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Pukulele Pete
05-10-2013, 03:30 AM
I'm really impressed . I just got a pre owned Martin OXK . I've been wanting a uke I can leave on the coffee table , high humidity and low.
My grandchildren can play with it ,spill stuff on it, I can take it camping,hiking, whatever and not have to worry about it. This is my fourth Martin , the other ones I treat like a baby but this one seems almost unbreakable. It has that great Martin neck that I love, side markers,fret markers , it's awesome. Sounds great too. If I had to have only one uke, I think this would be it. It is made of Formica? like material. I even like the looks of the stratabond neck,looks cool. One of the best parts is the way they finished the fret ends, as slick as a snot on a door knob. Great Uke.

kvehe
05-10-2013, 03:58 AM
Agreed, 100%. Guitar note - I bought a black Little Martin a few weeks ago, which is apparently made out of the same HPL with a Stratabond neck. It sounds terrific and everyone loves it.

ukeeku
05-10-2013, 05:37 AM
I loved the one I had in for review a couple years back
http://ukeeku.com/2010/07/06/martin-oxk-full-review/
It even smelled like a martin. I guess in Italy they have ones with a little different pattern for the top with an actual rosette around the sound hole

Pukulele Pete
05-10-2013, 06:12 AM
I loved the one I had in for review a couple years back
http://ukeeku.com/2010/07/06/martin-oxk-full-review/
It even smelled like a martin. I guess in Italy they have ones with a little different pattern for the top with an actual rosette around the sound hole
Why would they be different in Italy ? I don't understand.

coolkayaker1
05-10-2013, 06:20 AM
Why would they be different in Italy ? I don't understand.

Because they can make them more delicately as the Italians don't have snot on the doorknobs.

OldePhart
05-10-2013, 07:48 AM
Because they can make them more delicately as the Italians don't have snot on the doorknobs.

Dangit, Steve, you owe me a keyboard! (I am going to have to stop reading UU while eating lunch...)

JOhn

Pukulele Pete
05-11-2013, 05:32 AM
I'd really like to hear more about these Italian Martin OXK's , or was that the lead in to a bad joke?

Bill Potter
05-11-2013, 08:02 AM
I guess in Italy they have ones with a little different pattern for the top with an actual rosette around the sound hole[/QUOTE]

In New Hampshire we have the ones with the rosette too!

I LOVE my 0XK, (my first "real" uke). I recently went back to the store where I bought it looking for a hard case. After playing everything in the price range (and below) of my Martin, I love it even more. NOTHING else in the same price range was close.

And EVERY Martin owner comments on the smell. I hear, "It even smells like a Martin" from every one! HAH!

Bill Potter

Pukulele Pete
05-11-2013, 08:31 AM
Yes , mine has the rosette , looks like a decal but looks good. I'm suprised how great it sounds when you consider is is made of countertop material. Great Uke.