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Purfling, it’s all in the details.

Create a purfling scheme that makes your guitar your own.

What purfling scheme will you use on your next guitar? Will you use plastic, laminate, wood, marquetry, or shell? In our last blog, we went over the many, many choices Luthiers Mercantile makes available to you. How you use them is an open book. Cosmetically, they play a pivotal roll in tying all the elements together. You can elect to employ a traditional scheme, to veer off the standard placement or to indulge in trickier miters and curves. Whatever you choose will certainly bear heavily on how your guitar is perceived. Here are a few examples to start you pondering the possibilities for your next instrument. Enjoy!

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