Michael.N. wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:02 am
They are probably thin (maybe even 2 strips x 1 mm) or have been pre soaked in some glycerin solution. Not that I've tried but I'm pretty sure you couldn't glue rosewood bindings at 2 mm + without pre bending them.
In the video he is using two thin bindings. The inner one is light coloured. The outer one dark - probably rosewood. Difficult to estimate their thickness but I would guess about 1.5 mm each. So quite flexible...The outer one is actually a composite. It has a thin strip of light material (wood?) pre - glued to its lower edge. This provides the contrast/break between the guitar's rosewood sides and the rosewood binding.
Like many other processes in the video, the process of fitting bindings/purfling seems to have been reduced to the minimum number of actions required to get the job done up to a certain, reasonably satisfactory, level.