Custom Logos and Inlay

We made this flower design for a customer after he provided the art work.  It is designed so that it can be inlaid into the peghead using a 1” Fostner bit in a drill press.  With his permission, I also had it inlaid into the handle for a pocket knife that is being made for me.  I just liked it so much I had to have it.

Custom Logos and Inlays we have made




Custom Shell Logos


These images are here to show the viewer the types of logos other luthiers have had us make for them.

These logos are available only to the maker who designed them.

Use them as inspiration and ideas to help in your choice.

DePaule Supply will be glad to make your designs in pearl.

You can send or e-mail artwork to us and we will do the rest.

All our inlays are hand-cut, one at a time.

Since we do many of this type of inlay we must ask for a $20.00 Per half hour, one-time set up fee to process artwork.

We can work with photos and drawings, but make sure the artwork is complete.

We can work with slightly rough artwork, but make sure your ideas are as complete as possible.

Costs will vary with the complexity of the inlay and shell species.

Peg Head name logo inlays will usually cost from $10.00 and up...  Fret inlays about $50.00 or more per set depending on complexity and shell species.

Each project is taken as an individual so costs may vary a bit.

Cost for set-up may also vary with the complexity and readiness of the drawing or other art work submitted.

Once a design has been processed there is no additional set-up fee when you re-order that inlay again.  The drawings we create for you are electronic files and can be used as often in the future as you need the inlays made.

Turn-around time is about 4 to 6 weeks from the time you approve of our drawing.

This Mandolin Peghead Gecko inlay was designed by the customer, but the tail going through the truss rod cover was our idea.  The Body is Paua Abalone with pale Red Abalone spots.



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DePaule Supply USA has been the major supplier for luthiers (Stringed Instrument Makers, Guitar Builders) of Shell Blanks, Custom Shell Inlay Work, Custom Shell Logos, Pre-Cut and Pre-Engraved Shell Inlays since March of the year 2000. Owned and operated by Sam & Buddy Lee DePaule since September 2011. 
We are still able to have shell Inlays and Shell Blanks sold and shipped overseas from our affiliate office in Viet Nam.
We reserve the right to change our designs in Style or Size at any time.
We also reserve the right to delete items from our inventory offerings at any time.

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C. Andy DePaule
Quan 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Viet Nam

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