Not required but I prefer them
No preference either way
Prefer no binding would still buy if bound
I prefer no binding, but the only way (without special ordering) to get a mccarty with NF pickups in it was to get a mccarty 25, and it COMES with binding. i've already had to have the clear coat covering on the bass side completely stripped of and redone becuase it was peeling after only 2 years.