Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Pair Of Aces

These two A-5 mandolins are both going to England. I used some new original inlay designs on both of them.

An original interpretation of the traditional block inlay. Each block is made of four pieces of Mother-Of-Pearl, with an Abalone diamond shape in the center, all separated by a thin piece of black wood fiber. The complete blocks get wider and shorter as they descend the fretboard, so no two are the same.