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DE VEKEY STYLE 3 Long-Scale Tenor Ukulele (c.1930). Aladar de Vekey had a range of four tenor ukulele styles made to sell from his successful Bournemouth music shop in around 1930. They were beautifully made, light to hold and easy to play and this is a lovely example of the Style 3 which was one below the top of the range Style 4. This example is in really good condition for its age. It has a spruce top and beautiful flame maple back and sides. Guitar-style geared tuning pegs. The retailer’s surname is attractively inlaid into the top of the peghead in mother-of-pearl. Straight neck with no wear to the frets or to the fingerboard. Ebony fingerboard inlaid with multiple mother-of-pearl position dots. A small shrinkage of the beautifully spliced top has been professionally filled behind the bridge. Attractive clamshell-shaped four-pin ebonised bridge with brass saddle. Body bound top and bottom with cream ivoroid. Gorgeous multiple mother-of-pearl inlay work around the top edge of the body and around the soundhole. These instruments were made in Saxony and then sent to The Hague where the mother-of-pearl inlays were added. This vintage tenor ukulele comes complete with its original made-to-measure lockable hard shaped case with it’s original key. These instruments are light to hold and easy to play. Except for a few small scratches, this eighty-seven year old instrument and it’s original case are in fantastic condition for their age, and the ukulele makes a really beautiful sound. £650.

GIBSON STYLE 3 Soprano Ukulele (c.1927). Fantastic top-of-the-range vintage Gibson soprano ukulele. Mahogany neck and body. No cracks, and the slots for the strings on the bridge are in remarkably good condition! Original Grover tuning pegs. ‘The Gibson’ in gold at the top of the peghead. Straight neck and no wear to the frets or to the rosewood fingerboard. Peghead and fingerboard inlaid in mother-of-pearl ‘snowflake and diamond’ pattern. Fingerboard extends to the soundhole and has ivoroid binding on three sides. Decorative rosette around soundhole. Body has w/b/w ivoroid binding around the top and the bottom. This Gibson ukulele has a lot of ‘crazing’ to the finish (commonly found on old Gibson ukuleles and banjo ukes) but looks worse in the photos than it does in real life. I can’t find any cracks at all. Some minor re-gluing to the side joins may have been carried out internally at some time in the past. Best of all, this ukulele produces an absolutely glorious sound, and the first to play it will buy! Comes with a plush lined hard shaped case. £1,250.

KALA Soprano Ukulele (c.2011). A Kala ‘KA-S’ soprano ukulele which is in magnificent original condition. Made with a mahogany and agathis neck and an agathis (commonly known as kauri or dammar) body, a rosewood fingerboard (inlaid with three position dots) and a rosewood bridge. All original and with a straight neck and no splits, cracks or ‘dings’ whatsoever. No wear to the frets or to the fingerboard. Pearloid thumb-grips on tuning pegs. Serial number 1202 shown on maker’s internal label. Body bound top and bottom. Comes complete with a really lovely made-to-measure tweed covered, lockable hard shaped case, with black plush-velvet lining and an internal pocket and lid. £100.

KAMAKA ‘PINEAPPLE’ Soprano Ukulele (c.1927). This is a really nice example of a vintage Kamaka ‘Pineapple’ Ukulele with the harder to find and more desirable ‘rope binding’ around the top of the body and around the sound hole. Made from beautiful Hawaiian Koa wood throughout. Original tuning pegs. There is a Kamaka label on the top of the peghead and a ‘Pineapple’ label on the top of the body, and the original Kamaka Pineapple label is still inside the body. The neck is straight and there is some genuinely minor wear to the first couple of frets. The old varnish has worn a little on the first couple of playing positions. There are no signs of any cracks or splits in the body and the bridge is in excellent condition. This ukulele has a perfect playing action and it produces that beautiful deep, full and resonant Kamaka tone which sounds gorgeous. This lovely old ukulele comes in a period banjolele case with a red interior. £400.



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