SILENT AUCTION! ANTICA UKULERIA SACCO SOPRANO

£250.00

CHARITY SILENT AUCTION – PLEASE READ TEXT IN THE DESCRIPTION

A bit about the model from Marco:

Sacco is a ukulele with a shell made of jute bio-composite.
Jute is infused with a special bio-based epoxy resin while inside a mold under vacuum.
The process, sofisticated but still artisanal, took a long time to be learnt, but now  let me build a uke that it’s a lot stronger than the other models I do, making it perfect as a travel companion.
Sacco’s body is far less afected by humidity changes, more resistant to scratches and almost immune to cracks.
To achieve this resistance the soundboard is made with a very thin and particular Birch laminate, that sounds very good and powerful. If you want an even more powerful sound you can decide to have a Val di Fiemme Red Spruce  or  Cedar top (sacrificing a bit of Sacco’s invulnerability, since spruce and cedar are more delicate than birch laminate).

Resin infusion is usually an industrial process, it took me a lot of tests lasted almost a year to replicate it in an artisanal scale.
Jute parts could have little defects, like very tiny bubbles on the surface of the resin, due to the technical limits of the small non-industrial equipment I use.

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Description

This is a very special auction for a special uke, with all proceeds going to the charity DeafBlind U.K.  This Sacco ukulele has been on a special journey around the U.K. with artists and teachers such as Phil Doleman, Operalele, Tricity Vogue, Matt Hicks, Mike Krabbers and myself all bestowing a little bit of mojo into the uke. Rather than return it back to Marco at Antica he’s kindly offered to donate it for us to sell on his behalf for a good cause.

In the description above I’ve copied some text from Marco’s website about the unique design and build of this model. This one has the solid red spruce top and sounds AMAZING!! The durability is proven because though this uke has been travelled and played it doesn’t look much off brand new.

We’re going to sell this in a silent auction. To put in a bid please email me at matt@theukeroom.com with what you would be willing to pay. As a guide a new one of these would cost around £450 and this one comes with the most amazing handmade wooden case (see pictures.) I’m starting the bidding at £250.

Whoever bids the highest amount wins! I’ll ship for free to the U.K. but overseas bidders will need to pay postage and any customs/tax costs. Bidding closes Sunday 29th May 2022. Not that you would want to return this anyway, but this one will be sold as seen with no returns. All proceeds to DeafBlind U.K.

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