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purfling/binding?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by TribalisticBass, Jul 23, 2005.


  1. I was on the MIMF site, I saw these terms and it seemed that they are
    interchangable. Is there a difference?
    If so do you always use both?
    Do you only use one?
    Is one better than the other?
     
  2. Scott French

    Scott French Dude Supporting Member

    May 12, 2004
    Grass Valley, CA
    Binding is anything on the absolute egde, purfling is any other trim/laminate piece in there. If you have Black/white/black around the face of an instrument the outermost Black piece is binding, the inner white/black is purfling.
     
  3. thanks for the information. I just wanted to know. :bassist: