Jonathan Rose DesignsGuitarist stool

A friend of Jonathan’s wanted a special place to sit when playing his guitar. The instrument was a natural source for the design, giving rise to some distinctive shapes. The curve of the body, the shape of the sound hole, the flat of the fretboard; all came together in this piece.

Guitars can be made from cedar so the stool was made using cedar of Lebanon, a close relative. It also has a wonderful fragrance and softness of touch. Easily worked it lent itself to the curves of this stool.

The inlay around the sound hole was based on the river of life, an ancient design sometimes found in weaving bands. The sound hole itself enables the stool to be lifted easily without tipping forward.

Much good music has been heard since the stool has been in play.

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