Official Luthiers Forum!

Owned and operated by Lance Kragenbrink
It is currently Wed Jul 17, 2024 4:19 am


All times are UTC - 5 hours





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2024 5:20 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:58 pm
Posts: 192
Location: usa
First name: george
Last Name: s
Country: usa
Focus: Repair
Status: Amateur
Hi, I am looking for faux tortoise binding. LMI used to carry it. I saw some at StewMac, but it is actual celluloid, and frankly I'd like to avoid that. I just want modern plastic. Does anyone know where I can find it. Thanks. G


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2024 6:22 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:26 pm
Posts: 466
First name: Carl
Last Name: Dickinson
City: Forest Ranch
State: California
Zip/Postal Code: 95942
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
I recently redid the binding on my Gibson Gospel with this stuff, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C7 ... =UTF8&th=1. I had to back it up with some thinned white binding to get the original thickness.



These users thanked the author CarlD for the post (total 2): Kbore (Fri May 31, 2024 10:32 am) • gxs (Thu May 30, 2024 6:32 pm)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2024 10:44 am 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:19 am
Posts: 406
Location: St. Charles MO
First name: Karl
Last Name: Borum
State: MO
Zip/Postal Code: 63303
Country: United States
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
I've got a Gibson Gospel with deteriorating binding that's to the point of falling off. I don't want to do any finish work on it, its a beautiful color and I don't have the chops to color match it. How will you proceed with finishing the new binding?

_________________
Measure Twice,

Karl Borum


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2024 12:35 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:26 pm
Posts: 466
First name: Carl
Last Name: Dickinson
City: Forest Ranch
State: California
Zip/Postal Code: 95942
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
I reset the neck too. I had attempted to stablize the binding a couple of years ago with Duco which Chris recommended. It also had the neck to soundhole crack from the pickguard shrinking so I removed it, stablized the crack (it still shows) and reinstalled the pickguard with the 3m stuff. I sprayed the edges with nitro at that time and will respray several coats on the edges before a couple of coats on the whole guitar. Will add add maybe 20% retarder in those last coats. There is quite a web of finish cracks over the whole guitar. It's got maple back and sides so no color match to worry about. I'm thinking about using the Vintage Clear Colorcoat that I got at StewMac instead of the Mohawk I got at LMII. Here's the previous discussion about the guitar, viewtopic.php?f=10137&t=52540.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2024 5:20 am 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:10 pm
Posts: 276
First name: Chris
Last Name: Reed
City: Stowmarket
State: Suffolk
Zip/Postal Code: IP14 2EX
Country: UK
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
gxs wrote:
Hi, I am looking for faux tortoise binding. LMI used to carry it. I saw some at StewMac, but it is actual celluloid, and frankly I'd like to avoid that. I just want modern plastic. Does anyone know where I can find it. Thanks. G


I've only ever seen tortoise binding in celluloid - I suspect modern plastics aren't well-adapted to making it, as it needs to be translucent.

For small quantities I buy via eBay from China. Local suppliers, if any exist, charge a great deal more!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2024 7:22 am 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 15, 2012 7:42 am
Posts: 133
First name: Craig
Last Name: Gordon
City: Buffalo
State: NY
Zip/Postal Code: 14216
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Professional
Axiom is where I was able to source celluloid tortoise binding taller and wider than the most common 1/4” available from multiple sites. I know you preferred plastic, but this was all that I could find in the width needed, and worked quite well. When I last purchased it they were able to cut it down to the height I needed. Hope this is helpful.
Craig


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2024 6:52 am 
Offline
Brazilian Rosewood
Brazilian Rosewood

Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:21 am
Posts: 4875
Location: Central PA
First name: john
Last Name: hall
City: Hegins
State: pa
Zip/Postal Code: 17938
Country: usa
Focus: Build
Status: Professional
blues creek guitars
we have it

_________________
John Hall
blues creek guitars
Authorized CF Martin Repair
Co President of ASIA
You Don't know what you don't know until you know it


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2024 9:42 am 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:25 pm
Posts: 7197
Location: United States
Martin Guitars sells it.

_________________
"I want to know what kind of pickups Vince Gill uses in his Tele, because if I had those, as good of a player as I am, I'm sure I could make it sound like that.
Only badly."


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
phpBB customization services by 2by2host.com