Zipper Backstrip

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The distinctive "zipper" pattern wood marquetry strip, as used on the back center seam of styles 28 and 21 Martin guitars before World War II.

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Zipper Backstrip

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The distinctive "zipper" pattern wood marquetry strip, as used on the back center seam of styles 28 and 21 Martin guitars before World War II.

This handsome backstrip is laminated with black fiber and natural unstained "white" wood.

Approximate dimensions:
1/4" x 1/8" x 23" (6.35mm x 3.18mm x 584mm)

TIP: Dimensions are approximate. For proper fit, the wood backstrip should be measured directly before joining the back halves on your instrument.

Also available: D-28 Style Backstrip, the familiar post-war "checkered" pattern.


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Nice!

By Jeff M from Rockport, Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 14, 2012


I use this on my custom amp cabinets.

Beautiful touch to your backs

By Beau Hannam Guitars from Grand Junction, CO 
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 24, 2012


I love these zipper strips and put them on all my guitars. Miter in the zipper's outer WB with a 0.040" WB purfling for really good look. (pic is mitered zipper in Madagascan RW dread)

Nice Backstrip

By RiverDoc from Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Order was delivered very quickly and everything was there. I ordered 2 backstrips. I routed a groove to install the strip. This one fit perfectly into a 1/4 groove. Then I planed it down level. It planed beautifully in long ribbons. Very pleased with my purchases from Stewmac.

Works OK

By Bill Scanlon from Keller, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Usually comes broken in the box. Could use some more care in packaging. Other than that, it is very serviceable and uniform color and pattern throughout even after sanding.

Best in show

By ETC from Chicago,Il
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 13, 2010


These are very well crafted, classic backstrips. They give any guitar project the finishing detail, perfectly.



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