CSL's recommended tool list is well rounded for nut making, fretting and setup. Additional tools specifically for acoustic work make this list unique.
StewMac supplies lutherie students with essential tools of the trade. The students benefit by owning and mastering the specialized tools that will serve them in their professional careers. But of course you don't have to be a student to get them for your shop!
"CSL is recognized worldwide as a center for studying the design and construction of exquisite, handmade, custom-built guitars as well as restoration secrets, knowledge and hands-on experience." More from Canadian School of Lutherie
Canadian School of Lutherie
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and Toronto, Ontario
Recognized worldwide as a center for studying guitar design and construction.
"CSL is recognized world wide as a center for studying the design and construction of exquisite, handmade, custom-built guitars as well as restoration secrets, knowledge and hands-on experience. Specializing in teaching students how to make and repair stringed instruments for utmost playability, comfort and acoustic quality, as well as discussions on the philosophy of the craft. Students have attended our Guitar Building Courses from places as far away as Japan, Germany, the United States and aross Canada, as well as a two week traveling workshop to the Canadian Arctic teaching Guitar Building to Inuk students."
Coursework includes repair, setup, restoration and finishing, plus building electric, steel-string acoustic and classical guitars.
A career in lutherie starts with the right tools. We serve leading lutherie schools by supplying their students with tools of the trade. The students benefit by owning and mastering specialized professional tools that will serve them well in their careers. Each school has developed a list of required StewMac tools that are essential to their coursework.
For the majority of aspiring guitarmakers who will never attend a lutherie school, these lists are valuable recommendations. Whether you're an apprentice, or starting out on your own, we make it easy to order the same tools trusted by veteran instructors.