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.