Custom inlay. (please help)

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  1. fretninjadave

    fretninjadave Seven String Samurai

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    So I wanted to see or read about Custom Inlay Ideas
    if you got some cool ideas or already have cool work done, post a pic of, or describe it in detail please. I've got a great opportunity and all i can think of is crop circles and (shurikens) .

    any feedback will be greatly appriciated Thank you.
     
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    for me personally. if i was to try inlay werk. i would prolly do it all with my dremmel tool. i have been using them for quite some time and feel that would be MY personal best option.
     
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    I already did that.I wanted original ideas but thanks anyway.
     
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    Thanks man but i have a pro willing to cut me a deal I wanted to hear ideas from all of you on ss.org . What would you put if you could?
     
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    ohh not how would you do it but what kinda inlays lol. sorry maing , good question. can it be anything? but do-able lol.
     
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    I always thought bats would be a cool look. Randomly along the fretboard. in pearloid on ebony. tasty
     
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    schecter already did the bat thing
     
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    Its cool dude
    Well i cant give away anything yet but almost anything i want it to be a supprise NGD
     
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    What he said ,but thanks for your input.
     
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    a single black darth vader helmet at 12 and 24th \m/
     
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    If I were you, I would keep it simple... Perhaps have a badass design around the 12th fret area and leave the rest of the FB blank.
    As for what design, I dunno :lol:



    But if you like crop circles, then you should check out Jackson's designs... maybe you could take some inspiration from those

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    ^^ This is a win! :metal: Although I'd only put it at the 12th and leave the rest blank.
     
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    i agree, 1 at the 12th as big as you can squeeze between the frets!:hbang:
     
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    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    Few totally random ideas. I like the concept of portraiture in inlays. Some people out there do some amazing work.

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    TheWreck Grind Your Mind!

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    What's the Color and Shape of the guitar?
     
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    that salavador dali inlay is AWESOME!!
     
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    Fretninjadave, you said in your opening post that you considered "shuriken" inlays...
    Is a shuriken a ninja's throwing star, or something similar?
    Perhaps a design like this:
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    Almost what i was lookin for, i think i want more traditional throwing stars. great find bro
     
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    Its a suprise but it will be a natural finnish for sure
     

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