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I've been buying products from LMI since the 70's, long before the web was around. 
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Redwood Tops

TOPRedwoodWarrenFuller450
TOPRedwoodMauelGUITAR375

TOPRedwoodKragenbrink400Sequoia Sempervirons

The dark color tones of a Redwood top are not at all traditional, but the superior musical tone of these soundboards win out over their unconventional appearance. These tops have become popular, proven performers for a wide range of high-end classical and steel string luthiers.

People's preferences for Redwood soundboards vary widely. Some like clear color and many welcome the idiosyncratic streaks and coloration of this species. For this reason, we are offering them in our 'select a set' section so you can choose a top that suits your taste. Variations in price reflect variations in the stiffness of the individual top with stiffer tops costing a bit more.

There is cause to be concerned for dwindling old growth Redwood forests, so we take extra care to make sure that our Redwood is harvested responsibly. LMI is located in northern California, surrounded by Redwood forests, and we want to keep it that way.

HomepageVIDEOtipsRed75Robert O'Brien 
discusses using 
Redwood 
for
soundboard material.
  Our Redwood tops are graded
mainly for the stiffness of the top
rather than for asthetics.