Hello all, I know this is a sometimes controversial topic but I wanted to share with anyone would has thought of the idea to help show them some results. I had my local luthier install some brass side markers on my Upright. I'll include why I chose this under but I think they came out really well. We used a 1/8" brass rod and he covered them with a thin layer of some sort of laquer to keep the brass from getting too tarnished. I tried to include a picture to show that they are perfectly flush with the fingerboard. You could run your hand across and not feel a thing. Pictures really don't do them justice, it came out beautifully, even better than I ever imagined it would have!