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.
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
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
Guitar Nut repair and replacement bone and graphite
Fabrication from blank materials
Head stock repair, neck repair, guitar brace and Electronics repair
Neck shaves: re-profiling, reshaping & reductions
Bridge repair and replacements
Neck break repair on Set Necks