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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 entirey by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a driss 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

Marquetry Purfling

 


 

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Purflings PFI2, PFI3, PFI4, PFI5, PFI6, PFI7, PFI10PFI11
and  bindings BI13 & BI20T.
Anything on the edge of an instrument that isn't the outermost edge (binding) is called "purfling". These all-wood marquetry strips add an appealing visual element to distinguish your instrument.

Derived from Martin's D-28 models, we offer 2 types of "herringbone" purfling, fine (PFI3) and bold (PFI4) –both have rosettes to match (seeRosettes R13 and R13F). Next we have two diagonal check purflings, one in alternating black and white (PFI2) and our brown and white with BWB separators (PFI5). They can also be inlaid into the back for a matching backstrip. The PFI6 was designed by Alain Cola of Dell'Arte Instruments. It is a 2-piece purfling based on a Washburn design. (Note: We are unable to bend the PFI6. It should be flexible enough to bend around most contours with the application of light heat such as a hair dryer or a heat gun set on a low setting.)

The rope bindings (BI13 and BI20T) can be used as a binding/purfling for ukuleles as they are 32" long. Bend these dry, don't soak them in water.

Purflings are 32" long, unless otherwise noted.


Please note: 
As these items are made from wood and laid up with glue, dimensions can vary. Always wait for your bindings or purflings to arrive before routing the ledge of your guitar.

 


SKU Product Name In Stock Each 12+  
PFI2 Purfling, BW diagonal check, framed in white
Yes $4.57 $4.10
PFI3 Purfling, Herringbone, fine
Yes $4.57 $4.10
PFI4 Purfling, Herringbone, bold
Yes $4.57 $4.10
PFI5 Purfling, BW/Brown, white framed
Yes $4.57 $4.10
PFI6 Purfling, 4 color, 2 piece
Yes $11.50 $10.24
PFI7 Purfling, diagonal 6 color
Yes $5.93 $5.25
PFI11 Purfling, zig-zag framed in rust
Yes $4.57 $4.10