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Ukecaster
03-12-2019, 07:09 AM
Not playing this one as much anymore. Some recent hand issues steer me towards larger ukes now. 40s/50s Style 0, no cracks, only normal finish crazing and a few dings, normal wear IMO. Nice low action, plays and sounds great, just as you'd expect a vintage Martin soprano to sound. Came with tulip tuners, which were replaced with Pings, a drop-in, with no mods. Original tulip tuners included. Ships in real nice Guardian HSC, with cushy green interior. Strung with Martin M600, the best strings I've found, after many tries. Hate to see it go, but still have a nice Kiwaya sop for when the urge strikes.

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PetalumaRescuke
03-12-2019, 07:22 AM
Looks great, nice that it has been played (sign of a fine instrument). I'll watch this one with interest.
Dave AKA Spongeuke

keenonuke
03-12-2019, 08:09 AM
Hi
Can you please provide video link?
Thanks

Swamp Yankee
03-12-2019, 10:38 AM
ooooh pretty! Have you got a pic of the headstock?

Ukecaster
03-12-2019, 10:50 AM
It's the first one in this video

https://youtu.be/fgPdseGS7eU

ukeinfused
03-12-2019, 01:28 PM
Marvelous sounding Martin!
I haven't seen that white on white tuner before.
Do all Pings fit this vintage so well?
Did you find a lot of improvement between the old and new friction tuners?
And if so, I wonder if they'd fit my 60's Martin?

lakesideglenn
03-12-2019, 01:53 PM
They all sound great but I got to say I think I like the Favilla the best. Good luck with the sale if I was in the market I would jump on this.
Cheers!

Ukecaster
03-12-2019, 01:58 PM
Marvelous sounding Martin!
I haven't seen that white on white tuner before.
Do all Pings fit this vintage so well?
Did you find a lot of improvement between the old and new friction tuners?
And if so, I wonder if they'd fit my 60's Martin?

My understanding is that the Pings will fit all vintage Martin sops, with no mods. These ukes typically have very small holes for the tuner posts. Even modern Grovers, as used on modern Martins, won't fit without widening the holes. IMO, the Pings work way better, much smoother than the original tulip tuners.

Ukecaster
03-12-2019, 02:30 PM
ooooh pretty! Have you got a pic of the headstock?

Pic of the headstock

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Swamp Yankee
03-13-2019, 01:47 AM
Thanks John... nice uke! :drool:

Ernie
03-13-2019, 08:13 AM
Sopranos don't get any better than these!

ukeinfused
03-13-2019, 01:22 PM
My understanding is that the Pings will fit all vintage Martin sops, with no mods. These ukes typically have very small holes for the tuner posts. Even modern Grovers, as used on modern Martins, won't fit without widening the holes. IMO, the Pings work way better, much smoother than the original tulip tuners.

Thx much, John. I'll bump yer post for your thoughtful reply. 😊

Swamp Yankee
03-13-2019, 01:41 PM
FWIW my Kolohe has had those same Ping tuners on it since new, 2005. They have always worked flawlessly.

Ukecaster
03-13-2019, 02:19 PM
Thanks folks, for keeping hope alive! :D

BTW, according to the Walsh & King book, the Keystone (tulip) tuners and T-frets date this to between 1947 and 1956.

Ukecaster
03-13-2019, 03:03 PM
Sale pending

Ukecaster
03-13-2019, 03:18 PM
This beauty is now sold. Thanks UU!