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Martin Konter Ukulele
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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 f...Click To Read More About This Product
An exact recreation of an historic ukulele.
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 210 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.
- Body type: Soprano Uke
- Cutaway: No
- Top wood: Koa
- Back & sides: Koa
- Bracing pattern: 1/4" Sitka Spruce
- Body finish: Satin
- Neck shape: Soprano Ukulele- Standard Taper
- Nut width: 1-13/32"
- Fingerboard: East Indian Rosewood
- Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
- Scale length: 16.614"
- Number of frets: 12 Fret
- Neck finish: Satin
- Pickup/preamp: No
- Headstock overlay: Mahogany
- Tuning machines: Pegheads Black Planetary Gear
- Bridge: Koa
- Saddle & nut: Compinsated Black Tusq/ Black Tusq
- Number of strings: 4
- Special features: Paper Label signed by Clarence Williams (See Copy)
- Case: Hardshell
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: US
Own this piece of history. Order today.
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