Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hollywood Concert Vintage

Here we have a vintage Hollywood brand concert sized ukulele made out of what appears to be an all Hawaiian koa body. The front, back, and sides are all single piece. The neck is a single piece mahogany neck with a faux dovetail headstock joint. Other unique features are a w/b/w/b/w rosette and purfling on the soundboard, as well as a bound fingerboard featuring very thin frets. The saddle is made of metal. This instrument was repaired and restored by a good friend, Mr. Kuni Matsui. Originally built in the 1920's, this is a fine sounding and very resonant instrument, with great intonation. Hollywood brand ukuleles are extremely rare nowadays, and this is one of the finest examples that I have seen in some time. Mahalo.

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