“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 entirely by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a drill 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 Bending Machine, 220v International,...Classical fingerboard, Katalox, 1st grade

Jumbo (J-200 style) Mold and Shoe Set for LMI Bending Machine (PL55)


MOLDSforPlansPL55PL33at800bLMI's jumbo mold is made to specifically match the PL55 Micheletti plan, but the shape is very close to the PL33 Benedetto archtop plan.
Click on the image at right to see a size comparison.


SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
SPMOLD10 Jumbo (J-200 style) Mold and Shoe Set for LMI Bending Machine (PL55) Yes $58.97