- Apr 13, 2017
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I don't think they left out the binding to save money. A Les Paul no matter how "all out" is not a high-quality archtop and does not need to be. It's a different animal in my eyes. Gibson has done non-bound f holes on 335s for 60 years. It's who they are in terms of their ES/solidbody guitars.Bound F holes are standard for high quality archtops. It's a premium feature. Like multiply binding and more elaborate inlays. It's typical that Gibson would try to go all out...and charge $25k but leave out something like that.