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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 zig zag zipper strip 1

1937 zig zag zipper strip

Back strips made to Martin 1937 speck Known as the zipper or Zig Zag
$11.50

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1937 Herringbone 0.5

1937 Herringbone

Unbent Herringbone made to 1937 Martin spec. Price is for 2 pieces. 2 pieces will do a top.
$12.00

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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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Pre War D45 back purfling (Blues Creek Exclusive) 0.5

Pre War D45 back purfling (Blues Creek Exclusive)

Back strip made to CF Martin prewar spec. The multicolor strip is bolder than the modern pattern. These are custom made exclusively for Blues Creek...
$12.00

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Grained ivoroid binding 3/16" high 1/16" thick ( 2pc) 1

Grained ivoroid binding 3/16" high 1/16" thick ( 2pc)

These are 60" long. 2 pieces of binding will do a guitar.
$14.00

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walnut guitar binding 2

walnut guitar binding

you get 4 pc of walnut binding .075 thick and .235 high. Sanded and ready
$15.00

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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
$17.00

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1937 Herringbone bent to OM and 000-14 fret shape 12

1937 Herringbone bent to OM and 000-14 fret shape

1937 Herringbone bent to OM and 000-14 fret shape
$18.50

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0000 M or Jumbo herring bone 4

0000 M or Jumbo herring bone

herring bone bent for 14 fret Martin J 0000 or M all the same shape
$19.00

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1937 000-12 Herringbone 1

1937 000-12 Herringbone

Bent herringbone for 000-12
$19.00

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