I'm glad I ran across this thread. I just got a 2017 Tribute-T HB and spent some time making it much better http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/an...t-faded-honey-burst-with-a-bit-of-tlc.396689/. However, after reading through this project, I am convinced that faux binding is in my Trib's future. I bought mine to be a platform for experimenting with various pickups, bridges, strings, etc. So, this is just one more thing that has moved to the top of my to do list. Thank you for documenting your project so well.