Real Mother Of Pearl Inlays
This beautiful c.1958 Guild X-175 (above, restored) came in to the workshop...
...with shrunken, warped, discoloured and missing plastic fingerboard inlays
Sadly, the original celluloid inlays were now very unattractive; the guitar's owner described them as looking "like old toe-nails".
Since so many were missing it was decided that the inlays be replaced with hand-cut real Mother Of Pearl shell.
Here is the full effect, the new Shell inlays installed, and the guitar's fingerboard fully restored.
~ Custom Inlays ~