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    Martin will be producing 100 each of a #1 and #3 Centennial Ukulele for 2017. The #1 is Mexican made and the #3 is a Mahogany #3 with a kite on the head. I don't know if they will add more as the year goes on or when and where these limited ukuleles will be available. I was hoping for a #4 to finally happen, but not at this time anyway.
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    Recent Martins: 3 Centennial, 5K, 3 Cherry and OXK
    Vintage Martin: 1950s #1
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    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:
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    Found a picture of the style 3 but not the 1. I think it will be hard to get either.
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    I am glad that today I just found an amazing deal on a used Martin 0XK before the demand for Martin ukes goes up after their NAMM showcase...

    I can now cross 'owning a Martin uke' off my wishlist.

    Yes, I know that the 0XK is their lowest model and not even wood but made from HPL, and that's fine by me, which means I can play it and not worry about humidification (which I find to be a worry bordering on paranoia for my solid-wood ukes).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booli View Post
    Yes, I know that the 0XK is their lowest model and not even wood but made from HPL, and that's fine by me, which means I can play it and not worry about humidification (which I find to be a worry bordering on paranoia for my solid-wood ukes).
    Yes, the worrying spoils the fun. 90% of my uke time lately is spent with the Famous/Kiwaya laminate, for that reason (even though I manage to keep humidity at 40-45% in the living room usually, the moment I leave the room's door open for a few minutes, or open the window briefly, the humidity level drops into the low 30s. Not worried about my solid top guitar, so I think I'd be fine with solid top ukes also, but the solids...

    Well, 100 of each is ridiculous for an anniversary model. Two hundred people who'll probably either be lucky or spend a lot will feel they took part in the anniversary, and the rest who might have liked to buy one will feel left out. Seems to me this would be easy money that stays on the table if that is really all Martin will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uk3player78 View Post
    Found a picture of the style 3 but not the 1. I think it will be hard to get either.
    They are on the Martin website.
    Style 1 Centennial:
    https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars...-1-centennial/

    Style 3 Centennial:
    https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars...entennial-uke/
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    Quote Originally Posted by actadh View Post
    They are on the Martin website.
    Style 1 Centennial:
    https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars...-1-centennial/

    Style 3 Centennial:
    https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars...entennial-uke/
    That Style 3 reminds me of the Kamoa 500 series:



    https://kamoaukuleles.myshopify.com/...series-soprano

    I wonder if this is a chicken vs. egg kinda thing...
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    The quantity is a bit of a shame, but 100 each of a 100 year model makes some sense I guess. Elderly told me that dealers will be chosen by lottery. It is too bad that they didn't make 100 of a very special model and then a larger quantity of a Centennial branded, more standard model. I guess that this will make the 100 more special in 50 or so years.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Booli View Post
    That Style 3 reminds me of the Kamoa 500 series:



    https://kamoaukuleles.myshopify.com/...series-soprano

    I wonder if this is a chicken vs. egg kinda thing...
    The Martin 3, 1917-1920 had the Kite, so the Martin is the originator. I wish that they had included the bow tie at the 7th fret too. The thumb nail is the Martin Centennial.
    Last edited by Django; 01-09-2017 at 09:00 AM.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Django View Post
    The Martin 3, 1917-1920 had the Kite, so the Martin is the originator. I wish that they had included the bow tie at the 7th fret too.
    Bowties are cool.
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