Ann Muir Archive Marble Paper
Exquisite, made-to-order decorative guitar scratchplates hand-covered with Shepherd's bookbinder's paper and hard-wearing resin and/or lacquer, and backed with copper shielding.
Please contact us directly for details, as this is truly a custom experience! We can source a scratchplate for you, or use your guitar's existing scratchplate. We recommend a Resin undercoat with a customised Moonflower Satin Stone finish for optimum aesthetics and playability. Where possible, we prefer to refit the decorated plate in person to ensure a good fit.
Due to the interaction between paper and finishes, some variation in colour may occur. This process involves a number of steps, some of which require curing, so please allow a three to four-week lead time for your order.
Shepherd's have a wide range of paper in stock...please feel free to browse on store.bookbinding.co.uk and let us know what you would prefer if you'd like to look outside of our current stock. Equally, we are open to sourcing other options if desired.
Pricing is on application, but as a rough starting guide (prices include in-store fitting)*:
- Les Paul types start at £50
- Telecaster types start at £85
- Stratocaster types start at £95
- Full jazz bass types start at £100
"Ann Muir (1939-2008) was a skilled craftswoman whose hand marbled papers gained her an international reputation. Ann worked from her studio at St Algar's Yard, in Frome, Somerset. Her skill in reproducing historical designs and patterns was remarkable. As Ann's reputation grew, opportunities for a more imaginative use of her talent flourished; she was increasingly commissioned by fine press printers to design paper for specific titles, each one reflecting a book's theme."
*The cost of the Ann Muir range is reflected in the starting price for this collection. These are papers from Shepherd's archive...so once they're gone, they're gone!