Appalachian Fat Ass Fiddle & Bow - Honduran Rosewood Burl Miniature
Appalachian Fat Ass (or Pot Belly) Fiddle Although this unusual instrument combines the rounded backside of a lute or mandolin, it still has the overall look and tuning of a violin, with a fifth string, and a fretless neck. This sassy little girl was carved from a single piece of HRB, specifically, a profound example of the most extreme -- pin-burl. (Pin burl actually has spines growing out it like hedgehog or a sea urchin.) Includes a tiny brass-inlaid little bow. Inlaid brass nut, bridge, and fretboard edging. This is an example of hand craftsmanship at its best, a collector's or musician's piece, using no computerization or chemical finishes in its making. "Sassy" comes mounted on a base of rosewood, mahogany, and zericote, and encased in a glass dome.
FREE Shipping: Domestic or International. Arrives securely packed in custom molded styrofoam box in Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box for Domestic, and double-boxed for International.
Artist: Nancy R Koerner
Year made: 2019
All materials used: Honduran rosewood pin-burl heartwood, brass, and brass beads. Base of mixed exotic hardwoods and brass rod. Housed in glass dome w/ black acrylic base.
Dimensions: Appalachian Fat Ass (or Pot Belly) Fiddle 3.625” tall x 1.5” wide x .75 ” thick. Dome 5” tall x 3” diameter.
Signature: Features NK ’19 monogram on fiddle back, lower left corner, and NK “etching” on glass dome .
Honduran rosewood burl is a planetary legacy, one of the rarest, most valuable, and most collectible woods in the world. This heirloom quality, one-of-a-kind, HRB creation represents the heavenly after-life of a tree, a breathtaking reincarnation of natural living beauty. It was lovingly hand-carved and hand-buffed in keeping with Old World tradition, without any computerization or chemical finishes. The raw rosewood is legally imported by the artist, who is licensed and permitted under USDA/APHIS regulation, and approved by C.I.T.E.S. (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) as an environmentally-friendly enterprise.