Why the darker cream binding on Epi Alpine White Customs?

Gundecker

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I read somewhere that the intent of the custom Pauls was that they be suitable to wear onstage back when performers dressed to the nines. There may have been a quote from Les himself on this. So a white tuxedo would require black accouterments (tie,cummerbund,shoes etc) and gold hardware (cuff links,tie tack, pinky ring...)to match.
What has this got to do with binding? Nothing. Just saying.
 

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I agree it doesn't look quite right on the Alpine white, but the "banana pudding" colored binding works well on my '07 honeyburst
 

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Yep, I'm a fan of the slightly contrasting, rather than 'blended' binding too shupe
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Make me another. Might as well get an Alpine white Studio, if you want it to match exactly, imho.
 

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It's just the color of the plastic used in asia production. Not the same quality vs gibson.

And the plastics show (intentionally) noticiable difference between gibsons and epis (thats because gibson cost more)... with other details like wood, lacquer, inlays etc etc.

Lol, really? So cheap plastic can't be white. Good to know.

Do people just make this stuff up? It certainly has ZERO basis in fact.
 

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binding is usually either PVC, ABS, or Celluloid.

It's plastic. Gibson doesn't have special plastic made of mojo. :laugh2:
 

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