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    Vintage Martin finishes

    Looking at vintage mahogany Martins online, I notice variation in color: some appear dark chocolate brown, others very reddish. Any rhyme or reason there?
  2. It's ALIVE! :D

    It's ALIVE! :D
  3. The worn maple necks on Fender guitars were...

    The worn maple necks on Fender guitars were mainly due to the thin nitrocellulous finish they used back in the 50s. Believe it or not, Fender sells new guitars, with faux worn fingerboards like...
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    These initials seem rather permanent. ...

    These initials seem rather permanent.
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  5. Re cracks, it seems that many of the vintage...

    Re cracks, it seems that many of the vintage Martins you see for sale online will have cracks, hopefully repaired correctly. I like this video, comparing 5 vintage Martin sopranos. They all sound...
  6. Very entertaining. The uke and accordion sound...

    Very entertaining. The uke and accordion sound great together. Was there another instrument in there towards the end, a flute maybe? Love it!
  7. Thread: Saddle

    by Ukecaster
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    Saddle

    Saw this old uke recently, bridge & slot seem to be tilted a bit towards the head, and the saddle is a cylindrical piece of material,, just sitting part way in the slot, with empty air below. Not...
  8. What's the deal with bar frets vs. the more...

    What's the deal with bar frets vs. the more modern T frets on vintage Martins? Any reason to prefer one over the other?
  9. Rosewood is hard, and looks good. It now...

    Rosewood is hard, and looks good. It now restricted for shipment overseas due to the CITIES treaty, as it is considered endangered. Lots of manufacturers are now using alternate tonewoods for the...
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    Thanks for the ideas, I'll probably start with...

    Thanks for the ideas, I'll probably start with auto scratch remover.
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    Might be easier to just change my name haha :D

    Might be easier to just change my name haha :D
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    What did you mean "how A has changed over the...

    What did you mean "how A has changed over the years"?
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    Present company excluded, of course! No...

    Present company excluded, of course!

    No problem, carve on! :D
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    Geez, I hope not, but the world still has no lack...

    Geez, I hope not, but the world still has no lack of knuckleheads!
  15. Nice! You are brave indeed. Too bad you didn't...

    Nice! You are brave indeed. Too bad you didn't have a uke...you could have just threatened to play it, and watched them run in fear :D
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    Removing initials

    Apparently, back in the old days, plenty of folks would personalize their ukes by carving, or painting their initials on the back of the headstock or body. IMO, carved is way worse, but if painted...
  17. Thread: Just in Case

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    Just in Case

    Saw this pic on eBay of the case offered with an old Ditson uke. Thought it was a cool pic...just imagine what is/was in all those old uke cases!

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    I was surprised to see one still available, looks...

    I was surprised to see one still available, looks good, nice woods.

    https://reverb.com/item/6228723-martin-style-1-centennial-soprano-ukulele
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    No, but when I get a vintage Martin soprano, I'm...

    No, but when I get a vintage Martin soprano, I'm gonna name it Money, since it will be my most expensive uke! :D
  20. Thread: Mistakes

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    Mistakes

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ESTm0LnOd_o
  21. Thread: 5k on eBay

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    5k on eBay

    Home-assembled 5k from Martin parts on eBay, no affiliation, just some eye candy for ya

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/martin-5K-ukulele-seconds-/222643884097?hash=item33d69c1041:g:BagAAOSwd~RZWGDS
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    Not sure if you mean that it goes sharp while...

    Not sure if you mean that it goes sharp while playing, just after you have tuned up? Or it goes sharp after you've set it down, and came back a few hours/days later? If the latter, I notice this...
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    Uke whammy bar

    Check out this uke, with metal attachment...sorta looks like a whammy bar on an electric guitar. What the heck is that thing?
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    Cheek to Cheek

    A slight variation on a classic tune


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xGXqafnIOsw
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    New from Samantha Muir

    Wow on tenor!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfNtLoCnQ0Y&feature=push-u&attr_tag=nTeWO_xysBCC3XiC-6
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