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Old 03-19-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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Question about inlays

Currently have tree of life inlays that are white. How hard would it be to put green in instead? Or would a sticker be a better option?
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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Very, very hard...
you would have to re rout every single piece and put new ones in. Just go for sticker.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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Very, very hard...
you would have to re rout every single piece and put new ones in. Just go for sticker.


That seems to be everyone's thoughts. Thanks for the input.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:39 PM   #4
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I priced a tree of life for one im building. 50 was the cheapest i found. Then id have to rout a blank neck for it, which it slightly beyond my skill level. No local luthier would do it for less than 100.


Try some green stain...
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:33 AM   #5
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Try some green stain...

Stain is absolutely useless in a situation like this. It doesnt stain inlays.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:43 PM   #6
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stain is usless, stickers will come off. Green sharpie anyone?
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:32 PM   #7
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I think im gonna go with green stickers. They supposedly last for two years or so. and theyre only $20. alot cheaper than a new neck or new inlays. :P My problem is, I dont know how hard they are to remove once theyre on.. What if they start to come off in spots, and i cant get all of them off? Then im left with half green, half pearl inlays....
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:16 PM   #8
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that's where you get a razor blade and just very carefully scrape it off. It won't scratch up the inlay or neck as long as you dont dig into it.
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