Leilani Ukulele - Honduran Rosewood Burl Miniature
Leilani Ukulele Dedicated to Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, this beautiful little instrument looks like a delicious bite of milk chocolate candy, and will take your heart somewhere "over the rainbow." Painstakingly carved, with love and passion, from one solid piece of ultra-figured premium HRB, it is a real collector's piece, trimmed out with inlaid brass frets, bridge, and tuning pegs. This is Old World hand craftsmanship at its best, using no computerization or chemical finishes. Comes mounted on a variegated hardwood base and is encased in a glass dome.
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Artist: Nancy R Koerner
Year made: 2018
All materials used: 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: Ukulele 4.375” tall x 1.25” wide x .375” thick. Dome 5” tall x 3” diameter.
Signature: Features NK ’18 monogram on ukulele back, lower right, 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 afterlife 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.