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Dec 4, 2023 - 8:01:59 AM

DSmoke

USA

1406 posts since 11/30/2015

I have an Epiphone Bandmaster resonator to repair. I am trying to locate purfling for it. I have exhausted the resources that I have and internet searches. I'm hoping someone here might have some or maybe refer me to someone who might. I appreciate any help to avoid having to make it myself, which is the likely outcome. I can send more accurate measurements and photos if needed. I only need a few inches of each. Thank you.






Edited by - DSmoke on 12/04/2023 08:34:58

Dec 4, 2023 - 8:55:08 AM
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rmcdow

USA

1374 posts since 11/8/2014

I have been trying for a couple of years to find someone who can make purfling for a Paramount Style C. It's been a difficult search to find someone who can make it, and when they can, the quantities are about 200 pieces 30" long. Here are some of the places I tried. You may have better luck with your purfling, as it is not as complex as what the Paramount has.

karin-rost.de/

gurianinstruments.com/showcase...roduct-2/

inlaybanding.com/

There are multiple Chinese companies that make purfling, but the quantity you need to order for a custom design (which I think yours is) is about 200 pieces 30" or so long. They sell through Amazon and ebay, and you can look to see if there is a similar design that might work for you.

If you do find anyone who custom makes purfling, please let me know.

Dec 4, 2023 - 9:22:05 AM

DSmoke

USA

1406 posts since 11/30/2015

Thanks rmcdow . I just ordered from inlaybanding.com, measurements are close so my fingers are crossed that I can make it work. I had to replace a small section on the side of a Paramount C resonator recently. I ended up hand cutting it from different veneers and gluing it in rather than making the purfling. It turned out pretty good but I would not want to do too much of that that way. Carl Arcand in Canada made some Paramount C purfling/binding a few years ago for a banjo he was working on or building. I'm not sure if he would be interested in making more or not.

Dec 5, 2023 - 2:39:39 PM

beegee

USA

23243 posts since 7/6/2005

Gurian Guitars can make custom banding/bindings using laser-cutting.

Dec 6, 2023 - 2:35:17 AM
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rmcdow

USA

1374 posts since 11/8/2014

quote:
Originally posted by beegee

Gurian Guitars can make custom banding/bindings using laser-cutting.


I spoke with Gurian about the Paramount C binding I need, and they said that they are unable to take on the project to make that specific binding.  I didn't know they used laser cutting to make their bindings, on their website they mention gluing up blocks, the traditional way purflings are made.  

Edited by - rmcdow on 12/06/2023 02:49:12

Dec 8, 2023 - 1:40:10 AM
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rmcdow

USA

1374 posts since 11/8/2014

quote:
Originally posted by beegee

Gurian Guitars can make custom banding/bindings using laser-cutting.


After making my last post, I contacted Gurian again to see if they might now have the time to take on the project, and they said they could schedule it in for next year.  That was great news, and I look forward to working with them on the purfling for the Paramount C.

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