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Maccaferri Islander Soprano Ukulele , c. 1960's
Maccaferri Islander Model Soprano Ukulele, c. 1960's, made in New York, NY, Dow Styron plastic.
Part of the 1950's Maccaferri empire of styrene plastic instruments, the Islander uke is a simple, attractive and surprisingly good-sounding creation. The one-piece molded back/side/neck assembly is made of "grained" polystyrene, as is the fingerboard. The top and headstock face are made of contrasting ivory plastic, with an "Islander" logo, Maccaferri crest, and diminutive Hula dancer figure on the head. The dot fingerboard markers are screened on. Tuners are friction pegs with ivory plastic buttons.
Includes the original instruction book with great 1950's uke-babe graphics. A very nice piece of playable Populuxe whimsy, and a great "beach uke"!
Overall length is 21 in. (53.3 cm.), 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 13 3/4 in. (349 mm.). Width of nut is 1 7/16 in. (36 mm.).
All original, complete with original color-coded strings. Light wear and scuffs; one small top crack by rim. Plays very well. Excellent Condition.
Item # 3787
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