1920s Moana Ukulele


Beautiful and extremely rare Moana deluxe soprano ukulele from the early 1920s in gorgeous original condition. This beautiful piece was handcrafted on the island of Oahu by Sam Chang and retailed under the brothers Paul and Harold Summers for two hotels – Royal Hawaiian and the Moana at the turn of the twentieth century and remains in phenomenal collectible condition.

Gorgeous Hawaiian Koa wood face, back, and sides with all Koa wood neck and bridge. The soundboard, neck, and rosette are bound with a classic rope marquetry for aesthetic appeal. Matching center strip rope marquetry up the center of the neck in keeping with the theme of the instrument. Original ‘Moana’ decal on headstock with ‘Made in Hawaii – Taboo’ wood branding inside the soundhole. This was typically done by earlier builders to distinguish the instruments actually made in Hawaii from those that were brought in to Hawaii from the continental USA and sold at local music stores.


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