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I have been impressed with the quality of the items I've received (especially the fretboards). You've been very helpful with some unusual builds (the suggestion to order a bass fretboard slotted from both ends for two short-scale necks was brilliant). I was very surprised at how quickly I received an order of custom-length truss rods. You have a very happy customer."

Marquetry Purfling

 


 



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 (PFMQ5) and bold (PFMQ6) –both have rosettes to match (see Rosettes R13 and R13F). Next, we have two diagonal check purflings, one in alternating black and white (PFMQ4) and our brown and white with BWB separators (PFMQ7). They can also be inlaid into the back for a matching backstrip. The PFMQ8 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 PFMQ8. 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 (PFMQ1) can be used as a binding/purfling for ukuleles as it is 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.

 

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SKU Product Name In Stock Each 12+  
PFMQ3 Purfling, zig-zag framed in rust, .135" x .055" x 32" Yes $4.57 $4.10
PFMQ4 Purfling, BW diagonal check, framed in white, .100" x .080" x 32" Yes $4.57 $4.10
PFMQ5 Purfling, Herringbone, fine, .130" x .080" x 32" Yes $4.57 $4.10
PFMQ6 Purfling, Herringbone, bold, .130" x .080" x 32" Yes $4.57 $4.10
PFMQ7 Purfling, BW/Brown, white framed, .112" x .080" x 34.5" Yes $4.57 $4.10
PFMQ8 Purfling, 4 color, 2 piece, .260" x .080" x 32" (we are unable to bend this item) Yes $11.50 $10.24
PFMQ9 Purfling, diagonal 6 color, .165" x .075" x 32" Yes $5.93 $5.25