The ukulele was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by Portuguese immigrants in the late 19th century. One immigrant in particular, cabinet maker Manuel Nunes, is generally credited as one of the pioneers of the ukulele. Manuel began building ukuleles commercially in Honolulu in 1880 and it was soon embraced as the national instrument of Hawaii.
In paying homage to the legacy of Manuel Nunes and his role in establishing the ukulele and its music, The 1880 Ukulele Company logo incorporates the numerals 1880 anked by the outline of antique wood carving tools over a stylised royal crown.
All 1880 Ukulele Company instruments are proudly crafted in a specialised manufacturing facility utilising only select tonewoods and high quality nishes to create this unique new range. Characterised by outstanding tone, projection and playability, 1880 Ukuleles are manufactured to the highest standard with best practice manufacturing techniques.
Finish Open Pore
Top Material Solid Mahogany
Back & Sides Mahogany
Neck Bound Okume
Inlay Pearloid Dot
No. of Frets/Scale Length Tenor: 18 Frets, 430mm
Soundhole Rosette Pearl Inlaid
SaddleNuBone XB, Compensated
Tuners ChromeWaverly Style Open Gear