The prime, back and ribs of an acoustic guitar body are very thin (1–2 mm), so a versatile piece of wooden referred to as lining is glued into the corners where the rib meets the highest and again. This inside reinforcement supplies 5 to twenty mm of stable gluing space for these corner joints. Solid linings are often used in classical guitars, while kerfed lining is most often present in metal string acoustics. Kerfed lining can also be called kerfing as a result of it is scored, or “kerfed”(incompletely sawn through), to allow it to bend with the form of the rib). This binding serves to seal off the top grain of the top and back.
Purfling can even appear on the again of an acoustic guitar, marking the edge joints of the two or three sections of the again. Binding and purfling materials are usually manufactured from either wood … Read More