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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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Serious Color Matching Issues.

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I have purchased Cocobolo, Curly Maple, and Koa bindings from Stew Mac before, and received useable products. The order of Cocobolo bindings I just received, however, are so inconsistent in color and grain that I can't imagine using them on an instrument of respectable quality. I only ordered six pieces, enough for one guitar. Three pieces (towards the right) are a somewhat "normal" cocobolo color, albeit a bit bland, and the other three range from bright orange to a mustard yellow color. They would look horribly out of place together on the same guitar, and the lighter pieces would look out of place just about anywhere. I know that differences in color are to be expected in woods such as cocobolo, but I would expect some effort to be put into at least color matching small orders such as this.
(The binding on the far right in the photo is cocobolo binding I ordered from Stew Mac at an earlier date.)

Response from StewMac

We are sorry to hear you are not happy with the cocobolo binding we have provided. I will be contacting you shortly regarding this and we will do our absolute best to find you a matching set. - Spencer, Customer Support

5.0

Beautiful

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I've been using this purfling with the four guitars I've built. It looks great and bends well without problems.

5.0

Beautiful curly maple binding

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absolutely beautiful!! I have bought binding all over the place and this is the best curly maple I have seen!!

4.0

Curly maple binding

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I've been buying this binding from Stewmac for several years because of the excellent quality. It would be nice though if they were available in thinner thicknesses like the plastic bindings are.
.040 would be perfect in my opinion.

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Rosewood Binding

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I ordered one piece of Rosewood and the wood was very nice. The sizes were just as advertised. The problem I had was with packing. The box arrived right away, as all my StewMac orders have, but it was in sad shape and when I removed the wood from inside it was in four pieces. Luckily I was using it as inlay on a native American flute project and not a guitar body so I was able to make it work with just one unwanted joint that I was able to hide with decoration. These suckers are delicate and need a hard tube as protection from the post office. When you pay 2 1/2 times the cost of the material for shipping, you'd hope it shows up whole.

Response from StewMac

Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve upon our ordering process. From the moment you place the order to when it is delivered to your door, we want it to be an excellent experience. Please let us know if there is something we can do to accommodate you for this issue. We would be happy to refund or replace this piece of binding.

800-848-2273 - or use the "Contact Us" link on our website at any time.

- Spencer, Customer Support

4.0

Good binding

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Just as advertised

4.0

Very good and consistent, 

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Overall Product is consistent, though not always well matched... wood isn't always cut in the same direction and pairs aren't always looking alike... but, it's a very good consistent binding in terms of quality, dimensions and beauty

5.0

Ebony with maple stripes

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These binding strips were very easy to work with. They bent well without heating or steaming. The white lines are very subtle, but attractive. A very nice touch that can show off your craftsmanship if you can line them up properly (neck binding with body). They were also very easy to scrape to size where necessary. Great product

5.0

great procuct

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exactly as shown. exelent service!

5.0

curly maple binding

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fast service and bindings of good figure.

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