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Body restoration/inlay work?

PostPosted:Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:14 pm
by MSG9/18/87
Greeting rukinfders!
I recently acquired a vintage guitar body in need of restoration
In short--needs sanding and refinishing
While refinished I would like some inlay work near tailpiece--similar to wolf but with different motif
If inlay work not possible am open to medallion that would be attacked to body--similar to tiger but again different motif
I reached out to usual suspects from this site. Up all are jammed up with work orders
Would appreciate any leads about luthiers capable of doing this type of work in timely fashion
On a side note I've lurked on this site for years without posting.....

Re: Body restoration/inlay work?

PostPosted:Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:58 am
by aiq
Good results on inlays from Craig Lavin and Larry Robinson.

Re: Body restoration/inlay work?

PostPosted:Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:26 am
by thistle3585
I have a friend that laser cuts inlay for me. He cuts the pocket and the inlay material so it fits perfectly. I would think that you could take your artwork and body to a trophy shop and they could do it for you. He normally cuts the pocket deeper than the the thickness of the inlay then floods it with CA so you don't get in to the inlay material when sanding.

Re: Body restoration/inlay work?

PostPosted:Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:48 am
by MSG9/18/87
Thanks for the recs
currently waiting responses
will keep you all posted

Re: Body restoration/inlay work?

PostPosted:Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:11 am
by MSG9/18/87
The kind folks at Alembic have agreed to help me create this one of a kind guitar
Will keep you all updated as progress is made

Re: Body restoration/inlay work?

PostPosted:Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:58 pm
by TI4-1009
MSG9/18/87 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:14 pm

Would appreciate any leads about luthiers capable of doing this type of work in timely fashion.
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