Herringbone Purfling

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Herringbone Purfling

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Herringbone Purfling

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Classic Dreadnought soundboard trim.
A distinguishing feature of iconic style-28 Martin® guitars.

Classic Herringbone trim has become a signature vintage touch for acoustic guitar soundboards. The handsome Herringbone purfling we supply is laminated with black fiber and natural unstained "white" wood, in straight strips.

Approximate dimensions:
.140" x 1/16" x 32" (3.56mm x 1.59mm x 812.80mm)

Two strips are needed for a Dreadnought or smaller soundboard.

TIP: Dimensions are approximate. For proper fit, wood purflings should be measured directly before routing the channels on your instrument.

See our detailed instructions on bending Herringbone purflings, routing a "stairstep" channel around the soundboard, gluing the purflings and their surrounding bindings in place, and scraping them flush.

Also available: time-saving bent Herringbone Dreadnought Purfling and Herringbone Soundhole Rosette.


Product Instructions

How to Install Bindings

Overview of binding, purfling, and other instrument trim, including binding recommendations and installation techniques.

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bends great, but color mismatch with rosette.

(Customer's Reviews)

Bent and worked beautifully. Color didn't match the herringbone rosette though. It bent so well that I should have used it for the rosette too.


Stew Mac Herringbone Purfling

(Customer's Reviews)

Great Product! I had never attempted multichannel routing before, but with StewMac tips and tools, and a little confidence, I gave it a shot on this old Martin Guitar. Customer was thrilled with the final product. This is what StewMac is all about. For Professionals or novice, Stew Mac Quality parts, Quality tools, and the best tech support and service you can get. Purfling, Binding, Glue, Tape and the right tools for the job! All in one place ! Thanks StewMac ! 5-Stars !!



(Customer's Reviews)

Though a bit delicate to work with, these purfling strips have been a great help in reproducing the look of the "Art Deco" era!

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