This is what it looks like to bind in pearl. Basically you bind the top purfling as normal, but with HDPE strips in place of the pearl. The after the glue dries, and you prep the top, peel out the plastic, and crush in the pearl.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Well, I have been working on binding these two guitars. Both get a full suite, including face purfling. The spruce is getting a pearl border, hence the use of polyethylene strips. These will be removed after the glue dries, allowing a channel to insert the pearl strips.