Antonio Carvalho SC 1/2 Classic Deluxe Travel Soprano 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 about them.
They are made from Portuguese Koa, and the figuration of some of the woods used is often 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.
One of the few all solid wood travel ukuleles available, the Antonio Carvalho Soprano has a slimline 1/2 depth body for ultimate portability. All solid koa construction ensures Antonio Carvalho's travel range sings out just as well as their standard depth instruments. This fun, amazingly playable travel uke, with unbelievably shallow profile possesses a beautifully warm, rich, rounded sound.
The Classic Deluxe Travel Soprano Ukulele features a beautifully figured and book-matched solid koa top, back & sides, decorative maple binding, african blackwood fingerboard & bridge, 16 Frets, open-geared machine heads and comes complete with Aquila Nylgut Strings. If you're looking for a special travel Ukulele with unique character, tone and a luthier made feel, then the Antonio Carvalho Classic 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!