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Custom Inlay

Examples of Our Precision Work
Aluminum Fret Markers

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Custom aluminum fret markers on a Jaguar neck from Warmoth. Custom cut, inlayed and polished to perfection. This is a stunning way to mark your frets

Beaver Inlay

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This guitar was my entry for the 2016 Design In Wood Show. This is a custom  jumbo bodied acoustic guitar with a wild Alice in Wonderland theme.  

Yazel Dragon PRS​​

 This dragon is comprised of hundreds of individual pieces meticulously hand cut and inlayed into the fretboard of this Paul Reed Smith. Some to the material used include wood, bone, resin, mother of pearl and abalone.

Monopoly Guitar

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This is a completely custom guitar made with Hasbro's approval for the San Diego County Fair's Design in Wood competition. This guitar has many detailed inlays comprised of over 200 individual pieces.

Island Girl Inlay

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This was my first attempt at a multi piece inlay. I used it on the headstock of the first guitar with my own design. She is 18 individual pieces and 7 different species of wood.

Beatles Theme Bass

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This guitar has by far the most intricate inlay I have ever tried on any project. From the Beatle's silouhettes on the fretboard to the lyrics down the back of the neck, this guitar has it all. 

Pure Imagination
My 2018 entry in the San Diego County Fairs "Design in Wood" show, "Pure Imagination" is a nod to one of my favorite movies. Look close at this guitar and you will find a Wonka bar, two Everlasting Gobstoppers and many other familiar things.
 

Balboa Park Guitar

A 1915 style parlor six string acoustic guitar. This instrument was built for the San Diego County Fair's Design in Wood show, where it won the theme award. THis instrument features inlays of the Spreckles Organ Pavillion, Botanical Garden, Cabrillo Bridge, California Tower and The San Salvador ship. 

Curiouser & Curiouser

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This guitar was my entry for the 2016 Design In Wood Show. This is a custom  jumbo bodied acoustic guitar with a wild Alice in Wonderland theme.  

Misc. Inlay

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Here is a sampling of some of our other inlay work. Some of these were added to existing instruments and some were for completely custom made guitars. When it comes to inlay, we can make anything possible.

San Salvador

Abalone inlay with heavily engraved details of Cabrillo's ship.