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Stevelele
07-30-2016, 03:00 AM
This is my first uke ever. I've held onto it because it's special and in great condition. Pics tell the story--plays beautifully--two very expertly fixed back cracks, stable with stitching that looks like wood grain. I would like to get 700 for this, shipped and insured if in the CONUS, as long as you pay any fees. Thanks!

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Stevelele
07-30-2016, 03:02 AM
Here's one more photo that i couldn't fit in--you can see the fixed back cracks and how well it's done.

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Stevelele
08-02-2016, 06:18 AM
price reduction

Stevelele
12-22-2016, 04:46 AM
A Happy Holidays price reduction on this

coolkayaker1
12-22-2016, 04:13 PM
This is a sweet price, Stevelele. What do the tuner buttons look like? What year it it, please? Thanks.

Stevelele
12-27-2016, 08:44 AM
not sure about the year--is there some kind of serial number that would help me check? i can look for it at home. The tuners i believe are original. they are white--i can try to take a picture when i go home

UkerDanno
12-27-2016, 08:48 AM
not sure about the year--is there some kind of serial number that would help me check? i can look for it at home. The tuners i believe are original. they are white--i can try to take a picture when i go home

one pic' looked like it has bar frets, if so, it's pre-1934...actually, with the decal and bar frets, it would be a 1934.

spongeuke
12-27-2016, 09:15 AM
Looks like some other tuners were installed at some point. You can see if it was a WWII Martin by seeing if a refrigerator magnet will stick on the frets. They had to use steel bar frets as the silver nickle was reserved for military use during the War. Also they went back to wooden tuning pegs for the same reason. Later many were converted to metal/plastic friction tuners. If silver nickle frets it would be the 1934 that had Grover no 94 Simplex that would leave a round mark on the head stock face.
Reference source is the Tom Walsh John King Book.

Stevelele
12-27-2016, 09:39 AM
such great info--thanks guys! Really appreciate it, even if this doesn't sell


Looks like some other tuners were installed at some point. You can see if it was a WWII Martin by seeing if a refrigerator magnet will stick on the frets. They had to use steel bar frets as the silver nickle was reserved for military use during the War. Also they went back to wooden tuning pegs for the same reason. Later many were converted to metal/plastic friction tuners. If silver nickle frets it would be the 1934 that had Grover no 94 Simplex that would leave a round mark on the head stock face.
Reference source is the Tom Walsh John King Book.

UkerDanno
12-27-2016, 04:38 PM
They had to use steel bar frets as the silver nickle was reserved for military use during the War.

they went back to bar frets during WWII? I know they started using T frets in 1935...

some pics of what I believe to be a 1934 style 0...
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a magnet doesn't stick...

http://www.geocities.ws/NapaValley/Vineyard/1945/martin.html

spongeuke
12-27-2016, 06:58 PM
they went back to bar frets during WWII?


Yes, had to make do with steel bar stock and wooden pegs.

Stevelele
01-03-2017, 09:48 AM
hmmm... not even one offer. i guess the market for these is soft, bc this is a good one

Stevelele
01-17-2017, 04:57 AM
bumping this again. feel free to make me an offer. I thought this was well priced, but if I'm being unrealistic, let me know

Stevelele
02-05-2017, 03:29 AM
Superbowl sale and my last reduction to 800 shipped

Stevelele
02-13-2017, 11:19 AM
ok, about to send it to the bay if nobody is interested.... last chance

Stevelele
02-14-2017, 04:37 AM
ok, sent it to the bay. always a sad feeling, but thanks for your comments here and taking a look

bearbike137
02-17-2017, 06:35 AM
Hey Steve - Any clips of this uke in action? Thank you.

Stevelele
02-17-2017, 07:37 AM
i will try to make one this weekend if you are interested


Hey Steve - Any clips of this uke in action? Thank you.

Stevelele
02-28-2017, 06:44 AM
not much luck on ebay either so reducing once again to $750, which is a great deal for this

Martinlover
02-28-2017, 12:38 PM
not much luck on ebay either so reducing once again to $750, which is a great deal for this

It is a great deal. If I didn't already have my Martin 0, I would have jumped.

Stevelele
03-07-2017, 10:59 AM
price reduced to ------! I guess I have to keep going lower than I thought

bazmaz
03-07-2017, 11:04 AM
That is a superb deal - i'm sure you've been over this (so sorry for asking) but have you considered sale to the UK - there are a TON of Martin collectors over here!

Stevelele
03-07-2017, 11:06 AM
Sure, i'd sell to the UK if buyer pays for additional shipping expenses--thanks for your suggestion!


That is a superb deal - i'm sure you've been over this (so sorry for asking) but have you considered sale to the UK - there are a TON of Martin collectors over here!

Stevelele
03-11-2017, 02:23 PM
i keep reducing this--eventually it's going to be free!

Ernie
03-19-2017, 08:46 AM
Sure is pretty Steve. It's a drag how soft the market has been lately. A couple years ago this would have been gone in minutes. The stain on this particular uke is right in the perfect pocket, for my money. Gorgeous.

coolkayaker1
03-19-2017, 11:04 AM
Sure is pretty Steve. It's a drag how soft the market has been lately. A couple years ago this would have been gone in minutes. The stain on this particular uke is right in the perfect pocket, for my money. Gorgeous.

Agree. Agree. Agree

Stevelele
03-20-2017, 04:13 AM
yeah, the market is oddly soft. If I saw this deal for a martin 2m in this shape, even though I'm the seller, I'd think about buying it!

EDW
03-20-2017, 05:26 AM
i keep reducing this--eventually it's going to be free!

I can't wait! :drool:

Lovely looking instrument at a great price. Good luck with the sale!

Stevelele
04-11-2017, 01:08 PM
this FINALLY sold! goodbye!