Shop Membership

Shop members have regular access to our fully stocked workshop of lutherie tools. Shop membership is intended for those who already have lutherie experience, or have already taken a course here at Fretted Strings.

Our 3 Membership Levels:
'Novice'$300/mo.up to 6 hrs per week
'Advanced'$350/mo.up to 12 hrs per week
'Master'$500/mo.up to 24 hrs per week

Shop membership includes an initial in-depth orientation to the shop, along with basic help in finding and operating our many tools and jigs.

Membership does not include instruction in the making or repairing of instruments. Nor does it include materials (such as wood, fret wire, bone blanks, shellac, or shell). These are available at an additional cost.

As a shop member, you’ll have access to: 

  • Solid Wood Workbenches
  • Thickness Sander
  • Band Saw
  • Table Saw
  • Belt Sander
  • Digital Calipers
  • Plexiglass B&S Templates
  • Bending Molds
  • Outer Forms for Guitars and Ukuleles
  • Large Hand Plane
  • Shooting Plane Board
  • Finger Plane
  • Side Bending Blanket with Thermostat
  • Random Orbital Sander
  • Sandpaper, Glues, Stains
  • French Polishing tools
  • Dremel Tool with Precision Router Base
  • Soundhole and Rosette Routing Jig
  • Guitar Clamps and Cauls
  • Kerf Clamps
  • Guitar & Uke Workboards
  • Radius Dishes (for both top and back braces)
  • Jewelers Saw and Blades
  • Nut Slotting Files
  • Nut and File Shaping File
  • Vises
  • Fret Hammers
  • Fret Files
  • Fret Nippers
  • Radiused Fingerboard Sanding Blocks