Custom Pearl Designs, Cutting, and Inlay

     Custom Pearl Inlay has been a source of custom inlay work for close to 40 years now.  We are experts at inlaying pearl, woods, soft metals and almost anything that can be inlayed. Our primary focus is musical instruments however we can inlay almost anything.  We have worked for a broad spectrum of clients, from the largest instrument manufacturers known to beginning luthiers and musicians alike.  Large or small, we offer you many options here at CPI and are very flexible to work with. You may order pearl, or other materials, cut into your custom pattern so that you may inlay it yourself or you can have your custom work inlayed here at our shop.  This can be a design from our own archives of thousands of patterns, it can be your name or it can be an artistic pattern which you supply to us. 

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Custom Made Instruments

    We also are expert luthiers, making some of the finest instruments in the world. We make beautiful, handcrafted custom guitars and mandolins for clients worldwide. From time to time we have even been know to do a violin or two.

   Dave Nichols has done work for a variety of musicians ranging from country artists to rockers. Examples include Del McCoury, David Grisman, Johnny Cash, Aerosmith, and even ZZ Top. Dave still treasures a letter Johnny Cash sent to him stating how proud he was to own his fancy Martin guitar. The guitar was painted black with a tree of life inlaid on the fingerboard and his signature in the peg-head. Dave built a series of guitars for ZZ Top and an Aerosmith guitar which had Spiderman inlaid in it and was used in the movie of the same name.

    This year, Martin put out a series of Merle Haggard signature models that we  inlaid. Merle Haggard bought fifteen of them and gave them to his friends, the likes of Willie Nelson and Norm Hamlett.     Call us to discuss your needs for a handmade instrument.


Stringed Instrument Repair

    Custom Pearl Inlay is a authorized repair center for Martin guitars, but we also repair any other make and model. We do every type repair imaginable. Beginning with simple nut/bridge/saddle repairs and refretting to neck resets, top replacements and full restorations. When it comes to vintage instruments you can trust your collector's piece to CPI, we do it all.

    Because we are expert luthiers and inlay artists, we also can customize anything you would like. Almost anything can be done with one exception. We will not place a company name on an instrument not made by that Company.    More then anything, we welcome visitors!  Come visit us if you get the chance!


Martin Sales

    We are one of Martin Guitars largest retail dealers. You can always get a deal on a fine guitar.  We also sell other makes, models and brands of instruments and supplies.  Call for pricing information and discuss your needs.



   We cannot accurately quote a price for custom work unless we know exactly what the requirements and materials are. Please take a moment and fax/email us your requirements and artwork so we may provide you with your own custom  quote. You will find that we provide the most reasonable price with the highest quality available.