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Madeiran Machetinho – 14 inches

Beautiful custom Machetinho handcrafted in Madeira, Portugal by Carlos Jorge Pereira Rodrigues – one of Maderia’s most foremost instrument luthiers. This instrument is 14 inches in total length and is a homage piece to an original machetinho from the mid 1800s. The back and sides of the body were handcrafted of Cedar da Iiha or ‘Cedar of the land’, an endemic wood to Madeira frequently used on instruments of yesteryear as well as today. The soundboard used is spruce that was repurposed from an old piano on Madeira. The neck is also of a local
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1900s Hawaiian Sopranino Ukulele – 14 inches

Beautiful 1900s Historical Sopranino Ukulele handcrafted in Hawaii at the turn of the century. This instrument is 14 inches in total length and was fashioned in similar approach to its distant cousin, the machetinho – a small instrument roughly similar in size handcrafted on the island of Madeira, Portugal in the mid 1800s. Handcrafted on Hawaii of Hawaiian Koa wood, this historical sopranino is a truly wonderful and rare example of a rare sopranino. Typical Hawaii Spanish style construction consistent with all early ukuleles handcrafted in Hawaii with meticul
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1910 C. Knutsen ‘Harp’ Ukulele

Every ukulele collector’s dream. An extremely rare “Harp” ukulele handcrafted by Chris Knutsen sometime between 1910 – 1914. Only 35 of these instruments are known to have been built and 29 of them are known to exist to date. Mr. Gregg Miner has dedicated years of research to tracking the whereabouts of each of these pieces and cataloging the unique attributes of each piece. Click here for details. By the early 1900s C. Knutsen was recognized as a craftsman of fine ‘harp guitars’. The basic construction instrument was a hollow arm that extended out
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Circa 1927: Stromberg-Voisinet ‘Aero’ Ukulele

A stunningly beautiful example of a Stromberg-Voisinet ‘Aero’ Ukulele handcrafted in 1927 in commemoration to Charles Lindbergh’s Trans-Atlantic flight. On May 20, 1927 Lindbergh took off in the Spirit of St. Louis from Roosevelt Field, near New York City, at 7:52 A.M. He landed at Le Bourget Field, near Paris, on May 21 at 10:21 P.M. Paris time (5:21 P.M. New York time). Thousands of cheering people had gathered to meet him. He had flown more than 3,600 miles (5,790 kilometers) in 33 1/2 hours. This historical ukulele pays tribute to Mr. Lindbergh
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