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Old 01-06-2018, 11:02 AM
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Default Custom inlay galleries/inspiration?

Can someone recommend a site or gallery online for inlay ideas (besides google image search)? Thanks!
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Old 01-06-2018, 11:58 AM
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Have a look at Jimi Wingert's picture gallery:

http://www.jimmiwingertinlay.com

Harvey Leach: http://www.harveyleachinlays.com

Larry Robinson: https://www.robinsoninlays.com

There's another great one as well but his name escapes me atm.
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:41 PM
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Grit Laskin
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DePaule Supply: http://luthiersupply.com/instrument-gallery.html
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Wow! Robinson inlays are beyond gorgeous.
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Jimi Wingert is among my favorite inlay artists. Some of my favorites are on her website, previously linked. My all time favorite is the Great Wave she did on one of Michael Bashkin’s guitars.
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:13 PM
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I try to use the recipient's personal history. This guitar was made for a friend who was a ship driver in the US NOAA Corps - and these inlays are the ships NOAA and its predecessors used throughout its history:

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I have sometimes used the line patterns found in stained glass pattern books as well. There are some nice Florentine and other designs in those books.
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I try to use the recipient's personal history. This guitar was made for a friend who was a ship driver in the US NOAA Corps - and these inlays are the ships NOAA and its predecessors used throughout its history:

Wow...that is really beautiful. That idea is where I think I’m headed for my (prospective) custom build. I’m thinking a different symbol for each of the fret markers, and most likely a bee on the peg head. (This is assuming I can get the builder to add me to his list..TBD).
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Check out Shutterstock.
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Jimi Wingert is among my favorite inlay artists. Some of my favorites are on her website, previously linked. My all time favorite is the Great Wave she did on one of Michael Bashkin’s guitars.
Great taste Juston, as usual! As well as her website, Jimmi has an Instagram site with some fine inlay work on display - https://www.instagram.com/jimmiwingertinlay/

And here is some inlay she did for me last year - if you do not want MOP this shows how she can also use dyed maple really well.

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No-one's mentioned Craig Lavin.

http://instrumentdatabase.com/lavin/
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Jimi Wingert is among my favorite inlay artists. Some of my favorites are on her website, previously linked. My all time favorite is the Great Wave she did on one of Michael Bashkin’s guitars.
With all due respect to everyone else listed here, I find Jimmi's work to be superior to everyone in terms of artistry and technique. Her stuff is flawless and gorgeous.
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With all due respect to everyone else listed here, I find Jimmi's work to be superior to everyone in terms of artistry and technique. Her stuff is flawless and gorgeous.
That's your taste. Beauty is in the eye.
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These folks were at Woodstock. Really nice work ... very reasonable.

http://www.aulsoninlay.com
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