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    Default Pre-1932 Martin 3K on FMM

    Gorgeous pre-32 Martin 3K on FMM. Seems well-priced at $4,500, but not my area of expertise. I can't "jump" on it unless I want to be single tomorrow, which I don't. ;-)

    Curious as to what our Martin buffs think?
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    I hope the store finds a buyer for the probably perfect Martin 3K. That would inspire me to relist my 3 3Ms at 1/3 the price.

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    I have a near-pristine 1923 Martin 3k (koa) that I would sell for $3500.

    The FMM price seems high to me.

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    Jake's is right near me, I will have to take a drive over and stop in to see this beauty in person...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    I have a near-pristine 1923 Martin 3k (koa) that I would sell for $3500.

    The FMM price seems high to me.
    Steve, definitely your wheelhouse, not mine so I'm sure you're right. Were I even remotely able to buy I would have checked with you first. Have these come way down like the Style 0's and 1's have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukuleleden View Post
    Jake's is right near me, I will have to take a drive over and stop in to see this beauty in person...
    Would love to hear your thoughts.
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    not sure what the value for these..as still many out there....I asked Stan to chime in....he might have a better idea...

    I know the super old 5K tenors are gone...maybe only 2 or 3 left...they go for big money....
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    Took a ride into Beacon, forget about even getting near Main Street on a Saturday. I took 3 passes before giving up finding parking anywhere close. I'll try again another day should they still have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukuleleden View Post
    Took a ride into Beacon, forget about even getting near Main Street on a Saturday. I took 3 passes before giving up finding parking anywhere close. I'll try again another day should they still have it.
    Ukuleleden, if you are interested in a Martin 3K, I would sell you mine for $1000 less than the one on FMM. It's in amazing condition. Why selling? I need dough for a Muni (mountain unicycle), and I have a few Martins as it is (see signature ...lol). Also, Gibson Style 3. PM if interested (with your email) for photos. Cheers, Steve
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    1M: 22Dit, 23Dit, 24Dit, 49, 55--1K 26
    2M: 22, 23Dit, 23Dit, 49, 60, 12 --- 2K: 25, 12
    3M: 25, 48, 55x2, 12(ch) 3K: 29
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    Ukuleleden, if you are interested in a Martin 3K, I would sell you mine for $1000 less than the one on FMM. It's in amazing condition. Why selling? I need dough for a Muni (mountain unicycle), and I have a few Martins as it is (see signature ...lol). Also, Gibson Style 3. PM if interested (with your email) for photos. Cheers, Steve
    Hi Steve!

    Thanks for the kind offer, but no I am not in the market for any investment grade (read big $$) vintage instruments. Since I was close driving distance, I was simply going to look at a fine instrument like that in-person

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