Neck binding poll

Neck binding preferences?

  • Must have

    Votes: 2 1.8%
  • Not required but I prefer them

    Votes: 34 30.6%
  • No preference either way

    Votes: 29 26.1%
  • Prefer no binding would still buy if bound

    Votes: 34 30.6%
  • Completely unacceptable

    Votes: 12 10.8%

  • Total voters
    111

watelessness

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Any thoughts on neck bindings? I used to be ambivalent but I'm finding myself drawn to them now.
 

rugerpc

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Neck binding? I can't afford a PRS with neck binding (yet :) )

I have seen some I love and some that are 'meh'. Such a hard question to answer....
 

ravana

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Can't understand why anyone would ruin a beautiful piece of wood with plastic. Natural binding is what turned me onto PRS.
 

Sage

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I generally prefer without. I actually prefer a full wraparound finish on the body as well, no binding.
 

jcha008

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I love it. All of my guitars have binding. As Hans says above, it's best when the binding is made out of wood.
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I know that's mostly a headstock shot, but I'm too lazy to take a new photo :redface:
 

RedGuitars

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i was going to say the same thing - maple binding is awesome! FWIW, I also don't mind the binding on my Siggy Ltd, or my former Ted Ltds.
 

Steph

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Any thoughts on neck bindings? I used to be ambivalent but I'm finding myself drawn to them now.

Absolute reverse. They used to be a must when I was dreaming of a Les Paul. I love them on my jazzboxes. But then, I bought a PRS without any neck binding, and now there's no way I would select a guitar with them. Well, maybe a hollow body, maybe...

I must say, though, that natural maple binding is the only way to binding go.

Ok Bye!
 

LSchefman

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I used to prefer with, back in my Gibson days, then when I switched to PRS, I preferred without.

But my SC58 and Siggy changed my mind. I LOVE the plastic binding!

Not for the looks, for the feel. It seems to keep my fingers away from the fret ends that I can sometimes feel despite my best efforts at humidifying the guitars in winter. So it's a very practical upgrade, as far as I'm concerned.

Wood binding is great too. But I really wish PRS still offered the HBII with the plastic binding. However it's not a deal-breaker either way for me.
 

JustRob

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I generally prefer binding with a rosewood neck / board. Preferably a white or cream coloured nut too so it looks like the fretboard is being framed.

This. I've been looking at getting an SE One to play around with, and I can get one pretty cheap but when I saw the One with binding and birds, well, now I'm on the hunt for one of those, cheap.
 

IRG

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I like binding on Les Paul style guitar, but prefer without on my Teles. My SE 245 doesn't have it, miss it visually, but feel wise, it's fine without.
 

yankeebulldog

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Love the binding, especially maple. Both my PS builds have it. I was a Gibby/Heritage refuge so it's been programmed in me since I was a youngin.
 
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