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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, sides,
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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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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 Price: Not for Sale
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