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mandrew
03-04-2011, 12:12 PM
I really enjoy Ohta-sans vids on Youtube, and I wonder about the older uke that he usually plays. It looks a bit small for a concert, but has the extended frets on the fingerboard. Is that instrument a soprano, super-soprano, or a concert?

JT_Ukes
03-04-2011, 12:14 PM
he plays a Loproinzi http://www.augustinoloprinzi.com/prod03.htm

mandrew
03-04-2011, 12:19 PM
I know that he does now, but not in the past. The ones on Youe tue are very dark with a white binding. I believe that Kamaka used to build for him, but not sure. The body on these looks too small for a concert.

JT_Ukes
03-04-2011, 12:21 PM
I know that he does now, but not in the past. The ones on Youe tue are very dark with a white binding. I believe that Kamaka used to build for him, but not sure. The body on these looks too small for a concert.

dunno, if you link to the pics/videos, perhaps someone can tell you more.

janeray1940
03-04-2011, 12:29 PM
This one? http://www.flickr.com/photos/tdlcfoto/4807870221

I thought it was a vintage Martin, but I'm not certain.

PedalFreak
03-04-2011, 12:50 PM
This one? http://www.flickr.com/photos/tdlcfoto/4807870221

I thought it was a vintage Martin, but I'm not certain.

Yeah, that looks like a Martin Concert

Torao
03-04-2011, 12:52 PM
http://puapua-ukulolo.blogspot.com/2009/07/ohta-sans-black-martin-3m-standard.html

hmgberg
03-04-2011, 05:09 PM
Yes, the one you see so often in the videos is a Martin Style 3 soprano. It is not the same instrument as the black one pictured in Torao's post, but the same model, from about the same period.

mm stan
03-04-2011, 05:20 PM
I've always seen him with vintage Martins...

Steiner
03-04-2011, 06:08 PM
I think he played a Sonny D ukulele too.

Chris Tarman
03-04-2011, 07:13 PM
The one I've usually seen him playing in pictures is a Martin Style 3 soprano, in really beat-up shape. He's clearly played the heck out of it. He also has a Style 3 that's been refinished in black. I suppose it MIGHT be the same uke, in "before and after" versions.