View Poll Results: Neck binding preferences?

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  • Must have

    2 4.55%
  • Not required but I prefer them

    13 29.55%
  • No preference either way

    9 20.45%
  • Prefer no binding would still buy if bound

    14 31.82%
  • Completely unacceptable

    6 13.64%
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Thread: Neck binding poll

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    Neck binding poll

    Any thoughts on neck bindings? I used to be ambivalent but I'm finding myself drawn to them now.
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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....
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    I like it to look like the fretboard and the neck are a single piece of wood.

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    Can't vote. Need an option that reads "prefer binding when it's maple, not plastic."
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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.

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    Unacceptable! (unless it's red.)

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

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jcha008 View Post
    I love it. It's best when the binding is made out of wood.
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    Generally not too bothered either way. However, saw this (Hope it is OK to post this link, if not apologies all round and please delete post) http://www.fender.com/en-FR/series/fender-select/ and thought it is an interesting idea. Wonder (naively) if it is patented already.

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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.
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    The maple binding is my favorite!
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    Quote Originally Posted by watelessness View Post
    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.

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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.
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    Unacceptable when plastic.
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    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.

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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.

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    Speaking of binding, just saw this article from Fender: http://www.fender.com/series/fender-...#channel-bound

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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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