Inlay Shell Types

Inlay Shell Types - Continued

SHELL TYPES: WHITE MOTHER OF PEARL; Predominantly white often with subtle iridescent flashes of colour.



FIGURED WHITE MOTHER OF PEARL; As above but with additional irregular figure or “rippling”.



GOLD MOTHER OF PEARL; Cut to produce one side of deep golden colour. Excellent with gold hardware or when used to create a mellow “Vintage Effect”. N.B. Care must be taken to inlay this type of shell as flush as is possible to avoid sanding out the colour.



BLACK-LIP PEARL/TAHITI BLACK PEARL
; Grey to iridescent black often with surprising flashes of green & red colouring. Superb with maple fretboards. Also makes glorious Truss Rod Covers. As with Gold MOP, care must be taken when inlaying to avoid excessive sanding which might eliminate the colour.



BROWN-LIP PEARL
; Colours vary but the best of it is like burnished copper; absolutely stunning.



Inlay Shell Types - Continued