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jbm
02-20-2012, 02:26 PM
Here are some random ukulele sightings at the Martin Guitar factory. They mix the ukes right in with the guitar production. Also a shot of me playing a soprano made in the Mexican factory.

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Plainsong
02-20-2012, 03:25 PM
So dumb question, is that the factory in Mexico? How were conditions there?

Tigeralum2001
02-20-2012, 03:47 PM
What model(s) were the ukes? Did you learn anything interesting?

uke552
02-20-2012, 04:07 PM
Is that Martin bottled water in the last photo? :drool:

Thanks for sharing!

BigSkyUkuleleGirl
02-20-2012, 05:23 PM
Yes, very cool, I was at the factory last week and noticed the ukes.

zac987
02-20-2012, 07:37 PM
So dumb question, is that the factory in Mexico? How were conditions there?

Considering OP is from New Jersey, I'm assuming this is the Nazareth factory and not the Mexico factory.

austin1
02-20-2012, 11:35 PM
I have been to the Nazareth factory! When I was there they were working on a really neat uke with a super intense samurai inlay. I didn't get any pictures, but Martin does not mess around when it comes to inlays.

Plainsong
02-21-2012, 12:27 AM
Considering OP is from New Jersey, I'm assuming this is the Nazareth factory and not the Mexico factory.

People do travel, I was just curious.

smellofstrings
02-21-2012, 12:49 AM
Wish I could pay a visit to there too :iwant:

jbm
02-21-2012, 12:59 AM
So dumb question, is that the factory in Mexico? How were conditions there?

It's the Nazareth PA factory. The uke I was playing was the only one available to the public and was the solid mahogany soprano made at the Martin factory in Mexico.

jbm
02-21-2012, 01:00 AM
Is that Martin bottled water in the last photo? :drool:

Thanks for sharing!

Yeah, they pretty much have Martin everything there. :o

jbm
02-21-2012, 01:03 AM
What model(s) were the ukes? Did you learn anything interesting?


Couldn't tell what models they were but I didn't see any koa. The interesting thing to me was that they have no special section/employees/equipment for ukulele production. They just send them through with the guitars.