Antonio Carvalho Soprano Deluxe 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.
The Deluxe Soprano Ukulele has a notably richer sound than the standard model and features a beautifully figured and book-matched Solid Koa Top, Back & Sides with a satin finish. Decorative Maple Binding & Soundhole Rosette, African Blackwood Fingerboard & Bridge, 16 Frets, Open-Geared Machine Heads and comes complete with Aquila Nylgut Strings.
The bottom line: Antonio Carvalho ukuleles are beautiful looking instruments with an earthy, warm tone comparable to instruments twice the price and more!