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“I received my order today and I just wanted to tell you thanks. The wood is exactly what I wanted, absolutely beautiful, the packaging was great and I'm looking forward to buying more from you. I've purchased tonewoods from other vendors and ebay before, but even the best from them doesn't compare to the quality and value of what I bought from you. Thanks again!”

- D. E.

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   NEW TONEWOOD 
BSCubanMahoganyStrongFlameSQUARE300

CUBAN MAHOGANY BACKS & SIDES
If you treasure Mahogany ... check this out.
Also available for ukuleles.

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NEW ITEM  
BINDINGIndianEbonyBI3IEsquare100

INDIAN EBONY BINDING
BI3IE – Dark color, square edges and bends much, much easier than African Ebony!

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TUNERSBloodwoodReplacmntButtonsSQUARE300

BLOODWOOD REPLACEMENT BUTTONS
(GDBK) • $10 off normal price!!!

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BOOKAGuitarmakersCanvasSQUARE300

A GUITARMAKER'S CANVAS
The Inlay Art of Grit Laskin (BM54)

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   NEW TONEWOOD
BSFiguredWhiteAshSquare300 WHITE ASH BACK & SIDES
An intense, tight curl pattern that rivals the most highly figured Maple.
NEW ITEM  
BRIDGEpremadeRepairSQUARE400

MARTIN REPAIR BRIDGES
Indian Rosewood and Ebony bridges for those working in the detail-obsessed repair world.

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   NEW TONEWOOD
BSYellowCedarWYCJsquare200 ALASKAN YELLOW CEDAR BACKS & SIDES
Tight grain • Clear & Light color • Lusterous
NEW ITEM   
CLAMPSGyroJawSPGJ300

GYROJAW VISE ACCESSORY
Holds oddly shaped, tapered or angled objects!

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NEW ITEM  
TUNERSGotoh510sXgoldblkplasticGGV510ZXGBL5square300

GOTOH 510 X-GOLD TUNERS
Available with black or X-gold buttons

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NECKSBlanksTempered300

TEMPERED NECK BLANKS
"Roasted" wood has many benefits!

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  NEW TONEWOOD
NEWitem11 HEART RIMU
Warm beige and gold colors accented by reddish vertical line patterns.
SELECT-A-SET  
SelectASetSQUARE300

SELECT-A-SET
Individual photos of select premium woods.

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GIFT IDEA  
BOOKALuthiersAlphabetSQUARE300

A LUTHIER'S ALPHABET
OF IMAGINARY INSTRUMENTS

Woodcuts and Poems by Fred Carlson

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MEASURINGDigitalStringHeightGaugeDSHGsquare300

LMI DIGITAL STRING HEIGHT GAUGE (DSHG)
Achieve the perfect string height on your guitar.

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HEROESvoicesGraphicDECEMBER NEWS

HEROES' VOICES 
Touching the lives of veterans
with the gift of music

Like most businesses, we are sometimes approached to help out with a contribution for this or that organization. Our preference is to help those groups that are music related. Right at the time when we're wondering about a new use for our charitable dollars, we received an email from our friend Frank Ford; ace repair guru from Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, CA. He wanted to tell us about Heroes’ Voices, a group that Gryphon has been helping out, thinking that LMI would be another good partner for them. Recognizing the huge role that music therapy is playing in the rehabilitation of American Veterans, Heroes Voices is helping get good playing guitars into the hands of Vets participating in VA music therapy programs. Contributed instruments have been flowing through Gryphon’s famed repair department, so Frank and his team can ready them for use.

We met with Heroes Voices’ Richard Harrell and learned more about the program. Helping America’s Vets get into music and guitar has a wide range of benefits (see their website below for details) – and who is more deserving. We immediately started to include flyers in orders so that our customers could become more familiar with the program. You can take a look at the flyer here. In the future we hope to develop our facility as a drop off and transfer depot for donated guitars.

Many of us have old guitars that just aren’t getting the attention they deserve. Please consider contacting Heroes’ Voices about getting your instrument into the hands of a Veteran in need. It doesn’t matter if it is an old Martin, a custom made instrument that’s not ready to market or a low cost import. They will do a great job of getting it to the right person. It’s tax deductable, it’s a great cause…and it’s the season. Thanks!

 

2014 LMI news:

  • NOV: Tor-Tis™ Pickguards
  • OCT: Acoustic Guitar Pickup Choices
  • SEPT: Repair Stuff
  • AUGUST: Do Pros Order Kits?
  • JULY: 3 Cheers for the Red, White and Uke!
  • JUNE: LMI, Luthier Communities 
    and the Upcoming GAL Convention
  • MAY: Our Expanded Shop, ‘Professional Tools’ and LMI Shop Services
  • APRIL: Neck Wood Alternatives
  • MARCH: LMI's Wood Drying & Preparation

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to customize your own guitar kit.