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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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2 4-09-2014

I took a chance with this color. I was hoping it wouldn't be too pink or orange like some have said it is . . . well it's pretty pink/orange. This very well may be the perfect color for a vintage Les Paul but not for anything else imo. Stew Mac needs to offer a true cream binding, this should be called Gibson shell pink. I'll have to order white and tone it instead. Other than the color I have not a complaint. I've been ordering from Stew Mac for 10 plus years and I don't plan on stopping now.

J.M. Haas  RVA
5 2-02-2014
gluing binding

Not easy but after about 3 or 4 times of doing it gets easier glue dries fast but u can sand the excess off afterwards and th cream binding I used is thick but no problem to work with, you can use a heat gun to soften if need be

brianr  california Read my reviews (6)
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5 10-03-2013
Cream Plastic Binding

Acurate size for Gibson Les Paul replicas. Easy to work

Martín  Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Read my reviews (78)
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5 7-27-2013
It's like a picture frame around your art...

I used the cream colored binding to finish off a body conversion where I added koa veneer to a name brand guitar body :D It did the job as expected. What is there to complain about? Great product!

Perry Colomb  Whitehall, New York Read my reviews (2)
5 7-10-2013
great bindings

hardly had to shape it, it was the perfect size, very accurate and nicely bendable too!

Fábio Cardelli  Barueri, Brazil Read my reviews (5)
5 5-19-2013

Used Stew Macs binding cutter and bearing to produce an extremely accurate ledge for this binding. Spot on sizing. Recommended.

G-man Guitars  Camborne, Cornwall, UK Read my reviews (2)
5 5-11-2013
Plastic binding

I restore old Kay guitars in my down time and StewMac plastic binding is perfect. It's flexible, forms easily. It has good consistent color from 1 batch to the next. The edges are cut nice and clean for a perfect, seamless installation. Thanks

Sig's Guitar Repair  Pennsylvania Read my reviews (4)
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5 4-30-2013
Plastic Binding

The binding works great! I would suggest to pre-bend it, use a hotplate for a coffee mug. It gives a larger surface area to heat, and doesn't get too hot to melt.

rwolfe9  Akron Oh USA Read my reviews (2)
5 4-18-2013
great product

color is consitent between sizes. Thickness is also consistent. Would not use any other product on the market.

Smitty Lange  Erath, LA Read my reviews (4)
5 3-27-2013
Great Binding

This binding material was very easy to work with, the color is a nice aged creme color and StewMac shipped it out quickly. Scraping and sanding was easy as well. One piece easily goes around a telecaster (one side) with plenty to spare.

Jed  Raleigh, NC Read my reviews (3)
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