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 #138453  by augustwest1
 Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:59 pm
Irwin: "The fingerboard is made of gaboon ebony and has twenty-four frets. It is bound on each side with four laminations of maple, purpleheart and ebony."

More specifically, the binding (moving from the inner to the outer edge) is maple, purpleheart, maple and ebony. The maple/purpleheart/maple segment is roughly the same width as the outer ebony segment, perhaps a tiny bit wider.
 #138476  by ac4468
 Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:48 pm
I stand corrected! I built mine thinking it was brass but opted to use a lamination of maple/ebony/maple as it was easier. So my mistake was closer to original after all :-) thanks for the correction.
 #138643  by TI4-1009
 Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:53 pm
Leo at SFG sells a few different types of that marquetry.