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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

Multi-Line Purfling

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Binding/purfling detail, Robert Desmond

These purflings are produced from black and white (B/W) veneers laminated together. The veneers may be wood, fiber or a combination of the two. The black fiber and black wood (pear) look very similar. The white fiber is very white versus the white wood (maple) which is a honey maple color. The laminate content for each purfling is listed in the purfling spec chart, below. The fiber veneer is very flexible and no bending is needed prior to installation. The wood veneers may need to be bent to avoid breakage depending on the shape of the instrument you are building and the number of laminates in the layup. One can sometimes us a simple household iron to bend these to the appropriate shape. These laminates should not be soaked.

NOTE: These laminates are offered in two lengths, 32" or 64" unless otherwise noted. 64" is essentially a wrap-around length. 32" pieces require a butt-joint. The 32" pieces are also great for rosette rings. The shorter purflings require that a ledge be routed as the purfling and binding will be different heights. The taller purflings allow you to rout a single ledge the same width (a skosh narrower) as the binding + purfling as they are essentially the same height.

See the PURFLING SPEC CHART for details on layup, materials and sizes of each of our purflings (inches and mm).

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IMPORTANT: Because dimensions may vary due to the lay-up process. We recommend that you always wait for your material to arrive before routing your purfling or binding channel.

SKU Product Name In Stock Each 12+  
PFLMSH2 Purfling, BW 10/10, .020" x .090"/.5mm x 2.35mm
Yes $2.16 $1.92
PFLMSH1 Purfling, BW 10/10, .020" x .250"/.5mm X 6.35mm
Yes $2.16 $1.92
PFLMLG1 Purfling, BW 10/10, .020" x .080"/.5mm x 2mm
Yes $3.35 $2.98
PFLMSH6 Purfling, BW 20/20 .040" x .090"/1mm x 2.35mm
Yes $2.16 $1.92
PFLMSH4 Purfling, BW 20/20, .040" x .250"/1mm x 6.35mm
Yes $2.16 $1.92
PFLMLG3 Purfling, BW 20/20, .040" x .080"/1mm x 2mm
Yes $3.35 $2.98
PFLMSH3 Purfling, BWB 10/10/10, .030" x .090"/.75mm x 2.35mm
Yes $2.67 $2.37
PFLMLG2 Purfling, BWB 10/10/10, .030" x .080"/.75mm x 2mm
Yes $4.65 $4.14
PFLMSH5 Purfling, BWB 10/20/10, .040" x .080"/1mm x 2mm
Yes $2.32 $2.07
PFLMLG4 Purfling, BWB 10/20/10, .040" x .080"/1mm x 2mm
Yes $4.65 $4.14
PFLMSH7 Purfling, BWB 20/20/10, .050" x .090"/1.25mm x 2.35mm, 33.5 " long
Yes $1.71 $1.52
PFLMSH8 Purfling, BWB 20/20/20, .060" x .080"/1.5 x 2mm
Yes $2.32 $2.07
PFLMSH10 Purfling, BWB 20/20/20, .060" x .090"/1.5mm x 2.35mm
No $2.67 $2.37
PFLMSH9 Purfling, BWB 20/20/20, .060" x .250"/1.5mm x 6.35mm
Yes $2.67 $2.37
PFLMLG5 Purfling, BWB 20/20/20, .060" x .080"/1.5mm x 2mm
Yes $4.65 $4.14
PFLMLG7 Purfling, WBW 10/10/10, .030" x .080"/.75mm x 2mm
Yes $4.65 $4.14
PFLMSH12 Purfling, WBW 20/20/20, .060" x .090"/1.5mm x 2.35mm
Yes $2.67 $2.37
PFLMSH11 Purfling, WBW 20/20/20, .060" x .250"/1.5mm x 6.35mm
Yes $2.67 $2.37
PFLMLG6 Purfling, WBW 20/20/20, .060" x .080"/1.5mm x 2mm
Yes $3.68 $3.28
PFLMSH13 Purfling, BWBW 20/20/20/20, .080" x .250"/2mm x 6.35mm
Yes $3.12 $2.78
PFLMSH14 Purfling, BWBW 20/20/20/20, .080" x .090"/2mm x 2.35mm
Yes $3.12 $2.78