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Old 07-26-2020, 06:15 PM
Chipotle Chipotle is offline
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Time for more inlay. The design for the rosette will continue across the end of the fretboard, like this:

We're leaving off what would normally be the last fret to leave room. The paper design is cut to make templates to cut the mother of pearl.

The paper templates are glued to a piece of MOP and cut with a jewler's saw, then filed & sanded to the final shape.

Details I never thought about... MOP reflects differently at different angles. A careful luthier will make sure that the pieces are cut so they all "flash" together.

Here are the pieces cut and set in position, to be inlaid into the fretboard soon.

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