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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

Inside the Box

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Inside a John Sutter guitar. Using an Ibex finger plane, PLI30 to plane braces.

At LMI, we are not just interested in beautiful and exotic woods. The internal components of the guitar can be just as important to the completed instrument. We offer only the highest quality brace material in 7 species, time-saving back joint reinforcement strips in both Cedar and Spruce and 13 types of kerfing (also called linings) in varying sizes and profiles.