I've noticed that the great majority of boutique/luthier built basses haven't had neck binding or purfling (wood binding) selected as an option. Was it for one of these reasons or something else? Anyone with a wood purfling(ed) neck, I'd like to hear how you keep the purfling looking clean. If you do have some trippy abalone/mother of pearl bound basses in your closets, let's see 'em please! I need more ideas for mine if I go with binding. Reason for you?: l. Looks 2. A more expensive refret job? 3. Additional cost and wait time for a new build order? 4. Shell bindings proved to be too fragile for gigging? 5. Something else? I'm considering a block inlay with neck and peghead binding or purfling so I'd like to know why others haven't gone this route much. Thanks, Jim T.