I like to buy in bulk, that way I can sort through the dots a match grain patterns. Its a little touch that adds class to the guitar.
These abalone dots are gorgeous, I used them recently on a build and they're perfect. Exactly the size they say they are and fairly easy to inlay, provided you have a good brad point or forstner bit the right size. I used the 5/16" diameter and they look outstanding. I hope the picture shows just how good they look. By the way, Stewmac has FAST delivery.
Good stuff. Natural shell is always going to have some variance, but the dots from stewmac are better overall than dots from my other supplier.
I restored an old violin bow with bone frog that was missing abalone dots. It now looks good as new. These are just what I needed and came in the variety of sizes I needed.
I ordered these to try inlaying for the first time and I was very satisfied. I used them on a one-piece air dried cherry travel guitar I'm building which has a StewMac Rosewood Gibson Scale Fretboard on it and although I didn't do the best job possible they look fantastic (in my opinion). Each inlay looked great, they were all the correct sizes and they were fairly easy to install.
Machined well and look great
I have always used these quality cut abalone dots from Stew Mac & will continue with all my builds.
Eric/Las Vegas, Nv.
These abalone dots were round, pretty, and made of abalone. No problems!
Austin ("Live Music Capitol") has NO selection of parts at the various Music Stores. I am brand new at "guitar making" but Stewmac has a great selection of parts (some I didn't know existed!). Good quality, inexpensive, quick delivery. Perfect!
Dots look ACE and arrived in great condition! They are nice and FLAT! Still waiting on my guitar to come in though... :(
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