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ACOUSTIC GUITAR 
PICKUP CHOICES
ALTERNATIVE TONEWOODS BENDING HINTS BUILDING ON A BUDGET
We decipher the terminology and help you find the best product for amplifying your acoustic guitar. We help you to select from the many and varied tonewoods that LMI sells. We’ve bent thousands of sides in our shop. These tips will help remove the worry and mystery from the side bending process. Building on a budget does not mean you won’t make a guitar that you can be really proud of. We show you how here.
       
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BINDING AND PURFLING TIPS FINISHING
Kit FAQ's LMI ADHESIVES 

Tips on how to select, measure for and install bindings and purflings.

This will lead you to a series of articles that review techniques for using a number of different finishing products.

The LMI Kit Wizard allows you to customize your kit any way you’d like! Learn about it here.

 Why so many types of glue? This article helps you sort out the options.
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SCALE LENGTH & INTONATION  THE LACEY ACT TOOL RECOMMENDATIONS WOOD DRYING AND STORAGE

Deadly critical, but often misunderstood, the topic of scale length and intonation is covered here, putting complex concepts into layman’s terms.

How LMI complies with the Lacey Act. Email us to learn how to bring your tonewood purchases into compliance.

Beginners often ask “what tools will I need?”. There is no simple answer, but you will have a clearer idea of what you’ll need after reading this article.

This article will help you properly store your tonewoods ensuring their soundness well into the future.

 
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WOOD GRADING WOOD SCARCITY
The vocabulary, concepts, and standards that guide LMI's wood grading.

Why are some species terribly expensive, or altogether unavailable? This will bring you up to date.