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Old 01-24-2021, 08:55 PM
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My partner is having a custom guitar made. She would like some artistic inlay on the fingerboard.

Can anyone give some recommendations for inlay artists who we could contact?

Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:25 PM
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:48 PM
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Are you after some one to,

A - Design the work
B - Design work and cut and supply the inlays
C - Design work cut inlays and fit to a supplied fretboard.

All are typically different groups and different costs associated
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Old 01-25-2021, 01:32 PM
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Are you after some one to,

A - Design the work
B - Design work and cut and supply the inlays
C - Design work cut inlays and fit to a supplied fretboard.

All are typically different groups and different costs associated
Sorry, wasn't specific enough. Looking for C - design and install inlay on a supplied fretboard.
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Thanks. We've worked with him in the past and are looking for alternatives.
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Thanks. We've worked with him in the past and are looking for alternatives.
If you are looking for an alternative, William (Grit) Laskin.
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Old 01-25-2021, 06:34 PM
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If you are looking for an alternative, William (Grit) Laskin.
Thanks Charles! A luthier friend just gave the same recommendation this afternoon.
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Thanks Charles! A luthier friend just gave the same recommendation this afternoon.
Perfect, in my locality I offer the same for local builders and local guitar building classes

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Jimmy Wingert - fantastic talent.

http://jimmiwingertinlay.com/index.shtml
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Old 01-26-2021, 12:19 PM
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If you are looking for an alternative, William (Grit) Laskin.
Grit Laskin is ONLY doing his own inlay, no more third-party.
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Jimmy Wingert - fantastic talent.

http://jimmiwingertinlay.com/index.shtml
Thanks! I assume related to Kathy Wingert?
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DePaule supply will cut you whatever you want. They also have a huge assortment to chose from and get some ideas from. I like dealing with them as well. Good people.

My bad, did not read well enough. I don’t know if they will install the inlays. My bad.
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Check in with Dave Nichols - he's been at it for more than 50 years:

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Malone, NY 12953, U.S.A.

http://www.custompearlinlay.com
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Craig Lavin is also great. He did some beautiful stuff for me on a guitar built by John Kinnaird. Great to work with also.
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Thanks! I assume related to Kathy Wingert?
Yes, She’s Kathy’s daughter. Her work is spectacular.
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