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Binding rot 101


Id say: replacing instead of glueing would have been better


Wow, that's like putting new skin over cancer, yeah that'll work.


This is such a perfect lesson in why you don't take your Gretsch to just anybody.


What a putz! He sure isn't going to enjoy my two comments!


I think at best, you can temporarily stabilize rot that is starting to crumble using crazy glue. I have done it on a guitar of mine once. It basically hardens up the problem area that's about to fall apart. Kind of like 'fixing' rotten wood by impregnating it with thin epoxy. A temporary solution at best. Not a real fix.


The reason the frets and hardware are tarnished is because of the rot. The rest of the binding is rotten too, just like he says ALL Gretsch guitar binding rots.

And just clarify things, no not all Gretsch guitars have binding rot.


I take issue with someone doing something this invasive AFTER selling it. Unless he arranged with the buyer to squirt a bunch of super glue around, this all seems weird to me.


The buyer sure has fun removing all that extra and unnecessary gunk too when he wants to do it right.


Ignorance can be fixed by education, but stupid is forever. This video should be a demo of exactly how not to do anything to a guitar.. never mind a vintage Gretsch. The power of youtube... Anyone with an account can pretend to be a luthier.. (in their dreams) and the clients are too lazy to do proper research..


I've found that this guy thinks he can fix anything. Sadly, You just can't fix "stupid". I remember back in the early `70's, there was a repair column in G.P. and one of them dealt with fixing binding rot. They suggested painting the binding with thin Super Glue.. I don't think that works either..


An old thread, but interesting foul up video. I'd forgotten about this one (or missed it the first time around) I had to stop the video, it was just too painful to watch. I came back and finished the fun a bit later.

I completely agree with Rhythmisking, this was a majorly sloppy, goop-up of a job on the neck binding. And it was done after the sale! I'd be furious!

This guy's a good electronics technician. I've followed along on several of his amp repairs and he has a good knowledge of basic electronics, but I wouldn't put one of my guitars in his hands for repair!

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