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Pics of abalone inlay on ebony fingerboard?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DLM, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. DLM


    May 25, 2004
    I know mother of pearl would have better contrast, but I'd like to see what abalone looks like.

  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Take your pick - http://www.luthiersupply.com/blockfretinlaypage.html

    Or, go really nuts with this or Robinson inlays (tha master) - http://www.thornguitars.com/miscellaneous.htm

    Personally, I had a product named AbaLam ("abalone" + "laminated") used on my inlay. It's thin, epoxied, layers of abalone shell. Each layer is a patchwork of small, color matched pieces that are highly figured and minimizes waste. PRS, Martin, Taylor, and other guitar makers use it. It's a time saver for the maker and usually much more highly figured.
  3. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products