Does Martin make a baritone ukulele?
The C. F. Martin guitar company has also built ukuleles for over a century. From around 1966, this Martin Style 51 Baritone ukulele is in good condition, with a top crack repair and setup recently done in our repair shop. Of all mahogany construction, the Martin Style 51 baritone uke can be hard to date.
Is a Martin ukulele worth it?
If you’re not quite ready to drop over $500 on a C1K or T1K, these beginner ukuleles are worth checking out. While they certainly won’t have the tone and craftsmanship of a Martin, they’re still excellent instruments and are just a fraction of the cost.
How much does a Martin ukulele cost?
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Does Martin still make ukulele?
Over a century later, Martin is now the oldest manufacturer of ukuleles, still building a wide range of some of the finest ukuleles on the market.
Where are Martin ukuleles made?
The recent S-O, S-1 and new Koa 1K are all made in Mexico and start at $399. The 2 thru 5 are made in USA and start at about $1K. I bought a Martin OXK to stuff into the saddlebag of a Motorcycle. Honestly, it’s a great Uke.
How can I tell how old my Martin ukulele is?
Originally Martin imprinted the back of the head stock with their logo. They stopped the impressions shortly after they started adding the decals, so if there is no imprint on the back, it was made after 1934. The newer models made since 2000’s have again started using the imprint on the back of the head.
Where is Martin t1k made?
The inside is finished with a Martin label and serial number, (also making it clear it is made in Mexico!) Moving on to the neck, we have a single piece of wood (nice to see), specced as being of a ‘select hardwood’ (search me!), and is also satin finished.
What is best ukulele brand?
Top 10 Most Trusted Ukulele Brands
- Kala. Kala offers a wide range of products and caters to ukulele players of all skill levels.
- Oscar Schmidt.
- Lanikai Ukuleles.
- Ohana Music.
- Martin & Co.
How do you date a Martin ukulele?
The first Martin ukes, built in 1916, have serial numbers ranging from one to less than 200. Ukes made after 1916 do not have serial numbers and must be dated by specification changes. For example, in 1962 Martin added “made in usa” to the inside stamp. Ukes have the Martin stamp on the back of the peghead until 1935.
When did Martin make ukuleles?
Martin first made Ukuleles in 1907, (I have read they were made for Bergstrom the big Honolulu Music shop), but the early versions were apparently not very good because they made them too much like a Guitar however in 1916 they had another go, got it right and became probably the most influential Ukulele maker ever.
How do you date a Martin?
The number in the left-side column is the year, and the number following the year is the last serial number used in that given year. Serial number 8349 for example, would be the first guitar built in 1899.
What is a good ukulele brand?