kerfing

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See kerf (verb)

Verb[edit]

kerfing

  1. Present participle of kerf.

Etymology 2[edit]

Partly assembled mandolin with visible top kerfing.

Shortening of kerfed lining.

Noun[edit]

kerfing (plural kerfings)

  1. (music, chiefly lutherie) A thin strip of wood kerfed to allow easy bending and then glued inside the body of a string instrument along the rim between its two abutting sides to reinforce the joint.
    Do you prefer bent solid linings or kerfings in your guitar? If kerfings, would you like regular or reversed kerfing?
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