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The Soprano Ukulele Wizard is set up to allow you to easily select items that are typically used in soprano-type ukulele construction. The Kit Wizard provides you with 10% off retail on all parts and 30% off on customizations. To get this discount, you only need to include the "required items" in the kit. The price of the Kit Wizard will increase or decrease as you add or modify items. 

The Soprano Template Kit will give you a head-start on your project!

Adding customizations to your kit will add between 3 and 5 days to the preparation time, depending on the customizations included. 

We highly recommend you watch these videos before using the Kit Wizard. 

  

Check out our Kit Wizard FAQs.

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Click on the choices below to customize your product

Choose the plan you want to start with. Although the customizations in this kit are based on the PL51 Scott Antes plan, we highly recommend the Red Sands plan as well if you plan on doing your own customizing.

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  • Plan, standard ukulele - Red Sands (ref: PL88)

    by Red Sands Ukuleles - Heidi Litke

    Note: This plan is drawn in metric scale. It can easily be converted to English scale - 25.4mm = 1 inch.

    Be sure to check out Heidi's ukulele building course

    $13.91
    Plan, standard ukulele - Red Sands (ref: PL88)

    $13.91
  • Plan, ukulele, Martin early style 1 (ref: PL53)

    by Scott Antes

    Full size Martin, Early Style 1 drawing, 2 sheets.

    $13.91
    Plan, ukulele, Martin early style 1 (ref: PL53)

    $13.91
  • Plan, soprano ukulele (ref: PL51)

    by Scott Antes

    This plan illustrates a C. Bruno soprano ukulele plan.

    $15.46
    Plan, soprano ukulele (ref: PL51)

    $15.46
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Choose your back and side set. The set you choose is the set you get but until you check out and pay for it, the set is still available for sale to other customers.

Bookmatched back and side set includes two bookmatched back pieces and 2 bookmatched sides. If you choose a Back/Side and Top set, you need not choose a top in the soundboard section.

A good choice is Mahogany. Koa is the most traditional choice but also more expensive.

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We can bend sides to match the soprano PL51 plan. The sides are sanded to approximately .075" and are left at approximately 2.5" wide. We recommend to new builders that they have us bend their sides the first time around.

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  • Bend sides to soprano ukulele shape based on our PL51 plan (ref: SVSBU51)

    $35.00
    Bend sides to soprano ukulele shape based on our PL51 plan (ref: SVSBU51)

    $35.00
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If you have opted to have your sides bent, do not choose any side options here, choose only back customizations. If you are having your sides bent, we recommend: Join back only and sand to .085".

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  • Join back and sand to .085", sand sides to .080" - choose this if you are not having sides bent (ref: SVBJSU)

    $24.50
    Join back and sand to .085", sand sides to .080" - choose this if you are not having sides bent (ref: SVBJSU)

    $24.50
  • Join back and sand to .085" (nothing will be done with the sides) - choose this if you are having sides bent (ref: SVBJU)

    $17.50
    Join back and sand to .085" (nothing will be done with the sides) - choose this if you are having sides bent (ref: SVBJU)

    $17.50
  • Sand unjoined back to .090", sand sides to .080" - choose if you are not having sides bend and you don't want your back joined (ref: SVBSU)

    $17.50
    Sand unjoined back to .090", sand sides to .080" - choose if you are not having sides bend and you don't want your back joined (ref: SVBSU)

    $17.50
  • Sand unjoined back only to .090" - choose if you are having sides bent or you don't want sides sanded. Back will not be joined. (ref: SVBOSU)

    $10.50
    Sand unjoined back only to .090" - choose if you are having sides bent or you don't want sides sanded. Back will not be joined. (ref: SVBOSU)

    $10.50
  • Sand sides only to .080" - choose this if you don't want your back joined or sanded. (ref: SVSOSU)

    $10.50
    Sand sides only to .080" - choose this if you don't want your back joined or sanded. (ref: SVSOSU)

    $10.50
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If you have elected to have us join your back, you may also wish to have us profile it. We will profile your back to a concert shape based on the PL51 plan leaving approximately 1/4 inch of extra material beyond the outline. This excess material can be removed later, once your box is complete, using a router with a flush-trim bit or by other appropriate means.

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  • Profile joined back to soprano uke shape based on our PL51 plan (ref: SVPBU51)

    $3.50
    Profile joined back to soprano uke shape based on our PL51 plan (ref: SVPBU51)

    $3.50
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Choose an optional backstrip - the feature strip that goes down the back of the guitar. You will be given the option to have it installed in the next step.

Often, no backstrip is used. But if you prefer one, the BTLM2 (BWB) is a nice choice.

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Have us install your backstrip. You must have chosen a backstrip and asked us to join your back in the previous selections. We sandwich the backstrip in between the back plates rather than rout and inlay.

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  • Insert backstrip (ref: SVBI)

    $3.50
    Insert backstrip (ref: SVBI)

    $3.50
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Choose your 2-piece bookmatched soundboard. If you chose a Back/Side/Top set from the Back & Sides category, you do not need a top, but you may purchase one if you wish. 

In some cases, you are able to select a specific set of wood to include in your kit (“select a set”). Please note that until you pay for your order, that select-a-set is available for sale to other customers. Select-a-sets are easy to identify as they have a 3-digit ID code following the part number/SKU for example TSSUCTBC_120.

Engelmann or Sitka Spruce should be selected if you are looking for a bolder, more nuanced tone. 

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Choose your rosette. In the next step, if you choose to have it inlaid, we will inlay it as shown in the drawing. If you choose not to have it inlaid, the drawing is a suggestion of how you could inlay it yourself. This is a purely cosmetic choice.

We like to recommend the Mahogany RHMUS.

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  • African Blackwood soprano ukulele rosette (ref: RABUS)

    Solid wood rosettes impart a warm, organic appearance. Making your own rosette rings can be time-consuming but our rings are precision cut and ready for inlay. These are probably the easiest to install of all the rosettes we offer.

    If you would like to have a rosette inlaid into a top, start by ordering the top and the rosette inlay customization will be offered to you there. If you order an inlaid rosette the drawing shows how we will inlay it. If you order a loose rosette the drawing is a suggestion of how you may wish to inlay this rosette.

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    $9.40

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    African Blackwood soprano ukulele rosette (ref: RABUS)

    $9.40
  • Bigleaf Maple soprano ukulele rosette (ref: RMPUS)

    Solid wood rosettes impart a warm, organic appearance. Making your own rosette rings can be time-consuming but our rings are precision cut and ready for inlay. These are probably the easiest to install of all the rosettes we offer.

    If you would like to have a rosette inlaid into a top, start by ordering the top and the rosette inlay customization will be offered to you there. If you order an inlaid rosette the drawing shows how we will inlay it. If you order a loose rosette the drawing is a suggestion of how you may wish to inlay this rosette.

    $9.40

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    Bigleaf Maple soprano ukulele rosette (ref: RMPUS)

    $9.40
  • Bubinga soprano ukulele rosette (ref: RBUUS)

    Solid wood rosettes impart a warm, organic appearance. Making your own rosette rings can be time-consuming but our rings are precision cut and ready for inlay. These are probably the easiest to install of all the rosettes we offer.

    If you would like to have a rosette inlaid into a top, start by ordering the top and the rosette inlay customization will be offered to you there. If you order an inlaid rosette the drawing shows how we will inlay it. If you order a loose rosette the drawing is a suggestion of how you may wish to inlay this rosette.

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    $9.40

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    Bubinga soprano ukulele rosette (ref: RBUUS)

    $9.40
  • Cocobolo Rosewood soprano ukulele rosette (ref: RCBUS)

    Solid wood rosettes impart a warm, organic appearance. Making your own rosette rings can be time-consuming but our rings are precision cut and ready for inlay. These are probably the easiest to install of all the rosettes we offer.

    If you would like to have a rosette inlaid into a top, start by ordering the top and the rosette inlay customization will be offered to you there. If you order an inlaid rosette the drawing shows how we will inlay it. If you order a loose rosette the drawing is a suggestion of how you may wish to inlay this rosette.

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    $9.40

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    Cocobolo Rosewood soprano ukulele rosette (ref: RCBUS)

    $9.40
  • European Maple soprano ukulele rosette (ref: REMUS)

    Solid wood rosettes impart a warm, organic appearance. Making your own rosette rings can be time-consuming but our rings are precision cut and ready for inlay. These are probably the easiest to install of all the rosettes we offer.

    If you would like to have a rosette inlaid into a top, start by ordering the top and the rosette inlay customization will be offered to you there. If you order an inlaid rosette the drawing shows how we will inlay it. If you order a loose rosette the drawing is a suggestion of how you may wish to inlay this rosette.

    $9.40

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    European Maple soprano ukulele rosette (ref: REMUS)

    $9.40
  • Honduran Mahogany soprano ukulele rosette (ref: RHMUS)

    Solid wood rosettes impart a warm, organic appearance. Making your own rosette rings can be time-consuming but our rings are precision cut and ready for inlay. These are probably the easiest to install of all the rosettes we offer.

    If you would like to have a rosette inlaid into a top, start by ordering the top and the rosette inlay customization will be offered to you there. If you order an inlaid rosette the drawing shows how we will inlay it. If you order a loose rosette the drawing is a suggestion of how you may wish to inlay this rosette.

    $9.40

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    Honduran Mahogany soprano ukulele rosette (ref: RHMUS)

    $9.40
  • Indian Rosewood soprano ukulele rosette (ref: RRWUS)

    Solid wood rosettes impart a warm, organic appearance. Making your own rosette rings can be time-consuming but our rings are precision cut and ready for inlay. These are probably the easiest to install of all the rosettes we offer.

    If you would like to have a rosette inlaid into a top, start by ordering the top and the rosette inlay customization will be offered to you there. If you order an inlaid rosette the drawing shows how we will inlay it. If you order a loose rosette the drawing is a suggestion of how you may wish to inlay this rosette.

    $9.40

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    Indian Rosewood soprano ukulele rosette (ref: RRWUS)

    $9.40
  • Purple Heart soprano ukulele rosette (ref: RPHUS)

    Solid wood rosettes impart a warm, organic appearance. Making your own rosette rings can be time-consuming but our rings are precision cut and ready for inlay. These are probably the easiest to install of all the rosettes we offer.

    If you would like to have a rosette inlaid into a top, start by ordering the top and the rosette inlay customization will be offered to you there. If you order an inlaid rosette the drawing shows how we will inlay it. If you order a loose rosette the drawing is a suggestion of how you may wish to inlay this rosette.

    $9.40

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    Purple Heart soprano ukulele rosette (ref: RPHUS)

    $9.40
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If you would like to have your rosette inlaid, we will inlay it as shown in the rosette photograph. This customization includes the joining and thickness sanding of your soundboard to approximately .110". The soundhole and rosette will not match the PL53 plan exactly. 

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  • Inlay rosette as show in drawing (ref: SVRI)

    $45.50
    Inlay rosette as show in drawing (ref: SVRI)

    $45.50
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Choose how you want your top customized. If you are inlaying a rosette, skip this step as the joining is included with a rosette inlay.

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  • Join and sand top to .105" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVTJS105)

    $17.50
    Join and sand top to .105" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVTJS105)

    $17.50
  • Join and sand top to .100" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVTJS100)

    $17.50
    Join and sand top to .100" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVTJS100)

    $17.50
  • Sand unjoined top to .105" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVT105)

    $10.50
    Sand unjoined top to .105" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVT105)

    $10.50
  • Sand unjoined top to .100" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVT100)

    $10.50
    Sand unjoined top to .100" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVT100)

    $10.50
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If you have elected to have us join your top, you may also wish to have us profile it. We will profile your soundboard to a concert ukulele shape based on the PL51 plan, leaving approximately 1/4 inch of extra material beyond the outline. This excess material can be removed later, once your box is complete, using a router with a flush-trim bit or by other appropriate means.

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  • Profile joined top to soprano uke shape based on our PL51 plan (ref: SVPTU51)

    $3.50
    Profile joined top to soprano uke shape based on our PL51 plan (ref: SVPTU51)

    $3.50
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Choose your fingerboard or fretboard. You can add slotting customizations in the next steps.

West African Ebony (FBAE1MU) is a standard choice.

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READ!!! If you want a slotted fingerboard, you must enter a scale length here or we will not be able to process your order!

**You must have selected a fingerboard to use this service.

**If you choose to have your fingerboard slotted, you must make a selection in the remaining fingerboard customizations as well. If you do not make choices, we will choose the following for you: Slot Depth - .095", Nut Slot Position - Standard Nut Slot Position, Nut Slot Offset - 1/8" behind the nut.

Enter a scale length between 8" and 40". Use the fingerboard calculator in the LMI Help Center to be sure your choices will fit on the board you chose. The PL53 plan uses a 13.625" scale. The Red Sands PL88 uses a 13.5" scale.

To convert mm to inches, divide the mm by a factor of 25.4. Ex: 660mm divided by 25.4 equals 25.98" inches.

**If you choose to have your fingerboard slotted, you must make a selection in the remaining fingerboard customizations as well. Enter the number of fret slots desired (not including the nut slot).

The PL53 plan uses 12 frets. The Red Sands (PL88) plan uses 17 frets.

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  • 10 fret slots (ref: SVNF10)

    $4.90
    10 fret slots (ref: SVNF10)

    $4.90
  • 11 fret slots (ref: SVNF11)

    $4.90
    11 fret slots (ref: SVNF11)

    $4.90
  • 12 fret slots (ref: SVNF12)

    $4.90
    12 fret slots (ref: SVNF12)

    $4.90
  • 13 fret slots (ref: SVNF13)

    $4.90
    13 fret slots (ref: SVNF13)

    $4.90
  • 14 fret slots (ref: SVNF14)

    $4.90
    14 fret slots (ref: SVNF14)

    $4.90
  • 15 fret slots (ref: SVNF15)

    $4.90
    15 fret slots (ref: SVNF15)

    $4.90
  • 16 fret slots (ref: SVNF16)

    $4.90
    16 fret slots (ref: SVNF16)

    $4.90
  • 17 fret slots (ref: SVNF17)

    $4.90
    17 fret slots (ref: SVNF17)

    $4.90
  • 18 fret slots (ref: SVNF18)

    $4.90
    18 fret slots (ref: SVNF18)

    $4.90
  • 19 fret slots (ref: SVNF19)

    $4.90
    19 fret slots (ref: SVNF19)

    $4.90
  • 20 fret slots (ref: SVNF20)

    $4.90
    20 fret slots (ref: SVNF20)

    $4.90
  • 21 fret slots (ref: SVNF21)

    $4.90
    21 fret slots (ref: SVNF21)

    $4.90
  • 22 fret slots (ref: SVNF22)

    $4.90
    22 fret slots (ref: SVNF22)

    $4.90
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**If you choose to have your fingerboard slotted, you must make a selection in the remaining fingerboard customizations as well.

We are unable to radius ukulele fingerboards - uke boards are typically not radiused. If you plan on radiusing your fretboard yourself you should choose the deep slot, otherwise choose shallow.

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  • .095" fret slot depth (ref: SVFSS)

    $0.00
    .095" fret slot depth (ref: SVFSS)

    $0.00
  • .145" fret slot depth (ref: SVFSD)

    $0.00
    .145" fret slot depth (ref: SVFSD)

    $0.00
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**If you choose to have your fingerboard slotted, you must make a selection in the remaining fingerboard customizations as well.

Nut Position - Choose either the Standard or Zero Fret nut position option. The Standard nut slot moves the kerf back half the width of the slot. Our slots are .024”, so we move it back .012”. This puts the string’s breakaway point (the edge of the nut) at “true zero”. The Zero Fret option places the nut slot so that it is centered at the zero point of the scale. This works for those who install a zero fret – a fret at the nut position (with the actual nut getting placed just behind it to position the string spacing and guide the strings towards the tuning machines). Some players like an instrument with a zero fret as it helps eliminate the tonal differences between fretted and unfretted notes.

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  • Standard nut slot position (ref: SVFSN)

    $0.00
    Standard nut slot position (ref: SVFSN)

    $0.00
  • Zero nut slot position (ref: SVFZN)

    $0.00
    Zero nut slot position (ref: SVFZN)

    $0.00
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**If you choose to have your fingerboard slotted, you must make a selection in the remaining fingerboard customizations as well.

Choose the nut slot offset. There will be this much wood left behind the nut position. 1/4" is pretty typical.

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  • .125" space behind the nut (ref: SVFSNO.125)

    $0.00
    .125" space behind the nut (ref: SVFSNO.125)

    $0.00
  • .250" space behind the nut (ref: SVFSNO.25)

    $0.00
    .250" space behind the nut (ref: SVFSNO.25)

    $0.00
  • .375" space behind the nut (ref: SVFSNO.375)

    $0.00
    .375" space behind the nut (ref: SVFSNO.375)

    $0.00
  • .5" space behind the nut (ref: SVFSNO.5)

    $0.00
    .5" space behind the nut (ref: SVFSNO.5)

    $0.00
  • .75" space behind the nut (ref: SVFSNO.75)

    $0.00
    .75" space behind the nut (ref: SVFSNO.75)

    $0.00
  • 1.0" space behind the nut (ref: SVFSNO1)

    $0.00
    1.0" space behind the nut (ref: SVFSNO1)

    $0.00
Clear selection

Fingerboard positions markers for the side and face of the fingerboard. Mother-of-pearl or plastic pearloid markers are pretty traditional. We recommend 2mm for the side dots and 4.7 mm for the fingerboard face. Remember that shell can't be exported (due to extra paperwork and fees), so choose plastic and/or stone alternatives if you live outside the United States.

We recommend the HSS316B for inlaying 4.76mm dots.

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  • Shell dot, white MOP, 2mm, pack of 20 (ref: DWP2K)

    This is pure shell material, cut straight from the curved inside surface of the shell and then sanded flat.

    Shipping Restrictions: USA Only

    $13.49

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    Shell dot, white MOP, 2mm, pack of 20 (ref: DWP2K)

    $13.49
  • Plastic dot rod stock, white, 2mm (ref: PDOTW2)

    This is pure shell material, cut straight from the curved inside surface of the shell and then sanded flat.

    Shipping Restrictions: USA Only

    $13.49

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    Plastic dot rod stock, white, 2mm (ref: PDOTW2)

    $13.49
  • Plastic dot rod stock, black, 2mm (ref: PDOTB2)

    Plastic position markers are a good substitute for shell particularly if you are going to export your completed instrument as there are no export restrictions on these markers.  

    These rods measure 7 3/4" long.

    $1.65
    Plastic dot rod stock, black, 2mm (ref: PDOTB2)

    $1.65
  • Shell dot, white MOP, 4.72mm/3/16", pack of 20 (ref: DWP4.72K)

    This is pure shell material, cut straight from the curved inside surface of the shell and then sanded flat.

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    $9.44
    Shell dot, white MOP, 4.72mm/3/16", pack of 20 (ref: DWP4.72K)

    $9.44
  • Shell dot, paua abalone, 4.72mm/3/16", pack of 20 (ref: DPA4.72K)

    This is pure shell material, cut straight from the curved inside surface of the shell and then sanded flat.

    Shipping Restrictions: USA Only

    $9.44
    Shell dot, paua abalone, 4.72mm/3/16", pack of 20 (ref: DPA4.72K)

    $9.44
  • Shell dot, gold MOP, 4.72mm/3/16", pack of 20 (ref: DGP4.72K)

    This is pure shell material, cut straight from the curved inside surface of the shell and then sanded flat.

    Shipping Restrictions: USA Only

    $9.44
    Shell dot, gold MOP, 4.72mm/3/16", pack of 20 (ref: DGP4.72K)

    $9.44
  • Shell dot, black MOP, 4.72mm/3/16", pack of 20 (ref: DBP4.72K)

    This is pure shell material, cut straight from the curved inside surface of the shell and then sanded flat.

    Shipping Restrictions: USA Only

    $9.44
    Shell dot, black MOP, 4.72mm/3/16", pack of 20 (ref: DBP4.72K)

    $9.44
  • Dot, gold recon stone, 4.72mm/3/16", pack of 20 (ref: DGR4.76K)

    Reconstituted stone is an attractive, easy-to-use inlay material.  It is a great alternative to traditional shell inlay due to regulatory restrictions on shell.

    $8.24
    Dot, gold recon stone, 4.72mm/3/16", pack of 20 (ref: DGR4.76K)

    $8.24
Clear selection

Wood or plastic that protects the end grain of the back or top. Depending on the length of the product you will need 1 or 2 for the top, another 1 or 2 for the back and 1 for the fingerboard (normally left unbound). There should be enough remaining for an end graft if desired.

A nice black frame is a good choice. Black plastic or Indian Ebony work well here. Wood binding requires heat to bend, or we can bend it for you.

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  • Binding, Indian Rosewood

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    Wood binding serves to protect the corners of the instrument as well as seal the end grain of the soundboard and back. Many of our bindings have matching backstrips.

    $5.25

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    Binding, Indian Rosewood (ref: WBRW1)

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    $5.25
  • Binding, Indian Rosewood w/Maple lam

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    Wood binding serves to protect the corners of the instrument as well as seal the end grain of the soundboard and back. Many of our bindings have matching backstrips.

    $7.46

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    Binding, Indian Rosewood w/Maple lam (ref: WBRWLM1)

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    $7.46
  • Binding, Indian Ebony

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    Wood binding serves to protect the corners of the instrument as well as seal the end grain of the soundboard and back. Many of our bindings have matching backstrips.

    $12.65

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    Binding, Indian Ebony (ref: WBIE1)

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    $12.65
  • Binding, Rocklite Ebano w/Maple lam

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    Wood binding serves to protect the corners of the instrument as well as seal the end grain of the soundboard and back.

    Rocklite® is a revolutionary and totally environmentally friendly approach to tonewoods for musical instruments. It looks and sounds like real ebony, and is very black unlike most ebony available today. It is an engineered composite produced from eco-friendly, readily available wood species. LMI has done loads of testing on this material and it performs well. It cuts, routs and sands easily and is black all the way through. If you're looking for a super-black alternate to ebony, Rocklite is for you!

    $6.94

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    Binding, Rocklite Ebano w/Maple lam (ref: WBRLLM1)

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    $6.94
  • Binding, Rocklite Ebano w/WBWB (Maple/Rocklite) lam

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    Wood binding serves to protect the corners of the instrument as well as seal the end grain of the soundboard and back.

    Rocklite® is a revolutionary and totally environmentally friendly approach to tonewoods for musical instruments. It looks and sounds like real ebony, and is very black unlike most ebony available today. It is an engineered composite produced from eco-friendly, readily available wood species. LMI has done loads of testing on this material and it performs well. It cuts, routs and sands easily and is black all the way through. If you're looking for a super-black alternate to ebony, Rocklite is for you!

    $7.24

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    Binding, Rocklite Ebano w/WBWB (Maple/Rocklite) lam (ref: WBRLLM2)

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    $7.24
  • Binding, Boxwood

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    Wood binding serves to protect the corners of the instrument as well as seal the end grain of the soundboard and back. Many of our bindings have matching backstrips.

    $4.79

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    Binding, Boxwood (ref: WBBX1)

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    $4.79
  • Binding, Cocobolo Rosewood, 2nd grade

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    Wood binding serves to protect the corners of the instrument as well as seal the end grain of the soundboard and back. Many of our bindings have matching backstrips. Cocobolo binding comes in a variety of colors and patterns and the pieces can change over the length of each piece. We have included a group shot here so you can get a sense of what you might receive. We will attempt to color match pieces. 

    Shipping Restrictions: USA Only

    $8.04

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    Binding, Cocobolo Rosewood, 2nd grade (ref: WBCB1)

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    $8.04
  • Binding, American Maple, plain

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    Wood binding serves to protect the corners of the instrument as well as seal the end grain of the soundboard and back. Many of our bindings have matching backstrips.

    $4.79

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    Binding, Maple (ref: WBMP1)

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    $4.79
  • Binding, American Maple, plain w/Rosewood lam

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    Wood binding serves to protect the corners of the instrument as well as seal the end grain of the soundboard and back. Many of our bindings have matching backstrips.

    $7.07

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    Binding, Maple w/Rosewood lam (ref: WBMPLM1)

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    $7.07
  • Binding, American Maple, moderate flame

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    Wood binding serves to protect the corners of the instrument as well as seal the end grain of the soundboard and back. Many of our bindings have matching backstrips.

    $4.55

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    Binding, Maple, good flame (ref: WBMPFL2)

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    $4.55
  • Binding, American Maple, strong flame

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    Wood binding serves to protect the corners of the instrument as well as seal the end grain of the soundboard and back. Many of our bindings have matching backstrips.

    $5.54

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    12 $4.16 Up to $16.62
    Binding, Maple, strong flame (ref: WBMPFL1)

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    $5.54
  • Binding, BWBW 20/20/20/20, ABS

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    Plastic makes a good binding/purfling due to its resiliency and ease in bending. You can rip the laminated bindings to use as purfling. Although our plastic binding is cut as cleanly as possible, it might be necessary to run the binding strips over a file (in a vice) prior to installation to further smooth out the edge.

    $4.14

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    12 $3.11 Up to $12.42
    Binding, BWBW 20/20/20/20, ABS (ref: PBLM5)

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    $4.14
  • Binding, cream, ABS

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    Plastic makes a good binding/purfling due to its resiliency and ease in bending. You can rip the laminated bindings to use as purfling. Although our plastic binding is cut as cleanly as possible, it might be necessary to run the binding strips over a file (in a vice) prior to installation to further smooth out the edge.

    $5.76

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    Binding, cream, ABS (ref: PB1)

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    $5.76
  • Binding, WBW 20/20/20, ABS

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    Plastic makes a good binding/purfling due to its resiliency and ease in bending. You can rip the laminated bindings to use as purfling. Although our plastic binding is cut as cleanly as possible, it might be necessary to run the binding strips over a file (in a vice) prior to installation to further smooth out the edge.

    $4.43

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    12 $3.32 Up to $13.29
    Binding, WBW 20/20/20, ABS (ref: PBLM4)

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    $4.43
  • Binding, WBW 30/30/30, ABS

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    Plastic makes a good binding/purfling due to its resiliency and ease in bending. You can rip the laminated bindings to use as purfling. Although our plastic binding is cut as cleanly as possible, it might be necessary to run the binding strips over a file (in a vice) prior to installation to further smooth out the edge.

    Link to article listing lengths of our most popular plans.

    $4.43

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    Binding, WBW 30/30/30, ABS (ref: PBLM8)

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    $4.43

Tell us how many pieces of your binding you want to have bent to a concert ukulele shape based on the PL51 plan. 

Price shown is per piece of binding bent. 

Plastic binding does not have to be bent.

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  • Bend binding to soprano ukulele shape based on our PL51 plan

    $3.50
    Bend binding to soprano ukulele shape based on our PL51 plan (ref: SVBBU51)

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    $3.50

Purfling goes between the binding and the top or back and provides contrast and beauty. Depending on the length of the product you will need 1 or 2 for the top and 1 or 2 for the back. There should be enough remaining for an end graft if desired. You will find wood strips here as well.

PFLMSH3 will match our backstrip recommendation above. For something fancier, we like PFMQ9 (requires heat to bend, or we can bend it for you).

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  • Purfling, herringbone, bold

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    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.

    $6.62

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    4 $5.63 Up to $3.97
    12 $4.97 Up to $19.86
    Purfling, herringbone, bold (ref: PFMQ6)

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    $6.62
  • Purfling, herringbone, fine

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    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.

    $6.62

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    Purfling, herringbone, fine (ref: PFMQ5)

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    $6.62
  • Purfling, WBW 10/10/10

    Anything on the edge of an instrument that isn't the outermost edge (binding) is called "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 use a simple household iron to bend these to the appropriate shape. These laminates should not be soaked.

    $6.23

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    4 $5.30 Up to $3.74
    12 $4.67 Up to $18.69
    Purfling, WBW 10/10/10 (ref: PFLMLG7)

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    $6.23
  • Purfling, WBW 20/20/20

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    Anything on the edge of an instrument that isn't the outermost edge (binding) is called "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 use a simple household iron to bend these to the appropriate shape. These laminates should not be soaked.

    $6.23

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    Purfling, WBW 20/20/20 (ref: PFLMLG6)

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    $6.23
  • Purfling, WBW 20/20/20

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    Anything on the edge of an instrument that isn't the outermost edge (binding) is called "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 use a simple household iron to bend these to the appropriate shape. These laminates should not be soaked.

    $3.58

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    4 $3.04 Up to $2.15
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    Purfling, WBW 20/20/20 (ref: PFLMSH12)

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    $3.58
  • Purfling, WBW 20/20/20

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    Anything on the edge of an instrument that isn't the outermost edge (binding) is called "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 use a simple household iron to bend these to the appropriate shape. These laminates should not be soaked.

    $3.58

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    Purfling, WBW 20/20/20 (ref: PFLMSH11)

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    $3.58
  • Wood strip, black

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    Wood strips add a nice bit of color to a purfling/binding combination.

    $2.12

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    4 $1.80 Up to $1.27
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    Wood strip, black (ref: WSBK2)

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    $2.12
  • Wood strip, black

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    Wood strips add a nice bit of color to a purfling/binding combination.

    $2.12

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    Wood strip, black (ref: WSBK1)

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    $2.12
  • Wood strip, Bloodwood

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    Wood strips add a nice bit of color to a purfling/binding combination.

    $3.04

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    12 $2.28 Up to $9.12
    Wood strip, Bloodwood (ref: WSBW2)

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    $3.04
  • Wood strip, Bloodwood

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    Wood strips add a nice bit of color to a purfling/binding combination.

    $3.04

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    Wood strip, Bloodwood (ref: WSBW1)

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    $3.04
  • Wood strip, blue

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    Wood strips add a nice bit of color to a purfling/binding combination.

    $2.12

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    Wood strip, blue (ref: WSBL1)

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    $2.12
  • Wood strip, green

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    Wood strips add a nice bit of color to a purfling/binding combination.

    $2.12

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    Wood strip, green (ref: WSG1)

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    $2.12
  • Wood strip, Indian Rosewood

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    Wood strips add a nice bit of color to a purfling/binding combination.

    $2.12

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    Wood strip, Indian Rosewood (ref: WSRW2)

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    $2.12
  • Wood strip, Indian Rosewood

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    Wood strips add a nice bit of color to a purfling/binding combination.

    $2.12

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    Wood strip, Indian Rosewood (ref: WSRW1)

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    $2.12
  • Wood strip, Maple

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    Wood strips add a nice bit of color to a purfling/binding combination.

    $2.12

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    Wood strip, Maple (ref: WSMP3)

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    $2.12
  • Wood strip, Maple

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    Wood strips add a nice bit of color to a purfling/binding combination.

    $2.12

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    Wood strip, Maple (ref: WSMP2)

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    $2.12
  • Wood strip, Maple

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    Wood strips add a nice bit of color to a purfling/binding combination. 

    $2.12

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    Wood strip, Maple (ref: WSMP1)

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    $2.12
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    Wood strips add a nice bit of color to a purfling/binding combination.

    $2.12

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    Wood strip, red (ref: WSRD1)

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    $2.12
  • Wood strip, yellow

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    Wood strips add a nice bit of color to a purfling/binding combination.

    $2.12

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    Wood strip, yellow (ref: WSY1)

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    $2.12

Tell us how many pieces of your purfling you want to have bent to a tenor ukulele shape based on the PL51 plan.

Price shown is per piece of purfling bent.

Some purflings don't need to be bent. If this is the case with your purflings, we will remove this cost from your kit.

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  • Bend purfling to soprano ukulele shape based on our PL51 plan

    $3.50
    Bend purfling to soprano ukulele shape based on our PL51 plan (ref: SVBPU51)

    Item Details
    $3.50

A 24" or larger neck will provide enough material to produce the neck+peghead as well as the heel and inside heel block. You should also have enough material for the end block.

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  • Khaya neck blank, 1st grade, 24" x 3" x 7/8" (ref: NKKH1243)

    24” neck blanks typically require a heel blank.

    Khaya has often been overlooked as a substitute for Mahogany. Though it is an attractive wood, the wide pores, lighter weight and pinkish color we usually see in this species clearly distinguish it from "the real thing". We have found that there are different strains of Khaya which look nearly identical to Honduran Mahogany - or at least present themselves as the best substitute we have come across so far! The suggestion to carry it came from a well-known manufacturer who has been using it on their high-end instruments with no protests from discerning customers.

    First grade necks and heels are straight-grained, quartersawn with a 25° variance off quarter allowed.

    $25.36

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    Khaya neck blank, 1st grade, 24" x 3" x 7/8" (ref: NKKH1243)

    $25.36
  • Khaya neck blank, 2nd grade, 24" x 3" x 7/8" (ref: NKKH2243)

    24” neck blanks typically require a heel blank!

    Khaya has often been overlooked as a substitute for Mahogany. Though it is an attractive wood, the wide pores, lighter weight and pinkish color we usually see in this species clearly distinguish it from "the real thing". We have found that there are different strains of Khaya which look nearly identical to Honduran Mahogany - or at least present themselves as the best substitute we have come across so far! 

    Second grade necks and heels may have one of the following: small knots or pinholes that will not affect the integrity of the neck; they may be off quarter as much as 50% (45°); the grain may not be perfectly straight; there might be unevenness of color.

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    Khaya neck blank, 2nd grade, 24" x 3" x 7/8" (ref: NKKH2243)

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  • Spanish Cedar neck blank, 1st grade, 24" x 3" x 7/8" (ref: NKSC1243)

    24” neck blanks typically require a heel blank.

    The traditional choice for classical guitars, Spanish Cedar is also in favor among steel string builders, in fact, many modern Martin necks have been made from it.

    First grade necks and heels are straight-grained, quartersawn with a 25° variance off quarter allowed.

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    $30.00

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    Spanish Cedar neck blank, 1st grade, 24" x 3" x 7/8" (ref: NKSC1243)

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Bridges are available for carving your own. Either the Ebony BBAE1SS or Rosewood BBRW1SS (cannot be exported outside the USA) are good choices.

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  • Cocobolo Rosewood bridge blank, 1st grade, steel string (ref: BBCB1SS)

    Recently our cocobolo has come in in varied colors and tones. In order to give you a more accurate representation of the colors we have available, we have broken them into 3 different groups:

    • Traditional - the colors you are accustomed to seeing from LMI - typically alternating lines of orange and black
    • Two-toned - there are two relatively distinct bands of color on these
    • Dark - Not the orange/yellow you are accustomed to seeing, but a much darker color reminiscent of Panama Rosewood

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    $7.72
    Cocobolo Rosewood bridge blank, 1st grade, steel string (ref: BBCB1SS)

    $7.72
  • Granadillo bridge blank, 1st grade, steel string (ref: BBGR1SS)

    Granadillo is a relatively new wood to American guitar making but is fairly common in South America. It is non-porous, straight grained, very dense, and has a ringing, bright tap tone. It works easily but can dull tools a bit. It has a medium to fine texture, and finishes well. The reddish brown color will darken to a brick color over time much like Honduran Rosewood.

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  • Indian Rosewood bridge blank, 1st grade, steel string (ref: BBRW1SS)

    Indian Rosewood bridges are easily the most popular choice for classical guitars. Some think the tone is better than Ebony on steel strings because of its lighter weight. In most cases, it is more stable than Ebony and it is less likely to split.

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    $7.76

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  • Indian Rosewood bridge blank, 2nd grade, steel string (ref: BBRW2SS)

    Indian Rosewood bridges are easily the most popular choice for classical guitars. Some think the tone is better than Ebony on steel strings because of its lighter weight. In most cases, it is more stable than Ebony and it is less likely to split.

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    $6.15

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    Indian Rosewood bridge blank, 2nd grade, steel string (ref: BBRW2SS)

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  • Katalox bridge blank, 1st grade, steel string (ref: BBKT1SS)

    Katalox (pronounced "cat-ah-losh") is a dense, hard Central American wood that is similar to Ebony. The color is dark brown to nearly black with subtle red/purple highlights. Martin Guitar has used Katalox fingerboards on several of their guitar models. With a bit of oil, we feel that this wood would be very difficult to differentiate from Ebony.

    $8.75

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    Katalox bridge blank, 1st grade, steel string (ref: BBKT1SS)

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  • Katalox bridge blank, 2nd grade, steel string (ref: BBKT2SS)

    Katalox (pronounced "cat-ah-losh") is a dense, hard Central American wood that is similar to Ebony. The color is dark brown to nearly black with subtle red/purple highlights. Martin Guitar has used Katalox fingerboards on several of their guitar models. With a bit of oil, we feel that this wood would be very difficult to differentiate from Ebony.

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    Katalox bridge blank, 2nd grade, steel string (ref: BBKT2SS)

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  • Padauk bridge blank, 1st grade, steel string (ref: BBPA1SS)

    Padauk is a bright orange or almost crimson wood when freshly cut, but oxidizes to a darker, rich purple-brown over time - although it stays redder than Indian Rosewood. Slightly harder and heavier than Indian Rosewood it is stable, easy to work.

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    Padauk bridge blank, 1st grade, steel string (ref: BBPA1SS)

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  • Padauk bridge blank, 2nd grade, steel string (ref: BBPA2SS)

    Padauk is a bright orange or almost crimson wood when freshly cut, but oxidizes to a darker, rich purple-brown over time - although it stays redder than Indian Rosewood. Slightly harder and heavier than Indian Rosewood it is stable, easy to work.

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    Padauk bridge blank, 2nd grade, steel string (ref: BBPA2SS)

    $5.12
  • Richlite bridge blank, black, 1st grade, steel string (ref: BBRTSSBD)

    We provide this standard steel-string dimensioned bridge blank to go along with your Richlite fingerboard.

    $8.75

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    Richlite bridge blank, black, 1st grade, steel string (ref: BBRTSSBD)

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  • West African Ebony bridge blank, 1st grade, steel string (ref: BBAE1SS)

    West African Ebony has been a standard wood for factory guitars in Europe and America, and for many builders, it is preferred because it is easier to plane and is more stable than other Ebonies. It is rarely pure-black, but the streaks and mottling that are indicative of West African Ebony are now largely accepted in the marketplace.

    $8.75

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    West African Ebony bridge blank, 1st grade, steel string (ref: BBAE1SS)

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  • West African Ebony bridge blank, 2nd grade, steel string (ref: BBAE2SS)

    West African Ebony has been a standard wood for factory guitars in Europe and America, and for many builders, it is preferred because it is easier to plane and is more stable than other Ebonies. It is rarely pure-black, but the streaks and mottling that are indicative of West African Ebony are now largely accepted in the marketplace. 2nd grade bridge blanks will have bold, uneven streaking and/or gray patches.

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    West African Ebony bridge blank, 2nd grade, steel string (ref: BBAE2SS)

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The reinforcement plate that goes under the bridge helping to stabilize the bridge and prevent strings from damaging the soundboard. The BPRW Indian Rosewood bridge is a good choice here but cannot be exported, so if you live outside the United States choose Maple instead. Some also believe Maple is less likely to split over time.

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  • Maple ukulele bridge plate (ref: BPMPUCT)

    Maple bridge plate or bridge reinforcements are used under the bridge - on the inside of the instrument - to reinforce the bridge area. 

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    Maple ukulele bridge plate (ref: BPMPUCT)

    These are slightly smaller than our acoustic guitar bridge plate which also works. 

    $3.95
  • Indian Rosewood bridge plate (ref: BPRW)

    Maple or Rosewood bridge plate or bridge reinforcements are used on steel string guitars under the soundboard as shown in the illustration.

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    $5.12

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    Indian Rosewood bridge plate (ref: BPRW)

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Fretwire is sold in 4' lengths. 4' should be enough to complete a ukulele. FW68 nickel silver is our recommendation here.

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  • Fretwire, mando/dulcimer, 18% nickel/silver, 4 feet (ref: FW68)

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    Our smallest fretwire especially made for banjos, mandolins, dulcimers, and small instruments.

    Fretwire is sold in either 4 or 100-foot lengths. 4 feet is normally enough for one standard instrument if you're not wasteful, but please check your plans before ordering. For easier installation, fretwire is coiled with the tang toward the inside of the curve. 4-foot sections might be cut into halves for shipping purposes. All of the fretwire we carry will fit into a .023" slot, with the exception of the FW75 nickel/silver wire.

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    $4.72

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    Fretwire, mando/dulcimer, 18% nickel/silver, 4 feet (ref: FW68)

    $4.72
  • Fretwire, 18% nickel/silver, 4 feet (ref: FW74)

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    Hard, standard size long-wearing fretwire. This is easily our most popular fretwire and is used mostly for steel-string, but is often used on classical and electric guitars as well. This wire is similar to Dunlop's #6230 wire. 

    Fretwire is sold in either 4 or 100-foot lengths. 4 feet is normally enough for one standard instrument if you're not wasteful, but please check your plans before ordering. For easier installation, fretwire is coiled with the tang toward the inside of the curve. 4-foot sections might be cut into halves for shipping purposes. All of the fretwire we carry will fit into a .023" slot, with the exception of the FW75 nickel/silver wire.

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    $5.88

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    Fretwire, 18% nickel/silver, 4 feet (ref: FW74)

    $5.88
  • Fretwire, gold Evo alloy, 4 feet (ref: FW74GOLD)

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    This is easily our most popular gold fretwire and is used mostly for steel-string, but is often used on classical and electric guitars as well. This wire is similar to Dunlop's #6230 wire.

    Fretwire is sold in either 4 or 100-foot lengths. 4 feet is normally enough for one standard instrument if you're not wasteful, but please check your plans before ordering. For easier installation, fretwire is coiled with the tang toward the inside of the curve. 4-foot sections might be cut into halves for shipping purposes. All of the fretwire we carry will fit into a .023" slot, with the exception of the FW75 nickel/silver wire.

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    $14.06

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    Fretwire, gold Evo alloy, 4 feet (ref: FW74GOLD)

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The top and typically thickest veneer that makes up the headplate sandwich. Our African Ebony headplate is a popular choice. Some people like to match their headplate to their backs and sides.

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The thinner veneers that typically go under the headplate to make up the headplate sandwich. This creates the laminated look where you see fine lines from the side of the peghead.

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  • Maple headplate veneer, 1.0mm

    These veneers sandwich between your peghead and your headplate to give your finished peghead that extra something special. 

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    Maple headplate veneer, 1.0mm (ref: WHHV)

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  • Maple headplate veneer, .6mm

    These veneers sandwich between your peghead and your headplate to give your finished peghead that extra something special. 

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    Maple headplate veneer, .6mm (ref: WHMPV)

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  • Maple headplate veneer, flamed, .6mm

    These veneers sandwich between your peghead and your headplate to give your finished peghead that extra something special.

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    Maple headplate veneer, flamed, .6mm (ref: WHMPVF)

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  • Ebonized (Black) headplate veneer, .6mm

    These veneers sandwich between your peghead and your headplate to give your finished peghead that extra something special. 

    $1.66

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    Ebonized (Black) headplate veneer, .6mm (ref: WHMPEV)

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The reinforcement strip that goes down the seam where the back is joined. You can't go wrong with the BJRSS Spruce reinforcement.

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Kerfing (or lining) provides a gluing surface for the joining of the backs, tops, and sides. In most cases, you will need 1 piece of kerfing for the top and 1 for the back but check your plan carefully as some instruments may require more. Each piece of kerfing measures 32 inches. 

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  • Honduran Mahogany kerfing, small rectangular

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    Small rectangular kerfing for ukuleles, dulcimers, and mandolins.

    Kerfing is delicate. Despite our expertise in shipping, it is impossible to guarantee that a shipment of kerfing will not arrive without some damage. Fortunately, broken kerfing is almost invisible once installed, in fact, some people purposefully break it into sections during installation. If your shipment of kerfing suffers excessive damage, we will take care of it. Email photos of the damage to service@luthiersmerc.com. If replacements are in order, we will do so only once. If the replacement order also suffers damage, we will not replace those strips.

    Robert O'Brien demonstrates how to work with kerfing.

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    Honduran Mahogany kerfing, small rectangular (ref: WKFSM)

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The bone nut for placement at the end upper end of the fingerboard. We allow 3 as you may need to practice a bit.

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  • Nut, bone, 2 3/16" x 1/4" x 11/32"

    Bone is the material of choice these days for nuts and saddles. Its creamy smooth quality and natural denseness make it perfect both visually and mechanically.

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    $4.21

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    Nut, bone, 1/4" x 11/32" x 2 3/16" (ref: N1)

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  • Nut, unbleached bone, 2 3/16" x 11/32" x 1/4"

    Bone is the material of choice these days for nuts and saddles. Its creamy smooth quality and natural denseness make it perfect both visually and mechanically.

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    Nut, unbleached bone, 1/4" x 11/32" x 2 3/16" (ref: N1U)

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  • Nuts, bone, 2 1/4" x 13/32" x 1/4"

    Bone is the material of choice these days for nuts and saddles. Its creamy smooth quality and natural denseness make it perfect both visually and mechanically.

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The bone saddle goes in the bridge and is the breakpoint for the strings. We allow 3 as you may need to practice a bit.

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  • Saddle, bone, standard, 3 1/4" x 5/16" x 3/32"

    Bone is the material of choice these days for nuts and saddles. Its creamy smooth quality and natural denseness make it perfect both visually and mechanically. 

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    $4.15

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    Saddle, bone, standard, 3/32" x 5/16" x 3 1/4" (ref: S1)

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  • Saddle, unbleached bone, 3 1/4" x 5/16" x 3/32"

    Bone is the material of choice these days for nuts and saddles. Its creamy smooth quality and natural denseness make it perfect both visually and mechanically.

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