Just wanted to say that the quality of all the products LMI has sent me is awesome!
I was shocked at the outstanding quality of the wood sent with my kit. All the wood in my kit is stunning! I can't wait to work on this project. The quality of the services is top notch and the tools I bought from LMI are top grade.
I am glad LMI sets a high standard in quality all around. I look forward to this project and many more knowing that a place like LMI exists with these standards.
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I hope LMI continues this tradition of high quality, it can be hard to find a place that values a high standard.
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 (PFI3) and bold (PFI4) –both have rosettes to match (seeRosettes R13 and R13F). Next we have two diagonal check purflings, one in alternating black and white (PFI2) and our brown and white with BWB separators (PFI5). They can also be inlaid into the back for a matching backstrip. The PFI6 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 PFI6. 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 (BI13 and BI20T) 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.