Maggie May Mandolin - Ziricote Miniature
Maggie May Mandolin - Ziricote Miniature Rod Stewart would be proud at this delightful little mandolin, a real collector's or musician's piece. With a body made of exotic ziricote 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, using no 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." )
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Artist: Nancy R Koerner
Year made: 2018
All materials used: Ziricote, 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 represents the heavenly after-life of a tree, a breathtaking reincarnation of natural living beauty. 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.