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Does anyone know where I can obtain ORIGINAL Martin Style 0 plans for Tenor and/or Soprano.

I am more than happy to pay for them.......................but I would like to have the original U.S. plans (Not the newer Mexico Plans).

Thanks for your help.
 

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I've never heard of "original" Martin plans of any sort, guitar or uke.
Do you mean plans that originate at the Martin factory? I doubt anything like that is available.
If you mean plans that someone has drawn from a Martin uke, copying all the details, that is something else, though I don't know of any of those either.
 

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Yes............excuse my "novice-ness". When I say "original" I guess I mean plans based on the original Style O from Pennsylvania, and not the ones being produced in Mexico today.

I just want to be able to build a uke which is as close to that original Style 0 as possible.
Thanks
 

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I've never heard of "original" Martin plans of any sort, guitar or uke.
Do you mean plans that originate at the Martin factory? I doubt anything like that is available.
If you mean plans that someone has drawn from a Martin uke, copying all the details, that is something else, though I don't know of any of those either.


Yes............excuse my "novice-ness". When I say "original" I guess I mean plans based on the original Style O from Pennsylvania, and not the ones being produced in Mexico today.

I just want to be able to build a uke which is as close to that original Style 0 as possible.
Thanks
 

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Yes............excuse my "novice-ness". When I say "original" I guess I mean plans based on the original Style O from Pennsylvania, and not the ones being produced in Mexico today.

I just want to be able to build a uke which is as close to that original Style 0 as possible.
Thanks

Are the new ones being built with different dimensions/ layout?
 

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Elderly Instruments sells such plans. I bought them. They're about 3.95. But the shipping brings them to about 12.00. http://elderly.com/books/items/113-28.htm

Sorry, they are actually Martin Style 1 plans. I went and checked and then posted the revised link. Don't know where you can find style 0. Good luck!
 
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Elderly Instruments sells such plans. I bought them. They're about 3.95. But the shipping brings them to about 12.00. http://elderly.com/books/items/113-28.htm

Sorry, they are actually Martin Style 1 plans. I went and checked and then posted the revised link. Don't know where you can find style 0. Good luck!
Style 1 plans are OK thats the one I started with..you just miss out the edge binding and fit 3 marker dots instead of 4 and you've got an O :D
Here is a link to the Style one plans by Scott Antes (same ones as Elderly)....they are about as close as you can get.
http://www.pilgrimsprojects.biz/products/early-martin-style-1-ukulele-plans-s32
 
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Wow, David, I love your guitars and ukuleles!
 

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I did an overlay of the Free French plans on the AL plans and they are a bit different, more modern, more curvaceous, and fewer flat spots.