“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

Rosette Inlay Material

Rosette inlay materials
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Wood rosettes employ the art of marquetry; tastefully arranging wood veneers into patterns or pictures. Here we have a variety of woods that have enough dense figure and/or dramatic color that they make great candidates for creating marquetry rosettes - as well as end grafts, heel caps and headplates. They can, of course, be combined with binding strips, headplates, shell and colored veneers -all of which can be found under one roof at LMI.