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Konter Uke

Konter Uke

$1,999.00
3.1 out of 5 Customer Rating
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.
Select Preferred Hand: Left

Konter Uke

Overview

Recommended Strings: Ukulele Strings - Soprano/Concert
Body Size: Soprano Ukulele
Finish Top: Satin
Construction: Applied Dovetail Neck Joint
Back and 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: Optional
Electronics Options: Fishman AG94 Thinline 332 Ukulele

Top

Top Color: None
Bridge Style: Soprano and Concert Ukulele
Binding: None
Bridge String Spacing: 1 41/64''
Top Inlay Material: None
Bridge Material: Koa
Top Detail: Flamed
Bridge Pin Material: None
Pickguard: None
Bridge Pin Dots: None
Pickguard Inlay: None
Saddle: Compensated Black Tusq
Rosette: Multi-Stripe
Saddle Radius: Flat

Body

Brace Material: Spruce
Back and Sides Color: None
Brace Size: 1/4"
Back Detail: Flamed
Back Purfling/Strip: None
Back Inlay Material: None
Heelcap: None
Side Detail: Flamed
Endpiece: Black
Side Inlay Material: None
Endpiece Inlay: None

Neck

Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: East Indian Rosewood
Finish Neck: Satin
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 1 13/16''
Neck Color: None
Fingerboard Inlay Style: 1/8" Dots
Number of Frets Total: 12
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Mother-of-Pearl
Neck Joins Body At: 12th Fret
Fingerboard Binding Material: None
Side Dots: White

Headstock

Headstock Shape: Solid with Ukulele Profile
Tuning Machines: Pegheds Black Planetary Gear
Headplate Material: Mahogany
Knob: Large
Headplate Logo Style: Custom
Nut Material: Black Tusq
Headplate Binding Material: None
Headplate Detail: None

Misc

Case: Ply Hardshell
Left Handed Availability: true
Label: Paper Label- Clarence Williams

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Martin Guitar’s Limited Lifetime Warranty is valid only for the original owner of the instrument purchased from the authorized Martin Guitar dealer located within the United States or Canada, to which the instrument was originally shipped. The instrument must be registered for warranty online at martinguitar.com.

 

The warranty is not transferrable to another owner. Instruments purchased outside of the US or Canada are eligible for coverage provided by the authorized Martin Guitar distributor in the country where it was purchased. The dealer where you purchased your instrument will provide warranty details.