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mailman
11-24-2009, 03:02 PM
I guess I'm just ignorant. Or maybe still too much of a noob. Some things just sneak up and smack me in the back of the head and yell, "SURPRISE"!!

I had absolutely no idea, until two or three days ago, that vintage Martins were made in concert size, as well as the sopranos and tenors that I had already seen. I don't know why I find this to be so surprizing, but I do. I have never seen mention before of vintage concerts of any make.

I know that vintage Martin sopranos have a stellar reputation as terrific players. But soprano is not my preferred size, due to my large hands. Now I've discovered Martin concerts! Available as style 0, 1, 2, 3 or 5....and in either solid mahogany or solid koa!

Oh, my. Oh, dear me. This can't be good for my UAS. Actually, this may not be good for my marriage.... :drool:

UKISOCIETY
11-24-2009, 03:07 PM
I guess I'm just ignorant. Or maybe still too much of a noob. Some things just sneak up and smack me in the back of the head and yell, "SURPRISE"!!

I had absolutely no idea, until two or three days ago, that vintage Martins were made in concert size, as well as the sopranos and tenors that I had already seen. I don't know why I find this to be so surprizing, but I do. I have never seen mention before of vintage concerts of any make.

I know that vintage Martin sopranos have a stellar reputation as terrific players. But soprano is not my preferred size, due to my large hands. Now I've discovered Martin concerts! Available as style 0, 1, 2, 3 or 5....and in either solid mahogany or solid koa!

Oh, my. Oh, dear me. This can't be good for my UAS. Actually, this may not be good for my marriage.... :drool:

Yup. I'd love a concert AND a vintage Martin tiple! :drool:

mailman
11-24-2009, 03:11 PM
Couldn't believe it when I saw not 1, but 2 vintage Martin concerts for sale on eBay this week. They may even still be listed....

RyanMFT
11-24-2009, 05:13 PM
I thought I read somewhere that Martin made concerts in style 1 only. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I am far from knowledgeable about this. My friend has a vintage Martin concert that was his father's. He doesn't play it because he likes new....not vintage ukes!!!

ukecantdothat
11-24-2009, 08:18 PM
Oh, hell yeah (UAS). Mmmmmmmartin concert (UAS). I don't know about the koas (UAS:drool:), but the mahoganies (UAS) are unbelievable (UAS), and I didn't even say "UAS" (UAS).