The reception of my Dantzig line Tulsa model has been very satisfying for me. It is a way to offer my designs in a more timely fashion for those who do not desire a one-off guitar. Today, I am laying out the inlays on some rosewood and ebony fingerboards. The Tulsa model comes adorned with basic pearl dot markers, but can be optioned with a number of my “signature” inlay patterns.
I still lay the inlays out by hand and rout the pockets out manually. Not quite as quick as the CNC methods that we used at Hamer, but it’s something that I enjoy.
These fingerboards have the “full claw" which entails 70 separate pieces of mother of pearl and abalone per board.
The examples above feature the “Claw” inlay at the 12th fret only, but can be had with the full claw treatment as well.
Also available are Chevron and T-Bird inlays, for those who desire a slightly less intricate pattern.
This is the three piece T-Bird inlay, shown at the 12th fret. The Chevron inlay is a single part without the center piece—the simplest of my large patterns. Many customers have opted for a 12th fret inlay only, but you can order any combination.