13 Best Electric Guitar Bindings & Trim

List Updated November 2020

Bestselling Electric Guitar Bindings & Trim in 2020


5pcs tortoise shell Celluloid 5 Feet Guitar Binding Purfling Strip 1650 x 6 x 1.5 mm

5pcs tortoise shell Celluloid 5 Feet Guitar Binding Purfling Strip 1650 x 6 x 1.5 mm
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Guitar binding Purflings for Luthier or Builder
  • Color: tortoise shell
  • Quantity: 5 pieces
  • Material: Celluloid, plastics
  • Size of each piece : 1650mm x 6mm x 1.5mm

1pc White Pearl 5 Feet Guitar Celluloid Binding Purfling Strip 1650 X2 X1.5mm

1pc White Pearl 5 Feet Guitar Celluloid Binding Purfling Strip 1650 X2 X1.5mm
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

"HommomH" 60" x 80" Blanket Comfort Warmth Soft Cozy Air Conditioning Easy Care Machine Wash Guitar Music

BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Size:60x80 inchens
  • Material: polyester
  • This quality Fleece blanket will keep you nice and warm.
  • Great for use in your home, or for traveling, sporting events, etc.
  • Pamper yourself with this Fleece blanket and stay cozy on cold days and nights.

DN 1 Set Of 6 Multicolor Guitar Celluloid Bindings For Guitar Maker Or Luthier

DN 1 Set Of 6 Multicolor Guitar Celluloid Bindings For Guitar Maker Or Luthier
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Yonico 14801 Luthier's 8 Bit Essential Router Bit Set, 1/2"

Yonico 14801 Luthier's 8 Bit Essential Router Bit Set, 1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • A great selection of 1/4" & 1/2" shank router bits for solid-body electric guitar construction
  • 3 straight bits for cavity routing, 1 top & bottom bearing 2" straight bit for body edge routing
  • 1/4" radius round over edging bit, Rabbet bit with 4 bearings to choose your desired depth
  • Bevel trim bit for pick-guard finishing & solid carbide 1/8" spiral bit for inlay work
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed & Limited Lifetime Warranty

2pcs(1pc 2mm/1pc 6mm) Flame Celluloid 5 Feet Guitar Binding Purfling Strip

2pcs(1pc 2mm/1pc 6mm) Flame Celluloid 5 Feet Guitar Binding Purfling Strip
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • The item is shipped from China.The delivery time to US is about 7 to 15 BUSINESS days.
  • Pls notice the shipping time!!

50" x 80" Blanket Comfort Warmth Soft Cozy Air conditioning Easy Care Machine Wash Electric Guitar Music

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BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Size:50x80 inches
  • Material: polyester
  • This quality Fleece blanket will keep you nice and warm.
  • Great for use in your home, or for traveling, sporting events, etc.
  • Pamper yourself with this Fleece blanket and stay cozy on cold days and nights.

Gaffer Tape 2 inch x 35 yard White by GAFFER'S CHOICE - BONUS 5 YARDS - Adhesive Is Safe & Waterproof - Non-Reflective Multipurpose Gaffer Tape

Gaffer Tape 2 inch x 35 yard White by GAFFER'S CHOICE - BONUS 5 YARDS - Adhesive Is Safe & Waterproof - Non-Reflective Multipurpose Gaffer Tape
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • BETTER THAN DUCT TAPE - Our Unique Gaffers Tape / Painters Tape Hybrid Maximizes Strength and Flexibility. Unlike Duct Tape, Our Gaffer Tape Is Safe to Use On Almost Any Surface.
  • ENGINEERED TO BE THE BEST - After decades of experience on film, television and commercial sets, our U.S.A. based family company designed Gaffer's Choice to be the perfect gaffers tape for professional and every day use.
  • ONCE YOU HAVE CLICKED "ADD TO CART" you can take comfort in knowing that your purchase is secured by our 100% money back satisfaction guarantee, or as we call it "THE GC GUARANTEE". We are a family company based here in the U.S.A., and that is how we treat our customers, like family.
  • AS YOU CRACK OPEN OUR UNRIVALED GAFFERS TAPE FROM ITS' CUSTOM SHRINK-WRAP PACKAGING - You will open your world up to an almost endless list of applications: Securing office cables, Film and Television Production, Studio Production, Stage Production, Photography, Automotive, Sports, Box-Sealing, Lighting, Audio/Visual, Floor Marking, Musical Equipment, Microphone and Guitar Cables, Straps, Drums & Sticks ...and MORE!
  • THE WEIGHT OF OUR 35 YARD ROLL reminds you that you have just received an unmatched bargain of quality. Our grip tape contains the perfect amount of adhesive, leaving no residue on almost all surfaces. Discover why GAFFERS TAPE IS SUPERIOR TO DUCT TAPE, & our pro grade gaff tape is the guaranteed safest around. Easy-to-tear, non-reflective & waterproof, our grip tape is twice the length of other Gaffer Tape rolls available. So place your order now, we look forward to serving you.

1pc 5 Feet Ivory ABS Guitar Binding Purfling Strip 1650*1.5*2mm Thick

1pc 5 Feet Ivory ABS Guitar Binding Purfling Strip 1650*1.5*2mm Thick
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • The item is shipped from China.The delivery time to US is about 7 to 15 BUSINESS days.
  • Pls notice the shipping time!!

StewMac Cream ABS Plastic Binding, 65 Inches (1651mm) long by .060" x .250" (1.52mm x 6.35mm) - 4 Pack

StewMac Cream ABS Plastic Binding, 65 Inches (1651mm) long by .060
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • ABS plastic bindings are used by Gibson, Martin, Taylor, Fender and many other manufacturers
  • Material adheres well to wood and to itself
  • Each piece is 65" long; a single piece will reach completely around a guitar body
  • 4 pieces included in this pack

3pcs Flame Celluloid 5 Feet Guitar Binding Purfling Strip 1650 x 6 x 1.5 mm

3pcs Flame Celluloid 5 Feet Guitar Binding Purfling Strip 1650 x 6 x 1.5 mm
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • The item is shipped from China.The delivery time to US is about 7 to 15 BUSINESS days.
  • Pls notice the shipping time!!

5 Feet Guitar Binding Purfling Vertical Stripes Celluloid 6 width x 1.5mm thick

5 Feet Guitar Binding Purfling Vertical Stripes Celluloid 6 width x 1.5mm thick
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • This item is sent from China, the estimated delivery time to US is about 7-15 days!
  • Size (L x W x T): Approx. 65 x 0.24 x 0.06 inch/1650 x 6 x 1.5 mm
  • Material: Celluloid

15 PCS Bit Router Set 1/4" Shank Shank Degree Straight Tungsten Carbide Rotary Tool Wooden Case

15 PCS Bit Router Set 1/4
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • All Heat-Treated Blade, With High Concentricity
  • Resist Torsion And Strong
  • High-Grade Carbide Blade With Sharp Cutting, Smooth Rotation, Operating Light
  • Wood Storage Case

A Taste for Guitar Building

"Most guitars are made in factories populated by normal people and not some peculiar race of evil guitar wizard high priests..."

You do not need a CNC machine, laser cutter or specially trained woodworms - just a few standard tools available from any hardware store will do. A band saw and a router are essential, but if you have any doubts about using them, please seek advice about how to do so safely! Don't beat yourself up if your first guitar isn't up to Benedetto standards. It may take a little time to acquire all the skills and tools for complete mastery but it is possible for a complete novice to make a very playable guitar, and if you can do it once you can do it over and over again. There is always something to learn; to become a good guitar maker you will need to practice, just like anything else. It gets easier every time, but I would recommend a first time builder starts with something simple like a solid body electric guitar. Once you have done this then you could move onto other types of instrument - acoustics or archtops, maybe.

Guitar building is not very glamorous and can be quite hard work, but the end result - an instrument you have designed and built from scratch - is your reward. Oh, and be warned; you will be planning your next guitar before you have finished the first one! The best way to build your first guitar is to go on a course, but if this is not for you then there are a few things you can do to make it easier. So if you are interested in having a go yourself, here are a few tips to help you on your way:

1. Have a plan - Only a mad fool would attempt to build a guitar without a plan. Do a full size scale drawing of all your wood and parts on the back of a roll of cheap wallpaper, so you can lay them out on your drawing and check that everything fits.

2. Practice - Making and measuring patterns is a good way to acquire skills before attacking expensive timber with power tools. Use MDF or plywood for these as it is cheap and often free if you know a friendly builder or chippy (cheers Duffy!). Some handy patterns are: body shape, neck shape, pick-up hole, neck socket and control cavity.

3. Take your time - Make sure you understand the task in hand before starting each job. Always measure twice, etc...

4. To slot or not? - As the fretboard is probably the most important (and hardest) part to make, why not buy one that has been pre-radiused and slotted? There is no shame in this - and maybe if you sell your first guitar, or are making lots of them, you could invest the money in a specialist jig for fret slotting and also some radius blocks. But if you are only making the one there is really no point in going to this expense.

5. Use quality tools - This doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune - try looking around for second hand stuff. But remember, you generally get what you pay for with new tools. Most importantly, learn how to keep them sharp.

6. Specialist tools? - You can buy one for just about every job - check out www.stewmac.com if you don't believe me. These are fantastic time-saving devices designed to make each job easier. The cost can be high, but you could always make your own versions; I started by making all my own jigs, patterns and specialist tools.

7. Read lots of books - Try to research as many different methods of building as possible for the particular style of guitar you want to build, then you can choose the one that best suits you and the tools you have available. The internet is a great source of information; try www.mimf.com and www.LMI.com.

8. Wood - Try to buy your wood from a specialist luthiery supplier to be sure of its quality. Ask them to plane it to thickness for you, as this could save you a big headache and a lot of time. When you have received it, you will need to let it acclimatise in your wood room for at least two weeks before you start to work.

9. Hardware - Bridge, pick-ups, tuners, etc. Your parts will depend on the feel and sound you are trying to achieve. If you already own a guitar that you are really comfortable with, you could decide to go with a similar set up on the one you're building. Novice builders are advised to keep it simple; leave a trem for the next one and keep electronic switching to a minimum.

Finally, you will need somewhere to work safely, and having seen one of our course builder's kitchens/through lounges after having a go at home, I don't recommend using the kitchen table (guitar building tends to take over a bit!). An important and often forgotten item is a solid surface to work on - if it wobbles it will make most jobs more difficult and results less accurate. I once made a guitar from scratch on a bit of MDF clamped to two ancient carpenter's horses outside in the square of a medieval Italian village. I had to ask people to sit on the ends whilst I carved - so unless you have workshop assistants ready to sit at a moment's notice, it's probably just easier to fix your bench to a wall or the floor.

Over the years I have met hundreds of people of all ages who have successfully built at home, whatever the final result. Whether doing it as a hobby or full time, the pleasure is definitely in the building and playing that first note. Have a look at this new addict www.tonysguitars.blogspot.com and someone who has turned a hobby into a way of life www.arrowheadguitars.co.uk.

Oh, and if you find you get a REAL taste of guitar making, then you probably should have been wearing a dust mask!

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