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. Multiple 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.
Not sure which tape you need?
The stretchiness of this tape is great for getting into tight spots and getting extra pressure. The lower tack also makes it safer for finishes and easier to remove (but you should never leave any tape on a guitar finish for an extended length of time). It's also great for masking when finishing too.
When using wood binding, the Brown Tape is the right choice for the extra tack and pull you need to hold the rigid wood binding in place. If you are using celluloid or plastic bindings, the orange Binding Tape is the perfect tape to hold the flexible binding strips in place.
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#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)