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    I was posting in another forum about Richie Sambora's star inlays on his strat... Well, it put a bug in my head that won't leave! I can get the pearl inlays stars precut from Stewmac, but Richie's stars have a black border around them. I also saw that there is a black epoxy used on rosewood fingerboards, so I am thinking that the cavity for the star is enlarged, and the black epoxy is used as grout around the edge of the star on a maple fretboard. Any tips for a newbie inlayer would be greatly appreciated [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]


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    Sorry, can't help but I'm jumping in because I've got an SG type guitar that I want to put put cross inlays on (al la Tony Iommi) and would like to know too.
    Where do you get the inlays made up and what do they cost?
    This is exciting..I didn't know you could get them as an extra at all!
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    Check this out for starters... There is too much information I am trying to sift through it now [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    http://www.stewmac.com

    Go to search and type in "inlay"

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    Once again, my thanks to you El J! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by sean112:
    Once again, my thanks to you El J! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    Glad to help [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] Tell you what, you do the inlays first so I don't mess up a good neck

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    I just got onto John Birch guitars about the cross inlays...they won't supply them.
    John Diggins (Jaydee guitars) told me he would supply a set of crosses for 150 POUNDS (pearloid/plastic) or 300 POUNDS for mother of pearl! [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img]
    I'm thinking of pulling the block inlays out of the SG and cutting them myself.
    Pulling them out is going to be fiddly though!
    I'll mail Gibson...they're the only other guys I know about that make the cross inlays!

    [ December 09, 2002, 11:17 AM: Message edited by: sean112 ]
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    Originally posted by sean112:
    I just got onto John Birch guitars about the cross inlays...they won't supply them.
    John Diggins (Jaydee guitars) told me he would supply a set of crosses for 150 POUNDS (pearloid/plastic) or 300 POUNDS for mother of pearl! [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img]
    I'm thinking of pulling the block inlays out of the SG and cutting them myself.
    Pulling them out is going to be fiddly though!
    I'll mail Gibson...they're the only other guys I know about that make the cross inlays!
    Bullshit! Buy the blanks from Stewmac, and cut them yourself. Save the few hundred pounds those places were trying to ass rape you for! I don't think cutting would be that bad, use a Dremel tool to cut the pearl, then to cut the fret board [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] Let me know what you decide...

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    I think I'll make them myself-300 pounds IS ridiculous! I just wanted it to look like Tony's guitar but for that I'd expect them to actually pull the ones out of the original JD and send them to me!
    Tony:"Who took the crosses out of my guitar?"
    Ozzy:"Fuckin' don't look at me man!"
    Tony:"That's it Ozzy..you're out of the band."
    Ozzy:"SHARON!?!..."
    How are the stars coming along?
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    Haven't done it yet... Still planning, but will probablty wait until after the holidays so I can focus on it uninterrupted

 

 

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