Binding the Guitar

One side glued, now for the other

Now that the guitar box is glued up and the sides are sanded “level” the ticklish moves begin. The thin edges of the spruce top plate and hardwood back are fairly fragile; a careless bump against a guitar stand or table leg can chip a chunk right out, an occasion for hot curses and salty tears. The cure for the vulnerable edges is to bind them with strips of plastic, or in the case of my build, curly maple.

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