Antonio Carvalho CT Traditional Deluxe Concert Ukulele.
Antonio Carvalho also known as APC ukuleles are made in Portugal, the birthplace of the ukulele's ancestor the Braguinha. Along with an impressive range of other Portuguese instruments like the ukulele's relatives, the steel strung Braguinha and the Cavaquinho, Antonio Carvalho produce quality instruments that have a sense of tradition.
Made from Portuguese Koa, the figuration of the wood is stunningly beautiful. With a very handmade and organic quality, every instrument has its own individual personality which is pretty much unheard of in this price range. The CT Deluxe model boasts outstanding value for money. It's a solid Koa ukulele that feels and plays like a high-end hand-crafted instrument. What's more, it's made in Europe and cheaper than a lot of similar quality Chinese manufactured instruments.
The Traditional Deluxe Concert has a beautifully figured book-matched solid Koa top, back & sides, a decorative sound hole rosette and traditional rope binding, African Blackwood fingerboard & bridge, 18 frets and open-geared machine heads, and comes complete with Aquila Nylgut strings. If you're looking for a special Concert Ukulele, with a unique character, tone, and luthier made feel, then the Antonio Carvalho Traditional Deluxe model definitely ticks all boxes.
The bottom line: Antonio Carvalho ukuleles are beautiful looking instruments with an earthy, warm tone comparable to instruments twice the price and more!