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1895 Manuel Nunes Ukulele

  An extremely rare 1895 Manuel Nunes soprano ukulele is a world class collectible over 100 years in age. The instrument was handcrafted by Manuel Nunes, one of three Portuguese cabinet makers – Jose do Espirito Santo, Augusto Dias, and Manuel Nunes – who first came to Hawaii from the island of Madeira, Portugal in the late 1800s to work in the plantation fields. Once their contract ended, all three moved to Oahu and were credited with the invention of the ukulele. A very serious collectible piece which many museums have never seen. The face, back,
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1930s Leonardo Nunes ‘Radio Tenor’ Ukulele

Rare Leonardo Nunes ‘Radio Tenor’ Ukulele from the 1930s. This wonderful Nunes ‘Radio tenor’ ukulele is one of the most sought after ukuleles amongst the Nunes family of instruments. It is a ‘must have’ for the serious uke collector and a phenomenal vintage player piece as well. The face, back, and sides are handcrafted from gorgeous Hawaiian Koa wood and this instrument boasts an elegant concentric circle rosette as well. Solid Koa wood fretboard, bridge, and neck in keeping with the theme of these early vintage pieces. Bridge pin set up for
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1930s Leonardo Nunes ‘Radio Soprano’ Ukulele

Rare Leonardo Nunes ‘Radio Soprano’ Ukulele from the 1930s. This wonderful Nunes ‘Radio Soprano’ ukulele is one of the most sought after ukuleles amongst the Nunes family of instruments. It was handcrafted by Leonardo Nunes, the son of Manuel Nunes, and one of three Maderians attributed with the creation of the ukulele. The face, back, and sides are handcrafted from gorgeous Hawaiian Koa wood and this instrument boasts an elegant top rope marquetry with matching rosette and center strip on the fretboard. Solid Koa wood fretboard, bridge, and neck in keep
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1910 Manuel Nunes Ukulele

Beautiful and extremely rare Manuel Nunes soprano ukulele from the early 1910 in gorgeous original condition. This beautiful piece was handcrafted on the island of Oahu at the turn of the twentieth century and remains in phenomenal collectible and playable condition.  Manuel Nunes was one of three luthiers along with Augusto Dias and Jose do Espirito Santo who are credited with inventing the early ukulele. Gorgeous Hawaiian Koa wood face, back, and sides with all Koa wood neck and bridge. Original Manuel Nunes headstock decal and label remain in exceptional conditio
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