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Gmoney
08-14-2010, 02:08 PM
Saw this Martin that surely is just about as sadly abused as any I've seen. Almost made me want to buy it & give it decent burial.

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-MARTIN-TYPE-II-UKULELE-PROJECT-PARTS-NO-RESV-/170527082340?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0

mailman
08-14-2010, 03:26 PM
String it up and play that bad boy! May be about the only Martin I could ever afford....

mm stan
08-14-2010, 04:43 PM
Aloha Gmoney,
Thanks for sharing, Actually it a style 3 with the skunk strip going up the fret board.
Also this one was abused and if was in better condition would be worth alot I think ,
because it's a style 3 and with that sticker in the back..says it was sold at the bergstrom
music store before statehood in honolulu, hawaii....maybe way before...too bad, looks like it was left out in
the rain or something, what a waste...but I think it can be brought back to life and will
cost alot of moolah to do so.....MM Stan...
Was sold during the Territory of Hawaii days...

Teek
08-14-2010, 07:32 PM
I love the eBay drop down menu choice the seller picked for condition "The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear ". That uke still has heart or it wouldn't have managed to get itself dug up from lord knows where and it looks determined that it will find its way into loving hands. ;)

mm stan
08-14-2010, 09:01 PM
I love the eBay drop down menu choice the seller picked for condition "The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear ". That uke still has heart or it wouldn't have managed to get itself dug up from lord knows where and it looks determined that it will find its way into loving hands. ;)

Yup saw that too, thought it was hilarious..he he...it's on the other side of the island from me...I'm thinkin whoever's selling this doesn't know much about ukuleles
couldn't tell between a style 2 and 3.. it'll cost alot but I think it's salvagable as a keeper... no money to made on this one...any ukulele lovers out there up for the challenge????

Uncle-Taco
08-15-2010, 04:03 AM
Definitely been rode hard and put away wet, ain't it?
I'd love to fix it up, though. Tempting challenge!

jehicks87
08-15-2010, 07:37 AM
wow, its up to $113 right now. Wouldn't have thought it.

TCK
08-15-2010, 08:56 AM
Poor thing looks like a dog buried it-

jacothedog
08-15-2010, 01:02 PM
.... so I guess it would be a stretch to say this uke has accumulated a lot of "character"

Skitzic
08-15-2010, 05:48 PM
Aw I think it could be saved. If I didn't already have a lifeless project in the works I'd jump on it.

bazmaz
08-15-2010, 11:46 PM
Not sure I'd try and fix it - I'd play the bad boy like it is - talk about character!

P-co
08-16-2010, 04:54 AM
Not sure I'd try and fix it - I'd play the bad boy like it is - talk about character!

Yeah it reminds me of the guitar played by Seasick Steve.

bazmaz
08-16-2010, 12:28 PM
bang on P-co - just what I was trying to remember!

Gmoney
08-18-2010, 03:17 PM
Can't belive it! This thing is gonna go over $400! Its at $391.50 right now.

VINTAGE MARTIN TYPE II UKULELE PROJECT OR PARTS NO RESV (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170527082340)

mm stan
08-19-2010, 02:15 AM
Can't belive it! This thing is gonna go over $400! Its at $391.50 right now.

VINTAGE MARTIN TYPE II UKULELE PROJECT OR PARTS NO RESV (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170527082340)


I still can't believe it sold for over $400.00....seller must have been jumpin for joy!!!
I guess we can see our vintage ukuleles value on the upswing.....Hold on to them, in the near future prices may skyrocket, when the economy improves..
and not be affordable anymore....not that they are already....he he MM Stan..

Chris Tarman
08-19-2010, 06:12 AM
I'm actually not surprised. I am pretty sure that could be fixed up (and apparently so were all the bidders). It might cost a lot, but a Style 3 is a Style 3. It will never be worth top dollar, but someone is going to have a really rare uke for probably less than half what a Style 3 normally goes for, and if they take before and after pics, they're going to have a hell of a story!