This three layer rose is modeled on a rose by the German mandolin maker, Giuseppe Presbler (1760-1801), for use on baroque or renaissance guitars. This rose is laser cut with a high-density lens so there is little or no burning on the edges and great detail. It is built up from three layers and is can be made with either wooden or paper layers, so you can customize the sore as you wish.
Please note: because of the variability of wood color, the color of the wood layers on the rose that you receive may be a different shade than the wood pictured.
The wood layers give more strength to the rose and eliminate the tendency of the parchment to swell with humidity and protrude from the sound hole. The paper we use is a high quality, acid-free art paper that offers strength with little reaction to humidity.
The standard diameter is 2 5/8" (66.8cm), but you can specify a custom diameter and we will scale the rose to your specifications.
The layers are referred to as follows:
- Layer 1 is the bottom layer
- Layer 2 is the middle layer
- Layer 3 is the top layer