“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


Guitar by John Kostal
LMI carrys a wide range of rosette materials from dramatic inlay materials and colorful rosette sticks to create your own custom rosette to ornate premade Russian rosettes, wood mosaic rosettes, and solid wood rosettes.

Be sure to check out our Inlay Materials section.











LMI's wide range of wood mosaic rosettes (21 for classical and 3 for steel string) are vivid, tasteful and well-made. For those who make their own rosettes we also carry 3 sizes of rosette sticks in 10 colors (they match our colored veneers). Click here for pictures and sizes.


We also carry snake wood and pink ivory for solid wood rosettes (consider using one of our many headplates as well). Be sure to check out our rosette inlay tools in the tool department!