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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.

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Zipper Backstrip
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1026 Zipper Backstrip Yes
6 or more $5.62  

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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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Zipper Backstrip
Zipper Backstrip
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5 7-14-2012

I use this on my custom amp cabinets.

Jeff M  Rockport, Texas Read my reviews (4)
5 5-24-2012
Beautiful touch to your backs

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)

Beau Hannam Guitars  Read my reviews (31)
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5 3-28-2012
Nice Backstrip

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.

RiverDoc  Ontario, Canada Read my reviews (3)
3 3-16-2011
Works OK

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.

Bill Scanlon  Keller, TX Read my reviews (9)
StewMac responds

We apologize that our packaging did not hold up and you were inconvenienced with broken strips. We will put more care into the packaging. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us do a better job!

5 10-13-2010
Best in show

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

ETC  Chicago,Il Read my reviews (2)
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