#1
I saw it and I love it, and if its not too much I think I'd do it. How much would it be generally? And don't worry I'm not doing it on any guitar currently in my collection.
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#2
I cant say for certain but lots, may be 200 / 300

To get a luthier to custom inlay a fret board is going to take hours, and luthiers are expensive, especially if they have to de fret and re fret your guitar.


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#3
yeah, and basically if you have anything other than dot or no inlays, it's gonna look weird
#4
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yeah, and basically if you have anything other than dot or no inlays, it's gonna look weird

I think he means like this...



It doesn't necessarily look weird...
#5
$200-300 USD? Not as bad as I expected... Certainly not cheap though. The two reasons I want a Jem is the inlays and the alder body, but basswood is nice too. A used Jem would probably cost me about as much as a RG prestige + new inlays so I'll just look for one of those instead. Thanks for the help.
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#6
^That is one huge pic.

On topic, it will probably set you back a significant amount, considering the amount of material one would have to use, plus the cost of refretting. I can't say the exact value, but it would depend on what materials you used, and whether the luthier does this design on a regular basis.
#7
Quote by mashedpotatoes
I think he means like this...


It doesn't necessarily look weird...


oh my bad, i should've been more specific. i meant that if he had wide inlays (like trapezoids) it would've looked weired
#8
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oh my bad, i should've been more specific. i meant that if he had wide inlays (like trapezoids) it would've looked weired


Do you mean originally? If so, I see your point. I never would have considered that, good thinking.
#9
Ahh, the joys of a cutom inlay.
I'm getting mine finished up right now, talk to Metalwarrior40.
Mines costing 300$

I'll try to get him to come on this thread.


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#10
If you're getting a custom inlay, get an ORIGINAL one, not one that you can already buy on a guitar, especially a signiture guitar, especially that twat Steve Vai.

But if you insist on getting that, you can get cheap ibanez style necks with that inlay on them from ebay for alot cheaper than it would be to get it inlayed. No idea on the quality tho.
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#11
Vine's Can cost you anywhere from $250-500

If you get the simple jem one like this, or similar: http://www.pkguitars.nl/images/inlay11.jpg
It's in that 250ish range.
If you want something reallly complex like this:
http://www.melanconforum.com/images/TOL%20inlay%20CC.JPG
Expect to pay around $500
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If you want something reallly complex like this:
http://www.melanconforum.com/images/TOL%20inlay%20CC.JPG
Expect to pay around $500

That is soooo sexy.

Hmmm... you might be better off to just get a JEM.
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#13
Yeah I don't know, I'll figure out prices eventually. Not really in love with the idea of buying a signature guitar and paying loads more (though I do see the irony in saying this and asking how much more I'd have to pay for inlays...), thanks though.
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#14
Oh dear. That pretty much destroys any reason for me to get an RG over a Jem then.
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#18
I thought TS was American for some reason sorry. not sure how great the inlay on that board's gonna be for just 25 pounds though.

Alternatively:

http://cgi.ebay.com/TREE-OF-LIFE-REPLICA-GUITAR-DECAL-INLAY-SET-NEW-HOT_W0QQitemZ110428016492QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item19b605cf6c&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14#ht_5743wt_1167

with a choice of colors too, not quite as classy, but you barely notice them when playing.
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I thought TS was American for some reason sorry. not sure how great the inlay on that board's gonna be for just 25 pounds though.

Alternatively:

http://cgi.ebay.com/TREE-OF-LIFE-REPLICA-GUITAR-DECAL-INLAY-SET-NEW-HOT_W0QQitemZ110428016492QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item19b605cf6c&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14#ht_5743wt_1167

with a choice of colors too, not quite as classy, but you barely notice them when playing.


TS is american, i was just saying it could be cheaper to import (and possibly less hassle as it's pre-assembled)
#20
but assembling sh!t is fun!
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#21
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but assembling sh!t is fun!


very true :P

its just that it can potentially **** up completely (when it's me anyway)