Martin Soprano Konter All Solid Koa Special Edition Ukulele Setup w/ Hard Case s399

Regular price $1,999.00

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Not only is this a replica of a historically significant ukulele, but it is made from a particularly beautiful piece of flamed Koa! The koa is gorgeous. And it has a light weight build that gives it a very beautiful classic sounding warm and rich Koa soprano sound.  These are honestly the best Martin sopranos I have ever heard! It has a nice light sound that is resonant, woody, and rich. It is made in America in Nazareth and has the quality of a USA made Martin Ukulele. It has high grade violin style peg tuners. But the more you study this replica uke, the more fascinating it is to discover all the different signatures of this unique ukulele.  There is so much attention to detail that even the ripped label on the inside has been replicated!

Here is the historical story from the Martin Website:

The Konter Ukulele may be the most valuable ukulele in the world. It was owned by Richard Konter, “Ukulele Dick,” who joined Admiral Richard Byrd’s famed expedition to the North Pole in 1926. During the expedition, he obtained signatures at every opportunity, including those of all 45 crew members of the Admiral Byrd expedition and the Admiral himself. It’s the only artifact that traveled to the North Pole because it was smuggled under the seat of the airplane. The ukulele also made a trip to the White House and was signed by President Calvin Coolidge, along with the vice president, the secretary of state, the secretary of the Navy, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Amelia Earhart, Thomas Edison, and many, many more. The soprano ukulele contains more than 155 signatures. The replica includes all signatures, which have been carefully laser-etched into the beautiful koa wood. The soprano ukulele also features vintage style violin peg tuners and a replica of the original interior label. 

The Uke you See is the Uke you Get!
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From Martin:

Body Size: Soprano Ukulele
Construction: Applied Dovetail Neck Joint
Bracing Pattern: Soprano Ukulele
Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
Top Material: Koa
Back Material:   Koa
Side Material:   Koa
Finish: Satin
Scale Length: 13.614"
Nut Width: 1 13/32"
Bridge String Spacing: 1 41/64"
Bridge Material: Koa
Saddle: Compensated Black Tusq
Rosette: Multi Stripe
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Satin
Fingerboard Material: East Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 1 13/16"
Number of Frets: 12
Tuning Machines: Pegheds Black Planetary
Nut Material: Black Tusq
Case: Hardshell

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