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Jerryc41
02-21-2019, 05:25 AM
This is so tempting, but I have to be realistic. The Martin North Pole autographed recreation.

https://reverb.com/item/17883564-martin-konter-ukulele-style-1-koa-soprano-2018-natural-satin

and -

https://www.elderly.com/catalog/product/view/_ignore_category/1/id/147368/s/martin-konter-ukulele-case/

kerneltime
02-21-2019, 05:40 AM
Genuinely curious, why would any one want this uke? Do the signature reproduction carry any emotional value for you? At least the IZ tenor has some very nice wood and tone. Not sure if this uke is a players uke..

Ukecaster
02-21-2019, 09:27 AM
Just what I don't need...a $2k beater :p

Rllink
02-21-2019, 09:31 AM
I think that it is really interesting. I would like to have it for an hour or so, read all the names and stuff written on it, but for me, the novelty wears off pretty quick. But you know, buy what you want. If you do buy it Jerry, let me know how it plays. I would like to see the original.

Swamp Yankee
02-21-2019, 09:42 AM
betchya the original doesn't have that compensated bridge ;)

Rllink
02-21-2019, 09:46 AM
I was looking and reading about the original. You know, people pay more than that for art. If you are trying to justify it, you could frame it and consider it ukulele art. Just trying to help. I love spending other people's money.

Croaky Keith
02-21-2019, 10:38 PM
.......by the time you've sanded off all that graffiti, the top might be too thin to play it..........

:smileybounce:

pix.fairydust
02-21-2019, 11:55 PM
I actually think it's pretty cool... It looks a bit like art to me...

Canuckulele
02-22-2019, 12:07 AM
I actually think it's pretty cool... It looks a bit like art to me...
I totally agree. It would look great hanging in a bistro or cafe. Great conversation piece.

Jerryc41
02-22-2019, 01:04 AM
Genuinely curious, why would any one want this uke?

Probably because it is as close as anyone can get to owning a famous ukulele. When you think of the history of this uke, it's truly amazing. It went to the North Pole with Admiral Byrd in 1926, that's aside from the signatures of the famous people. I believe this also comes with a book that tells the story more completely.

Sure, it's just a replica, but that's the best anyone can do for ownership. When you figure you can get a new Martin soprano for $419, giving this replica a list price of $2,500 is a bit arrogant.

EDW
02-22-2019, 06:42 AM
I think it is calling out to you.

In the name of research, you owe it to us to try it out and report!!

Martinlover
02-22-2019, 07:23 AM
I think it is calling out to you.

In the name of research, you owe it to us to try it out and report!!

I have tried this bit of logic on Jerry for other ukuleles so I might get a strum but he doesn’t fall for it.

Ukecaster
02-22-2019, 07:45 AM
I was thinking of getting one, but the signatures of both Kilroy and Alfred E. Neuman are conspicuously absent.

EDW
02-22-2019, 08:18 AM
John- If you send it to me I have a Sharpie and can fix that

Jerryc41
02-22-2019, 11:51 PM
I think it is calling out to you.

In the name of research, you owe it to us to try it out and report!!

I'm accepting contributions. :)

Jerryc41
02-22-2019, 11:52 PM
It could be a nice gift for a group purchase, to be donated to the library as part of a history teaching program and activity conducted by the library. Apart from the adventures of Admiral Byrd, there are all the famous people who signed it to study. And the study group could commission some artists to play it in concerts and make a CD to sell to help fund the project. You could have the annual Catskill BluesByrd Festival featuring guests playing the Byrd.

Excellent idea!