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SamUke
03-13-2014, 05:42 PM
Found a great deal on a Martin 3K. It is was made in 2009 and I noticed it does not have the headstock sticker on the front but newer style 3K's have the sticker. Does anybody have any knowledge as to why they changed it?

hmgberg
03-14-2014, 12:24 AM
The newer style 3 Martins do not have the decal on the front. They are reissues of the late 1920s version. The decal was added in the early 1930s.

SamUke
03-14-2014, 12:38 AM
The newer style 3 Martins do not have the decal on the front. They are reissues of the late 1920s version. The decal was added in the early 1930s.

The new Style 3's all have the decal, at least the ones on ebay I have looked at have it.

UkerDanno
03-14-2014, 03:55 AM
from Martin website...
64862

http://www.martinguitar.com/ukuleles.html

SamUke
03-14-2014, 04:10 AM
I must be crazy then.

WhenDogsSing
03-14-2014, 04:30 AM
There's a Style 3 on sale in the marketplace that has the decal on the front. So you must not be too crazy.

Mattyukaholic
03-14-2014, 05:01 AM
My style new 3 cherry and mahogany both have the decals. I'm guessing it's a new thing they're doing, having no decal.

SamUke
03-14-2014, 05:04 AM
It's not a big deal to me really but made me think if there have been any other changes to the new ones. Anybody try the new Martins when they first came out with the recent builds? Be curious if the build is any different. Love the 3K I picked up!

hmgberg
03-14-2014, 05:23 AM
The ones I've played are a little heavier than vintage Martins, but they are still very nice.

UkerDanno
03-14-2014, 01:05 PM
It's not a big deal to me really but made me think if there have been any other changes to the new ones. Anybody try the new Martins when they first came out with the recent builds? Be curious if the build is any different. Love the 3K I picked up!

so, where's the pic's?!?!?!

coolkayaker1
03-14-2014, 02:44 PM
The ones I've played are a little heavier than vintage Martins, but they are still very nice.

Totally true. And, owning three modern Martin sops (3C, 2K and 2M), I can tell you, Samuke, that they absolutely do NOT sound as good (sustain, plunky classic MArtin twang, volume, etc.) as the pre-1960 MArtins.

And my 2012 Martins all have headstock decals.

I'm so excited for their values to rise...in 2070, they'll be the cat's pajamas! (And I WILL post photos here at that time)

Skinny Money McGee
03-15-2014, 02:02 AM
Elderly shows the 3 Cherry with the logo, and the 3k, & 3m without.

SamUke
03-15-2014, 11:40 AM
Here is said uke with it's sibling.


64905

Ukejungle
03-17-2014, 04:08 AM
Here is said uke with it's sibling.


64905

Drool.........

UkerDanno
03-17-2014, 04:13 AM
Here is said uke with it's sibling.


64905

very nice, what's the sibling?

coolkayaker1
03-17-2014, 05:32 AM
i think the sibling is a 2 hog.

i have that 2 hog, and it actually sounds better than the 3 cherry. which of your two sounds better to ur ear samuke?

SamUke
03-17-2014, 08:23 AM
Steve, yes that is a 2m. They sound very similar with the 3K slightly brighter but honestly mostly the same. That is not a bad thing since the 2m sounds great.

I should note that the hog has brown worths and the 3k has mystery (probably martins) strings.