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“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

Instrument makers glue

Rarely, do we receive a sales order here at LMI that does not include our Instrument Makers Glue. Perfect for any area of the guitar where wood is bonded to wood, this polyvinyl glue is the only one on the market made especially for instrument makers. Because this glue dries hard, it is said to provide a sound transference medium superior to other glues.

FG/FGG features:
  • Sets up in 15-30 minutes
  • Dries transparent
  • Water-resistant
  • Great for repairs - softens with heat
  • 9-15 month shelf life of if stored between 65° to 85° (the glue will last even longer if agitated from time to time and the air space in the bottle is kept to a minimum).
STORAGE: We suggest storing the glue in the house and not in your shop if it is not climate controlled. This glue is no good if it is frozen which can occur from time to time when shipping in the winter. If you live in a cold climate, we suggest you wait for the late spring to early fall to order it. If you believe your glue has been frozen in transit (the viscosity may give this away) request a replacement bottle. We will replace the bottle once, but if frozen again, we ask you to wait for warmer weather to get a further replacement. If it smells sweet it's good.

A general rule of thumb:
If it smells sour use it as a household glue, but not on instruments.