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Aldrine Guerrero
07-16-2014, 08:54 PM
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(Noob question alert)
Anyone know what that red line is on the binding?
Thanks in advance!

Pic is from ukulelefriend.com

Allen
07-16-2014, 09:17 PM
Image is pretty small, so hard to be certain. My guess though is that it is red dyed maple. Just saying cause I've got some in various colors on the shelf.

Aldrine Guerrero
07-16-2014, 09:56 PM
Image is pretty small, so hard to be certain. My guess though is that it is red dyed maple. Just saying cause I've got some in various colors on the shelf.

You can click on the image to enlarge it. I don't think that's what it is though :\

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
07-16-2014, 10:14 PM
Bloodwood perhaps. Hard to tell from the photo.

FVGuitars
07-17-2014, 12:25 AM
Or Amaranthus.
Very hard wood, a native of South America and the West Indies.
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maclay
07-17-2014, 06:34 AM
Hard to tell from the picture, but I'm with Allen. Probably dyed maple or holly. When you put a colored veneer up against abalone, it can ply tricks on the eye....will also bring out different colors in the abalone.

Kekani
07-17-2014, 10:20 PM
If you want to know for sure, just ask Shawn.

It looks a little thick to be dyed fiber, but it is hard to tell.

Aldrine Guerrero
07-20-2014, 08:17 AM
Thanks for the replies everyone. I'll do a little more research and I'll post what I find here. Thanks again!

FVGuitars
07-24-2014, 08:08 PM
http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/hardwoods/redheart/

fungusgeek
07-25-2014, 08:12 AM
Example: Black-Red-Black dyed veneer as purfling, and bloodwood as binding, fingerboard, and bridge.