Binding Tape

Binding Tape

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Binding Tape 3/4" wide

3/4" wide

Item # 0678
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Binding Tape 1/2" wide
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1/2" wide

Item # 0671
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$4.98

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Binding Tape 1/4" wide
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1/4" wide

Item # 0660
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$3.78

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Binding Tape, Set of 3
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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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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...

5.0

Worked great

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I had read some less than positive reviews and was not looking forward to the change from the tried-n-true brown tape. But, I finally ran out of it and used the orange this morning. I did not have any problems. One piece broke as I stretched it, but this happened regularly with the old stuff, too. It adhered well and came off without causing any problems. I'm satisfied.

3.0

Tape/Binding

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Verified Buyer


My roll of tape came partially coming off the inner ring. It would not work in a dispenser but I don't use one anyhow.

3.0

Orange not as good as the stronger brown stuff

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The new orange tape isn't anywhere near as good for binding as the stronger brown tape that stewmac used to carry.
The orange tape seems little better (if at all) then hardware store masking tape (I did tests).
Bring back the strong brown stuff!

5.0

binding tape

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Verified Buyer


I Love it..

5.0

Binding tape

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Verified Buyer


Good tape. Appears to have less tack than my masking tape. Better for not pulling softer looser grained wood off tops.

5.0

Excellent product

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Verified Buyer


Minimal stretching and holds binding tightly.

5.0

Binding tape for masking off

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Verified Buyer


Very helpful for masking off between frets on the high register of an ukulele

5.0

Fits the bill

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Verified Buyer


Excellent for doing fret work.

5.0

This binding tape worked great on my ABS binding.

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Verified Buyer


I used this tape with the Bind All cement and had a problem free experience on both sides. I struggled with regular masking tape in the past. This tape is great.

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on page 35 of our StewMac Digital Catalog