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    Default It's Here! New Old Uke Day!

    It arrived this morning! Here are pictures (in no particular order). It's a late '20s (I believe) Martin Style 3M! Whoo-hoo! Some pics of it next to my other Martins, with its "case", and with my Kiwaya KTS-7.
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    ca. 1923-'27 Martin Style 3M, ca. 1927-'28 Martin Style 2M, 1950s Martin Style 1M, ca. 1930 Gibson Uke 3, Kiwaya KTS-7, Mainland Gloss Mahogany Soprano, Mainland Red Cedar Pineapple Soprano, Mainland Maple Soprano Banjo Uke, Flea Soprano, Maccaferri Islander Soprano and Baritone, et al...
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    Last edited by Chris Tarman; 12-19-2011 at 08:05 AM.
    There are two types of people in this world:
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    ca. 1923-'27 Martin Style 3M, ca. 1927-'28 Martin Style 2M, 1950s Martin Style 1M, ca. 1930 Gibson Uke 3, Kiwaya KTS-7, Mainland Gloss Mahogany Soprano, Mainland Red Cedar Pineapple Soprano, Mainland Maple Soprano Banjo Uke, Flea Soprano, Maccaferri Islander Soprano and Baritone, et al...
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    There are two types of people in this world:
    1. Those who need closure.

    ca. 1923-'27 Martin Style 3M, ca. 1927-'28 Martin Style 2M, 1950s Martin Style 1M, ca. 1930 Gibson Uke 3, Kiwaya KTS-7, Mainland Gloss Mahogany Soprano, Mainland Red Cedar Pineapple Soprano, Mainland Maple Soprano Banjo Uke, Flea Soprano, Maccaferri Islander Soprano and Baritone, et al...
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    Congrats on the new ukes! You got more ukes than you got finger and toes now! lol

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    It's a little dusty and smudgy, but seems to be in good shape over all. There are a few little scuffs on the sides where the snaps of its old gig bag rubbed it, but nothing major at all. No cracks that I can see. The screws in the tuners are kind of corroded, and, of course, loose. I hope I can tighten them without ruining the slots. I'll try to get it cleaned up and restrung this evening. It's got a pretty nice sound even with whatever ancient strings are currently on it.
    There are two types of people in this world:
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    ca. 1923-'27 Martin Style 3M, ca. 1927-'28 Martin Style 2M, 1950s Martin Style 1M, ca. 1930 Gibson Uke 3, Kiwaya KTS-7, Mainland Gloss Mahogany Soprano, Mainland Red Cedar Pineapple Soprano, Mainland Maple Soprano Banjo Uke, Flea Soprano, Maccaferri Islander Soprano and Baritone, et al...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinimon View Post
    Congrats on the new ukes! You got more ukes than you got finger and toes now! lol
    Thanks! Only ONE of those ukes is new though!
    There are two types of people in this world:
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    ca. 1923-'27 Martin Style 3M, ca. 1927-'28 Martin Style 2M, 1950s Martin Style 1M, ca. 1930 Gibson Uke 3, Kiwaya KTS-7, Mainland Gloss Mahogany Soprano, Mainland Red Cedar Pineapple Soprano, Mainland Maple Soprano Banjo Uke, Flea Soprano, Maccaferri Islander Soprano and Baritone, et al...
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    Now I guess I need to get a decent case for it. I obviously can't keep it in that disgusting old bag!
    There are two types of people in this world:
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    ca. 1923-'27 Martin Style 3M, ca. 1927-'28 Martin Style 2M, 1950s Martin Style 1M, ca. 1930 Gibson Uke 3, Kiwaya KTS-7, Mainland Gloss Mahogany Soprano, Mainland Red Cedar Pineapple Soprano, Mainland Maple Soprano Banjo Uke, Flea Soprano, Maccaferri Islander Soprano and Baritone, et al...
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    Ok, actually, according to this website: http://home.provide.net/~cfh/martin.html, it should date between 1930 and 1932, due to the one piece ivory nut and the lack of a headstock decal.
    There are two types of people in this world:
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    ca. 1923-'27 Martin Style 3M, ca. 1927-'28 Martin Style 2M, 1950s Martin Style 1M, ca. 1930 Gibson Uke 3, Kiwaya KTS-7, Mainland Gloss Mahogany Soprano, Mainland Red Cedar Pineapple Soprano, Mainland Maple Soprano Banjo Uke, Flea Soprano, Maccaferri Islander Soprano and Baritone, et al...
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    Quite a beauty. Congratulations!
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    Aloha Chris..
    Hey Bruddah..WOW ....You really scored....it's in great shape and cleaned up nicely...I am jealous.. can't wait for a video to see and hear it...Have fun and enjoy..Happy Strummings..MM Stan

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