if i wanted my own custom inlay, is there anyway to do it without spending hundreds on a professional doing it?
learn to do it yourself, I understand it is rather tough though
Other than cheesy vinyl stickers there is no cheap way no. Inlay work is an art form. Theres a reason its expensive to get done. You see lots of people doing all sorts of crazy mods and paint work but few with inlay done. Because it take tools and alot of knowhow to do a good job. Many want it done but arent willing to lay out the cash.
^^ Like me and my custom build. The neck has freakin Butterflys but I don't wna spend the cash to get it done. (BTW I'm making a metal guitar and butterflies? lol)