Roses
I have built up a small collection of drawings of lute and early guitar roses that I use on my instruments. They were drawn using CAD software and are 'idealised' or cleaned-up versions of the originals. They are not supposed to be representations of the current state of the rose in question, such as a museum would require. They are intended for makers to use as patterns for applying to the inside of the soundboard prior to cutting the rose.
I am continually adding to the collection so check back every now and then for new drawings.
The drawings are available to order as priced below. They are available as .dxf or .wmf files which are common vector formats that should be widely supported by CAD or image drawing software. The user can then print them at any desired diameter for use.
The Drawings are arranged in 3 sets. There are small savings if you want to buy a complete set or the whole collection.
  • Lute rose set 1. 6 each or 36 for the set of 7.
  • Lute rose set 2. 6 each or 30 for the set of 6.
  • Guitar rose set 1. As priced below or 55 for all drawings needed for the 5 roses.
The entire collection of drawings or any selection of more than 5 can be quoted for on request.


Lute Rose Drawings. Set 1.
Wendelin Tieffenbrucker, Padua, 1592.
V&A museum. London.
N.B. This design was very popular among many makers. There are 3 similar roses in the Paris collection alone!
Rose Drawing Price 6
Pietro Railich, Venice, 1644.
Nurnberg Germanisches Museum.
Rose drawing Price 6
Wendelin Tieffenbrucker, Padua, c1590.
Vienna Kunsthistoriches Museum.
Rose drawing Price 6
Wendelin Tieffenbrucker, Padua, c1590.
Vienna Kunsthistoriches Museum.
Rose drawing Price 6
Buchenberg, Rome, c1600.
V&A Museum, London.
Rose drawing Price 6
 
Sebastian Schelle, Nurenburg, c1620.
Yale University Museum.
Rose drawing Price 6
Or
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Anon. Paris conservatoire.
E25 C228.
Rose drawing Price 6
Or
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Order set of seven drawings on acetate for 36
Post and packing (per order) 3 within UK. 6 elsewhere.
Lute Rose Drawings: Set 2
Giovanni Hieber, Venice C.1570.
Bruxelles museum of musical instruments.
Rose Drawing Price 6
Martin Kaiser, Venice, c1650.
Bruxelles museum of musical instruments.
Rose drawing Price 6
Michielle Harton, Venice, 1529.
Museo Civico, Bologna.
Rose drawing Price 6
Wendelio Venere, Padua, c1592.
Accademia Filarmonica, Bologna.
Rose drawing Price 6
Matteo Sellas, Venice, 1637.
V&A Museum, London.
Rose drawing Price 6
Hans Frei, Bolongna, c1550.
Warwick County Museum.
Rose drawing Price 6
Order set of six drawings on acetate for 30
Post and packing (per order) 3 within UK. 6 elsewhere.
Guitar rose drawings
Pear and parchment rose.
Adapted from an harpsichord rose
Suitable for 4 course guitar etc.
Guitar rose Price 6
Pear and Parchment rose
Rose from the Anon. Vihuela in Paris known as the 'Chambure'.
Pearwood and Parchment rose.
Price 6
Alex 'le jeune' Voboam.
Paris 1676.
Parchment sunken rose.
Three A4 sheets printed on film showing all the layers separately with most of the centers for repeating patterns.
Also details of the walls.
guitar rose Price 18
Matteo Sellas.
Venice.
Parchment sunken rose
Four A4 sheets, similar to above.
guitar rose Price 24
5 course guitar possibly by one of the Voboam family.
RCM London No.22. C.1750.
Parchment sunken rose.
2 Sheets.
Price 12
Order all the drawings for these five roses for 55