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Cream Plastic Binding

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65" long to reach around the entire guitar, with smooth edges for close size tolerances. This is the right cream color for Gibson® guitars.

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Cream Plastic Binding
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5905 .020" x .075" (.51mm x 1.90mm) Yes
4 or more $3.46  

5906 .020" x .250" (.51mm x 6.35mm) Yes
4 or more $3.99  

4395 .040" x .250" (1.02mm x 6.35mm) Yes
4 or more $3.99  

5907 .060" x .250" (1.52mm x 6.35mm) Yes
4 or more $4.25  

5908 .060" x .375" (1.52mm x 9.52mm) Yes
4 or more $4.68  

4396 .090" x .250" (2.29mm x 6.35mm) Yes
4 or more $4.98  

4397 .090" x .565" (2.29mm x 14.35mm) Yes
4 or more $7.70  

Quantity prices apply to multiples of the same item number Selected currency  


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ABS plastic bindings are used by Gibson®, Martin®, Taylor®, Fender® and others. The material adheres well to wood and to itself. Our ABS bindings are 65" long — a single piece will reach completely around a guitar body. They're made with smooth edges, not rough-sawn from sheets, for close size tolerances.

#4397 extra-tall .565" cream binding is the right size and color for Gibson® Les Paul® Guitar tops.

To laminate bindings, you can sandwich them using our Binding Laminator and acetone. Measure carefully before you rout the channels, and almost any combination can be installed.

In the example illustration,
A  is a white/black/white/black laminate of .010" strips,
B  combines .020" black and .040" white, and
C  uses .020" white and .020" black, installed sideways as edge trim.

For easy installation, we recommend Weld-On Cement.

Binding tape or rubber binding bands will hold the bindings in place while the glue dries.

Use a scraper blade to trim the glued bindings flush to the surrounding wood.

Learn from our free online article
How to Install Bindings:
•  Rout channels
•  Binding joints
•  Shape binding for fingerboards
•  Bind the body and peghead
•  Finishing over binding

Color-matching Cream Parts and Bindings
There have always been slight variations in the color of the cream plastic parts used on Gibson and other guitars. It's not uncommon to see brand new and vintage guitars with bindings, pickup rings, toggle switch rings and pickguards that don't perfectly match in color. We do our best to match all our cream products, but there's no absolute control from batch to batch, or from supplier to supplier.
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Cream Plastic Binding
Cream Plastic Binding
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5 6-01-2012
Cream Plastic Binding

Good color match, easy to work with, and sized well.

SOutlawS  USA Read my reviews (5)
5 5-22-2012
Great binding

Really nice binding. I cut it with a Dremel to fit the size of the channel, the cut was very clean.

Jorge  Spain Read my reviews (9)
5 5-17-2012
Binding en el diapasón de una Les Paul

Lo usé para el diapasón de una Les Paul.

060" x .250" (1.52mm x 6.35mm)

Esas son las medidas que usé y me fue muy bien.

Gabriel  Peru Read my reviews (11)
5 4-20-2012
Easy to work

Really an easy item to work !

Luthier du dimanche  La Bridoire - France Read my reviews (11)
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5 4-06-2012

I compared this binding to original Gibson guitar and it is a perfect match.I used it on a few of my guitars.I guess it would be perfect for repairing vintage instruments.

marino k  sydney australia Read my reviews (8)
5 4-03-2012
The BIG body binding

Great looking LARGE body binding. It tools well and looks great when installed. One caution for a body with any really tight curves...either heat it prior to installation to soften it or make matching clamping cauls to the radius of your curve as it has a tendency to want to spring back owing to the thickness. I've used this product on several bodies to date and will order it again.

PST Guitars  King George, VA Read my reviews (8)
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5 4-01-2012
Cream Plastic Binding

Realy easy to work with and for a very good price.

Martín  Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Read my reviews (78)
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5 2-24-2012
Attractive & Easy to work with

Ordered this for a Tricone guitar that needed new binding. It was originally bound in Ivoroid, which is not offered by SM, & others will charge extra HAZMAT charges of about 25$, so I gave the cream binding a chance. I LOVE IT. It looks great against the mahogany neck, pretty easy to work with considering it was my first full binding replacement.

Danny Clayburn  Albuquerque, NM Read my reviews (15)
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4 2-17-2012
good plastic

this binding is very easy to use. You have to heat it up a bit to pre-fit curve especially the les paul.

DT  New-brunswick Read my reviews (22)
5 1-02-2012

Seems to be a good product. I actually chose to go with Maple binding so have not used the plastic binding but I am looking forward to using it on my next guitar. It should make the binding process much easier than with the wood binding...

Red Feather Guitars  Green Bay, WI
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