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Testimonials

Just wanted to say that the quality of all the products LMI has sent me is awesome!

I was shocked at the outstanding quality of the wood sent with my kit. All the wood in my kit is stunning! I can't wait to work on this project.  The quality of the services is top notch and the tools I bought from LMI are top grade.

I am glad LMI sets a high standard in quality all around. I look forward to this project and many more knowing that a place like LMI exists with these standards.

I work in a manufacturing environment so I know the work it takes to keep such a high standard. I know LMI couldn't do it without having good people doing the daily grind. Please let your co-workers and shop staff know that I said thanks for the work they do.

I hope LMI continues this tradition of high quality, it can be hard to find a place that values a high standard.

Great job
and thanks!
Dustin

Tutorial Videos

We are pleased to sponsor instructional and informative videos to aid you in your building projects. Robbie O'Brien is the creator of many of our videos. He is one of the most experienced guitar building instructors in the U.S. He founded and, for nine years, directed the Lutherie Program at Red Rocks Community College in Denver, CO. Thousands of LMI customers have used his DVDs for building and finishing guitars. Robert currently offers online building courses for mandolin, classical, flamenco, steel string and electric guitars, as well as rosette making, fretwork, French polish, spray finishing and even sharpening. In addition, he offers private classes. These new video courses are well organized, clear and entertaining.


End Grafts

End Grafts
Making and installing an End Graft.
Length 08:40

 

Brace Notching

Brace Notching
Notching classical fan bracing.
Length 03:29

 

Top Bracing

Top Bracing
Bracing the Top.
Length 09:59

 

Top Thicknessing

Top Thicknessing
Top thicknessing for tone and structural integrity.
Length 05:50

 

Pore Filling

Pore Filling
Pore filling using drywall compound.
Length 07:01

 

Drill Press Router

Drill Press Router
Cutting the peghead on a drill press.
Length 07:34

 

Safe-T-Planer

Safe-T-Planer
How to sharpen the Safe-T-Planer and use it to thickness guitar sides and backs.
Length 04:15

 

Drilling Tuner Holes

Drilling
with the classical tuner drill jig.
Length 07:01

 

Scrapers

Scrapers
How to choose, sharpen and use a card scraper.
Length 06:09

 

Drum Sander

Drum Sander
Using a drum sander to thickness sides before bending.
Length 04:40

 

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