Hi, I'm building an electric guitar and I want to know whether I should bother putting bindings on the fretboard. Is it really essential or is it just to look good, because as far as I'm aware you just make the fretboard slightly smaller then put the bindings on. There's another thing, if I do put bindings on should I use wooden ones or plastic. The wood I have for the fretboard is a nice slab or Pau Ferro wood.

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not needed at all. If it is your first guiar i wouldnt use them.
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