This is a very rare and precious ukulele. From what we understand, there may be only a few of them left in the world--a David Mahelona, late 1920's/early 1930's "violin style" soprano. Solid, beautifully-hued Hawaiian koa with exquisite trim work, including hand-worked abalone inlays and absolutely lovely rope marquetry. This came to us in need of a thorough restoration and we have done that meticulously, keeping the integrity of this beautiful instrument in mind throughout. The friction tuners on it are not the originals, but we decided to leave them--they currently function well. This may be "collectible"--but we must tell you it plays beautifully and sounds as delicious as it looks! Big, sweet sound. We are including many, many pictures to give a thorough idea of this precious instrument and of its restoration. Tricky size to fit to a case! But we found a pineapple hardshell case that is a surprisingly good fit and we will include that. (Note: we have previously listed this, with the same pictures and description, but due to a glitch we have deleted that listing and are re-creating it here. So, if this looks like that listing, it is!)

Listed5 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
  • David Mahelona
  • Soprano Ukulele--Rare!
  • Hawaiian Koa
  • c1920's/30's
Made In
  • United States

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