What kind of tools will I need to build a kit?

We have designed our musical instrument kits to be built by home hobbyists with minimal tools.  We have done the major cutting and fitting for you at the factory.  Your job consists mainly of assembly – gluing, clamping, trimming, sanding, finishing, and installing hardware and strings.

Most of our kits can be built with basic hand tools.

You’ll want to have:

  • Hammer
  • Files
  • Wire Cutter
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • A few clamps
  • Sandpaper

Some electric hand tools, while not necessary, can really speed up the process.

  • Reversing electric hand drill
  • Electric palm sander
  • Jig-saw
  • Router

The best way to get a good understanding of what is involved in building one of our musical instrument kits is to download and read through the assembly instructions.  This will give you a good overall picture and help you determine if you have the resources to make one of our instruments.  You’ll find a link to download the assembly instructions on each kit’s product page.