Bob has enjoyed importing his signature floral artistic appointments into the fabric of the guitar with his Golden Period creations. His first floral sound openings adorned his Renaissance Series instruments in the mid-1990’s. The application became popular when he opted to use them for sound holes on the now-famous Chinery Blue Benedetto “La Cremona Azzurra”. The 14 ½” Floral takes these beautiful designs into a parlor sized guitar hand carved from spectacular Indian Rosewood (back and sides) and European Spruce (top). The neck is hand-shaped from select Mahogany. Bob carried the floral motif into the inlay itself using 18 karat gold for the 12th fret, headstock and at the neck joint. Comfortable and crisp, this amazing one-of-a-kind work of art is a timeless example of why Bob is considered to be the world’s premier archtop guitar maker. Includes deluxe faux alligator case and certificate of providence.