Peghead Overlay Veneer

Peghead Overlay Veneer

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Indian Rosewood

Indian Rosewood

Item # 0981
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$8.95

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Madagascar Rosewood
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Madagascar Rosewood

Item # 0992
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$15.95

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Granadillo
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Granadillo

Item # 0993
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$7.95

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Ebony

Ebony

Item # 0991
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$10.95

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Ebony, 4" x 8"

Ebony, 4" x 8"

Item # 0983
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$14.95

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Cocobolo
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Cocobolo

Item # 0982
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$8.95

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Ovangkol
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Ovangkol

Item # 0986
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$5.95

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Padauk
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Padauk

Item # 0990
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$5.95

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Pao Ferro
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Pao Ferro

Item # 0984
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$7.95

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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. Our veneers are large enough for guitar, banjo or mandolin.

Thickeness-sanded to 3/32" (2.38mm)
Dimensions: 3-1/2" x 7" (89mm x 178mm)
Oversize dimensions: 4" x 8" (106mm x 203mm)


Indian Rosewood
For decades, Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia) has been the go-to choice for boutique builders and major manufacturers because it's beautiful, extremely stable, and often much less expensive than more exotic rosewoods. In recent years, there have been wide swings in the quality of Indian Rosewood, but our team has procured sustainable sources of some of the darkest, most even and straight-grained Indian Rosewood available anywhere.

Madagascar Rosewood
Madagascar Rosewood (Dalbergia baroni) is the closest commercially available substitute for Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia nigra). Our overlays range from ones with strong variegation, black ink lines and beautiful color contrast, to ones with a more uniform, brown, straight grained appearance. If you're looking for a perfect old-school rosewood appearance these are what you want.

Granadillo
Since all rosewoods are now part of the CITES treaty and international export is prohibited, Granadillo (Platymiscium yucutanum) has been rising in popularity among European and North American builders. It is an extremely inexpensive, dense, non-porous wood that has a familiar "rosewood look" without being a true Dalbergia. Granadillo's color ranges between sandy and "brick" brown and it oxidizes over time to a warm dark brown patina.

Ebony
Our Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) comes from West Africa and tends to be more uniformly black than we have seen from other sources. However, most African ebony is not perfectly jet black, most boards have some visible grain and occasional streaks of greys and tans. We think these visual variations offer character and enhance the aesthetics of most guitars, but if you desire a perfectly dark, jet black appearance consider using our Black Fingerboard Stain to darken the board and create the desired visual effect.

Cocobolo
Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) is another true rosewood, that provides a rich, custom look to any instrument. Freshly sanded Cocobolo often appears somewhere between orange and red, but over time it oxidizes nicely to a deep burgundy—almost black—color.

Ovangkol
Ovangkol (Guibourtia ehie) has been used for years for acoustic guitar back and side sets, but more recently it has become a popular choice for other parts of the instrument. Similar in density to Indian Rosewood, Ovangkol is another suitable substitute for CITES restricted rosewoods. Most boards are light to medium brown with dark brown and black grain lines that have an exotic, refined look that makes it a great choice for custom guitar makers.

Padauk
Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii) is an opened grained wood that is easy to machine and glue, and offers an extremely beautiful, exotic look to your next custom build. This wood is extremely popular with high end electric guitar makers and its striking pink/red color and perfectly straight grain create a stunning visual effect.

Pau Ferro
In recent years Pau Ferro (Machaerium scleroxylon) has become more popular—especially with electric guitar builders—due to its exotic beauty, sustainability, and low cost—plus, it's non-porous surface makes finishing an absolute dream.


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5.0

Peghead overlay

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Verified Buyer


I ordered a rosewood overlay and as usual it arrived in 3 days. When I put it next to the rosewood fingerboard it was just a bad match. I e mailed Stewmac and explained. They asked me to send a picture of the finger board and resent another hand picked overlay the next day. Stewmac is always the best in quality and service.
Thanks Stewmac for always going the extra mile to meet your customers expectations.

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I expected a few brown or grey streaks, but....

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Verified Buyer


The plates were flat, consistent in size, and well sanded. However, the color was predominantly tan with grey streaks.

Response from StewMac


Hi Don,

We're very sorry to hear that the Ebony Peghead Overlay Veneers you received didn't meet your expectations. Quality and 100% Total Satisfaction is our goal every day. If you are not satisfied with a product, you may return it for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273 so we can make this right. We look forward to helping you.

5.0

Perfect

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Verified Buyer


The rosewood sample received had much straighter grain than the one pictured and was in top-notch condition. Using it to make ukulele saddles.

5.0

overlay

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Verified Buyer


This Peghead overlay was prime ebony. Thanks

5.0

Peghead Overlay Veneer

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Verified Buyer


I'm using this to restore an antique Gibson mandocello; it looks like a mandolin but is the size of a large guitar. What I like about it is that the wood is finished well and has a uniform thickness; not a rough piece and that I received it in a day. Its also a good size, large enough for pretty much any peg head shape.

5.0

Great overlay!

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Verified Buyer


I have an old guitar from the 1940's with a peghead that was in pretty rough shape. Put on this
overlay of rosewood, carefully cut out and filed the peg slots and it covered up years of abuse in one quick fix. Looks great---beautiful grain and exact and consistent thickness. Very happy. Thanks.

5.0

ebony peghead overlay

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Verified Buyer


Quality piece of ebony...used for a banjo pegged.

5.0

Peghead Overlay Veneer

By

Verified Buyer


beautiful piece of ebony as always

5.0

Very nice piece of ebony.

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Verified Buyer


Very nice piece of ebony.

5.0

Vaneer

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Verified Buyer


Excellent.

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