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How are Gibson rosettes made?

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Hi all,

 

I recently purchased a Gibson J-35 and was wondering how rosettes are made on Gibson acoustics.

 

Are these decals or veneers ?

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The top is routed and the inlay material (plastic, wood, pearl, etc) is then glued in place. From what I’ve always seen. I don’t think any Gibson has ever used a decal. I could be wrong. Maybe the C-0 line.

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The top is routed and the inlay material (plastic, wood, pearl, etc) is then glued in place. From what I've always seen. I don't think any Gibson has ever used a decal. I could be wrong. Maybe the C-0 line.

 

 

Here's a C1 with the decal

 

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Thanks for the info, good stuff here. So I'm guessing the inlay must be a piece of plastic like 0.3-0.5mm thick. They then route out the top glue the inlay in and sand flush as far as I understand.

 

The one on mine looks similar to that of the J-45. I'm guessing it's the same procedure for all Gibson guitars then

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