Custom headstock inlay

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  1. wombat

    wombat Member

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    Hi all been bussy building kind of a es 335 and i see some builders here that have there own name in the gibson font as headstock inlay. Now i can imagine that the pro builders here make this themselves. But what if a guy like myself with insufficient skill would like a custom headstock inlay with there own name where would one go to ? Is there a magic place where you could go ?
     
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    ihavenofish Senior Member

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    i think theres someone here who actually makes most of those logos for people. i forget which member though.
     
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    Tulsah
     
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  4. wombat

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    Thnx guys for the quick response a pm is underway
     
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    +1 for Tulsah

    I have also made up a template from 1/8" stainless which I find really handy. I'm looking at getting abunch made up to reduce the price per item. Let me know if your interested.

    Here is what mine looks like. [​IMG]

    If Tulsah does your logo I can use a dxf file from him, if he does that, and offset for a dremel tool or small router. This is handy for template bits for the headstock outline as well as the logo, and tuner locations.

    Cheers Peter.
     
  6. SiriusAbbott

    SiriusAbbott Senior Member

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    Tulsah is a great guy to deal with :thumb:
    heres my recent custom work from him......
    [​IMG]
     
  7. randelli

    randelli Senior Member

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    I am going to have Tulsah make some custom 1st fret inlays for me. Would you be able to make a template for me? My though was to make the template long enough to span 3 frets so I could clamp it on the 3rd and not be in the way of the dremel tool.
     
  8. wombat

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    Man that's what i need for my build looks reeeal nice
     
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    Great work!
     
  10. cmjohnson

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    custominlay (.com) is where I get mine made, but I have them inlay them into headstock veneers for me as well. All I have to do is rough shape them, glue them down, and trim them.
     
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    Necro-bump, but Tulsah is STILL the man.
     
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    I don't think he does this any more. He isn't answering questions on his profile. Anyone else know of someone that makes your name in Gibson font for headstocks?
     
  13. cmjohnson

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    The Gibson font is here somewhere on the forum. Use that to make your own. Then either do the inlay work yourself or have somebody else do it. I stand by my recommendation of custominlay.com. They do all my inlay work and have made few errors and what errors they did make they corrected/replaced at no charge.
     
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    http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/gibson-font-full-alphabet.196827/
     
  15. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    +1 for custominlay.com

    I only ever built one Les Paul style guitar, and have switched to my own logo design since then, but this was a well made inlay.

    Pretty sure I found the font floating around this forum somewhere, drew it up, and sent it to custominlay and they cut it. No muss no fuss.

    I dont have them do my actual inlay work like cmjohnson. I prefer to do it myself, but I've bought lots of inlays from them and havent had a problem with a single piece. Good quality MOP, evenly 0.06" thick, cleanly cut

    [​IMG]
     
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