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Loose Guitar Binding

Many acoustic guitars have binding around the edges where the top, back and sides come together. A small channel or shelf on the edges of the guitar is where binding is inlayed. The binding is then formed and shaped to fit the inside of the channel and glued in place. Guitar binding can shrink and come loose from the body.
What can be done about loose guitar binding on your acoustic guitar? A solid spruce top on an acoustic can expand and contract as much as an eighth of an inch over the course of a season? Well, that’s not much, but enough to knock the binding off of the routed side channel where it is glued.

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Fixing Loose Guitar Binding at Haywire Custom Shop

We’ve seen some of the best custom shop and hand-built guitars that aren’t immune the effects of excessive seasonal dryness which cause loose guitar binding. A guitar’s integrity can become compromised if exposed to overly dry, or too humid environments. As a result, the guitar’s binding loosens and needs attention before it gets worse.
Instruments that have lost lots of natural moisture, particularly acoustic guitars, can start to develop the following problems:
Bulging and pulled bridges
Over-arching necks and fretboards
Popping guitar frets
Fret sprouts
Loose Binding

Haywire Custom Guitars for: Expert Electric and acoustic Guitar repairs.
Haywire Custom Shop will also repair and modify other stringed instruments.
Including “One Day Urgent Care Guitar Repair“.

For appointment-call us here: 843-347-5742
Loose guitar binding repair, guitar repairs, setup and maintenance
Hardware replacement and repairs
Hardware customization
Guitar Nut repair and replacement bone and graphite
Nut replacement
Saddle replacement
Fabrication from blank materials
Head stock repair, neck repair, guitar brace and Electronics repair
Neck shaves: re-profiling, reshaping & reductions
Head stocks
Crack repair
Bridge repair and replacements
Neck break repair on Set Necks

About the Author:

Mr. Rick Mariner Owner and Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md. and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Custom Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.

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