Jump to content

Binding - Functional Or Appearance?

Recommended Posts

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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...


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)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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)



Edited by scab
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...