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1927 Lyon & Healy Shrine Washburn Ukulele Koa Soprano Vintage Rare

Estimated price for orientation: 2 300 $

Category: Ukuleles

Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Ukulele Type: Soprano
Type: Acoustic Model: Shrine
Brand: Lyon & Healy Top Material: Koa
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States Body Material: Koa

This auction is for a Washburn by Lyon & Healy 1927 Shrine Koa Ukulele. Model #5335, this is a soprano sized uke made from Koa wood, with a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. It features green binding on the top and back, and around the soundhole, as well as a green nut, saddle, heel cap, and diamond on the peghead. It has the tiniest bridge pins I’ve ever seen. Original black tuners, and a small oval plate behind the peghead that reads “Washburn  LYON & HEALY  CHICAGO, U.S.A.” below the serial number, 9973. There are assorted light dings and scratches distributed over the instrument, and a hairline crack on the bass side of the top. There are some other micro cracks or finish cracks so subtle as to be almost invisible, but I want to disclose their existence. I’d rate the condition VG+ to EXC-.This is a rare instrument, with superb playability and sound. One of the nicest ukes I’ve ever played. Sound is wide open and loud. No original case, It will ship in an inexpensive tenor case of ordinary shape. This is an amazing completely original ukulele!Please note my 100% positive feedback and bid with confidence. Please consult the photos closely, and please feel free to ask questions before bidding! Good Luck, Happy Bidding!