Purfling Cut To Fit


Once the purfling has been cut to the perfect angle and the curly maple binding butt joint has been cut and fitted, all six pieces (four purfling strips and two pieces of binding) are ready to glue in. This begins at the lower bout of the body and proceeds up to the top of the upper bout.

The full weight of Eric’s body presses on his thumb to seat the binding & purfling while his other hand applies heavy masking tape to hold the pieces in place while the glue dries.