Bound Or Unbound Necks? Take The Poll - Jemsite
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View Poll Results: How Do You Like Your Neck?
Bound - Plastic is fantastic 10 27.03%
Unbound - Wood is good 27 72.97%
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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-27-2010, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Bound Or Unbound Necks? Take The Poll

Jems have unbound necks, but many other popular models use binding on the necks.
Big difference in feel - what do you prefer and why?
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Re: Bound Or Unbound Necks? Take The Poll

I actually prefer unbound necks. I've had both, and never really felt much difference between the two--I just like the unbound necks best.



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Depends on the guitar, some suit it others don't. Les Pauls look wrong to me without binding, strats look wrong with.

When my true genius is recognised (cough cough) and I get my signature axe, it will probably have subtle wood binding!
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Re: Bound Or Unbound Necks? Take The Poll

I like binding, but prefer natural wood binding to the plastic stuff.
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It depends on the individual guitar. Some look wrong with, some look wrong without.
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I like unbound just in case I need to ever get a refret.
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Re: Bound Or Unbound Necks? Take The Poll

Unbound. I even prefer the Gibsons that are unbound. But Ibanez, always unbound IMO. I know the refret is a issue with binding but that's not my driving force. The more simple the more I like it.
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I find unbound necks easier to move along and play on, and they look so nice too
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for me it depends on what the inlay is?
sharktooth comes perfectly with white binding to the headstock.
plain dot... just looks wrong to me with binding.

If it comes to a jem, vine inlays would be fantastic with or without binding.
dot jems...? absolutely no binding please.
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i like the pearl binding (like a uv777bk) on a neck a lot but id want it to be a darker grey color (like a K7). but just white like an rg7321 looks cheap in my opinion. maybe its because thats what i use to tell the difference between a 7321 and a 74 or 7621 without looking around the whole guitar
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Unbound, but I did like the flamed maple binding on my J Custom.
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Re: Bound Or Unbound Necks? Take The Poll

Some guitars, like Les Pauls, just look wrong without binding.
However, any white binding will age and become yellow.
And then the guitar may look dirty... that's why I dislike bindings.
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I like 'em both. But I also prefer wood binding to plastic.
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I really don't care if it does or doesn't have binding.I love my rg which is unbound. And i love my rg knockoff which is bound.
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Unbound, like it more clean.
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