“I received my order today and I just wanted to tell you thanks. The wood is exactly what I wanted, absolutely beautiful, the packaging was great and I'm looking forward to buying more from you. I've purchased tonewoods from other vendors and ebay before, but even the best from them doesn't compare to the quality and value of what I bought from you. Thanks again!”

- D. E.

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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