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"Just letting you know the order arrived and everything looks to be correct and all good. I also found that you found the perfect length Macassar Ebony fretboard blank for my “outside of the box” acoustic project, it also has amazing striping throughout, all as per my request, thanks heaps for doing that! It looks incredible! Thanks heaps for the great service again!

Kind regards, Steve

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LMI September 2018 BLOG

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by Chris Herrod
LMI Sales Manager

LMI has been a leading supplier of water-based finishes for over 20 years. In fact, we had faith in water-based finishes before many others -and perhaps before it was entirely warranted! In those days, water-based finishes were definitely a compromise in comparison to nitrocellulose lacquers.  We featured products that were thin enough for instruments (so as not to inhibit vibration) but they often had a subtle blue cast, were finicky to apply and only marginally hard enough. But they were welcomed by the burgeoning hobbyist market as they did not require the utilization of an expensive and space-consuming spray booth and were also received by professionals eager to avoid the health and safety concerns that came with using nitrocellulose finishes.

Before too long LMI moved on to the KTM9 waterbased finish. We carried it enthusiastically for many years. It was clearer and harder than other water-based finishes, marking a clear advance in water-based formulas. It appeared on many professional, high-end instruments (please don't ask us for a customer list, for many it was a trade
secret!!). Sadly, the manufacturer suffered a fire in their plant. They continued for a little while,  outsourcing the manufacture of the product, but eventually, they went out of business.

The task of replacing the popular KTM9 finish was one we took very seriously, and we took our time. The silver lining, of course, was that we might find a product that had advanced the water-based
technology further than KTM9. Our new CrystaLac waterbased finish is just such a product, and we couldn't be more pleased to offer it to you now. Among our testers were die-hard lacquer users who are now very tempted to switch. Find out for yourself and please let us know what you think!

Labor Day Sale

September 3rd through September 7th

Every day a different item is on sale!

Huge discounts apply!

If your order is time-stamped after the sale expires
we won’t apply the discount so don't delay!

Monday Sale Item

Rotary Plunge Tool Base

with models for Foredom, Dremel and Proxxon!

25% off for 24 hours only!

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Monday, September 3rd 12:01 am to 11:59 pm PST.
Enter the code: Labor Day Sale Monday
 in the comments on your order and we'll apply the discount   

Tuesday Sale Item

Radiused Dishes

25% off for 24 hours only!

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Tuesday, September 4th 12:01 am to 11:59 pm PST.
Enter the code: Labor Day Sale Tuesday
 in the comments on your order and we'll apply the discount   

Wednesday Sale Item

All Ukulele Back & Side Sets

25% off for 24 hours only!

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Wednesday, September 5th 12:01 am to 11:59 pm PST.
Enter the code: Labor Day Sale Wednesday
 in the comments on your order and we'll apply the discount   

Thursday Sale Item

Guitar Building Molds

25% off for 24 hours only!

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Thursday, September 6th 12:01 am to 11:59 pm PST.
Enter the code: Labor Day Sale Thursday
 in the comments on your order and we'll apply the discount   

Friday Sale Item

Professional Binding Machine

25% off for 24 hours only!

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Friday, September 7th 12:01 am to 11:59 pm PST.
Enter the code: Labor Day Sale Friday
 in the comments on your order and we'll apply the discount   

 

CanadaFlag300   CanadaFlag300Due to the new CITES rulings on Rosewood, LMI now offers 
   Select Rosewood parts in Canada with no extra cost.  

 

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