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 keeping with the theme of these early vintage pieces. Bridge pin set up for top-down force at the bridge, adding to the clarity and sustain of the instrument.

Excellent projection and sustain with nice ‘barky’ tones. Intonation is set well and ease of play is absolutely wonderful on this instrument. Center balanced in terms of overall weight of the instrument which makes it easy to cradle as well. A remarkable example of an early quality build from the son of one of the creators of the ukulele. ID#190036

Price: Not for Sale

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