Zipper Backstrip

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Zipper Backstrip

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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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I use this on my custom amp cabinets.


Beautiful touch to your backs

(Customer's Reviews)

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

(Customer's Reviews)

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.

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