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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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1870s Octavianno Joao Nunes Madeira Machete

Circa 1870. Octavianno Joao Nunes machete handcrafted on the island of Madeira, Portugal. Octavianno is regarded as one of the finest luthiers of his time handcrafting some of the most sought after Maderian Rajao, Machete de braga, and Machetinho instruments. This early example is of a machete de braga, one of two parent instruments to the ukulele. ID#190037 Not for Sale
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1890 Joao Gomes Madeiran Rajao

Considered one of the parent instruments, “the father”, 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 Madeira rajao remain in existence either in private collections or a few museums throughout the world. This extremely rare 1890 Historical Joao Gomes Madeira Rajao is a world class collectible over 100 years in age. The instrument originated on the island of Madeira, Portugal and was handcra
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