How about a little holiday eyecandy? Check out the work of master inlayer Larry Robinson. Robinson has been cutting inlays since 1975 all without using computer-controlled cutting machines or other duplicating devices.Larry decorates guitars and banjos with beautifully designed shell, metal and wood. He also authored a book, "The Art of Inlay" and has created inlay instructional videos and DVDs.
His beautiful Lindisfarne guitar takes its inspiration from the Lindisfarne Gospels, an illuminated manuscript. The detail here is extraordinary, featuring tiny bits of shells and other materials in minute details with a large design on the back of the guitar and intricate detail along the neck. Robinson works with luthiers and other artists to make one of a kind pieces that are museum quality pieces that are also playable. His pieces take many hours of painstaking work. This piece, started as a side project in 2007, was completed over last summer.
Gallery: Robinson Inlay Guitar