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Natural Wood Bindings Cocobolo

Cocobolo

Item # 2018
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$6.58

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Natural Wood Bindings Cocobolo with b/w/b trim

Cocobolo with b/w/b trim

Item # 2019
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$8.99

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Natural Wood Bindings Rosewood

Rosewood

Item # 2020
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$3.97

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Natural Wood Bindings Rosewood with w/b/w trim

Rosewood with w/b/w trim

Item # 2021
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$5.87

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Natural Wood Bindings Curly maple

Curly maple

Item # 2022
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$3.68

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Natural Wood Bindings Curly maple with b/w/b trim

Curly maple with b/w/b trim

Item # 2023
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$6.55

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Natural Wood Bindings Ebony

Ebony

Item # 2024
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$6.15

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Natural Wood Bindings Ebony with w/b/w trim

Ebony with w/b/w trim

Item # 2025
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$8.59

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Natural Wood Bindings Curly koa

Curly koa

Item # 2026
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$8.59

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Natural Wood Bindings Curly koa with b/w/b trim

Curly koa with b/w/b trim

Item # 2027
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$11.13

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Natural Wood Bindings Bloodwood

Bloodwood

Item # 2028
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$3.78

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Natural Wood Bindings Bloodwood with b/w/b trim

Bloodwood with b/w/b trim

Item # 2029
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$6.15

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Natural Wood Bindings

About This Item

Beautiful hardwood bindings are a natural accent preferred by many contemporary luthiers.

Each unbent strip is approximately 0.080" thick, 0.250" tall and 33-1/2" long (2.03mm x 6.35mm x 850.90mm). The optional triple lamination is .010"/.020"/.010" white and black fiber.

For matching top purfling, choose our Violin Purfling Set.

Note: Cocobolo is a naturally oily wood. For best results, clean with acetone and glue with epoxy or super glue.


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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5.0

Bindings

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Great the rosewood bent with no problems, looks good on the ukulele.

5.0

Binding

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Excellent.

2.0

Not very curly at all...

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Sizing was fine, however upon trying everything, only about 1/4 of the length was "curly" figured. Maple with "some curling" is how this should be sold. I understand the vagaries of wood, this however in no way should be sold as curly maple. Poor quality control or just an aberration? Next time I would send it back or check with naphtha first.

5.0

Looks Great

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Building a ABG out of Black Limba and those Ebony binding looks great on it. I broke one while bending it but hey, that happens to the best. That's why I got some spares. But once again thumbs up for StewMac.









5.0

 I use always wood bindings, they are precise measurements

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They always work for me, great

3.0

Tough To Bend Bindings

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The bindings are very nice but just be aware that you really need a very Hot Pipe, like the ones used to bend guitar sides, in order to bend them without having them brake. I do not have the pipe so I resorted to using a hand held steamer & a hair blower to try to bend them. The lower bout of the guitar through the waste area goes pretty smoothly. However, when you get to the curve in the upper bout, not so good. Even though I spent a lot of time steaming & heating the bindings, I had 2 of them brake apart at that upper bout bend. Now I have to order more & start the whole process over again. Obviously a waste of time & money. There should be a note posted by StuMac letting buyers know exactly what to expect when they order these bindings. And yes I did read the section here about how to put bindings on a guitar. Guess that I should just have used the plastic bindings.

5.0

Nice Bindings

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Nice rosewood bindings. Straight and smooth

4.0

natural wood bindings ebony

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As always StewMac's service was impeccable ,however the ebony bindings this time were straight off the saw so there were blade marks on both sides of the bindings, not a huge drama as they will sand out but when you have to sand the inside face before glueing them on that makes a difference in the thickness of course. I have never had this situation with their bindings before. Maybe they should check their supplier.

5.0

Good size binding, colors vary from picture

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Sometimes customer service trumps catalog pictures.
Cocobolo's color can vary from rich dark to sapwood white, and I was really looking for the dark Cocobolo for bindings. When my order came all I got was white-ish sap wood. Never fear, Stewmac's superior customer service saved the day!
I like this size binding, as it is ready to use without any more milling.

2.0

Quality is inconsistent

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I ordered another set of curly maple binding with bwb purfling line attached to complete two new building projects, and I was surprised to find that the surface of two of the ordinarily smooth strips of maple binding was marred by machining marks. There were circular saw-like marks that were clearly visible, but I didn't dare run the strips through my thickness sander for fear they would be too thin to fit the binding ledges routed into the body. Instead, I chose to install them with the rough sides out and level them to the sides after the fact. The steam from bending raised the grain and increased the roughness of the surface, making it necessary to remove even more thickness to get everything flush. I ended up doing much more sanding than I had intended, and much more that I usually have to do to get everything true. The photo show one typical binding strip and one rough strip for comparison. I was surprised at the difference in quality, as most of the time these binding strips are good. The only other time I had trouble was when I got one strip last year that tapered down in thickness on both ends, making it unusable. I have bought materials and tools from StuMac since 1980, so I am hoping this is just a glitch.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 34 See Natural Wood Bindings
on page 34 of our StewMac Digital Catalog