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“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

Back and Side Services

SHOPBackJoining200Our LMI shop offers various service combinations for backs and sides
including sanding/joining/backstrip insertion.

Sanding thicknesses:

  • Joined back - 0.095"
  • Unjoined back halves - 0.100"
  • Side bending thickness - 0.090"

Please Note: With our SVBI backstrip service, we sandwich your backstrip between the plates when we join them. We do not inlay a backstrip.  If you prefer to inlay a backstrip, have your back joined and sanded to thickness, then route a groove on the centerline to inlay the backstrip. 

See our backstrips.

*Thicknesses may vary 5%.
Allow 3 or 4 days for sanding services, and 1 week for joining and sanding or backstrip installation.


SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
SVBJS Sand & join back, sand sides - choose this if you are not having sides bent Allow 1 Week for Service $35.00
SVBJ Sand & join backs only - choose this if you are having sides bent or if you don't want sides sanded Allow 1 Week for Service $25.00
SVBS Sand unjoined back & sides - choose this if you are not having sides bent Allow 3-4 Days for Service $25.00
SVBOS Sand unjoined backs only - choose this if you are having sides bent or if you don't want sides sanded Allow 3-4 Days for Service $15.00
SVSOS Sand sides only Allow 3-4 Days for Service $15.00
SVTE Sand solid body electric wood, specify thickness
Allow 3-4 Days for Service $25.00
SVBI Insert backstrip
Allow 1 Week for Service $5.00