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Kerfed Guitar Linings

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We offer traditional angle-cut linings with kerfing that faces outward, and a newer radiused style with reverse kerfing.

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Kerfed Guitar Linings
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1019 Traditional kerfing, mahogany Yes
100 or more $2.52  

4511 Traditional kerfing, basswood Yes
100 or more $2.10  

4512 Reverse kerfing, mahogany Yes
100 or more $2.76  

4513 Reverse kerfing, basswood Yes
100 or more $2.26  

Quantity prices apply to multiples of the same item number Selected currency  


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The reverse style can add more stiffness to the sides, and a smoother appearance inside the body.

Traditional kerfed linings
7/32" x 9/16" x 15-1/2"
(5.56mm x 14.29mm x 393.70mm)
Reverse kerfed linings
7/32" x 5/8" x 16"
(5.56mm x 15.88mm x 406.40mm)

Kerfed lining ("kerfing") forms a surface for gluing and reinforcing a guitar's soundboard, sides and back. Each lining is kerfed (slotted) to allow easy bending to fit a guitar's curved sides.

Dreadnought and National™ style guitars require eight strips. Dobro® and soundwell instruments require twelve strips. Specially sized kerfed lining for mandolins (also for dulcimers) are available.

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Kerfed Guitar Linings
Kerfed Guitar Linings
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5 3-24-2011
Great product with great service

I received this product broken in multiple pieces (this being due to the shipping people).

I wrote a message to Karen to warn her that the people handling this kind of packages don't really take care of them and that it would be wise to use a studier box...she sent me new ones in a heartbeat free of charge, without me even asking! it's the first time I experience such quality in customer service.

Thanks again Karen, the Kerf lining is installed and I'm starting to work on the back and top now :)

t0umart0u  Belgium
5 3-17-2011
neat and tidy kerfing

These kerfing pieces are small and neat, but still effective in holding everything together.

Josred  VA USA Read my reviews (16)
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5 12-02-2010
Excellent kerf

This stuff is great. It is easier and costs less than making my own.

ward  Read my reviews (6)
1 11-30-2010
Reverse Mahogany Kerfing

I tried the reverse mahogany kerfing on my last guitar and while it turned out OK, it was extremely difficult to work with. It cracked all over the place and bunched up on the tight curve at the waist. I've used the standard basswood on most of my other guitars and will continue to do so.

Dave in Bainbridge  Bainbridge, PA
5 10-26-2010
traditional mahogany kerfing

I have tried to make my own. What a mess. These are consistently perfect. Time saving. Definitely a good buy.

R Guess  North Florida Read my reviews (16)
4 10-06-2010
kerfed linings

Beautiful stuff and a real timesaver.
I cann't stop using them anymore.
A J van Spronssen

vanspronssen  alphen, Netherlands Read my reviews (3)
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5 8-25-2010
Time saver

The time needed to set up a jig and cut the strips and make all the cuts is considerable. These are of a very high quality. I don’t think that buying kerfed linings takes away for the idea of a hand made guitar and gives you time to concentrate on more important aspects of the guitar. The only improvement I’d like to see is for them to come in longer lengths.

Victor Johansen  Phoenix, Arizona Read my reviews (11)
5 7-30-2010

I'm used to use the mahogany reverse kerfing and they are perfectly shaped. Highly recommended

Capu  Switzerland Read my reviews (33)
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