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Old 11-23-2021, 10:45 AM
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Two things: A lot of folks seem to use tape to clamp on their binding. This works with plastic, but is inadequate with wood. Not only is it incapable controlling the fit in the channel, but it is also incapable of applying adequate pressure to get the bond that glue is capable of, which negatively affects the guitar’s performance. I use rope, and all of my strength for the task.

The other is a trick of the trade. On a light color binding like maple, always use a black line as purfling as it disguises an imperfect reveal at the binding edges.
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