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 Block Inlays Video

More Video Tips! Anoth­er tip on installing gui­tar inlays: Here’s a quick two part video on how to install block MOP inlay on a fret­board, from the very cool peo­ple at http://shortscale.org. Goes through mark­ing and cut­ting a block inlay, sand­ing it, tips on how to mark up and tape off a fret­board for rout­ing, […]

The Absolute Basics: What Everybody Must Know About Guitar Inlays

What Everybody Must Know About Guitar Inlays

What are gui­tar inlays? Gui­tar inlays are dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments which are set in the exte­ri­or wood of both acoustic gui­tars and elec­tric gui­tars. A beau­ti­ful inlay gives each gui­tar its own unique look, mak­ing it more per­son­al and visu­al­ly appeal­ing. Gui­tar inlays can also serve to sup­port the phys­i­cal struc­ture of the gui­tar (although this […]