“I really appreciate the extra mile you guys are going to make sure your customers are satisfied. I have a degree in business and I've studied all that stuff about how companies are doing their best to keep their customer satisfied through marketing and incentives, but I can't think of another company (in any field) that makes me as satisfied as you guys do. I'm sure there are some places that sell materials here in Japan, but even with extra cost of shipping and customs fee, I prefer to buy from LMI, because I can trust LMI's service and quality of materials. No marketing and incentives can match the solid good service and I'm a very happy LMI customer.”

- I.T. Japan.

LMI Kit Wizard






    David Painter's guitar kit
adorns his living room floor!
One of 350 photos documenting the construction of the LMI kit he used to replicate a Martin HD-28 style guitar. This is a great step-by-step guide.



American Lutherie Reviews
LMI Guitar Kit
“If the guitar built from the LMI kit was my only guitar I would be quite content, . . . it is probably the finest acoustic guitar to come out of my shop.”


Welcome to LMI’s Kit Wizard.
With the Kit Wizard you can purchase a Guitar Kit and, if you wish, you can modify the contents of your kit. All along, you are kept apprised of the kit's cost and your savings.

The Kit Wizard starts off with a list of materials and services from an acoustic guitar kit that you select. Then the wizard lets you take items off the list and guides you to replace those items with similar items from virtually anywhere in our warehouse – all the while providing substantial “kit”savings!  You can also add many materials and services to the list in addition to those already in the kit.

  • If you’re a beginner, you can customize your guitar with the confidence that your selections will be appropriate and complete.

  • If you’re an experienced luthier, you can use the wizard to purchase fine tonewoods for one guitar, tuners for another, and a neck for a third at substantial savings.

  • If you are an International Customer, you can modify a kit so that we can ship it to you! Instructions.

  • Compare prices – You can even plug a competitors list of materials and services into the Kit Wizard.

  • In addition, with each kit we are currently offering a bonus of an instructional DVD by Robert O’Brien or $16.50 toward the kits shipping ($16.50 makes ASAP shipping in the contiguous 48 states free.)

  • The Kit Wizard offers discounts of 10% on most items, 15% on tonewoods, and 60% on services for kit materials.

  • Best of all - your materials will come from the same stocks that have created LMI's reputation for quality among professional guitar makers.


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