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Chris Tarman
09-18-2010, 03:39 PM
I was watching this and secretly hoping that it would go un-noticed so I could grab it for a song, but no such luck, lol. Still, for what it is, I think that was a really good price for someone (lucky sod!), but too rich for my blood!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370432073314&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_2042wt_1026

warndt
09-18-2010, 04:06 PM
C'mon...Did you really think that Martin 3k in the title would go un-noticed?

mailman
09-18-2010, 04:08 PM
I know the Martin koa ukes are like the Holy Grail, but I still prefer the mahogany. I think most folks would choose the style 3 if they could, but I'd prefer a style 1. I never claimed to be normal....

olgoat52
09-18-2010, 04:18 PM
I didn't know Martin made Koa ones. Have to look that one up again. Still, that's a lot of coin..

Chris Tarman
09-18-2010, 05:19 PM
They made Koa versions of Styles 1-3, and I think ONLY a Koa Style 5 (as far as I know there was no mahogany version). The Style 0 only came in mahogany. Considering that the mahogany Style 3s from the '30s seem to regularly sell for close to 3 grand, $2500 for the much more desirable 3K is a decent price. Yes, it's a lot of money, but there can't be very many '30s Style 3Ks in that kind of condition floating around.

Chris Tarman
09-18-2010, 05:20 PM
C'mon...Did you really think that Martin 3k in the title would go un-noticed?

No. But that doesn't mean I didn't HOPE it would!

mm stan
09-18-2010, 05:33 PM
Aloha Chris,
Ebay has an 1K Martin twenties for $650.00 really nice one..

strumsilly
09-19-2010, 04:44 AM
shhhhh, don't tell anyone, thinking of bidding

Chris Tarman
09-19-2010, 05:27 PM
That's an interesting one too.

Ingrate
09-20-2010, 05:27 AM
I was watching this and secretly hoping that it would go un-noticed so I could grab it for a song, but no such luck, lol. Still, for what it is, I think that was a really good price for someone (lucky sod!), but too rich for my blood!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370432073314&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_2042wt_1026

If, by "lucky sod", you mean "sucker", then right you are!

Chris Tarman
09-20-2010, 05:56 AM
If, by "lucky sod", you mean "sucker", then right you are!

Not if you're into old Martins.

c.b.fiddler
11-02-2010, 05:41 AM
I guess I'm a "lucky sucker" too then! (I got mine for free.)


http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa23/burndrettc/Martin%20Uke/Martin3K.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa23/burndrettc/Martin%20Uke/Martin3KBack.jpg

Hippie Dribble
11-02-2010, 05:46 AM
hey c.b.

how so did you get yours free...that is a gobsmacker :drool:

Chris Tarman
11-02-2010, 11:54 AM
I guess I'm a "lucky sucker" too then! (I got mine for free.)


http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa23/burndrettc/Martin%20Uke/Martin3K.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa23/burndrettc/Martin%20Uke/Martin3KBack.jpg

Very nice! There's a guy here in my town who owns, but does not play, a Style 3M. I am hoping he'll sell it to me eventually.

hmgberg
11-02-2010, 12:11 PM
That's a beautiful 3K, c.b. So, I was talking to someone who told me this story: His friend's father, who does not play (the friend does) was out at garage sales. He happened upon an ukulele. The "woman" was asking $3.00 for it; the father was able to talk her down to $2.00 and bought it. The father brought the ukulele home and showed it to his son. It was a Martin 3K. $2.00 is not free, but it's awfully close. No garage sales here today...as if.

SuzukHammer
11-02-2010, 03:02 PM
If only I had been more studious when they were teaching the jedi mind trick.

hmgberg
11-02-2010, 08:21 PM
Does that work in real life?

Ukuleleblues
11-03-2010, 12:31 AM
It must have a fantastic sound for that price.....

joeybug
11-03-2010, 05:25 AM
Wow :drool: Looks good :D

The_Oddness_of_It_All
11-03-2010, 05:36 AM
There's also a Collings UC1 ON eBay for, when I checked last, $610.

SuzukHammer
11-03-2010, 01:49 PM
Does that work in real life?

Where I live, the jedi mind trick is very effective.

Not only that; but, my HR rep tried to use it several times on me.

As far as ukuleles go, I'd love to get a wonderful uke by garage sale or jedi mind trick.

mm stan
11-03-2010, 02:48 PM
Man drooling with Aww!!!I can get no luck like that...sheesh.....MM Stan

c.b.fiddler
11-04-2010, 06:27 AM
Thanks everyone,

I posted a while back. This 3k belonged to my great-grandfather. My father gave it to me for my birthday a couple years ago. It's mid-late 1920's 3k in beautiful condition without any cracks or repairs. It sounds amazing as well. Here's a few more pics:

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa23/burndrettc/Martin%20Uke/IMG_3136.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa23/burndrettc/Martin%20Uke/IMG_3134.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa23/burndrettc/Martin%20Uke/IMG_3137.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa23/burndrettc/Martin%20Uke/IMG_3144.jpg

Mopey
11-04-2010, 06:47 AM
They made Koa versions of Styles 1-3, and I think ONLY a Koa Style 5 (as far as I know there was no mahogany version). The Style 0 only came in mahogany. Considering that the mahogany Style 3s from the '30s seem to regularly sell for close to 3 grand, $2500 for the much more desirable 3K is a decent price. Yes, it's a lot of money, but there can't be very many '30s Style 3Ks in that kind of condition floating around.

Martin did actually make a style 5 mahogany uke. It was called the Daisy and was a limited production run of 1! back in the day. It was re-issued with the 5k but not sure if it still in production.