Are Martin ukuleles good?
Craftsmanship is tight and clean, attention to detail is excellent–these ukes have an overall feeling of quality that really comes through when you have a chance to see and play one. The 1K series are built in Martin’s Mexican factory, which is where they produce some of their more affordable guitars.
How do I identify a ukulele Martin?
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.
Can you learn ukulele by yourself?
The self-learning route of learning to play ukulele consists primarily of reading books and searching online for free lessons.
What kind of guitar is a Martin uke?
Possibly borne out of the Hawaiian music and ukulele explosion that hit America in the interwar period – Martin ukes were mostly all-mahogany – this small-bodied instrument became a trendsetter for the burgeoning acoustic blues scene. Later that same decade, arch rival Gibson jumped on the bandwagon with its own mahogany-top effort, the L-0.
Which is the best acoustic guitar in the UK?
Well-known for their fantastic range of high-end acoustic guitars, it’s no surprise that a Martin should be the top of the pile. While there are more expensive ukes from both Martin and other manufacturers around, for most people the T1K will be more than good enough, and should last a lifetime.
What kind of nut does a Martin acoustic guitar use?
Saddle and nut are both bone (the standard 15s use a Corian nut and a Tusq saddle) and the simple white-black-white soundhole rosette is inlaid, not a decal as on the standard models. The pickguard is pucker Delmar, the Waverly-style open-gear tuners differ from the standard model’s enclosed type and we have an old-style Martin headstock decal.
Which is the best tenor ukulele to buy?
Though we’ve selected the tenor variant here due to its rich, full range, Martin also makes a concert variation of this excellent ukulele design. There’s no soprano version, but Martin does produce the S1, which has an all-mahogany construction perhaps better suited to the higher range of that instrument.