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Here are a few close-up glimpses of Selmer and Dupont rosettes:
There are 31 lines in this rosace - fifteen mirroring each other on either side of the center line. Can you see them? (Some are doubled).
The green lines were blue; a combination of age and yellowing of varnish over them has filtered the blue to green.
This photo is from a very rare grand modèle quatre cordes. The basic body was the one used for six-strings (and the Eddie Freeman), and the ebony inserts next to the fingerboard fill in the missing part of the rosette that would have been covered by a normal six-string fingerboard.
Here's a detail of the rosette for the Dupont modèle John Jorgenson:
Here's a closeup of the Dupont oval hole rosette (left) and an unusual one that Selmer used briefly in the late 40's:
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