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Peghead Overlay Veneer

Peghead Overlay Veneer

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Indian Rosewood

Indian Rosewood

Item # 0981
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$10.84

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Madagascar Rosewood

Madagascar Rosewood

Item # 0992
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$16.75

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Granadillo

Granadillo

Item # 0993
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$9.63

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Ebony

Ebony

Item # 0991
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$12.08

6 or more $10.87
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Peghead Overlay Veneer Ebony, 4" x 8"

Ebony, 4" x 8"

Item # 0983
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$16.49

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Cocobolo

Cocobolo

Item # 0982
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$9.85

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Ovangkol

Ovangkol

Item # 0986
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$6.55

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Padauk

Padauk

Item # 0990
Due 1-3 days
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$6.55

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Pau Ferro

Pau Ferro

Item # 0984
Due 1-2 weeks
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$8.75

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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 yucatanum) 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

Best customer care ever!

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Verified Buyer


Hands down, this has been one of the best customer care I've experienced. When the peghead veneer I purchased didn't fit the project I was undertaking, the team at Stew Mac treated me with sympathy and understanding, went the extra mile to meet the parameters I was working with, and offered me a variety of possibilities to make things work out. I highly recommend Stew Mac, and I will surely be back myself if another project allows it. Thank you so much!

5.0

Exactly what I wanted

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Verified Buyer


Beautiful grain. Headstock turned out great. Even made a plug for the cavity of the (unwanted) bridge pick up ad well as a truss today access cover. Easy to work with and polished up great.

5.0

Cocobolo Veneer

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Verified Buyer


Just as ordered. Great!!!

5.0

nice!

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Verified Buyer


I used this piece of peghead veneer to make an archtop pick guard. It worked perfectly.

5.0

Great hunk of ebony!

By

Verified Buyer


Glued right on the headstock no worries!

5.0

peghead overlay

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Verified Buyer


very nice color

5.0

Headstock veneer

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Verified Buyer


The rosewood veneer for my StewMac ukulele kit was not too thick for the tuners and worked great. The only problem I encountered was cutting out for an inlay only because of the grain structure of rosewood. My inlay was a free hand so it worked. Ebony is more inlay friendly.

5.0

Fantastic figure and color!

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Verified Buyer


Absolutely perfect for for the overlay on my bass. Eye catching and subtle at the same time. Perfectly milled.

4.0

head plate

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Verified Buyer


Very nice but a little to thin.

4.0

Could have used it earlier if I had planned

By

Verified Buyer


Bought this for another Ukulele but wished I had gotten it earlier. The grain matched the Cocobolo I used for the fretboard perfectly but the headstock veneer was already on.

Will use it on the next one. Thank you StewMac for the prompt shipment to Hawai?i

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