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Washburn Soprano Ukulele by Lyon and Healy, 1920s

Washburn Soprano Ukulele by Lyon and Healy, 1920s

Here’s a treat – a Washburn Soprano Ukulele, built by Lyon & Healy during the 1920s in Chicago, Illinois and in very nice condition with the original canvas trap-door case. As to Lyon and Healy, towards the end of the 1970’s, the Steinway company purchased Lyon & Healy, spinning off their other efforts to focus on building quality harps. This Washburn Soprano ukulele is built with a mixture of Mahogany for the body and bridge, Spanish Cedar for the neck, Rosewood for the fingerboard and small pieces of Ebony for the nut and saddle. The top, back and soundhole are bound with a grained ivoroid celluloid.

Price: $1499.99 CAD
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SOLD!!! Ray’s Rootworks Shellback Baritone Ukulele, Cedar and Cherry, 2017

SOLD!!! Ray's Rootworks Shellback Baritone Ukulele, Cedar and Cherry, 2017

From time to time, we get to see new and innovative designs that refer to much older ideas. This Shellback Baritone Ukulele from Rootworks is such an item. This fascinating instruments draws from the shape of half a Nautilus shell, created using Cherry veneer with a Red Cedar top.

Price: $2500 CAD

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SOLD!!! Kanilea K-1C Koa Concert Ukulele 2015

SOLD!!! Kanilea K-1C Koa Concert Ukulele 2015

Here’s a very nice Koa Concert Ukulele from Kanile’a, run by master luthier Joseph Souza in Kane`ohe, Hawaii. These are very well made, professional grade instruments.

Price: $999.00 CAD

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SOLD!!! Kanile’a Koa Custom T Tenor Ukulele, 2007

SOLD!!! Kanile'a Koa Custom T Tenor Ukulele, 2007

Here is a lovely tenor ukulele built by Kanile’a in Hawaii during 2007. The label identifies it as a Custom T, so the original purchaser specified the woods and materials. The Kanile’a company in Kane’ohe, Hawaii produces some of the nicest ukuleles we see. This Kanile’a Koa Custom T Tenor ukulele is an excellent example of their work. Built by master luthier Joseph Souza these are very well made, professional grade instruments.

Price: $1299.00 CAD

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SOLD!!! Kanile’a Koa Custom Tenor Ukulele, 2007

SOLD!!! Kanile'a Koa Custom Tenor Ukulele, 2007

The Kanile’a company in Kane’ohe, Hawaii produces some of the nicest ukuleles we see. This Kanile’a Custom Tenor ukulele is an excellent example of their work. Built by master luthier Joseph Souza these are very well made, professional grade instruments.

Price: $1799 CAD

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SOLD!!! Collings UC2 Ukulele TV Yellow, 2012

SOLD!!! Collings UC2 Ukulele TV Yellow, 2012

The Collings UT2 Ukulele is a spectacular instrument. It’s hard to imagine how these instruments could be improved upon.  The build construction is near perfect, the geometry is bang on so the action is very comfortable, and the tone is clear and crisp with a lot of warmth and responsiveness.

This 2012 Collings UT2 Ukulele in a classic TV Yellow nitrocellulose lacquer finish is in near-mint condition. The ‘TV Yellow’ finish was originally developed by Gibson in the mid 1950’s to help their guitars be more visible on black and white television.

Price: $2150 CAD

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