Gretsch Syncromatic – gluing the binding

I worked in sections gluing the binding.  Starting from the tail I worked toward the neck doing a quarter of the guitar each time.  If I had a longer strap I could have done a whole side at once.  The solvent glue dries quickly so I apply it to a 4-6 inches at a time and wrap the band  around the binding until I nearly reach the end of the glued section and repeat.  This is a bit tricky without help but I managed using a spring clamp to hold the loose end of the band to the vice stand while I proceed with each gluing.  I leave small spaces between each wrap so I can see if there are any problems with the surfaces mating correctly.  The band puts nice even pressure all the way around the edge of the guitar.

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