“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirey by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a driss press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard


Pearl Inlay, Instruction Manual


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Mr. Patterson takes the shell from the water to its final resting place – be it a fingerboard or a binding trough. This book shows how to set up jigs for grinding, cutting strips or curves; and a jig for slicing fairly large quantities of shell. Engraving, replacing broken/ missing inlays, and designing your own inlays are covered. A good tool source, over 60 illustrations/photos, softbound. 81 pages. Revised in 1988.

SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
BM11 Pearl Inlay, Instruction Manual No $15.95 Discontinued