Strad Uke

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Stradelele Concert Uke with Curly Mahogany and Tru-Oil finish

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Stradelele Concert Uke with Curly Maple and Antiqued Violin Varnish

The Stradelele Concert Uke
Antonio Stradivari is well known as a prodigious and celebrated maker of violins and cellos. He also made a few guitars and some mandolins, but its pretty safe to assume that he never made any ukuleles. One of his guitars, made in 1700, was recently on exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Its long-waisted shape, and understated ornamentation inspired this concert size ukulele. The headstock mirrors the body shape in a style that is typical in Portuguese and Hawaiian instruments, but also not uncommon in Italian guitars of the period. The uke is available in curly mahogany, koa, or maple, with rosewood or ebony binding and a rope style rosette. A spruce top is an option. Traditional violin tuners are standard. Pegheds™ machine tuners are also available. The instrument can be finished in tru-oil, lacquer, or antiqued violin varnish. The Stradelele is currently played by classical ukulele master, John King.

 

Standard Stradelele, with violin tuners and tru-oil finish – $1050
Pegheds™ tuners – $100
Satin lacquer finish – $50
Gloss lacquer finish – $100
Antiqued Violin Varnish – $200

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Total Length Width-Upper Bout Width-Lower Bout Max. Depth of Body Body Length Scale Length Neck Width at Nut
Stradelele Concert Uke 23 1/2″ 5 1/2″ 7″ 2 1/2″ 9 1/2″ 13 5/8″ 1 3/8″