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FadaBullet
02-03-2009, 03:31 PM
I'm so excited because I just won this Martin 0 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160312555842) on ebay,Wooh Hooh! Think it will make a good starter uke?What kind of strings shold I get for it?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Ukulele/c456_1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Ukulele/c4cf_1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Ukulele/c65a_1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Ukulele/c549_1.jpg

Stackabones
02-03-2009, 06:24 PM
Congrats! Nice score!

grappler
02-03-2009, 06:50 PM
thats nice!

FadaBullet
02-03-2009, 06:55 PM
Congrats! Nice score!

Thanks alot Stack! This is really the uke I wanted.It looks like this one.I heard Tiny Tiny Tim had a bunch of these he used to carry to gigs in a shopping bag.


http://www.webpan.com/thelaughin/images/show/tiny_tom/laugh-in_tiny_tim.jpg

Stackabones
02-03-2009, 07:37 PM
Thanks alot Stack! This is really the uke I wanted.It looks like this one.I heard Tiny Tiny Tim had a bunch of these he used to carry to gigs in a shopping bag.


I've got plenty of shopping bags, but not any Martins. I wish it were the other way around. :cheers:

HoldinCoffee
02-03-2009, 08:30 PM
Dude! Good shootin! You bagged a Martin!!! Beauty!!!!

As for the strings? hmm, I'm thinkin'... maybe... Martin?

FadaBullet
02-03-2009, 09:34 PM
thats nice!


Dude! Good shootin! You bagged a Martin!!! Beauty!!!!

As for the strings? hmm, I'm thinkin'... maybe... Martin?

Thanks alot guys!This exactly the uke I wanted. I can't wait till it arrives.

UkuLeLesReggAe
02-04-2009, 12:16 AM
are u serious?!?!?! $480!!!!
thats, for me, like $800!!!!

for a soprano!!! omg thats crazy.

HoldinCoffee
02-04-2009, 02:20 AM
Its NOT at ALL crazy! Crazy is would be paying $480 for a raisin. That uke has huge resale potential. There are a lot worse things one can do with $480than buy an antique Martin uke. Good job FadaBullet!

rt1965
02-04-2009, 05:48 AM
I'm hearing a lot of good things about the new Martin strings. Worths are a good choice for a Vintage Martin as well. Congrats on the new uke!

NatalieS
02-04-2009, 07:37 AM
That's a really nice Martin, congratulations! I like the blue in the case as well.


So when does she arrive? :-D

FadaBullet
02-04-2009, 08:48 AM
That's a really nice Martin, congratulations! I like the blue in the case as well.


So when does she arrive? :-D

Thanks very much.The E.T.A. is Saturday!

FadaBullet
02-07-2009, 08:12 AM
Well,my Martin has arrived but I am afraid to open the box for fear of damaging the finish until it has warmed up for 24-48 hours(if I can wait that long) because it has had a long cold journey from frigid New England to polar Minnesota and I don't want the finish to check from to fast a change of temperature.

My faithful watchcat Balloo is watching over it like a mother hen(even though he is a boy) He hasn't moved for hours.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Ukulele/100_3624.jpg

NatalieS
02-07-2009, 10:54 AM
Ahhh I'm sure it's so difficult to wait! Good luck :)

FadaBullet
02-07-2009, 12:35 PM
Ahhh I'm sure it's so difficult to wait! Good luck :)

Thanks Natalie!Oh heck,I couldn't wait any longer without taking a peek

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Ukulele/100_3666.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Ukulele/100_3667-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Ukulele/100_3668-1.jpg

NatalieS
02-07-2009, 12:59 PM
VERY nice! I'm jealous, but in a pleasant way. :) Enjoy your Martin and let us know what you think!

FadaBullet
02-07-2009, 03:38 PM
VERY nice! I'm jealous, but in a pleasant way. :) Enjoy your Martin and let us know what you think!

Thanks Natalie!Wow I am in love with the Martin.Its in almost like new and near mint.The action is very low and the fretboard is much wider the the one on the Lanikai pineapple.It is as comfortable to play as the Lanikai Concert I have.Only thing I have to get used to is the friction tuners,other wise this is the most awesome musical instrument I have ever owned.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Ukulele/100_3675_edited.jpg