Peghead Overlay Veneer

Peghead Overlay Veneer

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Indian Rosewood

Indian Rosewood

Item # 0981
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$9.85

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Madagascar Rosewood

Madagascar Rosewood

Item # 0992
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$15.95

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Granadillo

Granadillo

Item # 0993
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$8.75

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Ebony

Ebony

Item # 0991
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$11.50

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Ebony, 4" x 8"

Ebony, 4" x 8"

Item # 0983
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$15.70

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Cocobolo

Cocobolo

Item # 0982
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$8.95

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Ovangkol

Ovangkol

Item # 0986
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$5.95

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Padauk

Padauk

Item # 0990
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$5.95

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Peghead Overlay Veneer Pao Ferro

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 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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4.0

head plate

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Very nice but a little to thin.

4.0

Could have used it earlier if I had planned

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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

5.0

Great stuff

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I got a couple of please for some kits that I'm building. They're just the right thickness. They don't seem to be bowed or cupped. All in all, their pretty slick. Just what I needed.

Ebony headstock veneer Is not as dark as I might want it to be. Isn't that wanted to be. However, that's to be expected and, it is clearly stated in the advertisement. If I want it to be darker, I'll buy the dark ebony stain. I think there's a link veneer page to the color tone ebony stain. If not, it's easy to sign with a search.

I want to do some inlay, so I'll do that on the veneer and then glue the inlaid linear to the headstock. For me, that's a safer bet then gluing first. That way, if I screw up the anyway, I can just buy another piece of the year and start over.

I would have no hesitation buying this again.

5.0

Stewmac never disappoints

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Verified Buyer


Like the fast service and the quality of the products.

3.0

Be careful when using this for a mandolin

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I didn't pay attention, but all of these veneer sizes, except the oversized ebony, DO NOT fit the standard F5 peghead pattern. The description says large enough for a mandolin, but that is not really true. It is large enough to fit the machines for a mandolin, but not much else.

Also, the rosewood has a very busy grain pattern, making it awful looking when inlaid with something else busy like abalone. I had to buy a different rosewood species from my local wood supplier that was more homogenous to use anything other than perl.

5.0

Good wood

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Peghead veneer is very high quality, black ebony. Color is consistent throughout. Great substrate for some creative inlays.

5.0

Perfect FACEPLATE

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Verified Buyer


Had to fix a 100 yr old mandolin w broken Headstock, so ...

5.0

Good fretboard

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Verified Buyer


I bought this for a conversion to a baritone with a 27 1/2 scale. I found it very nice to work with and it matched the fretboard perfectly!

5.0

perfect for my guitar.

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Verified Buyer


the ebony peghead overlay is great. the size fit perfectly and the quality was a+.

5.0

Great for banjo pegheads!

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I bought this for my home-made banjo and it made it look great!

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