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Old 06-03-2012, 08:24 PM
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Default Do you think this rosette is to busy looking?

I'm working on a guitar now and I can't decide if the rosette has too much going on. What do you think (I would greatly appreciate suggestions for future rosettes that keep within this style)

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Old 06-03-2012, 08:44 PM
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I like herringbone in my rosette.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:47 PM
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Brian,
I'm assuming the inlaid dark wooden ring is a thin inlay. If this is used on a steel string guitar, the rosette can be a high abuse zone for picks and/or fingernails. I'd personally leave the spruce there with just the herringbone rings. But that is personal taste as much as anything.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:09 PM
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I like it but isn't it missing a B/W/B trim ring on the inner circumference of the outer HB ring?
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:41 PM
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I think it is quite nice, but Tim is correct in pointing out it is missing a ring set.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:05 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

I'm not really following what you"re saying, Dave. Because it has rosewood in the rosette, it is more likely to be abused because of the rosewood (which is the same thickness as the herringbone)?

Thanks, mr McKnight. I ran out of BWB purfling but its not that big of a deal (or is it?)
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:11 PM
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Oh I see Tim's point now and have to agree with him.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:25 PM
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Brian,
Probably no biggie then. I guess if the rosewood is as thick as the HB, it wouldn't wear through any faster than the HB.
Just boils down to what you want to see, then.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:49 PM
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The rosette is fine. I'm wondering what you are going to do with the open section at the top. The soundhole usually has some spruce left around the hole or it is bound with another wood. Since you haven't left any spruce I think you should bind the soundhole. I suppose it could be covered with the fingerboard extension but that might pose a problem with a future neck rest. A knife could cause the soundboard to split there by not following the surface evenly. Not a huge problem but an annoyance. I would have made the inner purfling connect at least. I usually fill in that open section with a piece or some pieces of wood.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:00 AM
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I agree with Tim, and the lack of the b/w/b is noticeable...but not crucial.

I also have no idea what Dave is talking about.

You don't get "wear" in that area of the guitar unless your pick or nails are digging into (or through) the finish. If that's the case, you would first be destroying the finish...regardless of the thickness of anything, including the top itself.
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