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Straight Pre-Cut Abalone Strips  Lowest Strip Prices!! Curved Strips Below 

"Abalam" U.S. Patent #5,776,581

Shell strips are used as inlay on top and back sides of an instrument, but these can be used as an inlay on furniture as well.

4 1/2" per strip 68" or 15 usually required  per edge of Guitar  
 
PAUA SHELL (very colorful, greens & blues)
     
S-PA Paua Ab .063"x 4 1/2" $5.88 Item Name: S-PA Paua Ab .063" x 4 1/2"
Price: $5.88
     

GREEN STANDARD (pale, light colors, some ripple)

S-G Green Standard  .047"x 4 1/2" $4.10 Item Name: S-G Green Standard .047"x 4 1/2"
Price: $4.10

GREEN SELECT (darker colors mostly pinks and reds)

S-G-SEL Green Select  .047"  x 4 1/2" $5.08 Item Name: S-G-SEL Green Select .047" x 4 1/2"
Price: $5.08
S-G-SEL Green Select  .063"  x 4 1/2" $6.35
   
S-G-SEL Green Select   .098" x 4 1/2" $5.88 Item Name: S-G-SEL Green Select .098" x 4 1/2"
Price: $5.88
     

Agoya Shell

Agoya Shell Straight Strips .047"  x 4 1/2"   Item Name: Agoya Shell 047" Straight Strips
Item Number: Agoya Shell 047" Straight Strips
Price: $4.69
Agoya Shell Straight Strips .063"  x 4 1/2"   Item Name: Agoya Shell 063" Straight Strips
Item Number: Agoya Shell 063" Straight
Price: $4.94
Agoya Shell 063" Curved Strips  $6.28   Item Name: Agoya Shell 063" Curved Strips
Item Number: Agoya Shell 063" Curved Strips
Price: $7.61
     

   

"Abalam " Curved Strips

Most rosettes require 5 curved pieces to make up the rosette. Our curved .047"  requires 5 pieces to create a rosette.   .047" x 050" thick x 2 11/16" long.  Best Prices!.  All prices are per piece.
     
C-PA Paua Ab .063" $8.50 Item Name: C-PA Paua Ab .063"
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Price: $8.50
C-PA Paua Ab .098" $13.93 Item Name: C-PA Paua Ab .098"
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Price: $13.93
   
C-G Green Standard  .047" $8.05 Item Name: C-G Green Standard .047"
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Price: $8.05
   
C-G Green  Standard .079" $9.63 Item Name: C-G Green Standard .079 inch
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Price: $9.63
C-G Green Standard .098" $10.50 Item Name: C-G Green Standard .098"
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Price: $10.50
C-G Green Standard .135" $14.00 Item Name: C-G Green Standard .135"
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Price: $14.00
C-MOP Mother OF Pearl .063" (white, joints obvious, for small parts)  Limited to stock on hand. $6.95             Item Name: C-MOP Mother OF Pearl .063"
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Price: $6.95
C-UKE  Paua or Green Select (2 3/8" ID closed circle rosette for ukulele 3 pieces per rosette required) $5.65  

                               

Teflon Strips

Shell purflings are glued up with a teflon strip spacer laminated into the position where shell stripping will go. After drying, the teflon is carefully pulled out and the shell strips glued into the groove where the teflon had been. Our teflon strips are approximately 34-36 in length, and can be cleaned and used several times.  Our teflon strips are available in the 3 sizes and priced per strip. Oops! We have had these strips forever and somehow they never found their way to our website.

Teflon Strip  .047" $4.00 Item Name: Teflon Strip .047"
Item Number: Teflon Strip .047"
Price: $4.00
Teflon Strip  .063" $4.00 Item Name: Teflon Strip .063"
Item Number: Teflon Strip .063"
Price: $4.00

 

 

 

 

Working with Abalam Strips Straight (4 1/2") & Curved .063" Sound-hole requires 3 strips, edge inlay usually requires 14 - 15 strips. Used by many U. S. factories including Martin Taylor and others. Abalone bindings are laid up with a Teflon spacer .063" when the bindings are dried the spacer is removed and replaced by the shell. Straight strips are pressed in by hand and broken around curves. The breaks are virtually un-detectable with the exception of MOP. Curved strips can be used if a tight radius is required. The time-savings are enormous when using these long strips. 

 

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