View Full Version : Uke'n Talk Vintage Episode 12 - Anton Abreo (Extremely Rare Late 1800's-1905)

06-28-2015, 04:23 AM
Hi Everyone, this is one of only a handful of Anton Abreo's known in the world today, and certainly one of the handful that actually plays!

The research from Ryan on this instrument was extensive, tracing it's roots of the builder back to Portugal. Here is one of the first Portuguese builders who arrived in Hawaii (we all have heard Portugal is where it all started) and clearly was one of the folks who introduced ukulele to Maui, Hawaii!

Abreo came to Hawaii from Portugal and is one of the first known recorded Portuguese builders to build in Hawaii. His wife is buried in Hawaii as the death records reported however, Anton's death or burial location is unknown, and all discussions with descendants turned up no additional information about his final resting place.

An amazing story for an amazing ukulele and one of the oldest playable ukes in the world. Only a few have been reported with collectors world wide. This instrument is estimated to be 1890's to 1905, and it's believed this instrument may have been made between 1900 and 1905.

Episode 12: https://youtu.be/zP_ANhP4Mbo


Episode 1: http://youtu.be/czCWhg5qb9E
Episode 2: http://youtu.be/9ztxolKVO5U
Episode 3: http://youtu.be/nQEXzrdIyKw
Episode 4: http://youtu.be/924hBx1u_t4
Episode 5: http://youtu.be/XxEx-hI0G20
Episode 6: http://youtu.be/MRED7S5c0xI
Episode 7: http://youtu.be/Zcs0qmaqdvc
Episode 8: http://youtu.be/4cFfWmPkojk
Episode 9: https://youtu.be/RME2JDKDO_A
Episode 10: https://youtu.be/5vvkgg8bA2M
Episode 11: https://youtu.be/RtdK0aMBNhc

Thanks for watchin!

06-28-2015, 12:55 PM
Another fabulous job gents! Thank you.