Stunning inlay by Cliff Suttle of www.SharkInlay.com

Stunning inlay by Cliff Suttle of www.SharkInlay.com

Postby Jon S. » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:03 pm

Cliff's done a whole bunch of stunning work in the past but this one kinda takes my breath away.

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Postby tigerstrat » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:21 pm

Bravo! Judging by the(mahogany?) grain in back, that looks to be what, maybe 6 cm wide, tops? Then look at the super tiny teeth and hand bones, the shades... wow. I can't quite figure out what the hair is made of...
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Postby Mandoborg » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:53 pm

WOW ! Thanks for sharing that one Jon... that is a stunning inlay.....
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Postby Chuckles » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:09 pm

Is that for your new axe?

Amazing...
Seems like I've been here before...

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Postby playingdead » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:41 am

Very nice. What did it cost?

Here's more:

http://www.sharkinlay.com/eliza.htm
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Postby Rusty the Scoob » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:10 am

That is simply amazing. :hail: Incredible work, and a great concept!
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Postby Jon S. » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:31 am

I regret to say it's not for my axe. But here's the one for mine done by Ron Thorn. Sorry for the blurry pic, I didn't know how to work the camera's close-up feature at the time and I can't take another pic now because the oval is with Phil Jacoby (my luthier) for installation.

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Also, here's my headstock inlay by Craig Lavin.

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And my JackofRoses board by Brian Nalls.

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Postby deadguise » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:45 am

Sweet!
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Postby jonarobb » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:43 pm

That headstock inlay is bee-yuti-full! The eagle with the ameobae looking globe, sweet!
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Postby aoguitars » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:09 am

damn, that's an awesome piece of work. I like to see people going with new designs on those medallions.
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Postby caspersvapors » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:53 pm

while i do think that is some pretty remarkable craftsmanship, theres no way id put that on my guitar. just my 2 cents but i find a lot of inlays to be tacky
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Postby Mandoborg » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:51 pm

That is FAR from tacky. Even if you've only 'dabbled' in inlay work, you can fully understand how nice that piece really is! I'd Love to have it on a guitar ! His web-site is eye-candy !
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Postby Jon S. » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:36 am

caspersvapors wrote:while i do think that is some pretty remarkable craftsmanship, theres no way id put that on my guitar. just my 2 cents but i find a lot of inlays to be tacky

There is absolutely nothing wrong with you feeling this way for yourself and your own guitars, not at all. Art is a highly personal decision. It would be a boring world were everyone to feel identically about all art.
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Postby cSuttle » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:12 pm

Hi Gang,

It's Cliff Suttle, the guy who designed and made the Blues of Allah piece shown above. Just thought I would chime in and see if there are any questions about how it was made, or materials used, or how it will be installed on the guitar, or the meaning of life ...

Ask away.
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Postby Rusty the Scoob » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:49 am

Welcome, man! Fantastic work! :hail:
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