Essential tools for guitar techs starting out
Professional road tech and repairman Kevin Allen came to us with this idea for a set of tools that every working tech needs. Kevin has toured with bands such as Slipknot, Coheed and Cambria, Death Cab For Cutie, and more. Needless to say, the man knows his way around guitar tools.
We loved his idea and ran with it. We enlisted Erick Coleman to talk to every professional tech he knows and gather more tool recommendations. We took all of this knowledge and put together the ultimate set for guitar techs starting out. Now you can hit the road knowing you’re prepared for the jobs you’ll face every day.
From guitar tech/repairman Kevin Allen:
"I've relied on the tools and resources from StewMac every single day I've been on tour or opened the door to my shop. This list outlines tools I touch every day. It seems like every tool I own has that red handle."
Kevin is a guitar tech/repairman who has worked with a number of artists including Slipknot, Coheed and Cambria, and Avenged Sevenfold.
From guitar tech and author Doug Redler:
"As a guitar tech, I know how important it is to be prepared with the right tools, whether on the road, in the studio, or in the repair shop. StewMac's Guitar Tech Tool Set has all the tools you need for any basic guitar setup; tools for setting intonation, neck adjustment, checking string and fret height, and changing strings are all included. The Guitar Tech Screwdriver Set and String Action Gauge are always within reach on my bench. With this kit, you have everything in one place, at your fingertips, wherever the road takes you."
Doug is the author of The Guitarist's Guide to Maintenance & Repair and guitar tech for artists including Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes, The Magpie Salute), Slash, Dixie Chicks, Heart, Steve Stevens, kd lang, Counting Crowes, and the B-52s.
The Guitar Tech Tool Set includes:
#0670 String Action Gauge, Inches
#3000 Guitar Tech Screwdriver Set
#3691 Guitar Tech Wrench Set
#0447 Luthier's Digital Caliper
#4905 StewMac Shop Rule, Inches
#3850 Precision Straightedge, 18" length
#3770 Fret Rocker
#1296 Deadblow Fretting Hammer
#0472 Fret Erasers, Set of 7
#5893 Guitar Nutdrivers, Set of 3
#3316 Ball-end Hex Keys, SAE, Set of 11
#3317 Ball-end Hex Keys, Metric, Set of 7
#6112 Pocket Truss Rod Wrenches, Set of 3
#1344 ESP Multi Spanner
#1610 Long-nose Pliers
#1608 String Cutter
#5120 Wiring Hemostats, Straight jaw
#5121 Wiring Hemostats, Curved jaw
#1993 Zap-It EZ-Winder
#1518 Tap for Threaded Endpin Jack Installation
#5084 Peterson StroboPlus HD