PIANO MADE WITH HAWAIIAN WOOD.
Bergstrom Music Company [hui kuai mea kani Bergstrom] received a piano made with koa wood. This piano was made in Chickering, Boston under the order of Prince Kalanianaole. The cost for the building fo this piano was about $1,000, and the koa wood it was made from was sent from Hawaii nei.
The look of this instrument is lovely, and above where it is played is placed the crown of Hawaii and the words “Kulia Kanuu.” The instrument will be placed under the care of Prince Kawananakoa when the Prince Kalanianaole and his wife returns from their trip around the world.
[Does anyone know if this piano still exists? I sure hope so.]
(Aloha Aina, 2/2/1901, p. 5)