NickCormier Posted July 7, 2006 Report Share Posted July 7, 2006 Hello people. I am a n00b at guitar building and etc, so bare with me. I am having a custom guitar built for me, and I want some nice inlays on it, and I designed a cool inlay set that would work good for Rosewood, but this first custom I want a maple fretboard, and unfortunately, with this inlay, it doesnt look too great on maple heh I was wondering if there is anyone here who can design cool inlays, and help me out, because im very artistically challenged. Also, if someone could make the fretboard for me, that would be a major plus also heh but mainly I just want the design made up, because I can't draw at all and have no idea how to make ideas click together Basically, My first inlays has normal Star inlays, with a sun at the 12th fret, and the All-seeing eye at the first fret.. Unfortunately I think it looks bad on maple.. Now what I was thinking would be really cool on Maple, since you can use color abalam to make it more vibrant, was something like the Jem Vine inlay, but instead of pedals it would be Stars or star-shaped pedals, with the very top of the vine being a big sun, with the all-seeing eye in the middle of that sun.. Thats just the idea that comes to mind right now, but I have no idea how to draw that so I dont know if it would look cool or not. The symbolism for my inlays on the Rosewood one, I have mountains at the 24th fret, to symbolize being grounded, what I have right now.. The stars to me represent hope and faith, dedication and goals (mainly because of Jason Becker, the inspiring guitarist fighting ALS and lived the past 16 years with the disease when he was given 4 years to live.. when I think of him I think of his version of When you wish apon a star, and he inspires me to never give up on my goals) Anyways, so the stars represent Hope... Then the sun to me represents the desire and passion to accomplish these goals and the burning fire to keep it up.. Then the all-seeing eye, is obvious I guess, To me though it represents the connection to our spiritual plane, as Steve Vai's song "Window to the soul" says, the window to our soul is our eyes.. connecting to the spiritual plane is the ultimate goal, reaching self-actualization and spiritual peace. If anyone could help me out, even if its just to mention some ideas on the forums here, That would be great! Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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