Black Plastic Binding

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ABS plastic bindings are used by Gibson, Martin, Taylor, Fender and many other manufacturers. The material adheres well to wood and to itself.

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Black Plastic Binding .010" x .075" (.25mm x 1.90mm)

.010" x .075" (.25mm x 1.90mm)

Item # 5784
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$3.99

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Black Plastic Binding .020" x .075" (.51mm x 1.90mm)

.020" x .075" (.51mm x 1.90mm)

Item # 5785
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$4.06

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Black Plastic Binding .020" x .250" (.51mm x 6.35mm)

.020" x .250" (.51mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 5786
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$4.70

4 or more $4.09
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Black Plastic Binding .040" x .250" (1.02mm x 6.35mm)

.040" x .250" (1.02mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 5791
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$4.70

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Black Plastic Binding .060" x .250" (1.52mm x 6.35mm)

.060" x .250" (1.52mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 5787
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$4.99

4 or more $4.34
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Black Plastic Binding .060" x .375" (1.52mm x 9.52mm)

.060" x .375" (1.52mm x 9.52mm)

Item # 5788
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$5.50

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Black Plastic Binding .090" x .250" (2.29mm x 6.35mm)

.090" x .250" (2.29mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 5789
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$5.84

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Black Plastic Binding .090" x .565" (2.29mm x 14.35mm)

.090" x .565" (2.29mm x 14.35mm)

Item # 5792
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$9.05

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Details

ABS plastic bindings are used by Gibson, Martin, Taylor, Fender and many other manufacturers. The material adheres well to wood and to itself.

Our ABS plastic bindings are 65" long — a single piece will reach completely around a guitar body. These bindings are manufactured with smooth edges, not rough-sawn from sheets, for closer size tolerances.

#5792 extra-tall .565" binding is the right size for Les Paul® and similar 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


Trade Secrets! Newsletter

Making a sharp-edged razor file for binding channels

Bad news: the binding on this old Gibson is crumbling to bits. Worse news: that binding is the only thing holding the body together! Dan Erlewine's plan is to replace the binding bit-by-bit, so the top doesn't fall off. By grinding a new edge on a razor file, he creates a tool for cutting crisp square binding channels without a router.

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Scraping for sharp looking binding: here's how it's done!

The king of Gibson relic finishes: Tom Murphy is well known as Gibson's go-to guy for relic finishes: perfectly worn and age-cracked. Tom's business, Guitar Preservation, makes this a specialty. In this week's Trade Secret he shows us how to make and use a scraper for cleaning binding after spraying a sunburst.

Product Instructions

How to Install Bindings

Overview of binding, purfling, and other instrument trim, including binding recommendations and installation techniques.

Ratings & Reviews

Black Plastic Binding

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By Dingobass from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 31, 2012


This binding is very easy to use. The edges are uniform and smooth enabling easy installation. Use black super glue to hide joins and you will get perfect results!

Make sure you buy enough!

By Leo Crossfield from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 12, 2012


This binding is excellent and just so easy to use gluing the layers together with a brush and thinners.

My only problem is that each time I order I just don't buy enough. The 0.5 mm x 6.35 obviously divides the other colours - I keep running out - I s'pose I am just useless at counting.

Black Plastic Binding

By TSB from Glendale, AZ
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 10, 2012


I received the binding promptly. It was exactly what it was described as. I must admit i had issues getting it to work on a repair I was doing on an acoustic neck. I abandoned it and went to some ebony i had and made my own binding. I had better luck with the wood, probably just me here with the issue. Thanks Stew Mac. I think I'll stay away from plastic.

Binding

By Michael Ironside from Chester County,PA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 15, 2012


It's ok,the cream seems to work the best with bends and corners.

plastic binding

By Richard Burns from Hoffman Estates Il.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 22, 2012


I have purchased bindings from Stu Mac before and will, no doubt, do so in the future !

Black Plastic Binding

By Martin from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 01, 2012


Great product! easy to work with and for a good price

Black binding

By Tom Risner from Wichita Falls, TX, U.S.A.
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 22, 2012


The binding worked for me easily. Very little waste. Use the right glue and all goes well. Looks great and ordered more.

Excellent product, makes binding a breeze

By Roberts Luthiery from Illinois, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 27, 2012


Stew-Mac binding is a time saver because both the top and the bottom and perfectly smooth and help ou avoid gaps caused by using binding that is saw cut. Easily trimmed in width or height using the Stew-Mac Binding Trimmer.

Great stuff

By Tim McNelly from Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 06, 2011


This was my first attempt at binding. I did two guitars. I used a clamped down hair dryer to do the bending. It was fine. I tried super glue for the first, but my lack of experience worked against me. Fixing mistakes afterward was trcky I found. For the second, I used acetone mixed with ABS shavings. It worked very well and was quite easy to touch up any areas that I didn't quite get right by either adding a little extra goop in an open crack or dabbing straight acetone on an area that needed better adhesion and retaping it. It was a great product that I'll definitely use again.

The Best!

By Armen Movsesian from Moscow, Russia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Black binding are great! Bindings looks clean and high quality. Excellent fit for my project!

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