Inlay Materials

Beautiful inlay is a specialty of VanDruff Guitars. We can adorn your guitar with subtle position markers, elegant traditional patterns, or extravagant, one-of-a-kind creations that match your wild (yet restrained) personality. Since inlay materials have no affect on tone, they are chosen solely for their beauty.

Choosing inlay materials, like the rest of the guitar, is usually a collaborative effort. Shell, bone, stone, and other materials are selected in the design phase to produce an overall color or effect. During the inlaying process, I choose the perfect piece for each part of the design.

Samples to the left are representative of some of the material I use for decorative inlay and position markers. Click on one for more information and be sure to visit the inlay gallery (131K).