Tag - guitar binding

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Routing Binding Channels
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Wood Binding Installation
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Fitting Wood Binding
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Binding Channel Touchup
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Wood Selection for Binding

Routing Binding Channels

  Tools and Materials: Dremel Rotary Tool Dremel Router Base Carbide Channel Routing Bit Binding Router Guide Inside Form Clamps Purfling Binding Design Your Binding & Purfling Strips: Decide on your design and do a rough mock-up of the pieces so you can make actual measurements before making the channel cuts. Installation of the purfling[…]

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Wood Binding Installation

The wood binding on a classical or acoustic guitar not only protects the edges of the guitar from damage, it acts as a decorative element and kind of a signature by each individual luthier as a method of showing their guitar-making talents. This step by step tutorial will give you the necessary information to product professional results in the installation of your next guitar binding job.

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Fitting Wood Binding

Not only do you have to dry fit the wood binding before you glue, you have to precisely detail the binding length and end conditions and correctly trim the purfling at the end graft and heel to get a hairline joint. Dry Fit The Purfling/Binding Combination at the Heel: Prepare about 12-24 strips of 1″[…]

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Binding Channel Touchup

Tools and Materials Required: Dremel Rotary Tool Japanese Pull Saw Woodworking Chisels Needle Files Purfling Binding The Acoustic Guitar & Ukulele: Since most Acoustic Guitars are built with a separate body assembly and neck assembly that are put together toward the end of the construction process, all parts of the Acoustic Body are accessible to[…]

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Wood Selection for Binding

Wood Selection for binding is a very critical design choice for the luthier. The bindings are the signature or trademark of the builder and their correct design, appearance and installation should be perfect and an example of the luthier’s abilities.

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