“I'm doing some wood binding today, and I pulled out a few pieces of curly maple I've had for a while that I bought from you. It never ceases to amaze me how LMI, above all my other suppliers, just consistently gives me materials that never fail to surpass my expectations. No matter what any picture on your site looks like, whatever I get is always better. Really appreciate it. I know that you supply many other people far beyond my volume and talent, but I am definitely a customer for life!"

Shop Services


Joining a flamed Koa top in the LMI shop.


Slotting a fingerboard using our precise CNC saw
(computer numerically controlled)

We are here to help.

LMI understands that not everyone building a stringed instrument has the skills or tools required for some of the more difficult tasks. We are here to help. We can also assist in helping small manufacturers with repetitive tasks like fingerboard slotting and radiusing. Feel free to call us for quantity discounts on shop services.

You can start with your major components more completely prepared without the drudgery, sweat and sawdust from sanding, or the risk of damage or inaccuracy as in side bending and fingerboard slotting. We take the risks of damage to the raw materials and only deliver to you a perfectly machined part. This range of quality custom services is unique among all of the suppliers of guitar parts.

We can slot any of our fingerboards precisely to any scale – we are the only company offering such a wide choice. We can accurately, and professionally, bend your sides to one of many popular shapes – including cutaways. You can have your tops and backs joined or your rosette inlayed as well as many other shop services.

Our standard shop services can be added to wood you already own if the wood meets our size criteria. In addition, we can perform custom resaw work. You can find information on these services under Custom Shop Services.