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gaspar
01-21-2012, 01:34 PM
Hi there ukers!
I recently boughty what i believed is a martin style 3.
The seller didnt know much about the uke but he say that it was a vintange style 3 uke (3M is my guess) but also he say that It doesn't have any stamp inside sound hole.

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It will take 3 weeks to arrive to my home in BA, Argentina. Then i will post some better pics.

I paid $600 for it but it has a hairline crack on top. If this is an original martin 3M i think i paid almost nothing for it. If this is not a martin, i think it looks awesome anyway!

ghardy
01-21-2012, 01:47 PM
I've seen style 0's go for more than that. You're a lucky guy

hmgberg
01-21-2012, 01:55 PM
I sure looks like a 1940s Martin 3M. Crack or not, you got an unbelievable deal. I'm not sure, but it seems the bridge may have been replaced. As to the lack of a stamp, could be that the back was replaced as well. It should still sound fantastic and play like a dream. Congratulations!

Chris Tarman
01-21-2012, 04:43 PM
I saw that auction too, but didn't look at it too closely until now. Yes. Even with the crack, you got a great deal. I paid over twice that much for mine, although mine's a bit older and doesn't have a crack. The crack can be repaired, and you'll have a wonderful ukulele. I love my Style 3!

hmgberg
01-21-2012, 08:58 PM
I paid a lot more for mine than the two of you together paid for yours. I wish I had paid less for mine, but I don't regret buying it for a second. It's a phenomenal ukulele.

gaspar
01-22-2012, 04:43 PM
thanks everyoneee! im very excited with this :)

Ill post better photos when the uke arrives!

mm stan
01-22-2012, 06:04 PM
sounds like a great deal..wow congratulations...your pictures do not open up for me when I click on them..