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1884 Augusto Dias Ukulele

Circa 1884-1886. Augusto Dias ukulele. Handcrafted of Hawaiian Koa wood back and sides with a spruce top. Hawaiian Koa wood neck and fretboard. Ebony wood bridge. Beautiful rope marquetry inlaid on sound board, rosette, fretboard center inlay, and headstock. Matching rope marquetry bound fretboard and back center seam. Handcrafted coffin case. One of the earliest examples of a handcrafted ukulele from Hawaii. ID#190029 Not for sale.
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1886 Augusto Dias Ukulele

Circa 1886-1890. Augusto Dias ukulele. Handcrafted of Hawaiian Koa wood back and sides with a spruce top. No fingerboard. Hawaiian Koa wood bridge. Beautiful rope marquetry inlaid on sound board, rosette, fretboard center inlay, and headstock. Early commission with ‘Dell’ inlay of Ebony wood. One of the earliest examples of a handcrafted ukulele from Hawaii. ID#180162 Not for sale.
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1895 Historical Hawaii Rajao

Considered one of the parent instruments, “the mother”, of the modern day ukulele, the ukulele is believed to have received its current tuning of G-C-E-A from the Rajao, which is tuned D-G-C-E-A. To my knowledge there are only a few examples of these early historical instruments in existence that have been made in Hawaii. This extremely rare 1895 Historical 5-String Rajao is a world class collectible over 100 years in age. The instrument originated on the island of Madeira, Portugal and was handcrafted in Hawaii by an unknown luthier who was likely expos
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