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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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5 11-18-2011
Cream Binding

This binding worked out great for this 1954 Guild!

Eugene Moles  Nashville, TN Read my reviews (4)
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5 11-06-2011

Very pleasant tone. Is ideally suited for Gibson guitars. The Gibson factory has established on mine Gibson LP Classic precisely such binding.

Armen Movsesian  Moscow, Russia Read my reviews (17)
5 9-05-2011
Beautiful Binding, Easy To Work With

This is great stuff. So easy to work with even a beginner couldn't get it wrong. The best method for application is good old super glue.

TisDale Custom Guitars  Renton, WA, USA Read my reviews (52)
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5 8-24-2011
Excellent product!

Really nice to work with and looks great!

Midnight Lord  Ottawa Read my reviews (18)
5 5-25-2011
Nice Binding

Nice binding - one length is just enough to bind a LP type body (including the length of binding required to make ABS and Acetone glue).

A. Lucas  Canada Read my reviews (27)
5 5-23-2011
cream binding .04" X .25"

nice color and works well. best to score the gluing side with course sandpaper prior to gluing, and must use a plastic glue like Devcon. Hide or carpenters glue will not hold.

nilsericksonguitars  framingham Read my reviews (6)
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5 5-10-2011
Just the right stuff

After trying some different sizes, I found this one (.060 x .375) to be just the right stuff for Gibson-style fingerboard binding. It has the correct thickness and is tall enough to allow for shaping it around fret ends.

Ricardo Fonseca  SP, Brazil Read my reviews (8)
5 4-23-2011
Cream plastic binding

Great for my restoration projects. Easy to work with and gives my instruments a good vintage look.

randyo573  Brooklyn, NY Read my reviews (3)
5 4-07-2011
Easy to Fit & Finish

I ordered the wrong size (SM replaced it). I cut the old binding as square as I could and then fitted the new piece. The rest was simply glueing and sanding. I used SM binding glue. I am proud of the job and it looks great.

gitfidl_pickr  US
5 3-24-2011
no problems here...

used this along with the stewmac binding cement to add a touch of class to a 2001 les paul special I am working on... smells funny when you sand it but LOVE IT!

smashedguitars  San Antonio, TX Read my reviews (18)
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