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Jack Installation Tool

Jack Installation Tool

Jack Installation Tool

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Jack Installation Tool

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No fumbling, no fishing!
Quickly install a 1/4" jack in a hollowbody guitar when you can't reach inside.

Resoldering a 1/4" jack in a hollowbody guitar is a common job. The problem is reinstalling the jack when you can't reach inside. Guitar techs devise lots of methods, but we like this simple no-fuss solution: feed the Jack Installation Tool through the guitar, plug it into the jack, and pull the jack snugly into place. No fumbling, no strings, no misalignment.

The slim brass tool is bendable and 18" long (457.2mm), to work in practically any f-hole or round-hole guitar. A capture ring prevents the plug from pushing too far into the jack.

Quickly installs 1/4" endpin jacks, too.

Thanks to Julyan Wallis (The Guitar Doctor in the UK) for this idea!

TIP: Before retightening the jack nut, protect your solder connections with Frank Ford's ingenious Jack The Gripper tool.


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5.0

GREAT TOOL!!!!!!

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Verified Buyer


No more trying to get my fat fingers on the nut and falling back into the hole!!!!! A great tool!!!!!!

5.0

Save time and frustration

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Verified Buyer


title says it all. Can't imagine trying to install an output jack in a (semi)hollowbody guitar without this tool.

5.0

all good.

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Verified Buyer


Thanks

5.0

Much Easier to use Than a Wire Hanger

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Verified Buyer


and wire hangers seem to be getting scarcer. I remember fantasizing about such a tool when remedying my Epi ej200scen end pin jack dilemma. Easy fix with this.

5.0

Simply genious !

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Verified Buyer


My first attempt at installing a passive pickup and realized my arms arent as reptilian as needed for this acoustic jack installation. I was studying my situation as to how to make a tool for this. * LIGHT BULB OVER HEAD * I sez " self, I bet StewMac has a tool for this ". Sure enough. Don't fight with it, just buy the right tool for the job. Thanks again StewMac !!!

5.0

I didn't know this existed

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Verified Buyer


I found out about this tool browsing the StewMac site. Pffft! I thought I could make my own with a coat hanger and an old plug.

Not so. After much fiddling and solder burns, I broke down and bought it. Made my life easier replacing the jack on an old friend (I have people friends, but this one's a 50 year-old guitar).

Definitely a keeper.

5.0

good stuff

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Verified Buyer


A very handy tool

5.0

This tool will save you hassle!!!

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Verified Buyer


This is one of those tools that will save you a ton of fuss when it comes to hard-to-reach jacks.

I have used this tool on jacks that came loose inside of acoustics and archtop hollow-bodies. It also works well with Telecaster side jacks.

For less than $20, the jack installation tool pays for itself and will serve you well.

5.0

Works Great

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Verified Buyer


Works fine ! Better than trying to get hand in the sound hole, good luck, very nice simple unit make job easy to do, plus u can put a little more attention to dialing in the input.

4.0

Great tool

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Verified Buyer


This tool made the jack installation on my hollow body guitar simple, works great.

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