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    Just a little update for fellow Martin fans: did you all hear that both Dick Boak and Diane Ponzio are leaving Martin? They're both "retiring from Martin" to persue other passions. They were great ambassadors for the company.

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    Nice! I thought the centennial S1 has no fret markers -

    https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars...entennial-uke/

    I seems like a cock up to me - that was one of the little differences it offered.

    Edit - I am refering to the images post of the centennial style1 on the previous page.
    Last edited by chefuke; 03-10-2017 at 06:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefuke View Post
    Nice! I thought the centennial S1 has no fret markers -

    https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars...entennial-uke/

    I seems like a cock up to me - that was one of the little differences it offered.

    Edit - I am refering to the images post of the centennial style1 on the previous page.
    At the very beggining I thought Style 1 doesn't have fret markers but In this video at NAMM 2017 they showed the fret markers in the Style 1... https://youtu.be/I_lQ6ppDmO4
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfalconc View Post
    At the very beggining I thought Style 1 doesn't have fret markers but In this video at NAMM 2017 they showed the fret markers in the Style 1... https://youtu.be/I_lQ6ppDmO4
    I had no idea. Thank you for the clip.

    For me as strange as it seems no fret markers seemed appealing as the first Martins in 1917 had none too.

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    That's something to say 'yes' to!

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    [QUOTE=coolkayaker1;1951438]That's something to say 'yes' to![/QUOTE

    looked at a few dealer pages and they all use the official martin image with no fretmarkers and I am curious if they are going to send out all 100 ukes like the above.

    If not the above uke could maybe become an object of interest in the future to some collectors? (one of a couple released by mistake could be worth mentioning in a book at some point?). Or vise versa if there are only a couple without markers...who knows...

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    My Centennial #3 arrived today. The head has a nice, figured Mahogany veneer. The build quality is excellent and the set-up is perfect for me. The tone is surprisingly vintage. The kite and head make it distinctive. The neck block identifes it as a Centennial model. Very nice player. One hundred years in the making.
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    Concert:
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    Tenor:
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    Happy new uke day! Would love to see pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uk3player78 View Post
    Happy new uke day! Would love to see pics!
    Thanks, I will add some photos this weekend.
    Current Herd:

    Sopranos:
    Recent Martins: 3 Centennial, 5K, 3 Cherry and OXK
    Vintage Martin: 1950s #1
    Kiwaya KTS-7
    Laughlin 3K, (1920 Martin 3K Bow Tie and Kite copy, 1 of 2) and Mahogany 3

    Concert:
    Magic Fluke Flea

    Tenor:
    Kiwaya KMT-K, strung with Aquila Reds, sweet as can be
    Pono Master Series Tenor, Cedar/Mahogany
    Romero Creations Replica, Mahogany

    Tiple:
    Yasuma (Martin T28 copy, Rosewood with Spruce top)

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