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Old 11-24-2021, 09:15 AM
phavriluk phavriluk is offline
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A lot going on. Depends on the shape of the body and the plane of the soundboard, I think. Even if the binding channels are square to the body, I think it will get 'interesting' for a binding to conform to a downslope of the soundboard north of the waist. The binding will be asked to conform to a compound curve wrapping around the upper bout when the upper bout isn't parallel to the lower bout. Betcha' that helps explain plastic bindings on factory guitars.

Maybe the problem would respond to the binding being reduced in height and some purfling taking up space at the bottom of the binding channel. Test pieces? It's tough to bend a piece of wood a quarter of an inch high and a sixteenth of an inch thick. Three sixteenths high, maybe it could be forced into submission.

Or plastic bindings.
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