First time caller, long time listener.

 I've got myself into an odd pickle here and need some advice to ease my mind. I'm attempting to rebind a '56 Harry Volpe Model Epiphone. Apparently the binding started coming off some years ago and the customer (a family friend) took it all the way off and threw it away. Yeah. So, I've got a binding channel that's been drying out and shrinking away the laminates for a decade+ that, after cleaning and squaring up, measures .250" x .110". Not a big deal if it was a multiply but that guitar had one piece solid white binding on it and damned if I can find anything nearly that size to fit. I've almost decided that my best option is to laminate two pieces of white abs binding together to get my size but I'm uncertain that I'll be able to do it without a visible seam. Have any of you laminated white to white with good results? Any help would be most appreciated. Cheers! 

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It should work ok with some acetone for glueing it together and you can make a puddy by stiring in a bit of acetone in shavings or dust to cover imperfections. YMMV. I'm not the last word on this by any means. But I have melted corners together with no sign of a line.

I believe you'll find binding stock that is thick/ tall enough at Axiom, Inc. They sell celluloid binding strips, .250 x.125, that I used to rebind my '38 Epi Broadway. I had to gently, carefully heat the binding at the waist curve, to get a good fit( and then clamp that area while gluing).
Actually, Axiom sells strips that are .375x..125, so they will be oversize, with extra to scrape flush.

Why not use a black binding piece inside the white, and make the black layer double thick? The joint between the first black purfling layer and the black binding piece won't show.


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