We supply some of the world's finest musical instrument inlay artists and luthiers with the materials that help bring their artistry to life.  Browse our collection that includes examples of the many fretboard, peghead, and pick guard inlay sets for guitars, mandolins, banjos and other instruments, in abalone, MOP, crafted from these and many other shell inlays and blanks that we offer.

Andy's Dragon Steel,
Cabinetry by Mark Giles
Star Steel Guitars

Moises Perez Alvarez
Charangos sold by Antonio Perez of France

These instruments are made using inlays we make special for them.

John Aniano, Bowmaker

Janita Baker, Dulcimers and other String Instruments
Blue Lion Dulcimers and Guitars
10650 Little Quail Lane
Santa Margarita, CA 93453-8615

Xavier Baron

This Mandolin was made by Xavier Baron of Reunion Island.
This was his first instrument and a nice job.
He designed the inlays and we cut them for him.

William Badeaux
Luthier from LaPort, Texas

(713) 392-5991

Bischoff Guitars, Gordy Bischoff
5150 Deerfield Road
Eau claire, WI 54701

Rob Bishline,
Bishline Banjos

Scott Bond
C/O Fat Cat Guitars
2271 Randall Road
Carpentersville, IL 60110

Paul Bordeaux, Inlay Artist & Luthier

Richard Breault, Luthier
252, 4th ave St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc
J2X 1W7

Ron Brese Tools

It turns out that diamonds are a guy's best friend.
I put some of these gold mother of pearl diamonds in some very old rosewood
that I used for infill in one of my planes and I sold that one and took orders
for two more. Needless to say I need some more gold mother of pearl diamonds.
The better the gold color the better they look in rosewood.  -- Ron Brese

Lawrence Brown


Cedar Mountain Banjos
Lo Gordon
Brevard, North Carolina 


Franck Cheval
Luthier, France

Great website:

Kevin Clark, Luthier
12 Clarence Street
Torrington, CT 06790

Michael Collins
Luthier, Argyle, New York

C. Andy DePaule
DePaule Supply
(541) 607-8971

Eric Devine, Guitars and Ukeleles
89 Oleander Road
La Haina, HI 96761

Theodoropoulos Dimitrios
Chortatson 40
71202 Crete

Do Viet Dung, Luthier
Thanh Cam
No. 45&47, Alley 127, Hao Nam Street
Dong Da district, Ha Noi
Viet Nam
  Phone:  (84-4) 38516569
  Cell:  +84 913301569

Doug Edwards
505 Rhum Road
Kerrville, TX 78028

Tri Evans Custom Inlay

Harry Fleishman, Luthier
Fleishman Instruments 

Mark Franzke

Beautiful Mandolin made by Mark Franzke of Kansas.
He designed the great logo and we cut those for him.
On this he also used the Siminoff #2 peg head inlay.

Kazuki Kamiya

Michael Keith
Custom Made Golf Putters

Leslie Korn

Jeffrey P. Kramer D/B/A 
CloverLick Banjos [MAP] 
249 S. Kane Street 
Burlington, WI 53105-1852

Craig Lavin, Inlay Artist

This is the first time I have put up so many pictures of work by one person.
That should tell you what I think about his style, quality and art.
You really should visit his site for inspiration.
When you need the best in one-off inlays....

Jean P. LaPlante, Luthier
69 Campbell Cresent
Kingston, ONT K7M-1Z6

Chuck Lee Banjo Company
112 Silverwood Drive
Ovilla, TX 75154

Lichty Guitars 
Jay Lichty PO Box 1062 
Tryon, NC 28782

Duy Ngoc, Luthier
Saigon, Viet Nam

John Osthoff, Luthier

This is just one of the many guitars that John builds each year. 
Here he used our DePaule Butterfly & Flowers inlay set. 
He also does very nice inlays of his own design. 
Have a look at his nice web site:

Claudio Palazzolo Instrumentos Musicales
Barrio Polanco, calle 2, #9
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Telf: 591-3320-1310

Kevin Pollins, Luthier
Westland, MI

This guitar was made for Charlie Davis by Kevin Pollins.
He used some of our inlays and we had the fret board
custom inlaid in our shop in Viet Nam.

Luciano Queiroz, Luthier

Tim Reede Custom Guitars
Minneapolis, MN

I make one of a kind archtop, flattop and
electric guitars from the finest material available.

Poomchai Rangkakulnuwat
1/103 Chaengwattana Road
Thung-Song-Hong, Laksi
Bangkok 10210
Mobile: 085-188-1135

Larry Robinson - Fine Custom Inlays
Valley Ford, CA.

Inlays and Instructional Videos

Don Rust
314 West Maple
Ursa, IL 62376

Jay Saycox, Luthier

Saycox Guitar using our Siminoff Banjo fret board inlay set 
in White and Gold MOP as well as his logo produced by 
DePaule supply with his drawings... Real nice workmanship!

John Soderlund
JGS Guitars
South Africa
Tel: 27 (0)33-342-7644

David Sohn
David & Jenn Sohn
Sohn Stringed Instruments

Joel Stehr, Luthier

Dan Stickel, Luthier, Fine Inlay Design
Phone: (604) 833-8514

Mark Stoleson, Luthier
Stol Guitars

Jim Stull, Texas. Rest in peace.
This great luthier passed away some years ago. But we will keep this great Banjo on our site as long as we are in business.
Thank you Jim for your fine example of an instrument most of us only dream of building.

Craig Sullivan Banjo and Stetson Guitar
Craig Sullivan   Jumbo Guitar   Cherry Ukelele
Engraved parts by First Quality Music Supply

Herb Taylor
5480 Pike St. 
Golden, CO 80403-1238 
(303) 273-9664

David & Sharon Thormahlen


See their YouTube video on their home page.

Andy Trakas, Luthier

Bouzouki's designed by Andy Trakas. 
We have been making inlays for Andy for the past few years. 
He is planning on having a line of Bouzouki's and Bouzouki Inlays available soon.

Roberto Valine
Powell River, BC, Canada


Colin Vance, Luthier
P.O. Box 921
Blue Lake, CA 95525


Ron Vaughan, Luthier

George W. Wakim, Luthier
Lexington, Kentucky

Randy Wood, Luthier
Bloomingdale, GA

Jeffrey Yong
32 Jalan 3, Pandan Indah Industrial Park. 
Kuala Lumpur 55100 


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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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