"Martin Love" Carved Honduran Rosewood Burl Collectors Miniature Martin Guitar (in glass dome)
"Martin Love" Hand Carved Honduran Rosewood Burl Collectors Miniature Martin Guitar looks like a piece of milk chocolate from a high-end confectioner's dream. This is Old World hand craftsmanship at its best, a collector's or musician's piece, using no computerization or chemical finishes in its making. The body and headstock were crafted from Honduran rosewood burl (HRB) heartwood, with a contrasting fretboard, bridge, and pick guard of zericote wood. "Martin Love" comes mounted on a zericote base, and encased in a glass dome.
Arrives securely packed in CUSTOM MOLDED STYROFOAM BLOCK in Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box.
Artist: Nancy R Koerner
Year made: 2018
All materials used: Honduran rosewood burl (heartwood), zericote wood, brass wire, glass beads. Base of zericote and brass rod. Housed in glass dome w/ black acrylic base.
Dimensions: Guitar 6” tall x 2” wide x 1/2 ” thick. Dome 7” tall x 4” diameter.
Signature: Features NK ’18 monogram on guitar 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 representsthe heavenly after-life of a tree, a breathtaking reincarnation of natural living beauty. It waslovinglyhand-carved and hand-buffed in keeping with Old World tradition, without any computerization or chemical finishes. Theraw 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.