Rescue Pearl Company

ZipFlex Abalone Purfling

ZipFlex is a genuine abalone inlay strip, Ablam, that has been engineered to be very flexible. It can easily flex enough to go around the edge of virtually any soundboard (including cutaways). It can install in approximately 1/10th the time it takes to install the traditional shell materials with Teflon around the edge of a soundboard, sides or back.




Call Out Size .047" Wide
Actual Size .057" x .055 with Black Matrix
per 15" Strip 10 or more Strips
Blue Paua $26.40 ea $23.65 ea
Green Select Abalone $25.35 ea $22.70 ea
Paua Standard $24.95 ea $22.35 ea
Green Abalone Standard $24.55 ea $22.00 ea
Green Abalone Heart $26.90 ea $24.10 ea


Call Out Size .064" Wide
Actual Size .074" x .055 with Black Matrix
per 15" Strip 10 or more Strips
Blue Paua $27.34 ea $24.60 ea
Green Select Abalone $26.30 ea $23.65 ea
Paua Standard $25.90 ea $23.50 ea
Green Abalone Standard $25.50 ea $22.95 ea
Green Abalone Heart $27.80 ea $25.00 ea























There is no need to install Teflon along with the other purfling elements.

ZipFlex is extremely easy to install. Just tape it in along with the purflings and you are done. It is as easy as that. It easily forms and bends around every curvy part of your guitar, whether on the soundboard, the back, or the sides. Venetian cutaway is fairly tight and ZipFlex easily navigates that curve. Of course there may be some unusual cutaways that are too tight but then that is no different then using regular strips. ZipFlex has been especially designed to go into the inside radius of cutaways and waists. The proprietary flexible substrate has been engineered to flex just the right amount to achieve this.