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cooljuk

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Anyone have photos showing the red bleed into the neck binding on bursts?

Does it actually bleed into the binding itself or just the layer of nitro over the binding?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Search "binding bleed" and member Danelectro...he posted a pic from an early 60s ES-335 that had spent a good 30 years in a case under the bed. It shows binding bleed that matches that found on Historics made 2007 and earlier.
 

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Nevermind, found it:

http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/historics-reissues/34842-pink-bindings.html

From Gibson's case insert:

"In order to achieve proper color and ensure a finish that is historically accurate, the dye used in the filling and staining process may migrate from the pores of the wood. The migration of the finish, (which may include fading and/or color becoming visible on the binding), will vary based on climate, frequency of use and the chemical makeup of the player's skin. This migration is a natural characteristic of the dye and should in no way be regarded as a defect in materials or workmanship."
 

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Thanks, coldengray!

Just what I was looking for. Somehow I didn't get that one in my search. I was only finding photos of reissues.

There seems to be quite a variance in the amount from one guitar to the next. I'm considering trying my hand at finishing and wanted to get it right. Now I'm confident that any amount of bleeding or none is still "getting it right" :)

I appreciate the help!
 

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My 62 Ebony Block Les Paul SG which also was an "under the bed" case queen has binding bleed too, although not as much as the 335 in Dano's pics. I'll try to snap a couple pics of it when I get a chance. Could be a couple days though.
 

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While we are waiting for pics of binding blleding, I will show a picture of " headstock bleeding " caused by the oil in the tuners ( so I was told ) on a ´61 SG I used to own. So don´t overoil them out there !!... :

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So no pics of the vintage les paul burst with binding bleed?

For real is there any pics of the binding bleed, or was it just a cop out on Gibson?
 

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Thanks, coldengray!

Just what I was looking for. Somehow I didn't get that one in my search. I was only finding photos of reissues.

There seems to be quite a variance in the amount from one guitar to the next. I'm considering trying my hand at finishing and wanted to get it right. Now I'm confident that any amount of bleeding or none is still "getting it right" :)

I appreciate the help!
Any pics of any guitars you finished?
 

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Not pre 69, but great example - 73 ES335.
 

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my 69 ES 345 is red as blood but has no bleeding at all.
 

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Any pics of any guitars you finished?

Not of Gibsons but there are a few Fenders I built and finished in my gallery on my retail website, including a bursted Strat.
 

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