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Natural Wood Bindings Cocobolo

Cocobolo

Item # 2018
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$4.64

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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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$6.94

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Natural Wood Bindings Rosewood

Rosewood

Item # 2020
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$3.78

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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

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Natural Wood Bindings Curly maple

Curly maple

Item # 2022
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$3.50

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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

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Natural Wood Bindings Ebony

Ebony

Item # 2024
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$5.86

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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

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Natural Wood Bindings Curly koa

Curly koa

Item # 2026
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$8.18

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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

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Natural Wood Bindings Bloodwood

Bloodwood

Item # 2028
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$3.39

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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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$5.66

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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

Excellent bindings

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They're very even and well cut strips of maple, can't really say anything bad about them. I haven't tried bending them so I'm not sure about the bendability of them, but it should be fine

5.0

Natural Wood Bindings

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I received very good quality, ready to use. Only with the Cocobolo with b/w/b I had problem with one strip. It seems that the grain was going the wrong direction, otherwise I can not explain why it broke several times during bending while the others did not. I will use that bindings from StewMac further.

5.0

Natural Wood bindings

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Used Natural Wood Bindings for the first time, I chose Bloodwood and I wasn't dissapointed,colour was consistant throughout. These bindings are brilliant!

4.0

Mismatched colour and grain

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Like always, Stewmac has sent quality items, including these rosewood bindings. The only problem is that they do not match. They differ not only in color but also the direction of the grain. I cannot use them on the same instrument.

3.0

White not

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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.

5.0

Curly maple bindings

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Great pieces every time!

5.0

bloodwood binding

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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

5.0

Highly Recommended

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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.

5.0

Natural Wood Bindings

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

4.0

Ebony Binding

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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.

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