Acoustic Guitar Kits & Luthier Supplies

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Binding and purfling

here you will find a selection of wood and plastic bindings. We are very proud of the pre war series of bindings. There are produced to be as accurate as possible to what Martin used post 1939.



Product Image Weight- Item Name Price
1937 Herringbone 0.5

1937 Herringbone

Unbent Herringbone made to 1937 Martin spec. Price is for 2 pieces. 2 pieces will do a top.
$10.00

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1937 Herringbone bent to 14 fret dreadnought shape 2

1937 Herringbone bent to 14 fret dreadnought shape

1937 Herringbone purfling bent to 14 fret dreadnought shape
$15.00

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1937 Herringbone bent to OM and 000 14 fret shape 0

1937 Herringbone bent to OM and 000 14 fret shape

1937 Herringbone bent to OM and 000 14 fret shape
$17.50

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1937 000-12 herringbone 1

1937 000-12 herringbone

bent herringbone for 000-12
$15.00

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1937 D 28 Herringbone purfling and zipper back strip 1

1937 D 28 Herringbone purfling and zipper back strip

2 pieces of bent herringbone binding for a 14 fret Dreadnought and a zipper back strip.
$20.00

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1937 D 28 rosette 0.5

1937 D 28 rosette

Rosette for a prewar D 28. This rosette is smaller than modern specification. The white is an ivory color, not the bold white.
$12.00

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1937 D28 Herringbone binding and zipper back strip 0.5

1937 D28 Herringbone binding and zipper back strip

A pair of bent herringbone binding for a 14 fret Dreadnought top and a zipper back strip.
$20.00

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1937 OM and 000 bent Herringbone purfling and period back strip 0.6

1937 OM and 000 bent Herringbone purfling and period back strip

2 pieces of 1937 OM and 000 14 fret bent Herringbone purfling and period back strip
$25.00

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1937 zig zag zipper strip 1

1937 zig zag zipper strip

Back strips made to Martin 1937 speck Known as the zipper or Zig Zag
$10.00

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grained ivroid binding 3/16 high 1/16 thick ( 2pc) 1

grained ivroid binding 3/16 high 1/16 thick ( 2pc)

2 pieces of binding will do a guitar. they are just over 60 inch in length.
$14.00

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