CruzTOOLS GrooveTech Guitar Tech Kit

For many players the closest we get to a 'tool kit' is one of those Swiss Army knife-like multi-tools. Well, USA tool company CruzTOOLS has one of those – the excellent GrooveTech Guitar/Bass Multi-Tool (£12.99) – but it also offers something a little more extensive with its Guitar Tech Kit.

It includes a well-written 'Easy Setup Guide' and we get a six-in-one screwdriver with two sizes of cross- and flathead tips plus two hex sockets, a bright three-LED flashlight, 11 metric (gold) and imperial (black) Allen keys (those for truss rods have ball-ends), string cutters, thickness gauge, a capo (ideal for measuring neck relief) and a string winder.

All seem very pro-quality (they carry a lifetime guarantee) and come in a clear-fronted zip-up pouch that'd easily fit in a gigbag pocket...

In use

While the GrooveTech Guitar/Bass Multi-Tool is one of the best we've encountered, the full Tech Kit is near perfect for all the basic DIY adjustments from string changing to truss rod/relief adjustments, pickup height and intonation. It's all in one place too!

That flashlight is essential for backstage environments and only the clear plastic string winder lets the kit down – it should be a gaudy bright colour.

High quality tools don't come cheap but for an all-in-one solution for your own guitar tech needs we'd strongly recommend either the GrooveTech Guitar/Bass Multi-Tool or the more expansive Guitar Tech Kit. Is it too early to ask your spouse for a Christmas present?

MusicRadar Rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Quality tools, all in one place. Set-up guide.


Easy to lose clear plastic string winder.


A near-perfect solution for all of your guitar tech needs.

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