“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with Sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirely by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a drill press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

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Notes on Gibson Scale Lengths

The 24.75" scale length is commonly understood as a Gibson scale length. Gibson still advertises this scale length but it is an "abbreviation" of sorts. If you are working on an existing Gibson instrument the actual scale on the instrument may differ due to compensation and/or changes in their product line and production equipment over time. For example, we see instruments made in the early 50's cut to a 24.75" scale, in 1959 and after we find a 24 9/16", in 1969 it was 24 5/8" and after 1992 it was 24 9/16"! LMI offers a 24.75" (24 3/4") scale the 24.625" (24 5/8") scale and the 24.562" (24 9/16") scale.