How to Inlay a Guitar Headstock with Master Inlay Artist Craig Lavin

EPISODE 1

CRITICAL STEPS FOR A GOOD INLAY

  • Inlay design
  • Material selection
  • Cutting and shaping material
  • Locating the logo for routing

EPISODE 2

INLAYING AN EBONY HEADPLATE

  • Positioning your inlay
  • Tracing the logo
  • Routing the pocket
  • Gluing the inlay

EPISODE 3

RECAP AND FINAL STEPS 

  • Recap of previous steps
  • Sanding and leveling inlay
  • Fixing imperfections
  • Final sanding