“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 entirey by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a driss 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

Norland High Tack Fish Glue

  COLOR: Light Caramel
  Temperature Range: -30°F to +500°F
  Time to Tack: 1 minute
  Open Time: 1.5 to 2 hours
  Viscosity: Medium brush on (4000 cps)
  Storability: Excellent (Freeze-Thaw Stable)
  Flammability: Non-Flammable
  Shear Strength: 3200 PSI
with 50% wood failure (ASTM D 905)

Norland High Tack Fish Glue  is the most highly recommended fish glue on the market today. It can substitute for hot hide glue in applications where a longer working time is necessary. It is very repairable as it re-activates with water. The high tack means your pieces won’t slip and slide while you’re trying to glue them. It is resistant to solvents and has good heat resistance, while cleaning up easily with water. LMI has packed this glue in 8 ounce containers for your convenience.


  • Cold Bonding: While adhesive films are still wet, materials should be bonded and maintained under pressure until adhesive sets. Suggested clamping time for wood, 12 hours.

  • Re-activation: Surfaces coated with High Tack Fish Glue and allowed to dry may be readily re-activated by a light coat of water. The remoistened surface develops immediate tack and may be bonded to many surfaces including steel, glass and wood.

  • Thinning: thin with water

  • Clean-up: clean up with water


SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
FFG4 High tack fish glue, 4 ounces Yes $7.89
FFG8 High tack fish glue, 8 ounces
Yes $13.15