Binding question...

Aldrine Guerrero

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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

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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.
 

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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 :\
 

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Or Amaranthus.
Very hard wood, a native of South America and the West Indies.
Amarante.jpg
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I'll do a little more research and I'll post what I find here. Thanks again!
 

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Example: Black-Red-Black dyed veneer as purfling, and bloodwood as binding, fingerboard, and bridge.
 

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