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Abalone Soundboard Inlay

Corner of hammered dulcimer in reddish sapele wood with multicolored iridescent abalone shell in a strip along the outer edge
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Don't be afraid to add a bit of color and iridescent sparkle to your instrument! We painstakingly inlay small strips of multi-hued abalone shell between borders of delicate contrasting veneers called purfling. The result is a tasteful and elegant touch that outlines the whole instrument.

The inlay process requires the instrument to have binding, which comes standard on the Chromatic Series dulcimers. To add abalone inlay around the soundboard of a D45, the binding and purfling option must be ordered as well.

Price: $1200 (Available for models D45, D300, D500, D550, D570, D650 & D670. For D45, binding must also be ordered.)