Peghead Overlay Veneer

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Rosewood


Item # 0981
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6 or more $6.25
Peghead Overlay Veneer Ebony


Item # 0991
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6 or more $13.72
Peghead Overlay Veneer Ebony, 4" x 8"

Ebony, 4" x 8"

Item # 0983
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6 or more $19.45
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Peghead Overlay Veneer

About This Item

The peghead overlay is the face of your stringed instrument: the finishing touch of quality. Rosewood and ebony are the well-established favorites for this purpose.

Thickness-sanded to 3/32" (2.38mm), these veneers are large enough for guitar, banjo or mandolin.

0983 Ebony 4" x 8" x 3/32" (106mm x 203mm x 2.38mm)
0991 Ebony 3-1/2" x 7" x 3/32" (89mm x 178mm x 2.38mm)
0981 Rosewood 3-1/2" x 7" x 3/32" (89mm x 178mm x 2.38mm)

Ebony is usually not uniformly black.
We offer Black Fingerboard Stain, as used by Gibson®, Paul Reed Smith® and other makers for darkening the streaks on ebony fingerboards, bridges and peghead overlays.

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Always the best materials

(Customer's Reviews)

From the two acoustic guitar kits I built to the smallest order, Stew Mac offers the very best in items related to building stringed instruments. The Ebony peghead overlay is offered in two sizes. It is uniform in every dimension and perfect for the 335 copy I am currently building.


Would not purchase again

(Customer's Reviews)

Don't get me wrong, I find some of the best materials from StewMac, but I would not likely purchase peghead plates from them again. Although the length and width of the veneer was useable, the thickness was barely 5/64" at the center and both edges tapered off to barely 1/16". And because they were thickness sanded with such a coarse grit, require substantial sanding.

This may not be an issue for some, but for me it is unacceptable for two reasons. First, these plates are priced at a premium - 3 plates with shipping ran $75. I should be able to arrive with a finished dimension of 3/32 thick after sanding, and none of these plates measured up. It leaves little room to true up one side, before gluing to the neck, then have any margin for sanding after inlaying, and final finish sanding.

Secondly, it barely leaves wiggle room to bind the headpiece (the binding ends up more narrow than is acceptable, leaving the only option to pad the veneer with other veneers beneath it so a more asthetical binding can be accomplished - more work which should not be needed. And, because the Ebony is so thin to begin with, it isn't plausible to chamfer the headpiece. A total headache.

I get why a supplier would make or source infinitely thinner materials. Pure greed. A few more slices from a log, and doubling the price of each unit is a good thing if you're the seller. These are worth about $5 each. Very disappointing to see this trend in tonewood suppliers. In any case, I would not recommend this item.


Nice example of IR

(Customer's Reviews)

Pretty piece of wood, well-figured and neatly machined.

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