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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet-Skunk View Post
    I should pick up a Bamboo OX too, just in case.
    Yes. I would do it! I bring my Bamboo everywhere. I highly recommend it.

    Petey

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteyHoudini View Post
    BTW - what is this book you are talking about? I would like to get a copy. Thanks, fellow Konter uke owner!!!
    I hope the link works in Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Stowaway-Ukul...gateway&sr=8-1

    As for the sound between that and the 5K, there were only 4 ukuleles of Martin's on display, no one came to talk to me about them, and I just played them a while. The 5K looked beautiful, but just didn't sound alive. The Konter is finished very simply...as it already has all the signatures on it already...and just resonated, much like my S1 (which I didn't have with me, nor would I be allowed to bring it into the vendor area...they kicked me out with my Outdoor Soprano as it was). Both the 5K and the Konter are Koa...but every ukulele can be different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Choirguy View Post
    I hope the link works in Canada: https://www.amazon.com/Stowaway-Ukul...gateway&sr=8-1

    As for the sound between that and the 5K, there were only 4 ukuleles of Martin's on display, no one came to talk to me about them, and I just played them a while. The 5K looked beautiful, but just didn't sound alive. The Konter is finished very simply...as it already has all the signatures on it already...and just resonated, much like my S1 (which I didn't have with me, nor would I be allowed to bring it into the vendor area...they kicked me out with my Outdoor Soprano as it was). Both the 5K and the Konter are Koa...but every ukulele can be different.
    You are totally right that every uke can be different. I never liked my 2k soprano. My first 3 cherry soprano had a terrible sound but I got it replaced and the second one is my fav. soprano uke to date. The S1 is great but my S2 trumped it. Hey, I did a YT video review about an Outdoor Ukulele soprano uke a few years back. I gave it away to a uke friend. I was following Marie Kondo's ukulele decluttering strategy... hehehe

    Thanks for the BOOK LINK! It works! Thanks! Great! Available in CANADA by Amazon.ca. I'm ordering it right now.

    Petey
    Last edited by PeteyHoudini; 08-23-2019 at 01:28 PM. Reason: book link

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    I am partial to my Konter. Martin did everything right with this ukulele. It's light as a feather, built like the vintage style 1's and just has a resonance and feel that make it stand apart from the rest. As you can tell, it's among my favorite Martins. I too have the hardcover book to go along with my Konter. I've had mine about 6 months. Here's a couple pictures.





    Jim
    Current Ukuleles:
    2007 Martin Style 3K Soprano
    2009 Bean Sprout Banjolele
    2011 Martin Style 2K Soprano
    2017 Martin Style 3K Custom Tenor
    2018 Martin Style 3K Custom Concert
    2019 Martin Style 3K Custom Soprano
    2018 Martin Style 3 Centennial #2230085
    2018 Martin 1T IZ Tenor (#576)
    2018 Martin S1
    2018 Martin Konter Replica
    2018 Kamaka HP-1 Pineapple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragtop232 View Post
    I am partial to my Konter. Martin did everything right with this ukulele. It's light as a feather, built like the vintage style 1's and just has a resonance and feel that make it stand apart from the rest. As you can tell, it's among my favorite Martins. I too have the hardcover book to go along with my Konter. I've had mine about 6 months. Here's a couple pictures.
    Jim
    Great pix. Thanks.

    Petey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Choirguy View Post
    I keep thinking about your Konter, and the one I played at Summer NAMM was a lovely ukulele (better sounding than the 5K, in my opinion).
    Yes, the price was pretty good, at $1,399, compared with a street price of $1,999. Mine is indistinguishable from a new one, and it came with the Martin case.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Great price Jerry.

    Hey, I just noticed we've probably hijacked the OP's thread. If you want to start a thread just about Martin Konter owners, I'll participate and we can post photos and chat about the Konters. I have quite a few photos I can share with some closeups of the signatures, etc.

    Jim
    Current Ukuleles:
    2007 Martin Style 3K Soprano
    2009 Bean Sprout Banjolele
    2011 Martin Style 2K Soprano
    2017 Martin Style 3K Custom Tenor
    2018 Martin Style 3K Custom Concert
    2019 Martin Style 3K Custom Soprano
    2018 Martin Style 3 Centennial #2230085
    2018 Martin 1T IZ Tenor (#576)
    2018 Martin S1
    2018 Martin Konter Replica
    2018 Kamaka HP-1 Pineapple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    Yes, the price was pretty good, at $1,399, compared with a street price of $1,999. Mine is indistinguishable from a new one, and it came with the Martin case.
    Do these instruments have the new Martin premium strings? I have not seen much mention of them on the forums or other places. I would be interested in hearing what people think. I have used them on a couple of instruments and have favorable impressions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragtop232 View Post
    I am partial to my Konter. Martin did everything right with this ukulele. It's light as a feather, built like the vintage style 1's and just has a resonance and feel that make it stand apart from the rest. As you can tell, it's among my favorite Martins. I too have the hardcover book to go along with my Konter. I've had mine about 6 months. Here's a couple pictures.





    Jim
    Excellent!
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteyHoudini View Post
    Yes. I would do it! I bring my Bamboo everywhere. I highly recommend it.

    Petey
    That Bamboo model is made from HPL and has the appearance of bamboo, correct?
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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