Binding Tape

Binding Tape

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Binding Tape 3/4" wide

3/4" wide

Item # 0678
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$5.74

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Binding Tape 1/2" wide

1/2" wide

Item # 0671
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$4.98

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Binding Tape 1/4" wide

1/4" wide

Item # 0660
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$3.78

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Binding Tape, Set of 3

Set of 3

Item # 0692
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Binding Tape

About This Item

First choice for binding, and now for fretwork too!
High-tack adhesive and tough crepe backing make this the strongest paper tape we've found for securing bindings while the glue dries. New tape sizes make masking a fretboard a breeze.

  • Tough but flexible paper backing
  • Thin adhesive that resists creeping under pressure
  • Strong tack that doesn't leave a residue

Sure, we call it "binding tape" but it's also excellent protection for your fretboard. Skinny widths fit perfectly between the high frets so you can put your scissors down and get to work. Mask off a fretboard in record time!

Not recommended for use on vintage or delicate finishes.

The strong adhesive of our Binding Tape is good for applying pressure, but be cautious about using tape on soft top woods like spruce. With soft woods, first stick our binding tape to a cotton t-shirt to give it less tack before applying it. This will help reduce the possibility of any damage when you go to remove it.

Once the glue is dry, remove any tape slowly and gently—pulling at an angle and lightly rubbing it with your index finger. Warming the tape will also help it lift away easily without pulling out wood fibers.

#0678 3/4" wide, 60 yard roll (19mm x 55m)
#0671 1/2" wide, 60 yard roll (12.7mm x 55m)
#0660 1/4" wide, 55 yard roll (6.53mm x 53m)



Didn't this tape used to be brown?
If you've used our binding tape in the past, you may recall that it used to be brown instead of orange. We carried this brown tape for many years and it became a favorite in shops across the world (including our own). So it took us by surprise when we learned that the factory which made the tape had shut its doors for good, and the beloved brown tape would no longer be available.

"After our efforts to persuade the manufacturer to continue production proved unsuccessful, the search began for a new tape that would live up to the standards set by the brown tape: a strong tack that doesn't leave a residue, a tough but flexible paper backing, and a thin adhesive that resists creeping under pressure. Our R&D team tested dozens of tapes of all different brands and colors, even trying a tape used by a local pizza shop to attach delivery receipts to their pizza boxes! Finally, after months of sourcing and testing options, we found the orange tape we're currently stocking. We've found it to work just as well as the old tape...if not better!"
—Matt Brooker, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor


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

Fast shipping

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Great product

1.0

Zero stars

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Verified Buyer


Doesnt stick to much of anything. Useless

Response from StewMac


Hi Robert,

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. We're sorry to hear that our Binding Tape didn't work for you as you expected. Remember, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you would like to speak with our Customer Support Team about a refund for this product, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

First Class Time Saver

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Verified Buyer


Excellent quality tough tape set that permits the entire fret board to be masked for fret work in record time.

3.0

Nope!

By

Verified Buyer


Too porous and not as rigid. very disappointed. I wish I had been notified why you changed, rather than thinking you upgraded.

5.0

Great idea

By

Verified Buyer


I tend to be a little lazy and this beat cutting tape to size.

5.0

Great for the shop

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Verified Buyer


Great

5.0

Love this tape!

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Verified Buyer


I used to do the 3 million clamps - try to hold it - cry and cuss while I got glue all over the place routine when installing binding. Tried masking tape too - which does not stick well and leaves a residue.

Noticed this tape on the Stew Mac site - best $ spent in a long time. Love it. Easy to use, comes off clean and easy, and holds without issue every time.

Great product - HIGHLY recommend!

5.0

Binding tape

By

Verified Buyer


Best tape I've used.

5.0

Used for more than binding

By

Verified Buyer


This is great for fret work too! Wonderful tape!

3.0

It's ok...

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Verified Buyer


Tears easier for fret jobs than the blue tape I was using; I'll stick with the blue...

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 35 See Binding Tape
on page 35 of our StewMac Digital Catalog