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Konter Uke

$1,999.00
no. 11KONTERUKE
5 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.
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MARTIN Ukulele Strings

Martin's ukulele strings offer an easy playing feel, excellent tuning stability and a warm clear tone. The high tensile fluorocarbon holds tunings longer and improves harmonic output for consistent true tone. Experience the small but mighty sound of Martin Ukulele strings.


Martin Soprano and Tenor ukulele strings are made with clear fluorocarbon. Our Baritone ukulele strings are made with clear fluorocarbon, aluminum wrap wire, and silver-plated copper on nylon.

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.

Specifications - Overview

  • 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

Specifications - 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

Specifications - Body

  • Brace Material: Sitka 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

Specifications - 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

Specifications - 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

Specifications - Misc

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