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

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

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

.020" x .250" (.51mm x 6.35mm)

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Black Plastic Binding .040" x .250" (1.02mm x 6.35mm)

.040" x .250" (1.02mm x 6.35mm)

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

.060" x .250" (1.52mm x 6.35mm)

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Black Plastic Binding .060" x .375" (1.52mm x 9.52mm)

.060" x .375" (1.52mm x 9.52mm)

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

.090" x .250" (2.29mm x 6.35mm)

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

.090" x .565" (2.29mm x 14.35mm)

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Black Plastic Binding

About This Item

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 StewMac Bind-ALL Guitar Binding Glue.

Binding tape or rubber clamping 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!

Trade Secrets!

Coloring new binding to match the old stuff

We've watched Dan Erlewine repair this 1930s Kay over the previous 3 Trade Secrets. It's time to finish it up. Elliot John-Conry of EJC Guitars ages Dan's patch of new plastic binding so it blends in with the old binding around it. About the guitar in this video: This 1930s Kay Deluxe is a fixer-upper that Dan Erlewine repaired in order to sell. Now that it's in great shape again, maybe Dan'll keep it!

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.

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.

Instructions

Product Instructions

How to Install Bindings

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

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5.0

Great binding

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I went medium width white narrow black and wide white on my Rick build and it looks great with a deep transparent red stain.

5.0

Good Stuff

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These are very easy to work with and install. I usually always prefer wood bindings, but when the situation calls for plastic, these wont dissapoint.

5.0

binding

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I actually glued 3 pieces at once, just a little practice and it can be done

4.0

Good, but I like wood better

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I used these on my first acoustic guitar and it turned out very nice. But, I prefer the wood bindings instead. The wood bindings were a little more work than plastic, but I think they look much nicer. The plastic bindings are easier to fix mistakes though.

4.0

Works as Advertised

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This ABS binding is very precise in both width and thickness. One caution, it bleeds into white ABS if you are making multi layer perflings using acetone as cement.

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5.0

Nice

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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!

5.0

Make sure you buy enough!

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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.

3.0

Black Plastic Binding

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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.

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Binding

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

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