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New York, 1951. Islander Uke Combination.
Arne B. Larson Estate (Vermillion, South Dakota), 1988.
Inscriptions: Printed in brown ink on head: [figure of hula-girl] / ISLANDER / PATENTS PEND. / [Crown over shield divided into four sections: the upper right corner with M; the lower right corner with eighth note, sixteenth note, and thirty--second note; a reed placed diagonally through other two corners; with banner below reading SUMMUS PERSTO] / DESIGNED BY / MACCAFERRI
Body: Soundboard: ivory Styron. Back: dark red and black marbleized (Rosewood) Styron. Ribs: dark red and black marbleized (Rosewood) Styron; integral with back. Head: dark red and black marbleized (Rosewood) Styron with ivory Styron face. Neck: dark red and black marbleized (Rosewood) Styron; integral with head and body. Inlay: Rosette: black Styron ring. Bridge: dark red-and-black marbleized Styron with ivory (Rosewood) Styron saddle; string balls fit into recesses at end of bridge. Interior: Linings: none. Neck block: none. End block: none. Top bracing: 8 spruce fan braces integral with top.
Fingerboard: white, dark red, and black marbleized (Rosewood) Styron; 13 silver Styron frets (including one at nut); silver Styron dots behind 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, and 12th frets, gradually smaller toward high end of fingerboard. Trim: Nut: white, dark red, and black marbleized (Rosewood) Styron. Tuners: four nickel-plated steel tension tuners with ivory Styron heads. Pick guard: none.
The Chord Master and Its Original Box
Accessories: Chord Master (ivory and dark-red styron) in original box, included as part of the Islander Uke Combination from Grossman Music Corporation. Gray felt pick. Islander key (tension tuner) adjuster on card, originally attached to lower treble peg. Chordmaster song book. Islander care sheet. Islander Uke Self-Teaching Method. Four original strings on ukulele: clear nylon A, E, and G; silver-plated, copper-overspun C.
Measurements: Total ukulele length: 532 mm (20-15/16″)
Back length: 235 mm (9-1/4″)
Upper bout width: 124 mm (4-7/8″)
Waist width: 96 mm (3-25/32″)
Lower bout width: 160 mm (6-5/16″)
Rib height (including edging) at heel: 51 mm (2″)
Rib height, at waist: 51 mm (2″)
Rib height, at end block: 51 mm (2″)
Head length: 119 mm (4-11/16″)
Head width, top: 62 mm (2-7/16″)
Head width, bottom: 45 mm (1-25/32″)
Neck length (nut to ribs): 177 mm (6-31/32″)
Neck width, nut: 35 mm (1-3/8″)
Neck width, heel: 46 mm (1-13/16″)
Soundhole length: 42 mm (1-21/32″)
Vibrating string length (nut to bridge edge): 350 mm (13-25/32″)