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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

LMI Kit Wizard

          

 

 

 

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     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.”

MORE KIT WIZARD FAQs

LMI’s Acoustic Guitar Kits and the Kit Wizard

With the LMI Kit Wizard you can purchase an acoustic 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 Kit Wizard to purchase fine tonewoods for one guitar, tuners for another, and a neck for a third at substantial savings.
  • If you're an International Customer, you can modify a kit so that we can ship it to you!  Instructions.
  • Best of all, you get a substantial discount on kit materials that come from the same stocks that have created LMI's reputation for quality among professional guitar makers.

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