My engravings are machine engraved, and not laser engravings
that don't use a quality material.
A quick word about company made “engraved” covers. Unfortunately a lot of folks are under the
misconception that truss rod covers like a "Gibson" are engraved. They aren't, they're hot stamped or
laser engraved, and not machine engraved at all any more. Maybe they've done some Limited Edition
covers, but they're regular production models are not. Mine are truly engraved, so feel confident of
what you'll be receiving is the real deal.
A few examples for you are shown below and to give you an idea of pricing for a black brushed
anodized Jackson/Charvel Truss rod cover engraved with a symbol, Initials or words, you'll be looking
at around $30 - $35, while most plastics will be $18 - $20.
A word on "Fonts"
If you have a font in mind, don't hesitate to ask me if I can use it as it's always possible.
If you're interested in a specific font from the lists below, let me know what "Type #" you'd like.
There are limitations when it comes to some plastics because you have to engrave through a top layer
of plastic and sometimes you just can't get very detailed fonts to come out looking correctly. Now
some plastics with a thin cap and anodized metal parts are a different story because they have only a
layer of hardened color to get through and you can get a little more detail by using a finer pointed
I will no longer try to engrave pearloid style plastics as they do not always engrave smoothly.
Some examples in black brushed and satin aluminum:
Some examples in Satin and polished aluminum (satin on left) and Brass:
A comparison of black brushed
aluminum and black satin aluminum.
(Satin is on right)
Some examples in Plastics:
Some examples in Gibson & Epiphone:
Custom Switch Washer Plates:
Les Paul type switch plates are also available for the Free-Way Switches, so use your
These can be used on any guitar that has a switch thread of 1/2" or smaller.
These are made from plastic/vinyl sign material and is the original thickness of a standard Les
Paul Switch Plate.
Any words can be used as long as I can fit them in the space available, so let me know your
For the plastic parts shown below, these will run around $18-20 depending on what's being
engraved. Metals will be around $30-35.
NOTE* I've had some customers concerned with how far away the "words" were engraved from the center
mounting hole. This is needed to make room when the nut is installed for the switch.
Covers and other Parts
Amplifier and Case Badges
Natural Domestic and Exotic Wood, in Oil or Natural finished
Engraving is available, but not in all fonts because of wood grain limitations.
Click the picture to the left to
download the available fonts for all
covers in a PDF format.
Click the picture to the right to
download the available fonts for
Toggle Switch Covers in a PDF format.
2 Different Engraving Styles Available For Metals
There are a few different styles of engraving available. The examples are shown below for you so
please let me know which style you’d like to have done. Keep in mind while choosing, that
“Machine Engraved” parts will be more expensive than “Diamond Drag” engraving, but please ask for
an exact price when inquiring.
Machine Engraving Examples
This is where a cutter actually cuts in,
and removes the metal.
Diamond Drag Engraving Examples
This is where a Diamond Drags on the surface,
much like you’ve seen how
Trophies or Awards are engraved.