View Full Version : Looking for a Birth Year 'Ukulele...1968

01-16-2011, 08:10 AM
What's available that can be nailed down to 1968? I'd like a quality instrument that I can play rather than a novelty 'uke. It appears Martin still made the Model 0 and 3 in '68. Did the Hawaiin makers have a serialization system that can be used for dating? Many makers, including Martin didn't use serialization for a number of years on their 'ukuleles so accurate dating is nearly impossible on many.

Any direction would be appreciated.

01-16-2011, 08:15 AM
Have you asked the expert on Flea Market Music yet? They must call him "Frets" for a reason?

Good luck and hope all is well with you.

01-16-2011, 09:36 AM
Hi Kevin:

Only problem with a Martin is that you will have a hard time pinning it down to exactly 1968. In fact, I think you'll have a hard time with many ukes dating with that precision.