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    Default Martin Style O or Style zero

    I was just thinking , I always say or think Style O as in the letter
    when it is actually a zero .
    What is correct way to say it , Style O or Style zero ?
    I'm guessing everyone says O , the letter .
    " Anything larger than a soprano is cheating "
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    People say the letter, but I think it should be the number. The spiffier models are the 1s, 3s and 5s.
    The site truncates my signature so I can't tell you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    Don't forget the spiffy Style 2 . Agreed, most folks say Style O, but it's actually zero.
    Yes, it makes sense that they are all numbers. I agree that the style 2 is pretty sweet. It has a little understated pizazz.

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    I too would agree that the "character" in question is intended to be the number "zero". But I'm as guilty as anyone of referring to it as "oh". My favorite uke is my Martin S-0, which I almost always refer to as my "Martin ess-oh".

    I've always tended to do the same with, for instance, phone numbers. In my working days, my office number ended with the digits 0701, and whenever I'd give it to someone, I'd pronounce those four digits as "oh seven oh one". A residential phone number I once had ended with the digits 0078, which I'd pronounce "double oh seven eight". Maybe there are regional variations on this, such as with calling a soft drink "pop" vs. "soda"...

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    Pedantic, it's zero, but snooty "If it's not Martin it's CRAP" "Okay, I'll be over here playing my Collings...." guitarists say "oh" or "double Oh" or "Triple Oh", or sometimes go Old School with "Double Ought"

    In real life, any of those will be pretty much understood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdkrugjr View Post
    Pedantic, it's zero, but snooty "If it's not Martin it's CRAP" "Okay, I'll be over here playing my Collings...."

    In real life, any of those will be pretty much understood.
    I dont understand any of this . I had to look up Pedantic to be sure and it says thats an insult .
    Last edited by Pukulele Pete; 02-13-2021 at 04:17 AM. Reason: confused
    " Anything larger than a soprano is cheating "
    " I'm no luthier but ,........"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pukulele Pete View Post
    I dont understand any of this ......
    My thought exactly. Someone must have read or interpreted something here that I certainly did not see.

    Maybe covid lockdown is going on too long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdkrugjr View Post
    Pedantic, it's zero, but snooty "If it's not Martin it's CRAP" "Okay, I'll be over here playing my Collings...." guitarists say "oh" or "double Oh" or "Triple Oh", or sometimes go Old School with "Double Ought"

    In real life, any of those will be pretty much understood.
    Hahahahahahaha! Love the "Double Ought"!! Reminds me of my days as a CB radio enthusiast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
    My thought exactly. Someone must have read or interpreted something here that I certainly did not see.

    Maybe covid lockdown is going on too long!
    Maybe this person just does not like anyone who owns a Martin or a Collings ?
    Last edited by Pukulele Pete; 02-13-2021 at 05:05 AM. Reason: I'm not telling
    " Anything larger than a soprano is cheating "
    " I'm no luthier but ,........"

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    Pedantic can be a very didactic thing to say to another person.

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