“Thanks for continuing to strive for excellence in the many services you provide. The website looks great. The more streamlined look is less distracting and I think will make navigating the sight even better!

I have been using LMII as my main wood/parts supplier for almost 5 years now. LMII not only provides excellent products, but has been a link for me to gain access to a tremendous amount of expert knowledge and instruction on acoustic guitar building. Thanks for striving so hard to connect the dots for newer luthiers like myself to be able to benefit from the hard earned experience of the pros. I am now starting on my tenth guitar and have sold 6 of them. With each build, I strive to venture to new personal ground and it comforts me to know that LMII is always there and I can depend upon you guys for whatever I need, every step of the way."

- m.o. (Praus Guitars)


Wood is the heart of a guitar,
the source of its sound and beauty.
And as you will see as you get to know LMI,
wood is also the heart of our company.


Over many years LMI has developed the resources and knowledge that enable us to locate woods, prepare them, and provide them to luthiers. Our selection is the largest available anywhere for the custom guitar builder, and the success of our company rides on the quality of the dozens of species of tonewood and hardwood we offer.

We apply equally high standards to the other materials and tools we supply. We expect our offerings to complement the talent and effort you put into each of your instruments.

As you might guess, we are confident in our products. If we send you any item that does not meet your standards for quality, please feel free to return it—for exchange, credit, or refund. We only ask that you speak to a salesperson, that the product be unaltered and unworked, and returned within 2 weeks of receiving it. This policy does not apply to items from our service department because these items have been altered. For more information, please see our LMI Policy page.



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