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Circa 1927: Stromberg-Voisinet ‘Aero’ Ukulele

 
 

A stunningly beautiful example of a Stromberg-Voisinet ‘Aero’ Ukulele handcrafted in 1927 in commemoration to Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic flight. On May 20, 1927 Lindbergh took off in the Spirit of St. Louis from Roosevelt Field, near New York City, at 7:52 A.M. He landed at Le Bourget Field, near Paris, on May 21 at 10:21 P.M. Paris time (5:21 P.M. New York time). Thousands of cheering people had gathered to meet him. He had flown more than 3,600 miles (5,790 kilometers) in 33 1/2 hours. This historical ukulele pays tribute to Mr. Lindbergh’s remarkable accomplishment at a time of great public interest in both aviation and ukuleles.

Beautiful natural finish with a airplane-shaped body. Stenciled “Aero Uke” winged logo and ornamentation, sunburst finished mahogany body and neck, two round soundholes,  17 fret rosewood fretboard, 1 1/4″ nut with a 14″ scale. Mahogany bridge, mahogany “nose cone” tailpiece and propeller ornamentation, solid headstock with mahogany tailfin, four mechanical friction tuners with ivroid buttons and a tone like no other.

Price: NOT FOR SALE

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