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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:32 am 
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Hey guys, I am building my first guitar through the Stewmac Dreadnaught. I am wanting to use wood binding instead of the plastic. I am wondering where I can find pre bent wood binding? I am hoping to do ebony. Thanks for the help!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:43 am 
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most wood binding will need to be bent. You are picking the worst wood to bend as ebony can be tough. I do bend binding for people but ebony is one that will break about 1/2 the time.
I suggest if you don't want to use plastic then use a wood fiber for ebony , it is more user friendly and cheaper. It will look like wood . you can find that here
http://www.grizzly.com/products/Black-F ... Long/T1092
they also carry ebony but figure you will need about 8 pcs to get 4.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:13 pm 
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Based on my (very) limited experience with bending ebony...I'd find something else. Or pay John to bend it, anticipating that it may cost more than expected.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:39 pm 
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John, would you do it? How much would prevent ebony cost me? I don't even want to attempt yet since it's my first build.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:40 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:47 pm 
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Go ahead and give it a try -- that's how you learn. But I'd get John, if he's willing, to bend the ones you're going to use, just to save the aggravation.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:38 pm 
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tippie53 wrote:
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thanks for your help!


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