The tool list for El Virutero favors pro tools specifically for fretwork—from fret prep and installation to leveling and dressing.
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!
El Virutero School of Lutherie
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dedicated to educating, investigating and spreading the arts and crafts of lutherie.
"The school trains students to become competent professionals so guaranteeing the technical quality in the process of building musical instruments. Its aim is to make a contribution towards improving the level of lutherie in the future in Argentina in order to satisfy the most demanding musicians.
Our priority is for each student to accompany his individual development within a collective experience where the transmission of the teacher's knowledge is enriched through exchanges among the students based on a search for continuous improvement. This is the formula “El Virutero” has achieved while developing education in lutherie and spreading the knowledge of craftsmanship. Our hope is that this will be reflected in the high quality, both functional and aesthetic of the future instruments.
The school wishes to provide society with a teaching space from here in Buenos Aires to strengthen the long lasting, high value of lutherie work while supporting the development of musical culture."
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.