We now offer many of the direct-from-the-workbench tools and supplies that we’ve developed and been using here in the shop for years.
One particularly cool item is the Ultimate Fretting Hammer. A must for any well-equipped guitar bench.
- The perfect size and weight for fret work. It has just the right feel.
- Select hickory handle and zinc alloy head. This’ll last a lifetime.
- Two replaceable faces – one polyurethane and one brass.
- Made in the USA! How often can you say that nowadays?!
We were finally able to source THE ideal fretting hammer. These are actually manufactured entirely in the USA – how often can you say that – by the same family-owned company that’s been making these for decades.
But there is a difference: If you take a look at the photos above, the hammer on the left is the one that other companies sell, and the face measures only 7/8″ – barely the size of a nickel. It feels like a Tinker-toy, and if it didn’t have a brass head, it would have no weight behind it at all. (Two polyurethane heads were used in the pics above for size comparison only).
After a lengthy testing process, we feel that the next size larger is a better choice. With it’s 1″ face, and slightly longer handle, it just feels right – not like a toy.
This costs us significantly more to source than the 7/8″ hammer, but we are offering it for about the same price.
If you’re serious about guitar work, then no two ways about it, you need one of these.