In the old times bindings were use when the finish of the guitar was defective or the cut was not much precise. With the time luthiers start to use them to customize the guitar design. Nowadays bindings are used in Classic and Acoustic guitars and models and their designs have been developed. In Maderas Barber we have plenty of models to decorate your instrument to make it unique.
Decorative profiles for acoustic and classical guitars, these profiles are composed of Natural Sycamore veneers and tinted Sycamore veneers of 0.5 mm each. Sycamore wood is an easy wood to work and mold so it is a perfect option to use as decoration in our instruments.
Wooden purflings, unlike plywood purflings, are whole pieces of wood. These purflings allow us to give a personalized touch to our guitar with very visually striking woods such as Amourette, Ebony or Curly Maple.
Wooden purflings, unlike plywood purflings, are whole pieces of wood. These purflings allow us to give a personalized touch to our guitar with very visually striking woods such as Curly Maple or Padauk.
The Classic Guitar and Acoustic Guitar have evolved in their form, in the selection of the wood, and in the design. Many luthiers and guitar makers build their guitars with very different designs.
One of the most used elements to differentiate instruments, are purflings, joints and strips that decorate the guitar in the backs and sides. These decorative elements are made with high-quality precious woods combined with one or more veneers (usually sycamore veneer) tinted in different colors to create very attractive guitar decorations.
With the system used by Maderas Barber for the production of these decorations you can sand, cut and glue without losing color.
In MB, we have selected a wide variety of purflings, joints and strips of different colors and woods to customize your guitar in different ways.