Give dot inlays a custom look
Want to add a touch of class to run-of-the-mill inlays? Each of these Tortoloid dots has a unique pattern, swirl, and figure—no two look exactly the same.
Tortoloid also makes the perfect inlay material, it's highly durable and resists shrinkage.
These perfectly round 0.060" (1.52mm) thick Tortoloid dots are ready-to-inlay in your next build. Sold individually.
What's special about these inlays is the thin sheet of gold foil on the back. This highlights the pattern, and makes the inlay visible even on the darkest fingerboards. The subtle touch gives these inlays a depth that other inlays can't match.
We recommend epoxy or super glue for installing all our inlays and side dots.
Inlay filler colors can be mixed with epoxy for matching fretboard woods. They look great in Rosewood, Ebony, and Maple too.
What is Tortoloid?
Tortoloid is a handsome material which uses poured resins and dyes to reproduce the color and 3-dimensional depth of antique Hawksbill tortoise shell. Luthier Mario Proulx developed this material using antique guitar picks for sampling the colors and refining the patterns.
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