Binding Options

Binding is applied to the edge of a body to add definition and contrast. It is a great way to enhance the appearance of a guitar or bass body. Let our quality binding work add a distinguished look to your next dream guitar.

We rout a groove around the edge of the body and then glue the binding into the groove. After the glue has cured, the binding is scraped and sanded smooth and flush with the body. A fair amount of labor is involved in this process and it takes a skilled hand and an eye for detail. Our binding material measures about 0.090" thick by 0.25" tall (2mm x 6mm).

Note:

For bodies receiving a Warmoth finish, add $30 per binding side to the finish price for the added labor of prepping and scraping the binding.

Available Bindings

Black

Black Binding

White

White Binding

Cream

Cream Binding

Ivoroid

Ivoroid Binding

Pearloid

Pearloid Binding

Drop Top Binding

Special Drop Top binding available on Strat® and J Bass® bodies only. That's right, the binding follows the forearm contour and looks super custom! Expect a slightly sharper radius on the body top to accommodate the traditional binding aesthetics and because of how we build these, you must have a laminate top on your body.

Pricing for the Drop Top Binding on your J Bass® or Strat® body is $110.

On Flat Top Bodies

Flat top bodies with square edges are the easiest to bind.

Standard price: $85 per side (top or bottom)

Some flat top bodies because of their shape and size are more difficult and expensive to bind.

Large size body price $95 per side (top or bottom)

On Carved Top Bodies

Carved top bodies are much more challenging to bind because the cut becomes three dimentional.

Price: $110.00

Natural Masked Binding

Clear Masked Binding

Clear Masked Binding $75.00

Vintage Tint Masked Binding

Vintage Tint Masked Binding $100.00

Note:

Vintage Tint Natural Masked Binding is ONLY available on the following finishes: Black Gloss, Transparent Brown, Transparent Red, Transparent Green, Tobacco Burst, Tequila Sunrise Burst, Black-Brown-Yellow Burst, Black-Red-Yellow Burst, Honey Burst, Dragon Burst, Cherry Burst, Black-Yellow Burst, Bengal Burst, Black Cherry Burst, Black Dye, Green Dye, Red Dye, Tiger's Eye Dye, Amber Dye, Green Burst, Brown Dye, Fire Burst, Jungle Burst. Also, Vintage Tint Masked Binding is NOT available with a Clear Gloss back finish.

Drop Top Natural Masked Binding

Clear Masked Binding

Clear Masked Binding $75.00

Vintage Tint Masked Binding

Vintage Tint Masked Binding $100.00

Pinstripe Accent Line

White Accent Line

White (Maple) Accent Line $20.00

The pinstripe is simply a contrasting color sandwiched between the top wood and the body wood. The stripe is about 0.030" thick. We offer a white stripe which is made of maple. This is not available on Chambered or Thinline bodies.

Double Bound Bodies


The Tele shape is one of the most popular bodies to bind both the front AND back! It's a very classy look for burst finishes and even for simple solid colors like the edge shots you see below! Let your mind run wild with the color and binding material option choices!

Note:Binding not available on V-R, V-K, WGD, or Z (guitar/bass)