True vintage-style celluloid nitrate
Subtle white-on-cream grain, StewMac celluloid has the vintage quality of the earliest ivoroid instrument bindings.
StewMac celluloid bindings are 61" long—two pieces will reach completely around a guitar body.
#5597 extra-tall .565" binding is the right size for Les Paul® and similar guitar tops.
Example binding layout
(see illustration at right)
A Laminate strips of .010" alternating black and white
B Combination .020" black and .040" white
C Use .020" white and .020" black, installed sideways as edge trim
You can sandwich strips together using our Binding Laminator and acetone. Measure carefully before you rout the channels, and almost any combination can be installed.
Learn more from our free online article How to Install Bindings:
• Rout channels
• Binding joints
• Shape binding for fingerboards
• Bind the body and peghead
• Finishing over binding
For easy binding installation, we recommend StewMac Bind-ALL Guitar Binding Glue.
Binding tape or rubber clamping bands will hold the bindings in place while the glue dries.
Use a scraper blade to trim the glued bindings flush to the surrounding wood.