"Maggie May" Hand Carved Honduran Rosewood Burl Collectors Miniature Mandolin (in glass dome)
"Maggie May" Mandolin Hand Carved Honduran Rosewood Burl Collectors Miniature Mandolin . Rod Stewart would be proud at this delightful little mandolin, a real collector's or musician's piece. With a body made of exotic zericote wood, it features a Honduran rosewood burl (HRB) fretboard and mustache, trimmed out with inlaid brass frets, bridge, and tuning pegs, mounted on a hardwood base, and encased in a glass dome. This is Old World hand craftsmanship at its best, usingno computerization or chemical finishes. (Inspired by the lovely little mandolin intro on the song "Maggie May" from Rod Stewart's 1971 album "Every Picture Tells a Story." )
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: Zericote, Honduran rosewood burl (heartwood), brass wire, glass beads. Base of rosewood, mahogany, zericote, and brass rod. Housed in glass dome w/ black acrylic base.
Dimensions: Mandolin 4” tall x 2” wide x ½ ” thick. Dome 5” tall x 3” diameter.
Signature: Features NK ’18 monogram on mandolin 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 one-of-a-kind HRB creation representsthe heavenly after-life of a tree, a breathtaking reincarnation of natural living beauty. It was lovingly hand carved and handbuffed 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. as an environmentally-friendly enterprise.