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Inlays are specific to the person who is commissioning the guitar.

For some musicians its their initials, or a colourful butterfly, for others its their stories. 

For myself personally inlays are a vital component of the guitar. 

I started doing inlays when I was an apprentice cabinet maker renovating antique pieces that came from Europe dating from the 1700’s. This type of work was called marquetry.

I only dabbled in it, but when I came to make the guitars it has been, and continues to be, a great joy for me to personalise the instruments, bringing new life to the deepest and most important stories in my clients’ lives.