Jump to content

Stain On Binding

Recommended Posts

Hello and nice to meet you all,

I recently bought a Harley Benton brand Chinese LP copy guitar. Although not an expensive guitar ($400 CDN), I like it and it plays and sounds great.
However, as seen in the pix, the binding towards the nut has stain on it, making it look very uneven. I hate looking down at this whenever I play.

Is there any way to sand/scrape the binding to make it more even? Or any other method to fix this?

Thanks very much!



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Binding is typically scraped with a razor blade to clean it up. You are going to want to do a small test scrape somewhere not noticeable to see if the color of the binding holds true. If it is good then you will likely need to polish what you scraped to match the sheen of the rest of the binding.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

what you're seeing is where the UV light has caused the lacquer to become yellow/amber.. as common as cockroaches in a Southern Camp Ground... 

I would suggest considering leaving it as it is... unless you are somewhat skilled at scraping binding, you can make things much worse,,

Ron Kirn

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

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...