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Abalam Strips, Straight & Curved

L-R: (curved/straight)
Donkey shell, green ab, green ab select, and paua ab.
See larger photo.

"Abalam" is a stunning inlay material, made by laminating extremely thin sections of shell in such a way as to render the entire surface of the sheet with beautiful, figured shell patterns — unlike natural shell slab pieces which varies over the surface area and depth of the piece. Used by many factories, laminated shell strips are amazing time savers.

  • Straight Strips are 5.25" long x .050" thick.
    Order about 13 pieces for a guitar edge.
  • Curved Strips are 4.75" x .050" with an inside diameter of 4.921" (125mm)
    Order 3 pieces per rosette (MartinTM-style, no shell under fingerboard)
All prices are per strip.



NOTE: Due to United States Fish and Wildlife Service restrictions,
we are unable to ship shell outside the U.S.A.


SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
CS63DPLY Abalam curved donkey shell, .063"/1.6mm wide
Yes $14.46
CS79DPLY Abalam curved donkey shell, .079"/2.0mm wide
Yes $17.97
CS98DPLY Abalam curved donkey shell, .0985"/2.5mm wide
Yes $19.96
CS63GSTANPLY Abalam curved green abalone, .063"/1.6mm wide
Yes $11.91
CS79GSTANPLY Abalam curved green abalone, .079"/2.0mm wide
Yes $15.20
CS98GSTANPLY Abalam curved green abalone .0985"/2.5mm wide
Yes $17.36
CS63GSELPLY Abalam curved green abalone, select grade, .063"/1.6mm wide
Yes $16.56
CS79GSELPLY Abalam curved green abalone select grade, .079"/2.0mm wide
Yes $20.19
CS98GSELPLY Abalam curved green abalone select grade, .0985"/2.5mm wide
Yes $22.12
CS63PPLY Abalam curved paua abalone, .063"/1.6mm wide
Yes $14.12
CS79PPLY Abalam curved paua abalone, .079"/2.0mm wide
Yes $19.33
CS98PPLY Abalam curved paua abalone, .0985"/2.5mm wide
Yes $22.12
SS63DPLY Abalam straight donkey shell, .063"/1.6mm wide
Yes $11.01
SS79DPLY Abalam straight donkey shell, .079"/2.0mm wide
Yes $12.37
SS98DPLY Abalam straight donkey shell, .0985"/2.5mm wide
Yes $14.18
SS63GSTANPLY Abalam straight green abalone, .063"/1.6mm wide
Yes $7.99
SS79GSTANPLY Abalam straight green abalone, .079"/2.0mm wide
Yes $9.58
SS98GSTANPLY Abalam straight green abalone, .0985"/2.5mm wide
Yes $11.23
SS63GSELPLY Abalam straight green abalone, select grade, .063"/1.6mm wide
Yes $10.83
SS79GSELPLY Abalam straight green abalone, select grade .079"/2.0mm wide
Yes $12.37
SS98GSELPLY Abalam straight green abalone, select grade .0985"/2.5mm wide
Yes $14.06
SS63PPLY Abalam straight paua abalone, .063"/1.6mm wide
Yes $10.55
SS79PPLY Abalam straight paua abalone, .079"/2.0mm wide
Yes $12.19
SS98PPLY Abalam straight paua abalone, .0985"/2.5mm wide
Yes $13.78