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sbpark
09-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Update: Ukulele is SOLD!

This is a really sweet uke, but I really don't play it enough to justify keeping it around, and would be just as happy playing an Ohana (blasphemy, right?!) I'm a guitar player and only selling the uke to fund the purchase of a Telecaster. It's from the 1940's, all original, in amazing condition, sounds great, and included is the really nice, high quality hardshell case. $700 includes a bomber packing job, shipping and insurance to the Lower 48/Continental USA only. Thanks, and feel free to ask any questions!

Here's a video/sound sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCjfITGS_K8&feature=youtu.be

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3601_zps39cb1c38.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3601_zps39cb1c38.jpg.html)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3602_zps54bc6252.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3602_zps54bc6252.jpg.html)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3617_zps34f4021e.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3617_zps34f4021e.jpg.html)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3618_zpsd4a9bf17.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3618_zpsd4a9bf17.jpg.html)

sbpark
09-05-2013, 03:12 PM
Here are a few more pics...

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3616_zps8a1c6d7f.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3616_zps8a1c6d7f.jpg.html)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3613_zps904ae510.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3613_zps904ae510.jpg.html)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3612_zpse12eca0e.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3612_zpse12eca0e.jpg.html)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3611_zps68121ef4.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3611_zps68121ef4.jpg.html)

sbpark
09-05-2013, 03:12 PM
and finally a few more...

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3609_zps6cae02e6.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3609_zps6cae02e6.jpg.html)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3608_zps59b7557a.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3608_zps59b7557a.jpg.html)

sbpark
09-07-2013, 08:35 AM
price dropped...

lakesideglenn
09-07-2013, 08:39 AM
I've always found that a video and sound sample always helps people pull the trigger and buy! Works on me all the time!
BTW, nice looking uke!

sbpark
09-07-2013, 08:43 AM
Funny you should mention that...I have a video sample and will see how I can load it up...

sbpark
09-07-2013, 08:56 AM
Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCjfITGS_K8&feature=youtu.be

sbpark
09-09-2013, 01:52 AM
Had a few offers over the weekend, but she's still available! I apologize to those overseas, but i'd like to only ship to the Lower 48 or local pickup in the Denver, CO area.

Chris Tarman
09-09-2013, 07:56 AM
It sounds great! What's the tune you're playing? I live on the other side of the state, but unfortunately, don't have the funds for anything right now. I don't have a Style 0 though... maybe in a few months if it's still available. *Sigh*

PhilUSAFRet
09-09-2013, 09:06 AM
Nice one, cleaner than mine. I've had it for 62 years and in my younger days, it didn't always get the care it needed, especially when I left it with my elderly dad for a while while I was stationed overseas.. I still maintain they are "the" soprano uke to beat.

sbpark
09-10-2013, 01:43 AM
Nice one, cleaner than mine. I've had it for 62 years and in my younger days, it didn't always get the care it needed, especially when I left it with my elderly dad for a while while I was stationed overseas.. I still maintain they are "the" soprano uke to beat.

I've owned a vintage Favilla, Koaloha, and an Ohana and by far this one has the best tone for sure!

Ukejungle
09-10-2013, 08:20 AM
Very nice ukulele - I just bought a 52 Soprano from the original owner - this is a good price with the case. Sounds Great.

What's the song in the video? What strings are on it now?

sbpark
09-10-2013, 09:19 AM
Very nice ukulele - I just bought a 52 Soprano from the original owner - this is a good price with the case. Sounds Great.

What's the song in the video? What strings are on it now?

It's the first part of 'Magic Ukulele Waltz'. The strings are Worth Clears. I think they sound the best on this ukulele.

sbpark
09-11-2013, 01:55 AM
Wednesday morning bump! Surprised there's not more interest in this uke!

Peterjens
09-20-2013, 06:11 PM
Has this found a new home?

sbpark
09-20-2013, 08:10 PM
Has this found a new home?

Not yet! Still have it!

Uke man
09-21-2013, 10:31 AM
Nice one, cleaner than mine. I still maintain they are "the" soprano uke to beat.

Listening to the utube clip makes me tend to agree. I don't believe the newer Martins can compare with the vintage ones though.

So, its better to buy this vintage one then a new one.

good luck with the sale.

sbpark
10-04-2013, 12:28 AM
Uke is still available. I'd like to apologize to those who have PM'd me recently. I just wrote you all back. Have been super busy with moving to a new city and starting a new job, but things have settled now and I have more time and will check my Inbox more often!

Gottliver
10-04-2013, 03:03 AM
Hi, would you know the nut width and string spacing at the saddle?

sbpark
10-04-2013, 03:36 AM
No idea. Whatever it is supossed to be on a vintage Martin! It's all original and has never been modified, etc.

Gottliver
10-04-2013, 04:13 AM
If you have a chance can you pls measure? Im a serious buyer. Thx. Much appreciated.

sbpark
10-04-2013, 04:32 AM
Here are a few pics that members have requested:

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/image-29_zps0ccf5ab4.jpeg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/image-29_zps0ccf5ab4.jpeg.html)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3197_zps09d17bb7.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3197_zps09d17bb7.jpg.html)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/image-30_zps21a8f016.jpeg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/image-30_zps21a8f016.jpeg.html)

sbpark
10-04-2013, 09:20 AM
Uke has been sold! Thanks everyone!

RoundLakeDT
10-04-2013, 12:26 PM
Uke has been sold! Thanks everyone!

... and this will be my first Martin, to complement my Surf Fluke!

Dave :D

sbpark
10-04-2013, 02:36 PM
please have someone take a good look just to be sure that it meets your expectations

What is that suppossed to mean??!!

Chris Tarman
10-04-2013, 06:17 PM
What is that suppossed to mean??!!

I wondered the same thing when I first saw that post.

sbpark
10-05-2013, 03:10 AM
I wondered the same thing when I first saw that post.

Apparently that post was deleted, since I don't see it anymore. I can assure that person (and the buyer) that it's a gorgeous uke in person, and I did my best to provide as accurate of a description as I could with plenty of pictures, a video and what not. I only sold it because I really don't play it. Even my luthier that was setting up my guitars back in San Diego where I just moved from who also builds custom ukes was blown away at how this one sounded.

Chris Tarman
10-05-2013, 06:06 AM
I would have loved to buy it (and would have even arranged to pick it up and avoid the shipping costs and hassles), but I just couldn't swing it. Oh well. Someday my 0 will come.

sbpark
10-05-2013, 10:59 AM
Here's some pics of the packing. Will be shipped out Monday morning!

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3870_zps30773268.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3870_zps30773268.jpg.html)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3871_zpsf71b2b80.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3871_zpsf71b2b80.jpg.html)

sbpark
10-05-2013, 10:59 AM
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3872_zps48f8d085.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3872_zps48f8d085.jpg.html)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3873_zps3972a2ef.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3873_zps3972a2ef.jpg.html)

sbpark
10-05-2013, 11:00 AM
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/IMG_3875_zpseb18640e.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/IMG_3875_zpseb18640e.jpg.html)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/sbparker01/image-31_zpsc97192fe.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/sbparker01/media/image-31_zpsc97192fe.jpg.html)

RoundLakeDT
10-05-2013, 01:33 PM
Wow, looks like the Golden Egg in there.

Separately... anybody want some packing peanuts?

Just kidding - seriously we should ALL be so lucky to get something packed as securely as we'd do it ourselves.

Thank you again, Scott

sbpark
10-05-2013, 01:40 PM
Ha! Thanks! The last uke I sold, which was a 1930-40's Favilla, I took pics of the packing and sent it to the buyer, and he really appreciated that, and the fact that it documents how it was packed, so I thought I'd continue the trend and do it for this one as well! I am more than confifdent that you will be VERY pleased with this little uke!


Wow, looks like the Golden Egg in there.

Separately... anybody want some packing peanuts?

Just kidding - seriously we should ALL be so lucky to get something packed as securely as we'd do it ourselves.

Thank you again, Scott

Gottliver
10-06-2013, 05:56 AM
I am so pi$$ed i missed out on this....one day late...argh....great packing job!

sbpark
10-11-2013, 10:10 AM
Just to update, the buyer wrote me and said the uke arrived in great shape, as promised and sounds fantastic! Thanks again for everyone who inquired!