Keith Y's teardrops-- I've owned two and still have one-- have a wonderful and unique sound. I once heard the described as a pebble hitting water down in a well and thought how that description fit in some strange way.
Yes, the tuning beads are ingenious.
I'm learning to appreciate it more and more - little things like the fine tuning 'slides' are just ingenious.
That is an instrument to treasure. Keith was a true craftsman.
Beautiful wood and love that f sound hole!
What a beauty!