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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

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 and PFMQ2) 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.

 

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PFMQ1 PFMQ2 PFMQ3
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PFMQ4 PFMQ5 PFMQ6
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PFMQ7 PFMQ8 PFMQ9

SKU Product Name In Stock Each 12+  
PFMQ1 Binding, Rope, .120" x .075" x 32" Yes $5.20 $4.62
PFMQ2 Binding, Rope, Fiber Rope binding, 1 edge black fiber, 1 edge white fiber .250" x .120" x 32" Yes $7.72 $6.88
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