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Finding the “best” tools for guitar making can be tricky.

We’re all unique.

We build unique guitars.

We work in different ways and with different techniques.

And, the tools aren’t cheap, so making the right choices is essential.

I spent the last 25 years slowly building up my guitar-making tool set, and I made many mistakes along the way.

But over time, I’ve curated a set of tools that I love, that help me do my best work, and that bring me joy when I use them.

Today, I’m going to share all of those tools, as well as some important tips and recommendations to help you find the tools that work the best for you.

Here are three great resources you can use to get started:

1 – The Luthier Tools Workshop & Q&A Session

The great thing about a workshop like this is that it allowed me to share more details about each tool, such as:
  • What I like about each tool
  • Why they work so well for me
  • The specific tasks I use them for
Plus, I got to answer questions from the attendees to discuss alternatives, pros and cons, and more. CLICK HERE TO WATCH

2 – The Ultimate Guide To Luthier Tools

Tool Guide PDF Rough Draft
After going through this process myself and helping many other people figure out which tools to get, I knew the key was creating a guide rather than just a long list. So, I created this one to be both a detailed list of tools AND a guide containing my thoughts, recommendations, and more to help you find your “best” tools. I created two versions of this to make it as easy as possible for you, so feel free to take a look at the online version or download the PDF.

3 – The Art Of Lutherie Tool Guides & Articles

If that’s not enough and you want to go even deeper, you can check out all the free tool guides on The Art Of Lutherie Website in the ever-growing tool section here:

The Art Of Lutherie Tool Guide & Article Library

I hope those resources will make it easier for you to find your perfect tools, curate your dream luthier tool kit, and build your best guitars yet!

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