Inlay Seminar – 8 hrs

Inlay can be an excellent way to personalize guitars, and it’s a great selling tool. In this one-day seminar, you’ll experience an intermediate level project from the beginning stages of layout and design to the final stages of engraving.

A sample drawing project is provided to help you get into drawing your own designs. You’ll learn that drawing isn’t hard when you take your time in the approach we’ll teach you.

“Custom inlay is a major selling tool in the custom guitar world. It takes time and focus to get good results — you can’t rush it. This seminar is a chance to completely focus on inlay without distractions.”
- Bryan Galloup

One day (8 hours) of class time. Materials included. $300

Topics covered:

  • An overview of inlaying
  • The history of inlay
  • Inlay as art and ornamentation
  • Review of famous work
  • Inlay styles
  • Introduction to the techniques
  • Common materials
  • Recommended suppliers
  • Guitar-specific techniques
  • Inlay tools
  • Engraving tools
  • Cavity cutting tools
  • Material cutting techniques
  • Project layout
  • Support caul
  • Jeweler’s saw operation
  • Cutting techniques
  • Inlaying project
  • Dremel setup
  • Cutter types
  • Cavity preparation
  • Epoxies and fillers
  • Project installation
  • Cleanup and leveling
  • Engraving