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    Ah yes, now I see what you mean. Thanks for those pics. You have a very fine uke and it is very, very similar to the one I found. I think yours was made around the same time or perhaps a year or two later, say, 1920?

    Mine has wooden pegs and yours has those nice little button tuners I have on some of my other ukes.

    That crack really should be repaired IMO. If the crack was repaired properly your uke would be worth between $1,500 - $2,000. As it is, maybe $1000? Please understand that these are just guesses. I bought mine on eBay for $2,250 which I thought was a good price considering its condition and original case. I am a collector of old Martin ukes, I have several of them. Thanks again.
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    OK, send the pics to a friend of mine. His name is Pascal. his email address is
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    It's OK, no problem. You don't need to go to any trouble. Thanks anyway.
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    Looking forward to those pics. When do you think you ight have time to post them?
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    Mine was much cheaper than what you'd pay on eBay for a vintage Martin style with original case in mint condition. I've seen ukes in similar condition fetch up to $3K.
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    Yes, there is one very small (one inch) crack on the back but no big deal. I think my uke spent most of its life inside the case.
    Do you have any pics or videos of your uke? I'd like to hear it.
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    Interesting story. So you found this old Martin uke in your parents garage, but it was not theirs? How did it get there I wonder? Are you going to keep it and play it?
    Mine sounds good. I strung it up and posted a link to me playing it in the 'forgotten uke' thread.
    - Terry
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    Hi BigDB - Thanks for your kind words in the 'Forgotten Uke' thread. You mentioned a similar uke. Did you also find one?
    - Terry
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    Here are you in SoCal? Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach has jams. Maybe start a thread in regional meet ups and ask where to go. Tons of places on SoCal. I live in the Midwest. I am jealous of all the ukulele in SoCal. :-)
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