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PedalFreak
02-16-2012, 08:56 AM
My shop just got the 2 new Koa ukuleles in stock. The C1K & T1K

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/426305_382569195101812_188699481155452_1457702_116 361429_n.jpg

These are great sounding ukes! All Solid Koa, Mahogany necks, and include a gigbag. I don't really care for the strings on them, they seem to be very bright. Going to restring one of them and see what it does for the sound.

tattwo
02-16-2012, 09:17 AM
Are they American made?....oops just looked them up. I answered my own question

Paul December
02-16-2012, 09:43 AM
Price?
Sizes?

PedalFreak
02-16-2012, 09:58 AM
They come in a Tenor and Concert size.

Tenor - $499
Concert - $469

Great price for an all solid Koa uke, especially made by Martin.

guitharsis
02-16-2012, 10:49 AM
Really nice looking ukes. The price for an all koa uke made by Martin is suprisingly reasonable.

Mopey
02-16-2012, 10:51 AM
Hi pedal freak, you sure in those prices? Elderly has the tenor,concert and soprano in koa and all are over a 1000 dollars.

Drew Bear
02-16-2012, 11:07 AM
Hi pedal freak, you sure in those prices? Elderly has the tenor,concert and soprano in koa and all are over a 1000 dollars.
Elderly also has the T1K for $499, which is super-competitive! Big Island, Mele & Kelii will have stiff competition this year.
http://www.elderly.com/new_instruments/names/martin-t1k-tenor-ukulele-and-gigbag--T1KUKE.htm

Tenor size body of all solid Hawaiian koa, inlaid rosette (black/white/black). Morado fretboard, 17" scale length, 1-11/32" nut width, white position dots, Morado bridge, Tusq nut & saddle, guitar-style open-gear tuners with white buttons, Martin decal on peghead. Satin finish, Martin M620 strings, padded gigbag. Made in Martin's dedicated factory in Mexico.
Availability: on order, expected arrival date 04/06/12

specialk13
02-16-2012, 11:19 AM
It's a bummer they're made in Mexico, I would much rather spend my money on an American made uke. I'm guessing I'd have to spend more money for the USA made ones?

Mopey
02-16-2012, 11:23 AM
Ok,I see now! 2k's American made and 1k's Mexican made? Will be interested in seeing the reports on the 1k soprano. Thanks for the heads up.

Gmoney
02-16-2012, 11:25 AM
So where exactly IS your shop??

zac987
02-16-2012, 11:33 AM
It's a bummer they're made in Mexico, I would much rather spend my money on an American made uke. I'm guessing I'd have to spend more money for the USA made ones?

No one would buy the Mexican-made ones if the American-made ones were cheaper...

PedalFreak
02-16-2012, 12:57 PM
It's a bummer they're made in Mexico, I would much rather spend my money on an American made uke. I'm guessing I'd have to spend more money for the USA made ones?

Great thing with these is you are supporting a USA company, who provides many jobs in the USA :)


So where exactly IS your shop??

We are in Rockford, IL www.randeesmusic.com & www.facebook.com/RandeesMusicCenter I'm working on making our shop THE spot for ukuleles in the Midwest :) 2012 is going to be big for what we have coming with ukes and new uke brands :D

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02-16-2012, 01:06 PM
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