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Putting block inlays in a fretboard

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by tegnoto89, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. tegnoto89


    Dec 24, 2008
    Would it be at all practical to put block inlays in a fretboard that just has dots? Do you think that would be really expensive to have done? Is it even possible??
  2. olistorck


    Sep 16, 2007
    No, yes, yes.
    On a neck-thru it´ll be really expensive.
  3. Hi.

    "Real" pearl/abalone inlays or plastic ones?

    If it's real ones, it's expensive. The plastic ones come nowadays in liquid form that is really simple to use. You (luthier) just carve the desired shape and the liquid is poured in the cavity. When it sets, it takes a bit elbow grease to sand it to the required radius and to polish it back from the matt finish.


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