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Just wanted to say that the quality of all the products LMI has sent me is awesome!

I was shocked at the outstanding quality of the wood sent with my kit. All the wood in my kit is stunning! I can't wait to work on this project.  The quality of the services is top notch and the tools I bought from LMI are top grade.

I am glad LMI sets a high standard in quality all around. I look forward to this project and many more knowing that a place like LMI exists with these standards.

I work in a manufacturing environment so I know the work it takes to keep such a high standard. I know LMI couldn't do it without having good people doing the daily grind. Please let your co-workers and shop staff know that I said thanks for the work they do.

I hope LMI continues this tradition of high quality, it can be hard to find a place that values a high standard.

Great job
and thanks!
Dustin

Ishpingo

IshpingoWISHzoom

Amburana cearensis

Ishpingo is a stunning wood from Peru that is virtually unknown in the lutherie community, but passed all our tests for stability - and it bent easily, despite it's dramatic grain. Most importantly, it is light weight and has a round, present tap tone that, while similar to Mahogany, exceeds it in volume, crispness and complexity. All sets feature deep, three dimensional ribbon figure. The color lands somewhere between gold and light amber. It is porous, but treated with the proper fillers (try our new Chemcraft fillers) and a high gloss finish you can expect a surface of great depth and chatoyance. The icing on the cake with this fine wood is that is harvested with great care for the species, it's environment and the Peruvian communities that helped bring it to market.

2nd grade sets have some small, very faint, dime-sized color blemishes and are a great value for wood with such strong figure.
 

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms


SKU Product Name In Stock Each 3+  
BSIS1SS B&S, Ishpingo, 1st grade, steel string Yes $115.95 $103.20
BSIS2SS B&S, Ishpingo, 2nd grade, steel string Yes $91.60 $81.50