TJ Thompson Guitars

Specialty Repair Tools and Guitar Parts for the Professional Luthier



Building and repairing musical instruments has been my main business for over 30 years. During that time, I've found gaps in the repair tools that were available. When I saw a need, I designed and built tools for doing things better, cheaper, and faster. Now that these tools have been "road tested" and fine-tuned, I'm making them available to other pro shops. Some of the tools you'll find here are also sold by my friends at StewMac.com. Be sure to check out their superb website.


Returning a vintage guitar to original specifications can be a painstaking and costly process. Unaltered original examples are not always available to use as models. Affixing a bridge with the wrong footprint can cause irreversible damage to the top finish and diminish the value of an otherwise fine guitar. Using unaltered original examples from the 30's and 40's as templates, I'm making and offering a variety of exact reproduction bridges as replacements for damaged or missing originals.


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