"The Ichthus" Peghead Inlay
Chris recently developed the Ichthus peghead inlay at the request of a client who wished his custom instrument to reflect his deep faith in God. The simple, elegant symbol of the Ichthus was chosen to communicate that message, and Chris is happy to offer the Ichthus peghead inlay in Maple as a no-additional-cost option on his instruments. The Ichthus inlay in white Mother-of-Pearl or figured Abalone is available for an additional $50.00.
History and Symbolism of the Ichthus
In the times of the early Roman Christians, followers of Christ were often
persecuted for their faith and any outward symbol of their belief could often
get them imprisoned or killed. However, for their underground movement, the
practitioners needed some means of identifying one another, and for safety they
chose a symbol that was not directly associated with their faith. Thus the fish
symbol was born.
The symbol of the fish and the word ichthus (or icthus) gained a meaning of high significance for those early Christians, and is still recognized as a Christian symbol today. For some time a chalk fish-mark was used by homeless wanderers to mark the houses of people who could be depended on for charity or for food. The ichthus is commonly seen today in the form of a bumper sticker or casting mounted on the trunk lids of cars. The body of the symbol may be empty, or may contain a name ("Jesus" or "ICTUS").
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