Circa 1890. Jose do Espirito Santo Ukulele. Handcrafted of Hawaiian Koa wood face, back, and sides, this ukulele remains to be one of the earliest examples of the ukulele in Hawaii. Hawaiian Koa wood neck and a beautiful rope top binding with matching rope fingerboard inlay, and a rope inlay rosette. Banjo influenced headstock. Mustache bridge. Remarkable work and attention to detail. This one will undergo some restoration in the near future. Stay tuned for additional photos once the process has been completed.
Not for Sale.