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Easy binding repair on a Martin D-35

Issue 253 November 19, 2015

This fretboard binding caught on somebody’s sweater. The missing piece was never found, and the guitar is in Dan Erlewine’s shop for repair. This kind of quick fix is familiar to guitar shops everywhere!
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About the guitar in this video: this is a 1977 Martin D-35, still owned by the man who bought it originally.

blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkMatching new plastic binding to the aged original
  • checkmarkA clean cut makes a neat, invisible patch
  • checkmarkFiling and scraping: the tools Dan uses
  • checkmarkA quick swipe with a Q-tip ages the new white binding

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