Mother of Pearl Inlay Technique, Part III

Epiphone Sheraton II with Mother of Pearl Custom Guitar Inlays

If you’re just now join­ing us, be sure and check out part I and part II of this 3-part series on moth­er of pearl gui­tar inlays tech­niques by Gui­tar Inlays Head­quar­ters guest writer Sean Bar­ry. Part III–Routing and inlay­ing By now you should be fin­ished cut­ting your cho­sen pearl pat­tern, and you are prob­a­bly tired […]

Mother of Pearl Inlay Technique, Part II

Epiphone Sheraton II with Mother of Pearl Custom Guitar Inlays

II. Inlay Pat­terns, Lay­out, and Pearl Cut­ting When last we met I spoke of tools and mate­ri­als (in Part I of this series), and I left you star­ing at an array of scribes, jeweler’s saws, thin blades, and noisy high speed drills. Now, you must choose an instru­ment or oth­er object to be inlaid, pur­chase […]

Mother of Pearl Inlay Technique, Part I

Epiphone Sheraton II with Mother of Pearl Custom Guitar Inlays

This arti­cle is a 3-part mon­ster from my friend Sean Bar­ry down in Davis, CA. It is bar-none the best arti­cle on pearl inlay on the Inter­net, in my hum­ble opin­ion. When I was writ­ing my own MOP arti­cle for Gui­tar Inlays Head­quar­ters and research­ing the sub­ject, I found Sean’s old arti­cle and asked him […]

DIY Custom Guitar Inlays — Fret Position Markers That Save You Time and $$$

Fret Markers

Project Gui­tar First let me say thanks to Bri­an John­son from Project Gui­tar for the inspi­ra­tion for this post — this is not an orig­i­nal Gui­tar Inlays Head­quar­ters idea. In fact as I was snoop­ing around the Inter­net look­ing for some new ideas and inter­est­ing things to write about, I found a bunch of great […]