THE 1880 UKULELE COMPANY
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 flanked 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 finishes 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.