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Chris Tarman
12-27-2011, 11:44 AM
I made this the day I got the ukulele, but couldn't get it to upload to YouTube until today. Anyway, here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F2pL4Jg1mM&list=UUyYpp3obN14UCJ6-aFektfg&index=1&feature=plcp

hmgberg
12-27-2011, 11:59 AM
I made this the day I got the ukulele, but couldn't get it to upload to YouTube until today. Anyway, here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F2pL4Jg1mM&list=UUyYpp3obN14UCJ6-aFektfg&index=1&feature=plcp

Cleaned up real nice! Awesome instrument! Can't wait to hear more when you get some new strings.

Chris Tarman
12-27-2011, 12:00 PM
I have a set of Worth BMs on the way from Elderly (along with a decent case).

hmgberg
12-27-2011, 12:03 PM
I like Worths on mine, too. I got a rectangular Fremont case case for mine. I like it because it has a larger storage compartment with a lid on which I can easily clip an oasis hygrometer.

Camsuke
12-27-2011, 12:20 PM
A very nice addition to any uke collection, good luck with it, I'm sure it will inspire great things.

mm stan
12-27-2011, 02:19 PM
Wow Chris..yes it did clean up well.. Are you gonna try some M600 on them...my favorite, martin strings...

SuzukHammer
12-27-2011, 03:17 PM
Nice Chris,

Are you going to the Ukulele World congress representing Colorado?

congrats on the purchase. Did you get that Gibson? Did you buy that from Denver Folklore Center?

Chris Tarman
12-27-2011, 03:43 PM
Nice Chris,

Are you going to the Ukulele World congress representing Colorado?

congrats on the purchase. Did you get that Gibson? Did you buy that from Denver Folklore Center?

I doubt that I'll be going to the Ukulele World Congress, since it's the same weekend as my wife's birthday, and not something she'd be likely to want to do... it's also just a month after the big pipe collecting show I go to in Chicago every year. Maybe someday I will make it though. I'd love to go sometime.
Well... I DID get a Gibson, but not the one from the Denver Folklore Center. It's LIKE the one there, though. It's not here yet. I don't know what the heck I was thinking! Pics when it arrives.
The Martin didn't come from the D.F.C. either. Both were eBay things.

Chris Tarman
12-27-2011, 03:46 PM
Wow Chris..yes it did clean up well.. Are you gonna try some M600 on them...my favorite, martin strings...

Stan, I have some Worth Brown Mediums on the way. I have M600s on my other two Martins, and I really like them, but I thought I'd try something different. Strings are cheap though, so I can always switch them later on.

TCK
12-27-2011, 08:12 PM
Beautiful Ukulele Chris! Congratulations! I run Worth BM's on mine and really really love them. Be ready for a bit more percussive response on the bass end (at least from what I can tell from the sound sample).
Here is mine with BM's on it...like I could play the darn thing anyway.
Flamin' Mamie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRNeOFvs6AM&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&index=6&feature=plcp)

SuzukHammer
12-28-2011, 01:08 AM
Can't you ask your wife to change her birthdate? Ann Landers had some recommendations for some guy who wanted to go golfing on their anniversary. Bribery. ANything is negotiable.

garyg
12-28-2011, 03:13 AM
Congrats Chris, the uke cleaned up well and for old strings, sounds pretty good. I haven't tried Worths on my Martins but like Fremont Blacklines as much as Stan likes M600's, which I have tried. I have a set of Worths and will try them on my 50's Gibson soon as well as a 20's Gretsch. And you won that Gibson too. sheesh, thanks for keeping the economic recovery going <g>. Enjoy, my friend. g2

Chris Tarman
12-28-2011, 11:58 AM
Congrats Chris, the uke cleaned up well and for old strings, sounds pretty good. I haven't tried Worths on my Martins but like Fremont Blacklines as much as Stan likes M600's, which I have tried. I have a set of Worths and will try them on my 50's Gibson soon as well as a 20's Gretsch. And you won that Gibson too. sheesh, thanks for keeping the economic recovery going <g>. Enjoy, my friend. g2

Yeah, the Gibson was kind of a last minute "Hey, NO one has bid on this thing!" deal, and I'm not sure what I was thinking... but I played a different Gibson U3 in Denver in September and absolutely LOVED it. This one was exactly half the price of that one. So how could I NOT buy it???

mm stan
12-28-2011, 07:59 PM
Yeah, the Gibson was kind of a last minute "Hey, NO one has bid on this thing!" deal, and I'm not sure what I was thinking... but I played a different Gibson U3 in Denver in September and absolutely LOVED it. This one was exactly half the price of that one. So how could I NOT buy it???
Aloha Chris,
So is that your excuse to T? hee hee

808boy
12-28-2011, 08:43 PM
Aloha Chris,
Beautiful uke, congrats.............................BO........... ...........

RuckMonkey
12-28-2011, 09:03 PM
Lovely uke! Congrats on getting your dream uke!

Also, as a completely off topic aside, your pipe collection has me quite green with envy. It is just visible over your right shoulder and it is quite impressive. Nice!

Shakespeare
12-29-2011, 12:23 AM
Can I ask how much you paid for it. I know vintage Martin 5ks are some of the most desireable/expensive ukes around but don't know much about these 3k ones. Cracking looking and sounding uke by the way.

Chris Tarman
12-29-2011, 12:06 PM
Can I ask how much you paid for it. I know vintage Martin 5ks are some of the most desireable/expensive ukes around but don't know much about these 3k ones. Cracking looking and sounding uke by the way.

I got it for $1500, which is a lot, but less than I've seen them sell for. Elderly Instruments had two a couple of years ago that sold for just under $3000 each if I remember correctly. They MIGHT have been 3Ks, but I am pretty sure they were the mahogany version like this one.

Chris Tarman
12-29-2011, 12:09 PM
Lovely uke! Congrats on getting your dream uke!

Also, as a completely off topic aside, your pipe collection has me quite green with envy. It is just visible over your right shoulder and it is quite impressive. Nice!

Thank you for noticing the pipes. Only PART of the collection is visible. I think I have a little over 500, but I haven't actually counted them in ages. I'll be listing a few on eBay in the upcoming months to help pay for this Martin! I've been collecting pipes for about 25 years, but now I do most of my pipe buying at the big pipe collecting show in Chicago (Saint Charles, actually) every May.
I just looked at the video again, and you can actually only see a TINY portion of the pipe collection!

RuckMonkey
12-29-2011, 02:26 PM
Thank you for noticing the pipes. Only PART of the collection is visible. I think I have a little over 500, but I haven't actually counted them in ages. I'll be listing a few on eBay in the upcoming months to help pay for this Martin! I've been collecting pipes for about 25 years, but now I do most of my pipe buying at the big pipe collecting show in Chicago (Saint Charles, actually) every May.
I just looked at the video again, and you can actually only see a TINY portion of the pipe collection!
That is fantastic! I do ask that you shoot me a pm before you put them up on evilbay! My friend and I are very into pipes, he moreso than I, so, let me know please and thanks!

Chris Tarman
12-29-2011, 04:00 PM
That is fantastic! I do ask that you shoot me a pm before you put them up on evilbay! My friend and I are very into pipes, he moreso than I, so, let me know please and thanks!
I will try to remember that. It will probably be a month or two before I start listing them. I want to give everyone time to recover from Christmas, but not put them on too close to the pipe show in May. I'm thinking February would be good.

Jnobianchi
12-29-2011, 06:26 PM
Wow, Chris. That's a beauty, and the holy grail of Martins for me (not as big a fan of the 3K as much as the 3). Just awesome!! :)

Chris Tarman
12-31-2011, 01:37 AM
Well, the Style 3 is now strung with Worth Brown Mediums. I think it sounds MUCH better. I'll do another video soon.