#1
I've always wanted to make an Abalone shell or inlay material covered guitar. How hard would this be, and what supplies would I need?
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#3
If you want A LOT of abalone, you can always get an abalone pickguard (are you playing an acoustic or electric?).
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#4
This will be expensive! and could possibly look very tacky.

You could always use shell laminate/veneer

Basically very thin inlay that will cover the body nicely and shape and bend to the contours of your guitar.




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#5
Like this?

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#6
That ^ just looks wierd. Don't know about you guys, but I personally wouldn't want something like that.

Although I imagine with that much shell it would look rather flashy on stage!
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#7
EXACTLY like that nebiru.
It's either going to be a Strat body or a Les Paul body that I will cover.
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#8
Well now you know what it will look like, especially on a Les Paul type body. I have never seen a Strat shape done like that though. I would imagine you would have to do it on a flat top guitar. Good luck with that. I'm sure it will look cool either way.
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#9
Heres a look at another one:
http://store.guitarfetish.com/xvabshtodane.html
Although I think this one looks kinda ugly.
The one posted above me looks kinda cool though.