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guitharsis
06-03-2013, 12:21 AM
Five vintage Martins on sale for Jazz Fest at Bernunzio's
www.bernunzio.com

This week Martin Style 3M ("Time Capsule" uke) on sale at Bernunzio's $3500 marked down to $2000 Newsletter price M3SM

Great deal for a vintage Martin collector! (NFI)

coolkayaker1
06-03-2013, 02:44 AM
I've never see a lower price for a vintage Martin 3M in that pristine a condition

mm stan
06-03-2013, 02:49 AM
Five vintage Martins on sale for Jazz Fest at Bernunzio's
www.bernunzio.com

Must have sold the rest only see two martin guitars...I just saw the thread...sheesh

Pukulele Pete
06-03-2013, 02:53 AM
Must have sold the rest only see two martin guitars...I just saw the thread...sheesh
They are still there , you must be looking in the wrong place. Woo Hoo Hoo !

Chris Tarman
06-03-2013, 05:21 AM
I've never see a lower price for a vintage Martin 3M in that pristine a condition

My Style 3 is hardly pristine, but that price sure makes me feel good about what I paid for mine! Mine was $1000 less.

mm stan
06-03-2013, 06:06 AM
They are still there , you must be looking in the wrong place. Woo Hoo Hoo !

Okay Pete thank you I found it...was 3500...holy moly...they dropped it down a grand and still it is high to me...shoots.. I remember a four or 5 years ago they were only like 700.00
I should have invested it them back then....I mean at 3500, that is 5X increase in value wow wow wow I was never a savvy investor... :)

gaspar
06-03-2013, 09:25 AM
Thanks to this thread I just bought this Martin 1k :)

http://i40.tinypic.com/34g51qp.jpg

Texangal
06-03-2013, 09:31 AM
Thanks to this thread I just bought this Martin 1k :)

http://i40.tinypic.com/34g51qp.jpg

It's beautiful. Congrats!

guitharsis
06-03-2013, 09:51 AM
Congrats! I love that one!

RichM
06-03-2013, 10:52 AM
Thanks to this thread I just bought this Martin 1k :)

http://i40.tinypic.com/34g51qp.jpg

I thought this was the real find on the Bernunzio list-- they're pretty rare, it's in great shape, and the price was right. Almost grabbed it myself-- nice snag!

Boston Bill
06-03-2013, 11:07 AM
Not to start an argument here,but although the style 3 does look very nice;
it looks more like a 1950's model than a 1930's.
I'm sure that it sounds great either way (I'm a Martin guy through and through).
Just wanted to give my two cents before anyone puts down cash,do a little research into what a 1930's neck looks like.
I may be dead wrong,but just a heads up.
Bill

evert.tan
06-03-2013, 11:24 AM
I guess it had a side crack repaired.

rpfrogner
06-03-2013, 03:38 PM
I have purchased from Bernunzio's a time or 2 and they are good folks. My old 3M with the Kite on the headstock came from there.

guitharsis
06-06-2013, 10:15 AM
Bernunzio's has been in business for many years. They are honest, reliable and very knowledgeable. I've purchased many instruments there and have sold some on consignment.

Boston Bill
06-06-2013, 11:13 AM
I meant in no way to imply that Burninzio's was being anything but honest.
I did say that I could be wrong. It's just that to me,the fretboard looked more like a 50's than a 30's.
I own 14 Martins,and also enjoy looking at them on the google net,but do not consider myself an expert.
I know that there are no ( well very few),hard and fast rules with dating Martin ukuleles.
I just thought that it might be a good idea to check it out before laying out that kind of coin.
I promise to never try to help again.
Bill

guitharsis
06-06-2013, 11:36 AM
Didn't get the impression you were implying anything. Did think you we're just trying to be helpful. Believe anyone can make an honest mistake, even the experts at Bernunzio's.

Eyeguy
06-06-2013, 01:10 PM
Great sale - unfortunately, not a vintage Martin tenor in the bunch. Would love to have a Guild baritone, but theirs is a bit too high for me based on the condition, particularly the ugly jack in the side.

hmgberg
06-06-2013, 02:44 PM
To me, it appears to be right around 1940: still has the parend, but dots for position markers.



I meant in no way to imply that Burninzio's was being anything but honest.
I did say that I could be wrong. It's just that to me,the fretboard looked more like a 50's than a 30's.
I own 14 Martins,and also enjoy looking at them on the google net,but do not consider myself an expert.
I know that there are no ( well very few),hard and fast rules with dating Martin ukuleles.
I just thought that it might be a good idea to check it out before laying out that kind of coin.
I promise to never try to help again.
Bill

pdxuke
06-07-2013, 07:04 PM
I thought this was the real find on the Bernunzio list-- they're pretty rare, it's in great shape, and the price was right. Almost grabbed it myself-- nice snag!

Congrats. I'll be interested to hear how you like the pegheads on it. It's a beauty.

guitharsis
09-02-2013, 03:46 AM
Martin Style 3M - "Time Capsule" uke on sale at Bernunzio's - $3500 marked down to $2000 Newsletter price M3SM

blue_knight_usa
09-02-2013, 06:28 AM
I've never see a lower price for a vintage Martin 3M in that pristine a condition

I see "repaired crack" listed. That the same one you guys were seeing?

coolkayaker1
09-02-2013, 06:45 AM
I see "repaired crack" listed. That the same one you guys were seeing?

Yes. Every old Martin has a small crack here or there. Mine:
http://coolkayaker1.blogspot.com/2013/09/martin-style-3-approx-1948.html

Per Walsh/King, that fretboard was 1947 to 1955. In 1948 they introduced those tuners to the Martin 3. In 1950 they stopped adding the parend/moustache. So, that is specifically a 1948, 1949 or maybe 1950. I like ukes I can date pretty specifically.

Vintage ukes has looks, appeal, playability, like a new uke. Plus they have one more thing that new ukes don't: appreciation.

If Bernunzio is selling that for $2k (it still says, $3.5k)... someone buy it! It's reassuring to have the backing of a real store.

HBolte
09-02-2013, 07:48 AM
I noticed that too. Tom's new book really helps to nail down the year made.

guitharsis
09-02-2013, 09:15 AM
Yes. Every old Martin has a small crack here or there. Mine:
http://coolkayaker1.blogspot.com/2013/09/martin-style-3-approx-1948.html

Per Walsh/King, that fretboard was 1947 to 1955. In 1948 they introduced those tuners to the Martin 3. In 1950 they stopped adding the parend/moustache. So, that is specifically a 1948, 1949 or maybe 1950. I like ukes I can date pretty specifically.

Vintage ukes has looks, appeal, playability, like a new uke. Plus they have one more thing that new ukes don't: appreciation.

If Bernunzio is selling that for $2k (it still says, $3.5k)... someone buy it! It's reassuring to have the backing of a real store.
Sale price in the newsletter is 2k. Use the M3SM Discount Code to receive this price when ordering.