Ukulele Books. Peter and Donna Thomas
260 Fifteenth Avenue Santa Cruz CA 95062 (831) 475-1455
Ukulele Series Book #11 The Concertina Ukulele. 2002
This was an inexpensive 1960-70s Japanese "Aloha" ukulele. The neck was warped, so it didn't hurt the instrument much to be cut in half. Boards were mounted inside each half to create a cavity. The halves are hinged at the bottom of the ukulele, and there is a simple clasp through the heal. Cards with vintage images (from matchbooks and other Hawaiiana ephemera) are attached to a paper concertina inside the ukulele, and this is how we justify calling it the Concertina Ukulele. Two vintage matchbooks are mounted above and below the concertina and the thing that took the longest making this uke book was finding the proper vintage match books. It is called a concertina ukulele because of the folded paper concertina "spine" that the cards are attached to.
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