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ABBOTT Soprano Ukulele (c.1928). Although this instrument has a ‘Windsor’ transfer at the top of the peghead it is in fact a very rare Abbott Soprano Ukulele. Abbott made instruments for a wide variety of other makers and other retailers and they were allowed to put their own company’s mark on them, and this is one such example. This Ukulele has no cracks or splits, a set of replacement tuning pegs and only minor marks here and there. It has a straight neck and no wear to the frets or to the fingerboard and a twelve fret fingerboard with three inlaid mother-
ARIA Soprano Ukulele (c.1970). ‘Aria’ were a Japanese company founded in 1956. They began in retail and started to make musical instruments in 1964, aiming their products at the middle to upper end of the market. Early in their history they decided to make a copy of the famous and very successful soprano ukulele made from the early twentieth century by C. F. Martin & Co. in the USA, and their venture was to prove a great success because Aria ukuleles were made out of top quality materials, they were set up properly and they sounded lovely. This example is in really good condition. It has no splits or cracks and a straight neck with no wear to the frets or the fingerboard. Original tuning pegs. Mahogany body and neck with a twelve fret rosewood fingerboard inlaid with three mother-
C. F. MARTIN & Co. Style 2M Soprano Ukulele (c.1946). This is a wonderful example of an all-
DE VEKEY STYLE 3 Long-
DE VEKEY STYLE 3 Long-
KALA Soprano Ukulele (c.2011). A Kala ‘KA-
KAMAKA ‘PINEAPPLE’ Soprano Ukulele (c.1927). This is a really nice example of a vintage Kamaka ‘Pineapple’ Ukulele with the harder to find and more desirable ‘rope binding’ around the top of the body and around the sound hole. Made from beautiful Hawaiian Koa wood throughout. Original tuning pegs. There is a Kamaka label on the top of the peghead and a ‘Pineapple’ label on the top of the body, and the original Kamaka Pineapple label is still inside the body. The neck is straight and there is some genuinely minor wear to the first couple of frets. The old varnish has worn a little on the first couple of playing positions. There are no signs of any cracks or splits in the body and the bridge is in excellent condition. This ukulele has a perfect playing action and it produces that beautiful deep, full and resonant Kamaka tone which sounds gorgeous. This lovely old ukulele comes in a period banjolele case with a red interior. £400.
KAMAKA SOPRANO UKULELE (c.1985). £400. SOLD
LA FOLEY ‘DE LUXE’ Long-
NATIONAL ‘SILVER’ UKULELE Style 1 (c.1929). All-
WILDCAT CONCERT UKULELE (2015). ***With my agreement, the current owner of this instrument is going to donate 100% of the sale price of this instrument to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester, which is one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe***. Wildcat instruments are made near me by a wonderful luthier whose standards are hard to beat. This concert ukulele was made after the luthier was told that it would be impossible to make a ukulele entirely out of pine. Always liking a challenge, he proved his friend wrong and this gorgeous instrument is the result. It has a straight neck with no wear to the wear to the frets or the fingerboard and no splits, cracks or repairs. It has a sixteen-
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