“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with Sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirely by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a drill press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

Fret Saw



This fine-tooth backsaw (20 fully set teeth per inch) quickly cuts through Ebony, Rosewood or anything in between leaving a clean and precise fret slot. It has a .023" (.55mm) kerf for normal fretwire sizes and the steel is hard enough to cut nonferrous metals. This saw is custom made for us with the blade reversed to cut in the "pull" direction. This is for more accuracy and ease of cut. If you use it as a fret saw only, it has an extra long life. The depth of cut 1 5/8".

This saw is also included with our Manual Slotting System.

SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
SWBBW Fret saw, dark handle (Beech) Yes $29.66