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ZipFlex Abalone Purfling

ZipFlex Abalone Purfling

0.047" wide

Item # 1480
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0.064" wide

Item # 1481
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0.079" wide

Item # 1482
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$31.92

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ZipFlex Abalone Purfling

About This Item

Now it's easy to install beautiful abalone purfling.
Creating shell purflings used to mean breaking pieces of shell and installing them one by one. ZipFlex® is a brilliant idea that makes that unnecessary.

Great results, even if it's your first inlay job!
ZipFlex is select green abalone shell on a flexible base that bends to any curve. Place it between wood outer bindings and glue them in as one piece. Zip!—you've inlaid the soundhole!

These shell colors—pastel reds blues and greens—are a good choice for accenting any wood. We especially like the way they stand out in darker tonewoods like rosewood and red cedar.

Available in 3 widths
Depth: .055" (1.4mm)
Length: 15" (381mm)

The flexible backing can be slighty wider than the abalone, measure before routing for a perfect fit.

ZipFlex purfling was developed by Kevin Ryan, of Kevin Ryan Guitars.

Tip: When installing with super glue, apply a thin coat of shellac or lacquer in the channel before gluing to keep the super glue from darkening the surrounding wood grain.



CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


Instructions

Product Instructions

How much purfling?

A handy chart for determining how much purfling is needed for the specific parts of dreadnought and 000-style acoustic guitars.

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Good for about any design and easy to use. Very durable

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Wow! These are amazing!

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I bought a couple for some simple rosette rings on a pair of dreadnaught guitars I'm making. Simple to inlay and they add this simple sophistication to the guitars. Well worth the investment.

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