INLAY & BINDING

 

STANDARD model headstocks are inlaid with pearl and abalone and bodies, headstocks and fingerboards bound in ivoroid with black/white purfling.  JUNIOR models are unbound except for black top binding and an embossed headstock logo.

                                                       Pinctarda maxima

 

Inlays are cut and inlaid by hand using a fine jewelers saw blade to cut both the shell and headstock veneer.  Floral headstock inlays and fingerboard position markers are cut from Japanese Awabi (abalone) Haliotis madaka  
Logos, tuner buttons and nut blanks are cut from the large Australian Mother of Pearl shell Pinctarda maxima and sourced from the cultured pearl industry in the northern tropical waters of Australia.