Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
Martin KONTER Ukulele
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Martin KONTER Ukulele

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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.
  • Back & Side Wood: Solid Koa
  • Body Size: Soprano
  • Top Wood: Solid Koa
  • Nut Width: 1 13/32"
  • Neck Shape: Soprano Ukulele
  • Bracing Pattern: Standard "X" Scalloped
  • Scale Length: 1 13/32"
  • Acoustic Pickup: None
  • Tuners: Pegheads Planetary
  • Case: Martin Hardshell

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