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Cream Plastic Binding

Cream Plastic Binding

Cream Plastic Binding .020" x .075" (.51mm x 1.90mm)

.020" x .075" (.51mm x 1.90mm)

Item # 5905
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Cream Plastic Binding .020" x .250" (.51mm x 6.35mm)

.020" x .250" (.51mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 5906
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$6.22

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Cream Plastic Binding .040" x .250" (1.02mm x 6.35mm)

.040" x .250" (1.02mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 4395
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$6.22

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Cream Plastic Binding .060" x .250" (1.52mm x 6.35mm)

.060" x .250" (1.52mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 5907
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$6.60

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Cream Plastic Binding .060" x .375" (1.52mm x 9.52mm)

.060" x .375" (1.52mm x 9.52mm)

Item # 5908
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$7.63

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Cream Plastic Binding .090" x .250" (2.29mm x 6.35mm)

.090" x .250" (2.29mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 4396
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$7.72

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Cream Plastic Binding .090" x .565" (2.29mm x 14.35mm)

.090" x .565" (2.29mm x 14.35mm)

Item # 4397
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$11.41

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Cream Plastic Binding

About This Item

65" long to reach around the entire guitar, with smooth edges for close size tolerances. This is the right cream color for Gibson® guitars.

ABS plastic bindings are used by Gibson®, Martin®, Taylor®, Fender® and others. The material adheres well to wood and to itself. Our ABS bindings are 65" long — a single piece will reach completely around a guitar body. They're made with smooth edges, not rough-sawn from sheets, for close size tolerances.

#4397 extra-tall .565" cream binding is the right size and color for Gibson® Les Paul® Guitar tops.


To laminate bindings, you can sandwich them using our Binding Laminator and acetone. Measure carefully before you rout the channels, and almost any combination can be installed.

In the example illustration,
A  is a white/black/white/black laminate of .010" strips,
B  combines .020" black and .040" white, and
C  uses .020" white and .020" black, installed sideways as edge trim.

For easy installation, we recommend StewMac Bind-ALL Guitar Binding Glue.

Binding tape or rubber clamping bands will hold the bindings in place while the glue dries.

Use a scraper blade to trim the glued bindings flush to the surrounding wood.

Learn from our free online article
How to Install Bindings:
•  Rout channels
•  Binding joints
•  Shape binding for fingerboards
•  Bind the body and peghead
•  Finishing over binding

Color-matching Cream Parts and Bindings
There have always been slight variations in the color of the cream plastic parts used on Gibson and other guitars. It's not uncommon to see brand new and vintage guitars with bindings, pickup rings, toggle switch rings and pickguards that don't perfectly match in color. We do our best to match all our cream products, but there's no absolute control from batch to batch, or from supplier to supplier.



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Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Coloring new binding to match the old stuff

We've watched Dan Erlewine repair this 1930s Kay over the previous 3 Trade Secrets. It's time to finish it up. Elliot John-Conry of EJC Guitars ages Dan's patch of new plastic binding so it blends in with the old binding around it. About the guitar in this video: This 1930s Kay Deluxe is a fixer-upper that Dan Erlewine repaired in order to sell. Now that it's in great shape again, maybe Dan'll keep it!

Scraping for sharp looking binding: here's how it's done!

The king of Gibson relic finishes: Tom Murphy is well known as Gibson's go-to guy for relic finishes: perfectly worn and age-cracked. Tom's business, Guitar Preservation, makes this a specialty. In this week's Trade Secret he shows us how to make and use a scraper for cleaning binding after spraying a sunburst.

Making a sharp-edged razor file for binding channels

Bad news: the binding on this old Gibson is crumbling to bits.
Worse news:that binding is the only thing holding the body together!
Dan Erlewine's plan is to replace the binding bit-by-bit, so the top doesn't fall off.

By grinding a new edge on a razor file, he creates a tool for cutting crisp square binding channels without a router.

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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Looks good

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I aspire to learn to bind electric bodies, so I got some of this to practice with. Looks good. Came well packed.

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the right stuff

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this it the best match for a 1958 les paul top

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Just what I needed

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I chose to use this cream binding on a mahogany electric body with a 1/4" black limba top. It installed easily with acetone and looks great!! It's really gonna pop with the cream humbuckers and black hardware!!

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Cream color binding.

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I used this on an old cheap parlor guitar that I had disassembled. It never had any binding. It was very difficult to get the top to match up perfectly with the sides. This .060 binding worked perfectly. It covered up minor imperfections and looks great. Looks like it was there all along.

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Good binding,easy to use

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Part and quick service were first rate. Thanks.

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Cream Plastic Binding

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I needed to replace the binding on an old,tired, Dallas "E" Ukulele Banjo that I was working on. This was my first attempt to replace a binding and I chose the StewMac Plastic Binding to replace the shrunken and cracked original resonator binding. Once the old binding was stripped off and the old glue cleaned off, The sizes of the binding were very consistent making it easy to fix the StewMac binding. I found a Super Glue gel the best for my application. The binding was very easy to trim, cut and scrape with a scalpel/snap off type blade. I really like the result and am pleased that I used the cream and not the other StewMac binding (White) I had purchased, as I think the cream goes well with the vintage instrument.

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The best binding you can get

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Yes, I've tried the cheap stuff...who doesn't want to save a buck or two. But it doesn't handle as nicely as this from StewMac, is generally only 6mm wide instead of a full 1/4" (6.35mm), and the cream binding of the cheap stuff doesn't even come close to the correct color, the cheapo stuff is more bright yellow than cream.
You'll save a lot of time and money in the long run by getting the best binding...from StewMac.

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Nice color and consistent in size and quality

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I think this looks better than white and/or black. Looks really nice on my guitars and I don't have to fuss with it when I receive it. Sands smooth.

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It was really easy to work with and looks awesome, the real deal.

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