This masterpiece is superbly crafted, intricately carved and clad in lavish 23+ karat gold leaf. Inspired by the rococo style seen in French King Louis XV's time, the harp conveys a light yet elaborate style of art, incorporating leaves, flowers, scrolled feet and shapes reminiscent of shells. Its sound is true Lyon & Healy: clear and resonant with carrying ability. The Louis XV has a double Rosewood inlay to complement its solid Sitka Spruce soundboard. It is available with a distinguished Maple or exotic Bubinga veneer. An exquisite floral trellis design is hand-painted on the soundboard using 23+ karat gold leaf. As a Lyon & Healy Special Instrument, the Louis XV comes with a unique miniature etching of a Lyon & Healy concert grand action plate design on the inside of the soundboard, a richly engraved, previously retired front action plate as well as an engraved back plate, a transport cover set and an extended 10-year limited warranty.