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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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

Binding tape

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Used it to tape off fret board to perform fret maintenance, worked great.

5.0

binding tape

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Verified Buyer


Haven't used yet but it looks to be good quality tape and should fit my needs as required.

5.0

This is a timesaver!

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Verified Buyer


I just got this.....no more cutting 12" in half Thanks Stewmac!

5.0

A Real Time Saver

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Verified Buyer


Brilliant. The thinnest tape is just right for those frets above the 12th.
I used to sit there cutting tape. No more!

5.0

Fast and Easy for fret work

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Verified Buyer


I ran into a friend who saw the ad for this tape. One of his comments were, "How lazy can you be ... blah blah blah blah ... geesh ....!" I told him mine was already on the way.

I got to use it a couple days later. It not only saves time but it saves concentration. It cuts time on the less enjoyable part of the job and lets you get back to the task at hand.

5.0

small tape did its job.

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Used the small tape to tape a nut, it fit great and so far doing the job as expected.

5.0

Excellent Results

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Verified Buyer


This being my first guitar build, I have nothing to compare it to. Having said that, by following instructions I was able to get excellent results. Unlike a few of the other reviewers, I broke no tape in the process. I achieved very tight bonding while not asserting too much force. Happy with the product and the outcome.

5.0

Great product

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I didn’t even know I needed this product, but it was recommended with the ebony binding I purchased, I’m glad it was. It was exactly what I needed to secure the binding whil the glue dried.
The order process was painless and deliverey was prompt, thanks stew-Mac

1.0

Nothing shy of frustrating.

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This tape is the surest way to give yourself a headache and bust your knuckles on the side of your guitar. Breakage seems to be the most consistent thing about it. The newest roll I purchased has the least amount of tack of any of the new orange tape, the old brown tape never gave me a minute of trouble. Looking at this stuff wrong seemed to make it break. I bet I have a bigger mess of busted tape on my bench than I have usable pieces on my guitar.

Find something, anything, else to use if you're doing more than a simple binding scheme. Even then, be ready.

Response from StewMac


Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. Our friendly customer service team is always here to help at 1-800-848-2273 if you would like to address this issue further. In the meantime, I've placed your suggestion with our product development team -- customer comments like yours have been the catalyst to many changes to our products.

3.0

Tape

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I really prefer the old brown tape

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