"I’m about 10 tops into a stack of 40 cedar tops I got from you, and whenever I want to start a new guitar, I just walk over and pick a top off the stack, and start building.
They are all that great! I don’t have to dink around with the pattern, or select the “best" one: I just start building. I love that!  I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your high standards, and what a pleasure it is to do business with you!"


Manual Slotting System



"Many Thanks in advance. I have your manual slotting system and I love it! It's so easy to set up and a joy to use - awesome product. Always a pleasure to do business with you. You have exceptional products and service".

— John Dixon

The LMI Manual Slotting System is designed around our large selection of precisely machined polycarbonate slotting templates, so this tool will enable you to cut accurate fret slots for many scale lengths.

The miter box is assembled from HDPE (high-density polyethylene). Bearings to the surface guide the saw, making the jig easy to use. The miter box is tailored to our .023” fret saw just right for our fretwire and most standard fretwire options. A fret saw and one template of your choice are included in the system.

The system will accommodate up to 3 1/2" wide boards and can work with any smaller size that is large enough to be clamped. It works efficiently and effectively and can pay for itself very quickly.


How to assemble and use
the LMI Manual Slotting System

with Robert O'Brien.

SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
SPFSNIN Manual Slotting system
Yes $188.95
SPFI Index pin, replacement Yes $10.82

Our SLOTTING TEMPLATES are also sold separately.