Master inlay artist Craig Lavin joins us and demonstrates the fundamentals of guitar inlay. In this 3 part series Craig will show you how to install a custom headstock logo into your guitar. We show you step-by-step everything you need to know to design, cut, and inlay a custom pearl inlay into your next guitar build.
0:50 3 Critical steps to a good inlay
1:05 Logo selection / design
6:54 Material selection
9:40 Prepping the logo to be cut
14:12 Setting up your saw
17:22 Cutting and shaping the pearl
29:02 Removing the paper pattern
31:03 Getting ready to locate the logo for routing
Items used in this series:
Ebony Peghead Overlay Veneer
Pearl Cutting Saw
Pearl Cutting Jig
Abalam Inlay Blank
Pearl Inlay Blanks
Pearl Fretboard Side Dots
StewMac Super Glue
3M Stikit Sandpaper
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