PDA

View Full Version : FS: 40's vintage spruce top Martin soprano



Ukecaster
03-22-2018, 04:42 AM
1943 wartime Martin Style 0 soprano ukulele. When was the last time you saw a vintage Martin soprano uke with a spruce top? This uke was re-topped by Joel Eckhaus of Earnest Instruments up in Maine, a talented luthier who makes the Stradalele, among other fine instruments. His name is written inside, on the spruce top. Bar frets, tort binding around the top. Original wartime wooden peg tuners were replaced with black Gotoh UPTs by the previous owner. Plenty of saddle showing above bridge, action is a nice 2.5 mm at 12th fret. Sounds and plays great. It has a loud, jangly tone, with big bark, just a bit brighter than a stock mahogany Style 0, with excellent note separation. Great shape for its age, but has some strum wear on the top, near the neck. Strung with Worth Browns, which sound perfect on this uke. Ships in funky vintage chipboard case. Have video available. $425.00 shipped in CONUS only


107487
107488
107489
107490
107491

Ukecaster
03-22-2018, 04:54 AM
A few more pics

107492
107495
107496
107661

Super_Dave
03-23-2018, 04:16 PM
Could you share the video? I'm in the market for a good soprano...

EDW
03-23-2018, 04:22 PM
You can see that one here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgPdseGS7eU

Ukecaster
03-23-2018, 04:27 PM
Thanks Ed, yes, it's the last of 3 on this video

Ukecaster
03-27-2018, 11:54 AM
Price now $425.00 shipped in CONUS, with vintage brown canvas uke bag

Jerryc41
03-28-2018, 11:49 AM
I sent you a PM.

Ukecaster
03-28-2018, 12:14 PM
Sale pending

Jddewitt81
03-28-2018, 01:23 PM
Great deal!

Ukecaster
03-29-2018, 04:47 AM
Uke is now sold. Thanks UU.