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Martin Konter Uke w/Case (334)

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.

  • Model Konter 
  • Uke 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 
  • 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
  • Brace Material Sitka Spruce
  • Back & 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 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
  • Recommended Strings N/A 
  • 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
  • Case Ply Hardshell
  • Left Handed Availability Yes
  • Label Paper Label
  • Country of Origin USA