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Cream Plastic Binding

Cream Plastic Binding

Cream Plastic Binding .020" x .075" (.51mm x 1.90mm)

.020" x .075" (.51mm x 1.90mm)

Item # 5905
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Cream Plastic Binding .020" x .250" (.51mm x 6.35mm)

.020" x .250" (.51mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 5906
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Cream Plastic Binding .040" x .250" (1.02mm x 6.35mm)

.040" x .250" (1.02mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 4395
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$6.22

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Cream Plastic Binding .060" x .250" (1.52mm x 6.35mm)

.060" x .250" (1.52mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 5907
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$6.60

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Cream Plastic Binding .060" x .375" (1.52mm x 9.52mm)

.060" x .375" (1.52mm x 9.52mm)

Item # 5908
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$7.63

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Cream Plastic Binding .090" x .250" (2.29mm x 6.35mm)

.090" x .250" (2.29mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 4396
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$7.72

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Cream Plastic Binding .090" x .565" (2.29mm x 14.35mm)

.090" x .565" (2.29mm x 14.35mm)

Item # 4397
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$11.41

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Cream Plastic Binding

About This Item

65" long to reach around the entire guitar, with smooth edges for close size tolerances. This is the right cream color for Gibson® guitars.

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 StewMac Bind-ALL Guitar Binding Glue.

Binding tape or rubber clamping 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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Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Coloring new binding to match the old stuff

We've watched Dan Erlewine repair this 1930s Kay over the previous 3 Trade Secrets. It's time to finish it up. Elliot John-Conry of EJC Guitars ages Dan's patch of new plastic binding so it blends in with the old binding around it. About the guitar in this video: This 1930s Kay Deluxe is a fixer-upper that Dan Erlewine repaired in order to sell. Now that it's in great shape again, maybe Dan'll keep it!

Scraping for sharp looking binding: here's how it's done!

The king of Gibson relic finishes: Tom Murphy is well known as Gibson's go-to guy for relic finishes: perfectly worn and age-cracked. Tom's business, Guitar Preservation, makes this a specialty. In this week's Trade Secret he shows us how to make and use a scraper for cleaning binding after spraying a sunburst.

Making a sharp-edged razor file for binding channels

Bad news: the binding on this old Gibson is crumbling to bits.
Worse news:that binding is the only thing holding the body together!
Dan Erlewine's plan is to replace the binding bit-by-bit, so the top doesn't fall off.

By grinding a new edge on a razor file, he creates a tool for cutting crisp square binding channels without a router.

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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Great Binding

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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.

4.0

My first time with a plastic binding

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Wery easy to work with, and the result is quite beautiful, even on a small project as my "Les Poul" mandolin

4.0

Good varied plastic, a bit pricey, tough.

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Pros: If you need enough to finish a standard LesPaul, three stripes will do ($15). The plastic glues well, shapes and cleans easily.

Cons: Besides white and "gibson cream", there are no more light colours, like ivory, parchment or bone. And if you're building a custom archtop, with pickguard, f-holes and multi-ply binding, your needs may reach 30 strips, which would set you back in more than $ 120. It is good plastic, but expensive in some cases.

5.0

Plastic Binding

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Very inexpensive uniform color through out.

5.0

great

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Like it

5.0

Vintage style

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I feel that cream colored binding gives an instrument a more vintage appearance than white binding does. This binding is easy to install,shape, and finish. It gives my banjos a warmth and luster instead of having a white glare along the edges of the fingerboard and resonator.

5.0

Great cream binding for Les Paul

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I use the cream and black for my carved top and back guitars.

A bit of advice on using the 14.35mm deep binding - use a heat gun (I use a paint stripper gun) to bend it around the instrument. Need to be careful as too little heat and it just doesn't bend and too much and it goes too limp. I cut it down in half on a band saw and leave the small thick part 10 mm for the cut away where the carved top gets deeper.

It was hard to use at first until I experimented but superb now.

5.0

Cream Binding

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Very good quality.

5.0

StewMac Cream Binding - just perfect!

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What can you say? If you want cream binding then don't waste your time looking elsewhere. StewMac binding is brilliant. Another reviewer said it is easy to work with lol - I find that making up purfling and bending binding a nightmare to work with but you will not get better. I import mine from the USA to the UK because StewMac is the business.

3.0

Good binding

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The binding worked ok as far a bindings go. I wish it would have been more like celluloid than vinyl, but it did work fine. I didn't pre-bend the binding but that was no issue really. It did trim up well and took to the glue and lacquer very well.

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