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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.
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- Jon Ballard

Multi-Line Purfling

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  Purfling layup diagrams

BindingPurflingdetailbyRobertDesmond450These multi-line 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. See the "Purfling Spec Chart", below, for the laminate content of each purfling.

Fiber veneer is very flexible and no bending is needed prior to installation. Wood veneer 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: The laminates here 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.

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.

For details on sizes, and layup materials of each of our purflings (inches and mm), see the PURFLING SPEC CHART

SKU Product Name In Stock Each 12+  
PFL1BT Purfling, BW 10/10, .020" x .090"/.5mm x 2.35mm
Yes $2.00 $1.79
PFL1AT Purfling, BW 10/10, .020" x .250"/.5mm X 6.35mm
Yes $2.00 $1.79
PFL10 Purfling, BW 10/10, .020" x .080"/.5mm x 2mm
Yes $3.10 $2.78
PFL1A Purfling, BW 20/20 .040" x .090"/1mm x 2.35mm
Yes $2.00 $1.79
PFL1 Purfling, BW 20/20, .040" x .250"/1mm x 6.35mm
Yes $2.00 $1.79
PFL11 Purfling, BW 20/20, .040" x .080"/1mm x 2mm
Yes $3.10 $2.78
PFL2AT Purfling, BWB 10/10/10, .030" x .090"/.75mm x 2.35mm
Yes $2.47 $2.47
PFL7 Purfling, BWB 10/10/10, .030" x .080"/.75mm x 2mm
Yes $4.31 $3.83
PFL135 Purfling, BWB 10/20/10, .040" x .080"/1mm x 2mm
Yes $2.15 $2.15
PFL13 Purfling, BWB 10/20/10, .040" x .080"/1mm x 2mm
Yes $4.31 $3.83
PFBWB Purfling, BWB 20/20/10, .050" x .090"/1.25mm x 2.35mm, 33.5 " long
Yes $1.58 N/A
PFL12A Purfling, BWB 20/20/20, .060" x .080"/1.5 x 2mm
Yes $2.15 $1.89
PFL2A Purfling, BWB 20/20/20, .060" x .090"/1.5mm x 2.35mm
Yes $2.47 $2.21
PFL2 Purfling, BWB 20/20/20, .060" x .250"/1.5mm x 6.35mm
Yes $2.47 $2.21
PFL12 Purfling, BWB 20/20/20, .060" x .080"/1.5mm x 2mm
Yes $4.31 $3.83
PFL8 Purfling, WBW 10/10/10, .030" x .080"/.75mm x 2mm
Yes $4.31 $3.83
PFL3A Purfling, WBW 20/20/20, .060" x .090"/1.5mm x 2.35mm
Yes $2.47 $2.21
PFL3 Purfling, WBW 20/20/20, .060" x .250"/1.5mm x 6.35mm
Yes $2.47 $2.21
PFL15 Purfling, WBW 20/20/20, .060" x .080"/1.5mm x 2mm
Yes $3.41 $3.03
PFL4 Purfling, BWBW 20/20/20/20, .080" x .250"/2mm x 6.35mm
Yes $2.89 $2.57
PFL4A Purfling, BWBW 20/20/20/20, .080" x .090"/2mm x 2.35mm
Yes $2.89 $2.57