This is just a collection of links to various topics and pages – it’s not planned or optimized at all, just more or less unorganized notes.

Tools and Materials

Rall Guitars & Tools

StewMac – of course, but you knew that already

Tuning Machines

Magic Guitar Parts – Der Jung machine heads for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, bass…


Exotenhö – Peter Ambach, Mainz

Kollitz Tonewood

Nebelheim Tonewood

Tonholz Kreuzer, Mittenwald

CNC – Klaus Hillgärtner, Wurmberg

Fret wire – Fret wire chart – Overview of different types of fret wire from different makers. Unfortunately, the sizes are all given in inch measurements.

I will post a table of measurements for the types that we use ASAP.

8-string ukulele



→ use mandolin tuners. For example, the Der Jung mandolin tuners DJ236 are available with a selection of different axes, depending on the style of headstock (slotted or solid).

Balance poti




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