Jonah Kumalae award winning soprano ukulele

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 05,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction
I was ask about a case and there is no case ,NOTE I HAVE REMOVED THE RESERVE,, Antique Jonah Kumalae Ukulele Beautiful color. First the good part. It has the original label inside and on the neck. Neck label says Kumalae Gold Award P.P.L.E. 1915, Seal Hawaii below seal. P.P.I.E. stands for Panama-Pacific International Exposition which was held in San Francisco. Inside label reads: Jonah Kumalae Manufacturer of Ukuleles Awarded Gold Medal for Ukuleleand Taro Patches at P.P.I. Exposition. Kumalae Hawaii (and logo) Phone 2384 1719 Liliha St. Honolulu. It is in great condition it could use cleaning I did not want to do anything to it so your getting it as I got it...no crack just missing 1 turning peg. this is a old one and the strings look like cat gut strings there old and one is still sounding and it has a great sound... it measures 20 3/4'' long and the body 6'' wide has metal fret lines I think brass .the decal at top is a little worn from the years..lable is still in tact.. so you are getting the real thing here. condition is great you want need anything but polish and strings,,,nothing is wrong with this one I mean there is no loose areas it's great..I will ship any where but cost in the US is based on one price $ 20.00,,I would ship world wide but we have to get a price..and you must pay using pay-pal only at ending of auction and pay in full,, Good luck and I hope it finds a good home..I am sorry I dont know any more info about it.. I hope the measurements will help .I will try my best to answer questions.I HAVE DONE A LITTLE REASEARCH TO HELP THE BUYER ABOUT THE AGE AND HOW TO IDENIFY ,THE OLD UKS HAD ONLY 12 FRETS AS THIS ONE DOES. HERE IS A SCALE THAT LETS YOU KNOW THE TITLE ,

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The ukulele comes in four sizes: soprano (also called standard), concert, tenor and baritone. The following table partially excerpted from "Martin Guitars - A History" by Mike Longworth (1988) gives a very general sense of the dimensions in inches of this family of instruments.

Dimensions Attribute Soprano Concert Tenor Baritone Total Length 21 23 1/4 26 1/4 30 11/16 Body Length 9 7/16 11 12 1/6 14 Lower Body Width 6 3/8 7 5/8 8 15/16 10 Lower Body Depth 2 5/16 2 3/4 2 7/8 3 3/8 Soundhole Diameter 1 3/4 2 1/16 2 5/8 2 13/16 Scale Length 13 5/8 14 3/4 17 20 1/8

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