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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 1-17-2011

Hi received and used your binding recently.Great product and price.Will be recomending it to my friends.Ray.

Ray Mole  Australia
4 12-08-2010
Looks like nice binding

I bought this material to replace the neck binding on an old banjo, and then ended up just gluing the old brittle binding back in place. But this stuff is nice and flexible, was the right color, and seems pretty good. I'll save it for my next project. You'd definitely want to make sure you order the right thickness for this stuff, as I think it would be hard to thin down. The width probably isn't as critical, because you can always glue it in place and then file away whatever sticks above your fret board.

onemanband  Virginia Read my reviews (4)
5 10-10-2010
Only way to do a full "nib" bind fret job.

I like the diversity of sizes offered, most imports are a little different so I need to stock 'em all.

Jerry Pietrzak BlueMystGuitar  Clark NJ Read my reviews (6)
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5 9-01-2010
Smooth as cream....

Top quality binding material, an essential part of my guitar-building world. Thanks, StewMac!

Hostager Luthier  Eau Claire, WI Read my reviews (6)
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