Green Abalone Purfling

Green Abalone Purfling

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Straight, 15" total length (381mm)

Item # 1198
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Curved, 15" total length (381mm)

Item # 1199
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Green Abalone Purfling

About This Item

Genuine abalone shell with deep greens and a minimum of pale areas. Abalone's natural ripples and color contrasts are well-known from vintage D-45s.

Each package contains enough random-length pieces for 15" of purfling.

Width: .063" (1.60mm)
Height: .050" (1.27mm)
Length: 15" (381mm) overall, in various-length pieces
Curved pieces inside diameter: 4.921" (125mm)

These purflings can be squared and mitered with a file. For gradual curves without noticeable joints, fit straight purflings into the glue-filled channel and break them to conform to the curve. Using this method, the 125mm-diameter curved pieces will also fit slightly larger or smaller curved channels. The charts below show how much purfling is needed for Dreadnought and Triple-O style guitars.

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I am very happy with the service and product quality...purchased many items with no hesitation or regrets..
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On each of my 12 guitar project, I tried new things. On a few I made my own rosettes with materials from StewMac or my own scrap pile. One guitar I made a rosette of this abalone, some curved in the tighter circles, and only straights on the outer perimeter. At first I thought 'this doesn't look good, at some angles it ghosts out'. But no, this is what many who see it like is the neon lighting effect. The abalone is set in a black walnut face. It is different. So far all like it.


Good quality but abit expensive


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Good quality but abit expensive


StewMac PDF Catalog, page 36 See Green Abalone Purfling
on page 36 of our StewMac Digital Catalog