Natural Wood Bindings

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

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Natural Wood Bindings Cocobolo

Cocobolo

Item # 2018
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$3.93

12 or more $3.14
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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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$6.13

12 or more $4.90
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Natural Wood Bindings Rosewood

Rosewood

Item # 2020
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$3.78

12 or more $3.02
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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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$5.59

12 or more $4.47
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Natural Wood Bindings Curly maple

Curly maple

Item # 2022
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$3.50

12 or more $2.80
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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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$6.24

12 or more $4.99
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Natural Wood Bindings Ebony

Ebony

Item # 2024
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$5.86

12 or more $4.69
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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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$8.18

12 or more $6.54
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Natural Wood Bindings Curly koa

Curly koa

Item # 2026
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$8.18

12 or more $6.54
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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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$10.60

12 or more $8.48
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Natural Wood Bindings Bloodwood

Bloodwood

Item # 2028
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$3.15

12 or more $2.52
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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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$5.40

12 or more $4.32
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Product Details

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

Each unbent strip is approximately .080" thick, .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.

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


Product Instructions

How to Install Bindings

Overview of binding, purfling, and other instrument trim, including binding recommendations and installation techniques.

Ratings & Reviews

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White not

By kilphody from NY
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 23, 2011


Nice thin strips of wood. The white lam on the ebony is a dirty grey color that had to be dyed out, defeating the reason for buying it laminated.

Curly maple bindings

By Nissan Hayun from Israel
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, September 24, 2011


Great pieces every time!

bloodwood binding

By Ferruccio Alfonsi from Roma - Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 21, 2011


For the first time I choose the bloodwood binding and I can say the result is far beyond my expectation.
It's a little tricky to bend but the final visual impact is very impressive.
Five star, no doubt

Highly Recommended

By TisDale Custom Guitars from Renton, WA, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 05, 2011


The Natural wood bindings are the great. The curly with b/w/b is very nice. It is different (and much better quality) than the curly without the b/w/b purfling. It is a perfect width, very easy to bend, and a real joy to work with.

Natural Wood Bindings

By Paul Di from J&J Fretted Instrument Repair NY,  
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 04, 2011


Couldn't ask for a better color match from piece to piece. Excellent quality and easy to work with. Way to go StewMac!

Ebony Binding

By Rhys' Guitars from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I just finished my first guitar. I found the binding to be the most difficult part of building the guitar. I broke several pieces of ebony before figuring out how to do it. I started out by wetting it and using Stewmac's bender. I am not sure what temperature to bend ebony at but I don't think my bender gets hot enough. From memory, only gets to about 250 degrees fahrenheit.

I made a half size classical guitar with a cutaway and the ebony kept breaking on the cutaway. I tried making the ebony thinner and tried putting pieces side by side. I then tried wetting it and using a heatgun. Finally I tried bending it dry with a heatgun. I was able to bend my ebony dry with the heatgun in only ten minutes for each side. The result looks fantastic. I found wetting the ebony, even with a damp cloth weakens it too much.

always perfect

By drnavey from florence, sc
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 12, 2011


moderately figured, consistent sizing, no blemishes. always perfect

Wood bindings

By Don Noonan from Easley, SC
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 05, 2011


Just finishing guitar using these bindings. They are consistent dimensionally, easy to work with. I combined 2 of the bloodwood w/BWB trim to create a slightly wider binding and they were cut square so I did not have to square them myself; a real time saver. Maybe add pic when finished. Mahogany and bloodwood look real pretty together!

As expected

By MN_Jeff from Appleton, Wi
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 16, 2011


I purchased the curly maple bindings and they came perfectly straight and easy to bend.

Good bindings, hard to work.

By Aaron Hess from Baltimore, MD
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 30, 2011


I've used the plain rosewood and plain ebony bindings. If you've never used them before, be very, very patient when bending. Taking it slow will pay off with a beautiful result.

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