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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)
Our binding material measures about .090" thick by .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.
Drop Top Binding Available!
Special Drop Top binding available on Strat and Jbass 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 Jbass 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.
These include: X-Bird, Iceman, Star, V-1 and F-Bird.
Large size body price $95 per side (top or bottom)
Binding On Carved Top Bodies
Carved top bodies are much more challenging to bind because the cut becomes three dimentional.
Natural Masked Binding
Masked, mock or natural binding is a paint process which offers the appearance of binding but is really only the
underlying wood left unpainted or unstained.
The process is to mask off the edges of the top wood, then spray or dye the body. The mask is then removed before
shooting the clear coats. A dark color for the body gives the most contrast.
Note: Only available for bodies with Laminate Tops.
Clear Masked Binding $75.00
Vintage Tint Masked Binding $100.00
Drop Top Natural Masked Binding
Drop Top Clear Masked Binding $75.00
Drop Top Vintage Tint Masked Binding $100.00
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.
Pinstripe Accent Line
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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!
(Side shots of guitars showing double binding.)
Binding not available on Diamondback, V-R, V-K, WGD, or Z (guitar/bass)