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Questions: Custom Rosettes

Questions: Custom Rosettes

by Rodney Stedall

Originally published in American Lutherie #70, 2002


Rodney Stedall of Pretoria, South Africa answers Milan Sabljic’s question regarding having custom rosettes made in small quantities.

On a recent trip to Germany I came across a small third-generation rosette factory in Kornwestheim near Stuttgardt. Karl Zeeh, the grandfather of Martin Zeeh (whom I met), started the business many years ago. They manufacture customized rosettes and also supply custom bindings and backstrips. The visit was fascinating and the variety of laminated products is extensive, definitely worth investigating. Karl Zeeh, 70806 Kornwestheim, 49-715-47365; fax 49-715-424340. ◆