Brown Binding Tape

Brown Binding Tape

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Brown Binding Tape 3/4"


Item # 0584
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Brown Binding Tape 1/2"


Item # 0585
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Brown Binding Tape 1/4"


Item # 0586
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Brown Binding Tape, Set of 3

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StewMac Guitar Shop Tape Deck, Brown Tape Set

StewMac Guitar Shop Tape Deck, Brown Tape Set

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List Price $34.53
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Brown Binding Tape

About This Item

Our favorite brown tape is back!
For years we carried "brown tape" and it became a beloved favorite by builders and repair people alike, but after many years the manufacturer ceased its production. Since then, we've been searching the globe trying to find a reliable source for this fantastic tape.

Our "new" brown tape is the same flatback tape with the exact tack, durability, and strength you remember. While it's less "stretchy" than our Orange Multi-Purpose Tape, our Brown Binding Tape is ultra-high tack and ultra tough. You can pull very hard on this tape without breaking, making it perfect for installing wood bindings and other clamping jobs. You can get incredible clamping pressure with this tape!

It's great for fretwork too.
For many, our Brown Binding Tape was also a favorite for fretwork. One application was tough enough to withstand the filing, buffing and polishing involved in most fret jobs and fret level/dress work. The Orange Multi-Purpose Tape is thinner, which is perfect for taping a fretboard when you need to get closer to the base of the fret.

Not sure which tape you need?
We still love and use our Orange Multi-Purpose Tape too. The stretchiness 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 Binding 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 Multi-Purpose Tape is the perfect tape to hold the flexible binding strips in place.

New tape sizes for every job.
Our old brown tape only came in one size—now we're thrilled to offer three sizes for any job you have. We have 3/4", 1/2", and 1/4" widths that will let you find the right size for the job.

This is a great tape for protecting a finish during neck or bridge removal (if you are working on a delicate finish, we recommend using our Low Tack Protective Tape first), masking a fretboard for fretwork, and of course installing binding. Get all the tapes and our StewMac Guitar Shop Tape Deck to work like a professional now!

    Ready for any job
  • Tough paper back to stay strong through the job
  • Super high-tack to stay in place
  • Versatile widths to cover any job

Get the tape that works better than you remember!

Pro Tip! The strong adhesive of our Brown 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.

When binding a guitar, when the glue is dry, remove the tape slowly and gently—pull at a 45 degree angle to the grain and lightly rub it with your index finger. Warming the tape with a blow dryer or softening the adhesive with naptha will also help it lift away easily without pulling up wood fibers. Not recommended for use on vintage or delicate finishes.

#0584 3/4" wide, 60 yard roll (19mm x 55m)
#0585 1/2" wide, 60 yard roll (12.7mm x 55m)
#0586 1/4" wide, 60 yard roll (6.53mm x 55m)

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Product Instructions

How to Install Bindings

Overview of binding, purfling, and other instrument trim, including binding recommendations and installation techniques.

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Tape for multiple uses had always seemed to migrate to the least accessible location on or near the benches, causing lost time and frustration when getting ready to work on a piece. This heavy duty tape carrier keeps rolls visible, clean, and handy. This heavy weight holder stays where it is put and makes tearing off a piece easy with the fold out cutting blade. I have one for the super strong brown, one for masking types and one for the low tac wide protective tape( a must have to prevent damage around the area to be repaired). Maybe I need one more for...


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The dispenser works great and the brown tape is just like I remember it. Great job Stewmac!!




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Fantastic worth every penny! Heavy with very sharp cutters.