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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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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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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 fretboard with Ebony wood bridge. Beautiful flower inlay at the butt of the instrument. This inlay is consistent with the placement and patterns often found on the machete de braga, one of two parent instruments of the ukulele found on the island of Madeira, Portugal. Slightly smaller than all other examples of a soprano ukulele of this time period. Gorgeous handcrafted coffin case. ID#190028 Not for sale.
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Custom Glyph ‘Dias Replica’ Ukulele

Beautiful Custom Glyph ‘Dias Replica’ Soprano Ukulele handcrafted by luthier David Means of Annapolis, Maryland and in excellent original condition. Glyph instruments are highly sought after custom pieces and last I heard there was nearly a three year wait for one of David’s incredible Glyph ukuleles. The instrument is scaled after the original Augusto Dias ukuleles of the late 1800s/ early 1900s. Augusto Dias was one of three luthiers along with Manuel Nunes and Jose do Espirito Santo who are credited with inventing the early ukulele. This beautiful custom Glyph is
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