Antique Inspired Hand Engraved Inlaid Enamel Tuner
This was a test piece which involved exploring new techniques not utilized in the making of our regular fine tuners as well as our custom projects thus far.
Inspired by intricate details found in Antique pieces, this piece is beautifully hand engraved by a fourth generation master hand engraver with leaf designs on each of the eight sides facing opposite directions throughout the piece. It is Enamelled in Black along with a center Abalone shell inlay. All techniques often found on the delicate and intricate details on the bottoms of Violin, Viola and Cello Bows.
***Fun Fact: Hand Engraving is not common today as machine and digital engraving have become highly popularized and have taken over much of the engraving that is done today. It has a very different effect as you can see in the photos of this piece compared to the digital laser engraved Luxitune logo and metal stamp shown on the bottom of the design.
The entire piece is made of Solid Sterling Silver, with a thick layer (1 micron) of 14k Yellow Gold.
Continuing our tradition of designing string tuners inspired by classic and timeless jewelry, this new addition to our Luxitune collection offers a test for new ideas and your feedback! As a test piece, it is stunning with its imperfections as is.