“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

Bloodwood Bridge Blank

BridgeBlankBloodwoodWBKBLC500Bloodwood is a bolder red color then either Paduak or Bois d' Rose, but has the advantage of not oxidizing to a warmer color over time. For this reason it is often used as decorative binding and inlay by luthiers and furniture makers alike. It is remarkably dense (about as dense as the harder rosewoods such as Honduran and Brazilian) so it is well suited for fingerboards, bridge blanks and backs and sides -all of which are now available from LMI (we also have woodstrips, binding and headplates made from Bloodwood!).

Bloodwood bridge blanks meet the minimum dimensions for both steel string and classical bridges.

SKU Product Name In Stock Each 6+  
WBKBLC Classical bridge blank, Bloodwood, 1st grade Yes $5.75 $5.10
WBKBLJ Steel string bridge blank, Bloodwood, 1st grade
Yes $2.85 N/A
WBKBLJ2 Steel string bridge blank, Bloodwood, 2nd grade
Yes $2.00 N/A
WBKBL12 12 string bridge blank, Bloodwood, 1st grade Yes $6.85 $6.10