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ZipFlex Flexible Abalone Shell Strip

Elegant. Flexible. Time-Saving

+ Each ZipFlex strip measures 15” in length.

+ Available in three width(s): .047”, .064, and .079”

+  .055” thick (.050” shell thickness + .005” substrate thickness)

+ Shop eight available shell types below. 


Luthier Kevin Ryan demonstrates how he uses zipflex flexible shell purflings on his instruments in a few easy steps.

 

Paua Abalone ZipFlex

Rich, intense blue and green hues. Our most popular shell type. 


Material: Paua Abalone
Width: .047"
Product Code: ZF-P-047

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Material: Paua Abalone
Width: .064"
Product Code: ZF-P-064

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Material: Paua Abalone
Width: .079"
Product Code: ZF-P-079

Price Option

Please note, the color and pattern of genuine shell products vary slightly from piece to piece.


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Blue Paua Abalone ZipFlex

Hand-sorted Paua shell which emphasizes the material's vibrant blue tones. 


Material: Blue Paua Abalone
Width: .047"
Product Code: ZF-BP-047

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Material: Blue Paua Abalone
Width: .064"
Product Code: ZF-BP-064

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Material: Blue Paua Abalone
Width: .079"
Product Code: ZF-BP-079

Price Option

Please note, the color and pattern of genuine shell products vary slightly from piece to piece.


Pink Paua Heart ZipFlex

Vibrant pink and occasional green hues.


Material: Pink Paua Heart
Width: .047"
Product Code: ZF-PPH-047

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Material: Pink Paua Heart
Width: .064"
Product Code: ZF-PPH-064

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Material: Pink Paua Heart
Width: .079"
Product Code: ZF-PPH-079

Price Option

Please note, the color and pattern of genuine shell products vary slightly from piece to piece.


Blue Paua Heart ZipFlex

Blue with some light green and pink hues.


Material: Blue Paua Heart
Width: .047"
Product Code: ZF-BPH-047

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Material: Blue Paua Heart
Width: .064"
Product Code: ZF-BPH-064

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Material: Blue Paua Heart
Width: .079"
Product Code: ZF-PPH-079

Price Option

Please note, the color and pattern of genuine shell products vary slightly from piece to piece.


Black Tahitian Pearl ZipFlex

Smoky gray with some light red and green hues.


Material: Black Tahitian Pearl
Width: .047"
Product Code: ZF-BTP-047

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Material: Black Tahitian Pearl
Width: .064"
Product Code: ZF-BTP-064

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Material: Black Tahitian Pearl
Width: .079"
Product Code: ZF-BTP-079

Price Option

Please note, the color and pattern of genuine shell products vary slightly from piece to piece.


Mother-of-Pearl ZipFlex

Iridescent white. 


Material: Mother-of-Pearl
Width: .047"
Product Code: ZF-MOP-047

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Material: Mother-of-Pearl
Width: .064"
Product Code: ZF-MOP-064

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Material: Mother-of-Pearl
Width: .079"
Product Code: ZF-MOP-079

Price Option

Please note, the color and pattern of genuine shell products vary slightly from piece to piece.


Gold Pearl ZipFlex

Mother-of-Pearl with a light, golden hue.


Material: Gold Pearl
Width: .047"
Product Code: ZF-GMOP-047

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Material: Gold Pearl
Width: .064"
Product Code: ZF-GMOP-064

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Material: Gold Pearl
Width: .079"
Product Code: ZF-GMOP-079

Price Option

Please note, the color and pattern of genuine shell products vary slightly from piece to piece.


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Select Green Abalone ZipFlex

Light green and blue with occasional red hues.


Material: Select Green Abalone
Width: .047"
Product Code: ZF-SGA-047

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Material: Select Green Abalone
Width: .064"
Product Code: ZF-SGA-064

Price Option

Material: Select Green Abalone
Width: .079"
Product Code: ZF-SGA-079

Price Option

Please note, the color and pattern of genuine shell products vary slightly from piece to piece.