As the markers got smaller and wider going up the neck, I had to choose images that tend to be more horizontal than vertical. Position five is a helmeted figure. I showed the piece to an artist friend and he called him a “fat guy”. I had to laugh at myself, because I was so caught up in the details I didn’t even notice he had a double chin!
To give you sense of the scale of these pieces, I’ve overlayed a transparent ruler marking 100ths of an inch. This is how I can measure the incisions as the size of dust particles:
Click here to see the rest of the fret markers on Flickr.
Bob Hergert, on behalf of Martin Guitar.