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Testimonials

“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

Bindings & Purflings

 
When it comes to trimming your guitar, LMI offers a wide variety of exotic wood bindings, plastic bindings, wood strips and purflings. Many of our wood bindings are available with a Maple strip laminated to the binding, and there are backstrips to match for most. If you order binding with other woods (bridge, headplate, back and sides) we do our best to match all the pieces.

For hints and tips to help understand and install binding and purfling, click here.
 
 





In addition to the offerings in this section, be sure to look at our colored veneers, inlay materials, binding tools, and binding adhesives and tape: