George Lowden first made this model, the Brazilian rosewood -38, back in 1976 (yes, that woudl be 37 years ago). He chose to decorate this advanced style by using inlaid abalone shell around the border of the face and in the soundhole rosette. He chose mother of pearl fingerboard inlays that could either be identified as leaves, or as a fanciful impression of a penguin. We prefer to think of them as penguins; but then we prefer to think of most things as penguins. Our Discount Price is $8,500.00 and Our Cash Discount Price is $8,250.00. This is "on hold" for a customer in Ohio.