Hello! My first-ever order arrived today. I had ordered some wood items and they are GORGEOUS! Smooth, perfectly flat!, and the woods themselves - with each one I pulled out, I just kept saying, WOW!, *WOW*!!!, over and over.  And thank you so much for the beautiful piece of East Indian Rosewood - it was described as "2nd grade" I believe, and I asked for a reddish color if possible, and I think this piece is absolutely stunning! These really exceeded my expectations! Thank you!"

 -Kris from Texas

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.