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Old 02-20-2017, 03:42 PM
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We've been working on inlay ideas for this African Padauk guitar. One idea was to do a grape bunch here is a mock up;

The consensus was it just doesn't stand out enough. So we went to the idea of orchard designs;

Here it is a bit larger with white mother of pearl and pink fresh water clam;

The sparkle of the shell will stand out nicely on the headstock.
I'm working to design a 12 fret inlay that ties in as well. This photo of orchid buds is giving me some ideas. With a couple more hours and a pencil I think we'll be there!;

It is nice to be working on flower inlays. We've had better than 36 inches of snow here in New Hampshire these past 2 weeks and all the flower pictures have got me thinking of spring coming back to my shop;

Mark Hatcher

“Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable”.


Last edited by Mark Hatcher; 02-20-2017 at 04:10 PM.