I probably wont be doing this but just out of curiosity, is there anyway to bind a guitar that has contours? E.g a strat's stomach contour? I'm assuming you just tilt the router with the contour till u reach the edge?
There is a way to do everything if you have the right know how and the right tools. Someon eon another forum did it on a strat but using a router is far to hazardous. He used a proper sized chisel and went that way. turned out great IIRC
or just rout the channel before you carve the contour... that is how its usually done.
i think you misunderstood the TS. hes not talking about a carved top he means the belly cut on a strat
The method involving the chisel sounds interesting! Would the binding snap at all or would one use multiple sections? I heard binding doesnt want to bend "up" or "down"
It is very hard to bend up or down simply because of how it is made and its principle shape. i would suggest multiple sections with the ends cuz on angles to meet up to eachother nice and flush. do ALOT of measurement. I dont suggest trying tobend it to shape, even with a heat gun
I know that USACG has a method of bending the binding up and down. they do it on there strat and tele bodies that have an elbow cut