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“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 entirey by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a driss 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

Jack the Gripper

EJTGjackthegripper8545   PICKUPSjackthegripperEJTG275
     

When you are working on any guitar with a pickup, you eventually will have to tighten the nut that holds the jack in place. This is not a difficult thing to do provided you have access to the back of the jack. You almost always do, provided you don't mind removing pickguards or back plates. This handy tool designed by Frank Ford allows you to hold and tighten the nut from the front of the jack. Imagine how much time that saves! It uses an eccentric knurled cam to grip and hold the jack securely. In addition, Frank has come up with a way to tighten recessed jacks using a cleverly designed wrench included with "the Gripper".

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Robbie O'Brien demonstrates
Frank Ford's Jack the Gripper tool


SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
EJTG Jack The Gripper Yes $44.95

EJTGjackthegripper8544   EJTGjackthegripper06