Prostheta Posted April 28, 2007 Report Share Posted April 28, 2007 My current build is a camphor burl topped mahogany Warwick vampyre-style instrument, and i've decided to bind it, body neck and headstock. As you do. After a couple of attempts at figured maple, and laminated ABS i've made a U-turn as I wasn't happy with the finish of either. Neither were perfect and I wasn't 100% happy with the way they were turning out. Out came the router and off came the existing binding. I'm about to purchase a few runs of wooden binding and was wanting a bit more information on which woods are more "forgiving" when it comes to steaming and heat forming for tighter curves. Obviously fibres will only compress/expand to a certain point, but given a bit of care and patience I believe I can make it work. Now, the woods i'm considering are: - Cocobolo (i love the way it looks when polished up) - Figured Walnut (ummm...splintery and easy to fracture like the flame maple I used first of all?) - Ziricote - Lacewood I suspect the best of the four would be lacewood as a gut feeling - with a black purfling line this would probably suit the camphor burl nicely also.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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