The tiny incremental cost weighed against the labor required for me to do it myself make it no contest.
I experienced the usual fast delivery and a well made product. This is the only way to go.
For the small shop it doesn't pay to make your own linings. These guys are
very uniform from one piece to the next.....JCM
This guitar was literally coming apart at the seams, and some of the hand cut Kerfed lining was broken or dry rotted.
This kerfing is not to scale with the 1938 home-built archtop guitar's remaining Linings, but, the quality is good and they got the job done.
Good quality as usual from Stew Mac. I'll buy again.
Comme toujours un produit bien fait et de bonne qualities
I was very pleased with the product, very easy to work with, and it made my job much easier. Seems to work well to produce a secure bond between the top and the bottom of the guitar for proper tension. I would like to see them come in a bit longer length like we used in the better Martins, Gibsons and Guild guitars of the early 70's.
Thanks ... JC
I used the reverse mahogany linings on a brittle old archtop I am pulling back from the edge. The body sides were decidedly weak and not wishing to use too much bracing, I opted for the reverse type.This type of kerfing has restored a lot of stiffness to the body. I can heartily recommend it to anyone with a need to add stiffness to weak or cracked sides.
Nice pieces of lining. It met all my expectations as it usually does when I order from Stewmac. Thank you so much.
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 :)
These kerfing pieces are small and neat, but still effective in holding everything together.
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