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Does anyone skip binding?
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lefty Dan

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I have built four ukuleles now and am ready to finally think about a guitar build. I like the Martin D-15 look. No bindings on it at all.
Anyone ever build without putting binding on??
I do want to put a nice rosette on and something on the head stock.

I will attach a photo of the ukulele I just finished. It is built totally from scratch.
thanks
Dan



Feb 17, 10 | 12:00 pm
naccoachbob

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Dan, nice job. Love the figure on the back a lot.
I saw a discussion somewhere recently on bind-less guitars. I'll try to find it. I remember someone talking about some Martins being sold with no binding on the back, or maybe at all, and I've seen some of them in a guitar store near here. The Martins I saw looked pretty good. They were "low" end Martins, but that doesn't mean anything - the design was nice, joinery was right on.

Feb 17, 10 | 12:10 pm
Bill Cory

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Dan, that's a pretty Uke. I like that strip of sapwood on the front. And, I don't think I've ever seen a southpaw uke before! The two "little Taylor" (Baby and Big Baby) guitars are both sans binding, and they look real good. I think it's a neat look in many ways.

Feb 17, 10 | 1:00 pm
lefty Dan

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I have put bindings on two of my uke builds. I dont want people to think Im afraid to put them on. The look Im thinking about is that of an old Martin ukulele. I want to build the guitar all mahogany HOG. I know the guitar is going to be a lot harder but I like the challenge.
Thanks for the comments.

Anyone have a photo of there guitar build without binding??
Dan

Feb 17, 10 | 2:00 pm
lefty Dan

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Total Posts: 47
Oh I forgot to mention. Once the uke settles in and the action is adjusted Im going to put in electrics. Watch out Jimmy H.

Feb 17, 10 | 2:03 pm
Freeman

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Total Posts: 668
I have a pre war style 0 Martin uke and a 1932 Dobro, both of which are unbound (ironically the fretboard on the 'bro is bound). The dobro is beat to pieces around the edge with deep cracks running into the top and bottom plate, the uke is somewhat better but does show some signs of wear.

I know the 15 series isn't bound, but the incredible old 17's were (I think the 00-17 was one of the great blues boxes). Here is a D-15 and 17





btw - the ukes are lovely. Having built a mandolin, I can promise that if you can build a pretty little cutaway ukulele like that you can build a guitar.

Feb 18, 10 | 1:51 pm
lefty Dan

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Total Posts: 47
Freeman you got it exactly. I want to do my guitar like the style O Martin. I will fill the wood then clear over that. I dont want it to have the dried out look of the Martin 15 series.
The Martin 17 series is one of my favorites in the Martin series.

For now all the guitar building is just in my head. Soon I hope.

Thanks
Dan

Feb 18, 10 | 2:27 pm
Freeman

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One thing you might consider is to bind with the same wood as your back and sides. I have used rosewood binding several times with rose - I like to put a thin little maple stripe in it but you could leave that out. That would certainly protect the delicate edge of the top and back, but still look elegantly simple


Feb 18, 10 | 2:37 pm
Freeman

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Total Posts: 668
Also, I'm pretty sure that my uke (and the old 17's) have the mahogany slightly stained with red/brown, a lot like a D18. I don't think the 15's are stained. I have a picture of the old uke on another computer - maybe I can post that tonight.

Feb 18, 10 | 2:39 pm
lefty Dan

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Total Posts: 47
Freeman
Id love to see the uke. I enjoy building them and hope for the same with a guitar.
Dan

Feb 18, 10 | 3:43 pm
Hugh

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I built a guitar w/o binding. After some time I bumped it against a doorway and left a big dent. Then I bound it. I like the unbound look though.

Feb 20, 10 | 6:12 pm
lefty Dan

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Total Posts: 47
Hugh I thought about how many times Ive bumped my Martin and have to agree with you. I cant help that I like the look. I like the Martin 15 series and would love to build something like that with pores filled.

Feb 21, 10 | 6:21 am
Freeman

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Total Posts: 668
Dan, here is the little guy along with the big brother and sister



the story behind it is kind of fun - my dad called me one day and said he was at an estate sale and they had a "little Martin". I asked him what it looked like and he said "really small, dark brown on top and bottom and really old". He said he would get it for me. When I asked him how much I owed him he said "buy me lunch"

So there it is - I know prewar but I don't know the exact date - cost me all of $20 bucks (and I got a meal out of the deal). Fun to noodle around on but I really don't know how to play it. One of these days I'll give it to my grand daugther

Feb 24, 10 | 6:32 am
Adaboy

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Total Posts: 509
Hesh, over on teh OLF, does "stealth" binding......he binds it but does his best to hide the binding by using the same wood. Here is a link and a pic so you get the idea:

http://www.luthiersforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10101&t=26206




Feb 24, 10 | 4:30 pm



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