#1
This seemed like the most logical place to put this, so here it goes.

What kind of tools are generally needed to do guitar repairs/modifications? I've been trying to come up with a list, but I feel like I'm missing some things.

Here's my list so far:
Screwdriver
Feeler Gauges
Ratchet (for when the input jack comes loose)
Allan Keys
#2
It all depends on how far you want to go in doing repairs. A good place to start is with www.STEWMAC.com. Get on their mailing list so you can get a catalog. They have all the tools you need and a explanation as to what they do.

ESP LTD RZK-600
4 Custom Strats
1 Custom Soloist (Warmoth)
1 Custom Telecaster (Warmoth)
2007 Jimmie Vaughan Sig Strat

Callaham Hardware & Bridges
Fender Custom Shop 69's
Dimarzio Breed Pickups

Blues Junior Amp
BlackStar HT Club 40 Amp
#3
String winder
Wire cutters
long nosed pliers
solder gun and solder
Lemon oil
graphite

Just a few of what's in my collection
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#4
Quote by dynastywest69
String winder
Wire cutters
long nosed pliers
solder gun and solder
Lemon oil
graphite

Just a few of what's in my collection

I already have the string winder, wire cutters and pliers, but I over looked lemon oil and soldering gun. Is the graphite used for the soldering gun too?
#5
you'll need a whole list of expensive bits if you want to do any fret work,

buff and polishing bits would be good for finish touchups, and some rub on lacquers
Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top
Jet City JCA5212RC (SLO Modded)
Ibanez WD7 Wah
Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive
TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay
TC Electronic Trinity Reverb
#6
graphite is used for when you change strings... a pencil will do...

You use the pencil for the nut, when you remove a string use the pencil and run it through gap for the string. this helps to run the string through the nut.
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Wait...
**** YEAH! ANAL MASTURBATION WITH A BANANA!



Quote by Silent Murder
This man knows his cleaning essentials.

It'll smell nice afterwards too
#7
Quote by dynastywest69
graphite is used for when you change strings... a pencil will do...

You use the pencil for the nut, when you remove a string use the pencil and run it through gap for the string. this helps to run the string through the nut.

I honestly never knew that, but I've never found it hard at all to run the strings through haha? Does it make that much of a noticeable difference?
#8
Nut Files $90ish set (I have about $250 in them, and I bought most used)
Rear peghole reemer $25 (you need this if your gonna do tuner replacements)
Straight razor blades
Various grades of sand paper (80-2000 grit)
Mothers wax polishing ball $20ish
Set of hex keys in SAE and Metric
1lb rubber mallet
Several diff size C-clamps
Bench Vise (you don't have to have one,but it make life easier)
Several spools of 22ga copper wire (red,black,green)
front cut cutters (for frets)
10mm drill bit
Flash light

there is much more, but this is a good basic list of tools to have, and will set you back about $350ish minimum. Unfortunately if it has Guitar in the name expect to pay 2x what it really should cost.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate