Purfling is a narrow decorative edge inlaid into the top plate and often the back plate of a stringed instrument. Inexpensive instruments may have no purfling and instead simulate the appearance with paint. Purfling was originally made of laminated strips of wood, often contrasting in color as a visual accent. The earliest known example of purflin
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Violin term - thin sandwiched strips of wood inlaid inside the edges
decorative inlays next to The bindings of A guitar
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Ornamentation on the border of a thing; specifically, the inlaid border of a musical instrument, as a violin.
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• (n.) Ornamentation on the border of a thing; specifically, the inlaid border of a musical instrument, as a violin.
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