Knowing how to set up and maintain your instrument is an important way to become more intimate not only with the instrument itself but also your sound and playing style. Any player can do it—all you need is the right tools for the job. We can help you out with that.

Our System 65 Tools offer just about everything a guitar or bass player needs for his work bench and gig bag. Whether you need to adjust something on the fly or have the time for a full setup, these tools will help you keep your instruments playing their best. Let’s take a quick setup tour to see just how helpful they can be.

First, you need a proper workspace. The System 65 Setup Mat makes for the perfect surface, as its made from no-mar neoprene with thick padding to protect your instrument. Next, you’ll need the Neck Cradle to prop up your instrument. Also padded with no-mar neoprene, the Neck Cradle rotates to provide full support to the back or front of your instrument’s neck and can accomodate a wide range of thicknesses. If you’re removing any parts, the Magnetic Parts Tray is a lifesaver to make sure you don’t lose any nuts or screws. For backstage maintenance and repairs, the System 65 Gig Light is an absolute necessity, featuring a beam that’s bright enough to be seen from up to 100 yards away, and it’s waterproof, so you don’t have worry about the odd beverage spilling on it.

Keep your instruments pristine with Dunlop’s Platinum 65™ Premium Care System of professional grade instrument care products. We took a cue from the automotive care industry, harnessing Montan wax—its latest innovation—as the Platinum 65 line’s key ingredient. Montan wax is a fossilized plant wax prized for its ease of use and deep glossy shine.

The Platinum 65 System optimizes Montan wax for the maintenance of musical instruments so that you can both clean your guitars or basses and dress them with a protective barrier. Platinum 65 products take less time and less effort than any other wax-based care product—there’s no need to wait for drying, and there’s no need to wear your arm out trying to even out the surface coating.

Platinum 65 care comes in two forms. For quick and easy everyday care, there’s the 1-step Cleaner-Polish. For weekly use, or whenever more thorough care is necessary, we recommend the Deep Clean and Spray Wax two-step process. Both Deep Clean and Spray Wax are silicone-free.

We put together a step-by-step process for applying care products to show how simple and effective the Platinum 65 Premium Care System is at cleaning and protecting your guitar.