kyussxx
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#1
Hey Guys,

Selling of my Gibson Explorer '82 and I have been asked a question I have no idea how to answer!

Is the neck of my explorer bound? What does this mean and how do I check??

Cheers,
loki_lulamen
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#2
does the neck have a piece of "plastic"(cant think of the name right now) on the edge of the fret board like this?



thats a bound neck
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kyussxx
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#5
Cheers for the replies guys.

Apart from cosmetics whats the main difference of bound/unbound?
loki_lulamen
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#6
nothing really, it is just for looks.
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Marshall JVM 410H,
Hand built 4x12 w/ V30s
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MXR M132
MXR M101
TIMMY
NS2
MXR M108
XOTIC EP
TC DREAMSCAPE
DL8
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#7
Quote by kyussxx
Cheers for the replies guys.

Apart from cosmetics whats the main difference of bound/unbound?


it is cosmetic, but i have heard it is also about 'protecting' the edges of a body or neck (as the edges are more likely to make contact than the flat parts). the idea is if you ding or mangle the binding then you can replace it with new binding.

really, this can just be considered an extension of aesthetic as binding is not going to protect the guitar from any real damage (just cosmetic damage).
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