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Shorebird
07-07-2014, 06:21 AM
I searched for the answer and couldn't find one. So here goes does the martin C1-K have a radiused fret board? Any opinions on this uke? I have a chance to buy one previously owned but not used?

rockyl
07-07-2014, 06:30 AM
Fretboard is not radiused. Wonderful tone and easy to play. I sold mine because I found out concert isn't the ideal size for me, but I loved the sound!

Mattyukaholic
07-07-2014, 06:33 AM
It doesn't I'm afraid. It is a really lovely ukulele though. There have been some great reviews on UU of late.

Mattyukaholic
07-07-2014, 06:35 AM
There's a great write up gx9901 did here:

http://gx9901ukes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/fine-senorita.html (http://gx9901ukes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/fine-senorita.html)

Also..have a read through this thread on UUL

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?67267-KoAloha-KCM-00-vs-Martin-C1K

Cheers,
Matt

Shorebird
07-07-2014, 07:14 AM
Thanks Matty

katysax
07-07-2014, 07:32 AM
The C1K has a flat, not radius fretboard. None of the Martin ukes that I am aware of has a radius fretboard. On a concert the radius will barely be noticeable on ukes that do have them. Martins tend to have slightly high action, and the C1k and T1k models tend to be a tad higher than the American made Martins. They are somewhat unfinished, the neck feels a little rough. Overall though I think they are pretty good. My first encounters with the Mexican made Martins made me think they were on a par with the Martin style Ohanas, but more expensive. However, the Mexican Martins have grown on me. They are an excellent value if you can find a used one.

Shorebird
07-07-2014, 08:23 AM
I am looking at a used one that was bought with good intentions but never played the user wants $325.00 for it delivered with extra set of martin strings and the gig bag.

katysax
07-07-2014, 08:53 AM
The gig bag comes with it and the martin strings are worth $5. You take some risk with a used one because you don't have a warranty or any kind of protection. They retail new for $469. I've seen used ones go for $399 and sometimes less. So it's probably a pretty decent deal.

Mattyukaholic
07-07-2014, 08:59 AM
I am looking at a used one that was bought with good intentions but never played the user wants $325.00 for it delivered with extra set of martin strings and the gig bag.

I think that's a great deal.

Shorebird
07-07-2014, 09:01 AM
I hope so or my wife will kill me.

katysax
07-07-2014, 09:42 AM
My advice is to encourage your wife in buying whatever her particular passion is. Then she can't complain about your ukes.

Shorebird
07-07-2014, 09:53 AM
She is learning the ukulele too although not as serious as myself

UkerDanno
07-07-2014, 01:19 PM
I am looking at a used one that was bought with good intentions but never played the user wants $325.00 for it delivered with extra set of martin strings and the gig bag.

that's an awesome deal! If you don't buy it, tell me where it is and I'll buy it!

Shorebird
07-08-2014, 01:20 AM
I did buy it and my wife wants to use it.

pixiepurls
07-08-2014, 02:57 AM
I think that's a great deal.

Mine was that price too bought used. its a great price for that ukulele. I love my martin concert.

Shorebird
07-08-2014, 04:10 AM
Mine was that price too bought used. its a great price for that ukulele. I love my martin concert.

I thought it was too good to pass up at that price. Thankfully my wife had a martin guitar when she was younger and knew the name.