Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Fine Guitar Inlay Work

I've always thought it would be great to have a guitar custom built so that it fit my hands and playing style in a way that no-off-the-rack axe could. But that sort of thing is reserved for people who have a whole lot of disposable income.

But let's suppose I could afford to have one built. That being the case, I'd also think about having it ultra-personalized by having some custom inlay work done.

The images shown here are from the gallery of Toronto Ontario's guitar maker William "Grit" Laskin.

Mr. Laskin uses a wide range of materials—shell, stone, ivory, bone and metal—which he hand-carves and engraves to give each element the fine detail he's known for.

I'd like to be able to tell you that there are videos of his work, and audio samples—and I would, if the ones linked on his site worked well (if at all) so I won't. Maybe they'll work for you.

Even if they don't, you can enjoy the gallery of photos and dream about having your own custom guitar built as well.
(via The J-Walk Blog)


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Anonymous said...

Hi, Just read your post on your fine guitar inlay work fantasy. A close relative (Glenn Carson) does just that kind of work and lives in the Mechanicsburg area. Please check out some of his work: http://www.banjohangout.org/myhangout/photos.asp?albumid=4707&ID=9214

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just read your fantasy about fine guitar inlay work. A close relative (Glenn Carson) does that kind of custom engraving and lives in the Mechanicsburg area. Check out his work here: http://www.banjohangout.org/myhangout/photos.asp?albumid=4707&ID=9214