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Archtop Guitar Backs and Sides

Luthiers Mercantile International is known throughout the world for our range of quality back and side woods for archtop guitars. LMI specializes in figured and flamed maple for Gibson archtops such as the Gibson L5, ES series, Benedetto, D’Angelico, D’Aquisto and Monteleone style instruments. Makers of handmade archtops rely on LMI for tonewood that is expertly dried, sanded and stored. We feature the traditional European Maple (German Maple) and Bigleaf Maple. Flamed Maple (called curly Maple or fiddleback Maple) are usually available. Select the set that is right for your next custom-made archtop by using the filters and then perusing the galleries. Each set is displayed and sold individually, so you can be the judge. All of our woods are responsibly harvested and imported (which is why you will not find Brazilian Rosewood back and sides or other endangered or illegal species). Please feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more about some of the rare luthier woods we sell.