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

.020" x .075" (.51mm x 1.90mm)

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

.020" x .250" (.51mm x 6.35mm)

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

.040" x .250" (1.02mm x 6.35mm)

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

.060" x .250" (1.52mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 5907
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Cream Plastic Binding .060" x .375" (1.52mm x 9.52mm)

.060" x .375" (1.52mm x 9.52mm)

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

.090" x .250" (2.29mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 4396
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Cream Plastic Binding .090" x .565" (2.29mm x 14.35mm)

.090" x .565" (2.29mm x 14.35mm)

Item # 4397
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Cream Plastic Binding

About This Item

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

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 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

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.


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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Not Cream

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What I got was too dark for my project. I'd describe it as more like tan or beige.

Response from StewMac

We are sorry this color wasn't right for your project. You are welcome to contact us for a refund or replacement on this binding. Any one of our Customer Service Representative would be happy to assist you- 1-800-848-2273.

Spencer, Customer Support

3.0

Not what I was expecting

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Not what I was expecting. Poor quality if you think put it on a original les paul. additional some dents in the angled part.

Response from StewMac

We're sorry the quality of the Cream Binding didn't meet your expectation. We stand behind our return policy -- if you are not satisfied you may return it, any time, for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273. Thank you for your feedback.

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First time repairing binding

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This turned out ok. It was my first time repairing binding on a guitar. It is not hard but its not easy ether. The measurements are correct on the web sight so measure your project and buy the closest size bigger than you need. I used Tight bond III glue and a heat gun. Then scraped close to flush with a razor blade and sanded flush with 150 grit then proceeded to wet sand from 400 to 2000 grit and then polished by hand. This is a mid 70's Aria Pro Les Paul Custom that i bought recently as a husk nothing but paint on it. No tuners no bridge nothing. The binding was rotten just on the frount of the body it had fallen out in big chunks in most places so i cleaned it all off and replaced it. The cream doesn't match but it looks much better than it did. Plays like a $2000 guitar sounds like a $5000 guitar with its long neck tenon and non weight relived solid mahogany body.

5.0

Vintage Vibe

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The Stew Mac binding gives my replica builds a real vintage vibe' '

easy to bond to body

John Tela

Melbourne Australia

5.0

Its everything plastic binding should be

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I don't usually use plastic bindings, but this worked great (with Stew Mac's plastic binding glue)- super easy on this repair/upgrade of a side sound port.

5.0

color difference but very close

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Having never used binding before ,The internet vid,s showed how to use ,I pieced it to some stock ,only needed about 6 inches .looks great

1.0

Its not cream colored .It is yellow

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Good quality but it is Yellow

5.0

Great customer service!

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Don't knoe if it's a right fit yet but the customer service at stewmac is the best!

5.0

The only binding > 1/4" that I know of

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Thanks to Stewmac I was able to find binding greater than 1/4" which has been needed more than once. Thank you for providing this. Also it's a good quality product.

5.0

Stew Mac Cream Plastic Binding

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Best, Cleanest, plastic binding I have used. Always uniform height,thickness,and width. Unlike the imported kind that is often irregular. I pre-form it with a heat gun and StewMac Binding tape and makes it a simple and quick installation on both Acoustics and Telecasters. Great Product - 5-Stars StewMac !!

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