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Guitar body binding and purfling

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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

Phase 9