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  • Tortoise (Tortoiseshell) Binding Material Strips

Guitar Binding and Purfling Strips - Tortoiseshell (Celluloid)

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Product Description

Tortoiseshell pattern celluloid binding and purfling strips. The tortoise pattern is very slightly see through, giving a lovely warm glow when the light hits it. Each strip is long enough to comfortable fit around the edge of most guitars. It bends well (for tighter radii apply a small amount of heat to coerce it in to shape without breaking), and should be glued using our Binding Cement.

Binding, often called edging, is a decorative inlay for the edge of guitars and other instruments, furniture and boxes. Available in myriad colours, sizes and styles, binding is inlaid in to a channel routed around the edge of the piece so that it sits flush with the top and sides. All of our bindings have the colour and pattern running all the way through, so they can be sanded and shaped as required, then polished to a high shine. Binding is often lacquered over with the rest of the workpiece to make the join imperceptible. For fitting we recommend using our Binding Cement, and holding the binding in place with Masking Tape for Binding, and large elastic bands. Care should be taken when bending binding to tight contours - often a small amount of heat can be useful in making the binding more pliable.

How do I fit this binding?

Celluloid binding should be fitted to a pre-routed channel of an appropriate size for your chosen binding. We recommend using our Binding Cement fit gluing it in position - some wood and superglues and react adversely with the celluloid material so should be avoided.

Are these bindings available in other widths?

Our stock sizes are 2mm, 6mm and 10mm which we can supply in any quantity required. Other widths are available but are subject to minimum order quantities and specific pricing - please contact us with your requirements so that we can quote you accordingly.

Product Reviews

  1. Beautiful Dark Tort Binding

    Posted by Kbore on 27th Sep 2017

    Arrived promptly to the US. Strips were plenty long for a dreadnaught body. The material was beautiful with the colors molded through the material thickness (did not look like a screen print). After applied, the dark tortoiseshell was warm and glowing due to the light areas that were ever so slightly transparent. Would recommend and will be buying again.

  2. Great colour for the binding on a TruOiled spalted maple LP top

    Posted by Paul Lavin on 4th Sep 2017

    More than enough to go around.

  3. Good company

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jan 2015

    Great delivery time, very helpful staff.product looks good though haven't used it yet.would recommend company.

  4. Light tortoise shell binding

    Posted by Derrick on 5th Nov 2014

    Very good product. Worth the wait

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