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.
#5782 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
is a white/black/white/black laminate of .010" strips,
combines .020" black and .040" white, and
uses .020" white and .020" black, installed sideways as edge trim.
For easy installation, we recommend StewMac Bind-ALL Guitar Binding Glue
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