I inlaid just the main herringbone section into a dreadnought guitar kit. Used a small finger plane to level to the top. Sanded smooth with 320 grit. Beware of black dust pentetrating the surrounding top wood. Vaccumm thoroughly prior to finishing.
Superb quality of product, customer service, & speed of delivery. This is the first time I have used Stewmac, - so pleased, have already placed a 2nd order for some quality tooling!
Like Mr Poliski I needed to resize the herringbone rosette. I found a method that worked very well for me; I diluted som PVA glue with warm water in a shallow bowl. By soaking the rosette in the glue/water mixture for a few minutes it became pliable and it was no problem to fit it into the smaller diameter channel. For safe measure I clamped a pice of acrylic over the rosette until the glue had set. The herringbone rosette turned out really nice on a parlor sixed guitar...
I bought the black/white herringbone rosette to complement the color of the ziricote back and sides of a parlor guitar build. I was able to scale down the diameter of the rosette for the smaller sound hole by inserting it into a routed template while applying a hot iron. An inner purfling adjacent to the herringbone crinkled a bit in the process but I repaired the small crinkle. While in the template it was easy to sand the rosette so it was thin enough not to weaken the parlor top.
I ordered two. Quick delivery, extremely high quality items. This sort of detail would make it impractical to try constructing these yourself.. Thanks
What more can I say? I have purchases 6-7 of the herringbone style and every one has been perfect. Great product.
These rosettes are great value and add a real quality to the job. They are thicker than some and don't fragment. They save hours of frustration trying to make your own, too.
I have used this rosette dozens of times, from several providers. Stew Mac's rosette is always the same; it never varies in dimension, so I can set up a cutter once and just check it at each use. I've never had to re-do one of these. I've also never had to wait for an order.
I'm building a Gibson J-45 and the steel string rosette looks amazing especially when you add colorful veneers.
Very nice quality and, was easy to install with the rosette cutting jig and my dremel. Thanks stewmac
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