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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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4 2-22-2013
My first time with a plastic binding

Wery easy to work with, and the result is quite beautiful, even on a small project as my "Les Poul" mandolin

Hans-Jørgen Jul  Frederiksberg Denmark Read my reviews (3)
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5 1-09-2013
Cream binding is the cream of the crop

1st time user trying to bind a fretboard. Easy to work with and I worked it to death so much it looked as vintage as my guitar after I finished it. Use a really sharp tool to cut like butter. Installed with CA and filled gaps between fret ends with CA. It came loose in spots due to all the cutting, but wicked in some CA and it is solid.

John's Framus  San Jose, CA Read my reviews (2)
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4 10-28-2012
Good varied plastic, a bit pricey, tough.

Pros: If you need enough to finish a standard LesPaul, three stripes will do ($15). The plastic glues well, shapes and cleans easily.

Cons: Besides white and "gibson cream", there are no more light colours, like ivory, parchment or bone. And if you're building a custom archtop, with pickguard, f-holes and multi-ply binding, your needs may reach 30 strips, which would set you back in more than $ 120. It is good plastic, but expensive in some cases.

Marcio Costa  Brasil Read my reviews (37)
5 9-28-2012
Plastic Binding

Very inexpensive uniform color through out.

John Lewis  Bakersfield, Ca Read my reviews (6)
5 9-08-2012

Like it

niponz  Thailand Read my reviews (31)
5 7-29-2012
Vintage style

I feel that cream colored binding gives an instrument a more vintage appearance than white binding does. This binding is easy to install,shape, and finish. It gives my banjos a warmth and luster instead of having a white glare along the edges of the fingerboard and resonator.

Mark Harper  Lexington KY Read my reviews (44)
5 7-12-2012
Great cream binding for Les Paul

I use the cream and black for my carved top and back guitars.

A bit of advice on using the 14.35mm deep binding - use a heat gun (I use a paint stripper gun) to bend it around the instrument. Need to be careful as too little heat and it just doesn't bend and too much and it goes too limp. I cut it down in half on a band saw and leave the small thick part 10 mm for the cut away where the carved top gets deeper.

It was hard to use at first until I experimented but superb now.

Leo Crossfield  UK Read my reviews (12)
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5 7-06-2012
Cream Binding

Very good quality.

Gusty  Ro Read my reviews (91)
5 7-04-2012
StewMac Cream Binding - just perfect!

What can you say? If you want cream binding then don't waste your time looking elsewhere. StewMac binding is brilliant. Another reviewer said it is easy to work with lol - I find that making up purfling and bending binding a nightmare to work with but you will not get better. I import mine from the USA to the UK because StewMac is the business.

Leo Crossfield  UK Read my reviews (12)
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3 7-04-2012
Good binding

The binding worked ok as far a bindings go. I wish it would have been more like celluloid than vinyl, but it did work fine. I didn't pre-bend the binding but that was no issue really. It did trim up well and took to the glue and lacquer very well.

Wes Yates  Greenville, SC
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