Some construction details – binding the guitar

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I find binding the guitar the most difficult yet a rewarding part of guitar construction. This is particularly so if there is purfling (the decoration inside the binding strip which is the outermost strip(s) on the edge of the guitar.) In this example, the purfling consists of two strips of a 4 part (black, white, blace, white) purfling strip, making the 8 purfling lines. Outside these are 2 binding strips, one brown (consequently not visible) the other ebony.

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