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!

Carbon Fiber Neck Reinforcements

  GR0, GR1, GR2, GR3, GR4, GRBO, GRB2, GRB4
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The tolerances of our reinforcements are +/- .015" of the advertised dimensions, not to exceed .015" overall. You should not rout the channel for this fiber until you receive it to make sure you have a snug fit.

Since carbon fiber (also called graphite) exhibits so many of the qualities useful in fine instrument construction — namely, low weight, stiffness, stability, resistance to fatigue and creep — it naturally has come into increasing popularity among builders.

We've been making and offering carbon fiber laminates since 1982, and it continues to find more uses and more advocates.

Its low weight and high stiffness – three times stiffer than steel on a weight-to-weight basis, 80% as stiff on a cross-sectional area comparison – offers many advantages to the guitar builder. Without fear of fatigue, fan braces (between which a sheet of carbon fiber has been laminated) can be shaved down considerably, allowing the top to be more responsive to string energy.

Neck reinforcement stock can be laminated in such a manner that the reinforcement continues through the peghead joint, reducing flex and therefore reducing energy loss to the head area.

SKU Product Name In Stock Each 3+  
GR1 Carbon fiber neck reinf., 1/4" x 1/2" x 18" Yes $30.03 $26.72
GR2 Carbon fiber neck reinf., 1/4" x 3/8" x 18" Yes $23.73 $21.11
GR0 Carbon fiber neck reinf., 3/16" x 1/4" x 18" Yes $13.07 $11.63
GR3 Carbon fiber neck reinf., 1/8" x 1/2" x 18" Yes $21.68 $19.32
GR4 Carbon fiber neck reinf., 1/8" x 3/8" x 18" Yes $16.28 $14.49
GR4CL Carbon fiber neck reinf., 11/64" x 3/8" x 18" Yes $13.95 N/A
GRB2 Carbon fiber neck reinf., bass, 1/4" x 3/8" x 24" Yes $25.73 $22.90
GRBO Carbon fiber neck reinf., bass, 3/16" x 1/4" x 24" Yes $17.12 $15.23
GRB4 Carbon fiber neck reinf., bass, 1/8" x 3/8" x 24" Yes $17.27 $15.37
GRB5 Carbon fiber neck reinf., 1/4" x 17/64" x 24" Yes $13.95 N/A