Guitar Body Binding

Binding is a decorative material applied to the edge of a body to to give it a classy look. Warmoth offers body binding in five materials:

Guitar body with White Binding
White Body Binding
Guitar body with Black Binding
Black Body Binding
Guitar body with Cream Binding
Cream Body Binding
Guitar body with Ivoroid Binding
Ivoroid Body Binding
Guitar body with Pearloid Binding
Pearloid Body Binding
Guitar body with Tortoise Binding
Tortoise Body Binding

Binding Options

Flat Top Binding
Flat Top Binding

Flat top bodies with square edges are the easiest to bind. Some flat top bodies because of their shape and size are more difficult and expensive to bind.


Drop Top Binding
Drop Top Binding

Drop Top Binding is binding that follows the Forearm Contour shape on a Strat® and J Bass® body. A LamTop is required. Expect a smaller than normal edge radius on the top of the body.


Carved Top Binding
Carved Top Binding

Carved Top Binding is binding that follows the contours of a Carved Top body.


On carved top guitars with binding, the seam between the LamTop wood and the core wood will be visible in the cutaway areas near the neck pocket. This is normal. If the back of the body is finished in a solid color, the seam will be hidden.

Carved Top Binding Heel

Double Binding
Double Binding

Tele® replacement bodies can be bound on both the front and back.


Binding is not available on all bodies.


Other Edge Treatments

The edge treatments below are not binding, but serve a similar decorative purpose around the perimeter of the guitar body.

Laminate Accent Lines
Laminate Accent Line

A Laminate Accent is a contrasting color of wood sandwiched between the LamTop wood and body wood. Once the body is shaped and sanded, this thin layer forms a perfect line around the perimeter of the Laminate Top.

Click here for more information on Laminate Accent Lines.


Masked Accent Line
Masked Accent Line

A Masked Accent Line is created by masking off a line around the perimeter of the guitar body during the finishing process. Once the color is sprayed, the mask is removed, leaving a clear line. A LamTop is required.