Guitar body binding and purfling
The sound board of the guitar is glued onto the sides in the same way as the back board was. Once dry, the back board and sound board overhang is trimmed flush with the guitar sides
View the video of the bout binding channel being routed
View the video of the cut-away binding channel being routed
Here, the binding and purfling channels are cut into the guitar body edges in preparation for the trim
The maple binding is bent to form along the top, back and cut-away edges. The binding is glued and taped in place with “high-tack” tape until the glue is dry.
The edge binding is then scraped with cabinet-makers scraper to bring it flush with the guitar body wood
On the front of the guitar the purfling consists of white Mother of Pearl bounded by two black-white-black bands