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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.



CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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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Cream Plastic Binding

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Good color match, easy to work with, and sized well.

5.0

Great binding

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Really nice binding. I cut it with a Dremel to fit the size of the channel, the cut was very clean.

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Binding en el diapas=n de una Les Paul

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Lo usT para el diapas=n de una Les Paul.

060" x .250" (1.52mm x 6.35mm)

Esas son las medidas que usT y me fue muy bien.

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Easy to work

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Really an easy item to work !

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perfect

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I compared this binding to original Gibson guitar and it is a perfect match.I used it on a few of my guitars.I guess it would be perfect for repairing vintage instruments.

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The BIG body binding

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Great looking LARGE body binding. It tools well and looks great when installed. One caution for a body with any really tight curves...either heat it prior to installation to soften it or make matching clamping cauls to the radius of your curve as it has a tendency to want to spring back owing to the thickness. I've used this product on several bodies to date and will order it again.

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Cream Plastic Binding

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Realy easy to work with and for a very good price.

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Attractive & Easy to work with

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Ordered this for a Tricone guitar that needed new binding. It was originally bound in Ivoroid, which is not offered by SM, & others will charge extra HAZMAT charges of about 25$, so I gave the cream binding a chance. I LOVE IT. It looks great against the mahogany neck, pretty easy to work with considering it was my first full binding replacement.

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good plastic 

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this binding is very easy to use. You have to heat it up a bit to pre-fit curve especially the les paul.

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Binding

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Seems to be a good product. I actually chose to go with Maple binding so have not used the plastic binding but I am looking forward to using it on my next guitar. It should make the binding process much easier than with the wood binding...

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