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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

Maple, Bigleaf

Acer macrophyllum

Though demands from a variety of industries can make it difficult for us to regularly stock, Bigleaf Maple should certainly be considered a well-tested 'staple' choice for back and side woods. Among the most decadently figured woods, its use on large guitars, such as the Gibson J-200, is well known. Its popularity there is likely the result of its characterization as a bright sounding tonewood (which could balance the boominess of a large body). However, many skilled builders have found it to more versatile, providing firm sonic support for a variety of different instruments.

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms