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UKISOCIETY
06-13-2008, 03:48 AM
FOLKS: This Martin is still up for sale! NOW WITH A NEW PRICE!!! Grab it while you can!


You may know that we're adopting. We hope to have a little boy from Russia by Wintertime. So I've got to make room in my closet for our new family member's clothes! Therefore, I'm selling some great ukuleles, a couple which I never thought I'd part with.

But things change. We need the space. And the money!:eek:

Here is info on the Martin:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2185/2511758922_54d8d764b9_o.jpg

1990's Martin S-O, with hardshell case:
For years it's been my favorite ukulele. But when deciding which ukes to keep, I couldn't get rid of the ones made by individual luthiers. This uke has a great sound to it. - It has a cool-sounding "crunch" when it strums (if you know what I'm talking about). It had a small split in the back which was repaired with Mahogany braces (as seen in the photos). This happened because Martin does not make braces that span the entire back! With this repair, it is actually a better instrument than before.
I also had inlay dots put in above the bridge (see photos), by Tom Guy of Bluegrass Ukuleles. The pearl dots look great and make this a unique Martin!
Here's a video comparing the Martin with my other sopranos. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLGs4-FAwjY)
Here are videos of the Martin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxoKMDNfx3A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZjSgNFQh4c
Other photos:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3171/2575605988_bbbc8c6b4d_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2575604184_008781f70b_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/2575603074_52559a69dd_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3059/2575602008_384230794f_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2574775331_109850ed93_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2575600138_75fda1bf24_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2575599048_d587f323df_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3006/2574772655_5a55e7ed79_b.jpg

What I paid, including customizing: $420 (w/ case)
Asking price: $250 firm plus shipping
Money order or cashier's check. For Paypal, add $10 bucks.

More ukes coming up!
Thank you for looking!

grappler
06-13-2008, 10:32 PM
Has anyone bought this one yet???

UKISOCIETY
06-14-2008, 03:21 AM
Has anyone bought this one yet???

Nope. I haven't heard from anyone.:confused:

redsedge
06-15-2008, 01:48 AM
It's half price! If I hadn't just spent 400 ($800) on wretched ukuleles, I'd snap this up. Can't believe no-one's bought it yet.

UKISOCIETY
06-15-2008, 02:48 AM
It's half price! If I hadn't just spent 400 ($800) on wretched ukuleles, I'd snap this up. Can't believe no-one's bought it yet.

It would be half price if it was a pre-1970's Martin. This one is Mexico-made and retails for $300. With the added bracing and inlays, plus being truly the best sounding new-era Martin I've ever heard, I priced it accordingly.

UKISOCIETY
06-15-2008, 03:39 PM
This one's still available! Get it while the gettin's good! :)

Russell62
06-15-2008, 04:11 PM
Hi - is the Harmony in the youtube comparison video for sale? I love the way it sounds!
Russ

RON<>VA
06-15-2008, 04:32 PM
[quote=UKISOCIETY;37832]You may know that we're adopting. We hope to have a little boy from Russia by Wintertime. So I've got to make room in my closet for our new family member's clothes! Therefore, I'm selling some great ukuleles, a couple which I never thought I'd part with.

But things change. We need the space. And the money!:eek:

Alan: Great to hear about your adoption of a little boy from Russia. I had the privilege of traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia almost 2 years ago. I went with a Barbershop Chorus here in Richmond. One of our highlights was visiting an orphanage just outside of the city. The kids were so welcoming and happy to see us. The very best to your expanding family!

-Ron

redsedge
06-15-2008, 09:28 PM
Try selling it to the UK. These cost 300 here new, so $300 is practically half-price. You people are so lucky - buying a uke from the states is like everything's in a half-price sale. ($ for ))

UKISOCIETY
06-16-2008, 12:29 AM
Hi - is the Harmony in the youtube comparison video for sale? I love the way it sounds!
Russ

I'm holding on to that one for a little while longer. Further research tells me it's from the 1920's or 30's. I'm going to try out different brands of strings on it to fully explore its sound.

UKISOCIETY
06-16-2008, 12:30 AM
Try selling it to the UK. These cost 300 here new, so $300 is practically half-price. You people are so lucky - buying a uke from the states is like everything's in a half-price sale. ($ for ))

I wish I was paid in pounds! :)

UKISOCIETY
06-16-2008, 08:34 AM
Alan: Great to hear about your adoption of a little boy from Russia. I had the privilege of traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia almost 2 years ago. I went with a Barbershop Chorus here in Richmond. One of our highlights was visiting an orphanage just outside of the city. The kids were so welcoming and happy to see us. The very best to your expanding family!

-Ron

Thank you, Ron. I once partied with the Yale Men's Russian Chorus. Yes, there was vodka present!:cool:

SinisterDom
06-18-2008, 12:58 PM
Man, I'd love to have that thing, if only I had more money :(

UKISOCIETY
08-25-2008, 12:21 AM
I thought I'd repost the whole thing for you all to see.



FOLKS: This Martin is still up for sale! Grab it while you can!


You may know that we're adopting. We hope to have a little boy from Russia by Wintertime. So I've got to make room in my closet for our new family member's clothes! Therefore, I'm selling some great ukuleles, a couple which I never thought I'd part with.

But things change. We need the space. And the money!:eek:

Here is info on the Martin:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2185/2511758922_54d8d764b9_o.jpg

1990's Martin S-O, with hardshell case:
For years it's been my favorite ukulele. But when deciding which ukes to keep, I couldn't get rid of the ones made by individual luthiers. This uke has a great sound to it. - It has a cool-sounding "crunch" when it strums (if you know what I'm talking about). It had a small split in the back which was repaired with Mahogany braces (as seen in the photos). This happened because Martin does not make braces that span the entire back! With this repair, it is actually a better instrument than before.
I also had inlay dots put in above the bridge (see photos), by Tom Guy of Bluegrass Ukuleles. The pearl dots look great and make this a unique Martin!
Here's a video comparing the Martin with my other sopranos. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLGs4-FAwjY)
Here are videos of the Martin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxoKMDNfx3A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZjSgNFQh4c
Other photos:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3171/2575605988_bbbc8c6b4d_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2575604184_008781f70b_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/2575603074_52559a69dd_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3059/2575602008_384230794f_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2574775331_109850ed93_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2575600138_75fda1bf24_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2575599048_d587f323df_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3006/2574772655_5a55e7ed79_b.jpg

What I paid, including customizing: $420 (w/ case)
Asking price: $300 firm plus $20 shipping
Money order or cashier's check. For Paypal, add $10 bucks.

More ukes coming up!
Thank you for looking!

UKISOCIETY
01-05-2009, 01:33 PM
NEW PRICE: 250!!

I'm selling this so I can help hoosierhiver out a bit by buying one of HIS ukes at Mainland Ukuleles.


FOLKS: This Martin is still up for sale! NOW WITH A NEW PRICE!!! Grab it while you can!


You may know that we're adopting. We hope to have a little boy from Russia by Wintertime. So I've got to make room in my closet for our new family member's clothes! Therefore, I'm selling some great ukuleles, a couple which I never thought I'd part with.

But things change. We need the space. And the money!:eek:

Here is info on the Martin:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2185/2511758922_54d8d764b9_o.jpg

1990's Martin S-O, with hardshell case:
For years it's been my favorite ukulele. But when deciding which ukes to keep, I couldn't get rid of the ones made by individual luthiers. This uke has a great sound to it. - It has a cool-sounding "crunch" when it strums (if you know what I'm talking about). It had a small split in the back which was repaired with Mahogany braces (as seen in the photos). This happened because Martin does not make braces that span the entire back! With this repair, it is actually a better instrument than before.
I also had inlay dots put in above the bridge (see photos), by Tom Guy of Bluegrass Ukuleles. The pearl dots look great and make this a unique Martin!
Here's a video comparing the Martin with my other sopranos. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLGs4-FAwjY)
Here are videos of the Martin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxoKMDNfx3A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZjSgNFQh4c
Other photos:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3171/2575605988_bbbc8c6b4d_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2575604184_008781f70b_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/2575603074_52559a69dd_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3059/2575602008_384230794f_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2574775331_109850ed93_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2575600138_75fda1bf24_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2575599048_d587f323df_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3006/2574772655_5a55e7ed79_b.jpg

What I paid, including customizing: $420 (w/ case)
Asking price: $250 firm plus shipping
Money order or cashier's check. For Paypal, add $10 bucks.

More ukes coming up!
Thank you for looking!

SinisterDom
01-05-2009, 01:53 PM
Why did I have to buy that new guitar....:(

Nurdaben
01-05-2009, 02:09 PM
wow i thought ya sold this. unfortunatly like most others im down to 37 bucks in my paypal =P due to the holidays hehe.
good luck hope ya sell it soon though

petah
01-06-2009, 03:32 PM
well IF DHL Poops the bed and Destroys my custom Brueko which I ordered 2 weeks ago... and I get my claim money... then I'll take this ... just don't ship it DHL.

thejumpingflea
01-06-2009, 04:28 PM
NEW PRICE: 250!!

I'm selling this so I can help hoosierhiver out a bit by buying one of HIS ukes at Mainland Ukuleles.

Dang, I like the look of this.

Where are the MOP Inlays?