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Habanera Hal
10-26-2014, 07:16 AM
I found this in an antique/thrift store in Navasota TX (the Blues Capital of Texas) last week. The shop owner had very little information on it.

"Eagle inlay Acacia Koa Tenor
Designied by Antoniotsai
Mother of Pearl inlaid
Rosewood & Mahogany
w/Eddy Finn hard case"

I looked at Antoniotsai ukes online and couldn't find any with this headstock shape. The inlays are in the same style as A'tsai's, though. The uke is in great shape, with no splits or cracks, intonation is spot on and has a lovely voice (at least to my tin ear). The G & C strings were wound backwards on the tuners when I got it. There is some sloppy glue work inside that I should be able to clean up. The case is the EF Hippie hard case and is brand new. The finish on the uke is very high gloss with a few belt-buckle scratches on the back.

Does anyone know this uke?

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/HalSpalter/WP_20141022_17_24_53_Pro.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/HalSpalter/media/WP_20141022_17_24_53_Pro.jpg.html)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/HalSpalter/WP_20141022_17_24_20_Pro.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/HalSpalter/media/WP_20141022_17_24_20_Pro.jpg.html)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/HalSpalter/WP_20141022_17_25_07_Pro.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/HalSpalter/media/WP_20141022_17_25_07_Pro.jpg.html)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/HalSpalter/WP_20141022_17_25_24_Pro.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/HalSpalter/media/WP_20141022_17_25_24_Pro.jpg.html)

Habanera Hal
10-26-2014, 07:16 AM
More pics:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/HalSpalter/WP_20141022_17_25_32_Pro.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/HalSpalter/media/WP_20141022_17_25_32_Pro.jpg.html)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/HalSpalter/WP_20141022_17_25_54_Pro.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/HalSpalter/media/WP_20141022_17_25_54_Pro.jpg.html)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/HalSpalter/WP_20141022_17_27_10_Pro.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/HalSpalter/media/WP_20141022_17_27_10_Pro.jpg.html)

10-27-2014, 01:20 PM
Ah, that's where I left it...Navasota! I'll pay the shipping if they send it back. Lol.

10-27-2014, 02:18 PM
Apparently from Taiwan, an ebay seller who sells more decorative inlays than instruments, and not so good reviews on the instruments.


But hey, looks great and if it sounds good, it's a win.

10-27-2014, 03:53 PM
that is georgous. a little too loud for my taste but still very pretty