View Full Version : Banding to Purfling?

john brenton
10-17-2011, 11:57 AM
I bought some fiber/pear wood herringbone banding because I thought they had just named it wrong. I wanted purfling. So now I have this herringbone banding and I don't know what to do with it. I don't think I want it as banding, and don't think I've ever seen an instrument with herringbone banding.

Can I turn the banding into purfling? It was only a few bucks, and I figure that I can't, and will probably just have to do something else with it. I'm just curious.

george wilson
10-30-2011, 10:38 PM
Some old Martin guitars had herringbone banding. They are very valuable. Can you put it down the center of a guitar back? It has been used for that.

john brenton
11-01-2011, 9:15 AM

That's what I was thinking about doing. I know I'll find some use for it, maybe even in a piece of furniture or something. I just really wanted herringbone purfling.