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Konter Uke

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$2,499.00

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.

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Specifications Overview

Body Size:

Soprano Ukulele

Finish Top:

Satin

Construction:

Applied Dovetail Neck Joint

Back & Side Finish:

Satin

Bracing Pattern:

Soprano Ukulele

Scale Length:

13.614''

Brace Shape:

Non-Scalloped

Fingerboard Width At Nut:

1 13/32''

Top Material:

Koa

Neck Shape:

Soprano Ukulele

Back Material:

Koa

Neck Taper:

Standard Taper

Side Material:

Koa

Electronics:

None


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