1920s Leonardo Nunes Taropatch Ukulele


A beautiful 1920s Leonardo Nunes 8-string taropatch handcrafted by Leonardo Nunes, son of Manuel Nunes – one of three luthiers credited with inventing the ukulele in the late 1800s.

Aged Hawaiian Koa wood top, back, sides, and bridge with three-ring concentric circle rosette and 8-string tuning configuration for accompaniment playing. Mother of pearl position marker inlays on positions 5 and 7 for quick reference and a natural finish. Direct fret inlay in to the neck consistent with the time period and method of construction.

A broad range of tones with a fuller sound when compared to its four-stringed cousin, the ukulele. Wooden friction tuners account for challenges in tuning but add tremendously to the character of this historical piece.

Price: SOLD

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