut Files
 Set of 2 Nut and Saddle Shaping Files
 Gauged .010" Saw
 Feeler Gauge Set
 Nut and Saddle Vise
 String Spacing Rule

FREE Luthiers Digital Caliper



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Guitar Shop Starter Kit
Guitar Shop Starter Kit
 
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2 10-28-2013
Ok but expensive

The same indisputable quality but inmho not a proper price: a must-have or unavoidable fee?

pvnick  Milan, Italy Read my reviews (3)
5 9-16-2013
Guitar Shop Starter Set

Outstanding value! I have used every tool in this set. The quality is absolutely top notch. To date this set has been used to turn seven "lost cause" guitars to excellent players. I've lost count of the guitars I've set up quickly and accurately. What used to be a painfully slow process of trial and error has become, relatively quick, easy and enjoyable.

SRW  Burleson, TX Read my reviews (8)
4 9-09-2013
Excelent tools but...

Quality tools, can tell, however I keep having the feeling that it is too expensive for what you get... I hope that the products will pay themselves overtime.

Davor Pantoja  Santiago, Chile Read my reviews (9)
5 8-11-2013
Happy Hobbist

This is a well thought out starter kit. Everything feels solid and well made. The Action Gauge is easy to use. However, if you plan on using any of the other tools using dial-gauges, be aware they measure in 1/1000th of an inch increments.

Jim J. Donaldson  Findlay, Ohio Read my reviews (7)
5 3-21-2013
Guitar shop starter kit

Hi to all. Well just got my kit today very happy with it, look out guitars here I come. postage was quicker than I expected, could have fitted more tools in the box. Will be buying more tools next time and soon so as not to waste space in the next shipment. Have been wanting a shop like this for ever,thank heavens for the Internet

Squizz  Newcastle Australia
2 10-26-2012
$$$$$$$$$

Vary expensive for what you get;A small saw,plastic hamer,cuple files,pair of pliers,small vice & a straight edge?? For the money you charge, thats bad.

Lacelle  Blind River Ontario Ca
5 6-05-2012
A great intro.

This doesn't come cheap, but as the saying goes, "Buy Cheap, Pay Dear". I have used every tool in the kit on my first couple of fret jobs and set-ups, and have found them invaluable to complete the work; and for my first attempts, they came out very well. Saddles and nuts are a sinch with the tools included. It's a great start, especially if like me, you had two screw-drivers and a file as the only tools to your name. I would have preferred an extra couple of tools thrown in such as notched straight-edge and radius gauges, but then again I did get a digital-caliper set for free. If your budget stretches to it, you won't go far wrong with this starter set.

Franky  London, England Read my reviews (8)
5 5-02-2012
A great start

My starter kit arrived complete and as advertised. Two guitars, a mandolin, and an ukulele later the kit has been very valuable already.

Duane Gallaher  Rainier, WA
4 3-05-2012
Great start, but......

I think this a great way to start, however I feel that for what you get the price is a little bit much.

Bearded Moose Guitars  Blue Ridge, SC Read my reviews (6)
4 1-18-2012
Not everything, but very close

I would've preferred a fret puller to cutters and over-string radius gauges to under; otherwise pretty rock solid.

EdwardElias  Hendersonville, TN Read my reviews (5)
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