#1
ok, so i already made my tele body, and now i'm working on a lp body (ash and quilted maple) and i was wanting to do a transparent white finish, with 3 ply black binding.

how do you go about doing the binding like on the gibby customs? is it painted on, or???
#3
Quote by McFadden
An edge is routed around the body and is glued on and trimmed

thanks mcfadden. i was under the impression that most of the time its painted on.
#4
I'm about to start on a similar project, so make sure you post plenty of pics! I believe the McFadden's method is most common for LP's, and I know that it's how Gibson do theirs. Having said that, there's no reason you couldn't do a faux binding - it'd save a lot of time, but may not look as good as the real thing.
#8
Building a tele just now......toyed with the idea of binding the body. but decided on just the neck and f hole instead. Using the cherry edge of the top as a natural binding.
#9
Quote by LeviMan_2001
Noooo, epiphones have real binding. Epiphones are not that cheap either. Unless you're loaded, $400 is not chump change.


In the grand scope of things, guitars specifically, 400 dollars is cheap.

My things:
Bowes SLx7
Washburn WG587
Washburn X40Pro
Washburn X50
Washburn HM24
Washburn WR150
Laguna LE200s
Arietta Acoustic
First Act
Valveking 112
VHT Deliverance

#10
Quote by LeviMan_2001
It's never painted on, unless the guitar is suuuuuuper el cheapo

Price doesn't factor into this a lot... That Paul Landers ESP sig had them painted on and that cost a pretty penny. Painting them on requires a lot of work with masking and stuff, so it's really a rather inefficient way of doing it and will cost more.

...it also looks like shit most of the time, even on the PL ESP.
#11
Quote by LeviMan_2001
Noooo, epiphones have real binding. Epiphones are not that cheap either. Unless you're loaded, $400 is not chump change.



go look at custom blackback, zakk wylde, and the royale.


they are painted on, rather soppily too. actually... the custom blackback was just repainted from a lp custom i'm told.