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Binding on an acoustic hides the braces that can show along the edge of the top.

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Is there any functional purpose for body binding - rather than looks? I'm starting to think about trying my hand at an acoustic build from a Stew-Mac kit (done more than enough solid body electrics) - the only step that looks awkward to me is the binding...

Rich

binding have other purposes besides the looks,

- it protects the edge of the guitar from bumps,

- it seals the end grain of the wood from the top and the back.

- bindings DO change the sound of a guitar. (acoustic)

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Binding obviously has 2 benifits..

1) it reenforces the joint between your back sides and kerfing

2) it looks sweet

good luck, and take care!!

Edit: pics added for the full effect :D)

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