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Old 07-20-2010, 12:03 PM
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Smile Lets see some pics of those Fancy Fretboard and Headstock Inlays!

I always enjoy looking at peoples fancy inlays on their fretboards and headstock. A lot of creativity and Art goes into making some of these. Lets see some pics!

It would be nice to list the guitar brand/builder and inlay artist if you know them.

I will add one more thing I'm aware of the fact that some people don't like fancy inlays. I haven't owned very many guitars with them either but I can definately appreciate the art that goes into it.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:12 PM
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Well, I'll have to be honest with you. That sort of thing looks fine on banjos and mandolins, but I don't care for it on guitars. JMO. I doubt that I'm alone on this one. If you like, however, that's fine by me.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:38 PM
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I'm a fan of the torch inlay in its various forms, such as this one from forum sponsor John How Guitars.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:42 PM
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I like that one, too, B!

Here's one I've posted (a lot!). Jimmi Wingert inlay on one of Gerald Sheppard's guitars:


And for just great wood bling, I'm prejudiced but really like Mike Baranik's headstock design (there's history on this, but suffice to say colins had some input, there's some Austrailian aboriginal influence, and that probably modified with Mike's great sense of color and texture):
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three of my favorite inlays:

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Old 07-20-2010, 12:50 PM
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Who was that luthier who had a guitar with a crescent moon inlay on the fingerboard, and the natural grain of the wood in the fingerboard looked like the clouds?
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Ryan Signature Series #72




Olson #1301



Back of headstock:
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I like that one, too, B!

Here's one I've posted (a lot!). Jimmi Wingert inlay on one of Gerald Sheppard's guitars:


And for just great wood bling, I'm prejudiced but really like Mike Baranik's headstock design (there's history on this, but suffice to say colins had some input, there's some Austrailian aboriginal influence, and that probably modified with Mike's great sense of color and texture):
I love Jimmi's inlay work.... and I really like Baranik's innovative headstock work.
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Wow that is stunning! Very very classy

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I like that one, too, B!

Here's one I've posted (a lot!). Jimmi Wingert inlay on one of Gerald Sheppard's guitars:
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I LOVE the bottom one in post #4.

I LOVE wood inlays and bindings.

So classy!
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Man, that Olson headstock reminds me of Sauron's eye.
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I LOVE the bottom one in post #4.

I LOVE wood inlays and bindings.

So classy!
Here's one more, since there were several nice comments about the first one! That was the first production Meridian Concert, made by Mike Baranik and shown at Montreal and Healdsburg last year. I was lucky enough to get it, and at the same time had been on Mike's build list and earlier this year Mike completed this one - another Meridian Concert, with mahogany from "the tree" back and sides and a sinker cedar top.

The woods on the headstock are some of the 'tree' mahogany, some macassar ebony, and a bit of spalted maple.



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Oh yeah, you're all jealous now. I brought out the big guns.

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Okay, it's boring. I shall one day own such eyecandy as I see above!
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Probably my favorite inlay I've done...the classic example of me not getting things done until the last minute...


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