sdshirtman Posted September 28, 2010 Report Share Posted September 28, 2010 I've done some searching but cant find the answer to this so here is a question for you experienced builders. On my next build I think I want to use binding on the body. Plastic or wood I haven't decided. Most binding is bent/shaped to the guitar along the thin side of the binding along a linear plane around the edge of the body such as a les paul. What I would like to do is run binding around the edge of a guitar body that incorporates an arm relief contour such as a strat does. I realize trying to have a router follow such a contour would be difficult so I'm thinking I'd have to cut the binding channel by hand around that section with the aid of a Purfling Cutter and a chisel. The question is can binding be bent in the opposite direction like this? It seems like ABS plastic binding would lend itself to this better than wood binding but I'd really like to use wood. Would there be a certain species of wood that would lend itself to bending like this better than others? I cant find any examples of this and I'm thinking the reason is its just too difficult or time consuming. (Or maybe just a really lame idea) Here is a simple pic to help clarify what I'm talking about. Can this be done without too much difficulty? Has anyone done it? Have any pics or a reference to a tutorial? Thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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