This Mermaid and Lighthouse inlay by Craig Levin was our show guitar at Newport in Miami in 2010.
Patterned after the show’s mermaid logo, Samantha the mermaid is a combination of multi hued mother of pearl, and multiple species of abalone.
The inlay starts with clouds and the moon using gold white pearl followed by a lone pine tree of brown lip mother of pearl.
Samantha’s engraved golden tresses are also gold white mother of pearl flowing into a torso made of white mother of pearl. Her mermaid’s tail flows like an evening gown and is made from red abalone heart and engraved gold white mother of pearl. `
There are two fish one of mother of pearl and the other green abalone.
The pickguard is adorned of a gold and white mother of pearl lighthouse tower on a red abalone heart and corian seascape.