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Re: Question on Value of a Vintage Martin Uke (reply)
Thanks, that makes sense. I date my Style 1 to 1926 because it has no decal, friction pegs and a hot stamp, and then just the fact that 1926 was the highest production year of the likely candidates.
The Four-String Farmhouse

rrussell8

07/21/16 10:56 PM
Re: mid-50s Martin 0-15 find! (reply)
I got mine from McKenzie River Music in Eugene, Oregon.
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

07/15/16 6:56 AM
Re: mid-50s Martin 0-15 find! (reply)
That is pretty high, I reckon. Mine was valued, post reset, at A$2,500 about four years ago. I think that valuation is on the low side, but $3,000 to $3,500 would be reasonable. Of course, they are much more easy to find, and cheaper, in...
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

07/15/16 2:27 AM
Re: NGD - Its a Beautiful Blue Day (reply)
Well, that is beautiful. With that combination of wood and the long scale (with quarter inch scalloped top bracing I believe), I'll bet it is a tone projector. Congratulations!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

07/15/16 1:54 AM
Re: Question on Value of a Vintage Martin Uke (reply)
How do you know the date of your 1K, Mike?
The Four-String Farmhouse

rrussell8

07/14/16 11:47 PM
Re: mid-50s Martin 0-15 find! (reply)
Yes, they are great guitars, I love my '54. How much did they want for it?
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

07/14/16 11:37 PM
Re: Guitar Condition (reply)
Why not wipe down the strings after you play, and give the neck a wipe as well? It is hardly a major effort and means less string changes and no neck gunk build up. If the guitar seems to want it, I give the body and top a wipe as well....
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

07/14/16 4:21 AM
Re: when you have more Martin's than one - how long do you go between playing one of them (reply)
I normally have two guitars out (but in their cases) at any given time when I am home. I play pretty much every day, and rotate one of the two every couple of weeks (or when I feel like a change). When I am away (I work in Solomon...
Technical Info

rrussell8

07/14/16 4:02 AM
Re: Am I the only one that hates changing strings (reply)
Interesting responses. I change strings when I notice the guitar is not sounding as good as it should. Given the reward in terms of rejuvenated tone, it is not an onerous task. I find it just as easy to change strings on a slot-head as...
Technical Info

rrussell8

07/14/16 3:54 AM
Re: NGD....Sunburst content (reply)
Stunning! The back looks just about as good as it gets, and the sunburst is outstanding. The OM-28V is one of Martin's finest models. You have done very well, congratulations.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

07/14/16 3:44 AM
Re: Question on Value of a Vintage Martin Uke (reply)
Another milestone date for Martin ukes is 1927, which is the end of friction tuning pegs. I have a source that indicates the stamp on the back of the peghead lingered to 1934 or 1935. I know that is the case for guitars up to 1934.
The Four-String Farmhouse

rrussell8

07/12/16 3:48 AM
Re: 1939 0-17 Help needed (reply)
There is quite a bit to process here Fongie. The guitar does look like a reasonable buy at AU $4000, which is about US $3000.In particular, this worries me a little:'This guitar has never been molested' In my book, adding a tailpiece is...
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

07/11/16 1:00 AM
Re: New Custom Shop NAMM Model SS-00L41_16 (reply)
I like the look of that! Look forward to your review, Spoon.
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

07/06/16 5:18 AM
Re: Charmed Life Picks (reply)
To my knowledge, we are the only company in the industry making picks out both of the materials used by BC and RB.How did you get access to Area 51?
Technical Info

rrussell8

07/05/16 4:53 AM
Re: OM-28....does OM stand for Oh My God? (reply)
The OM is my favourite of all the Martin body types, it delivers balance, complexity and power. Congratulations, and enjoy!
The D28 Lounge

rrussell8

07/04/16 1:25 AM
Re: "Vintage" versus "Used" (reply)
I think it is clear why many people think that 1969 is the last year for "vintage" Martins (although noting that a good proportion of Martins were mahogany and so largely impervious to the change to EIR). However, I suggest that1969 is...
The Vintage Corner

rrussell8

06/30/16 1:24 AM
Re: Changing strings life hack (maybe) (reply)
To put it another way, what are the advantages of pre-cutting?
Technical Info

rrussell8

06/30/16 1:03 AM
Re: What strange superstitions do you have about your guitars? (reply)
Our vermin don't make nests in guitars.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

06/29/16 1:59 AM
Re: R.I.P. Ralph Stanley... (reply)
Obituary in the New Yorker: Ralph Stanley's Inimitable Voice
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

06/28/16 11:33 PM
Re: What strange superstitions do you have about your guitars? (reply)
I never play under a low ceiling fan, and am reluctant to play under a high ceiling fan.
General Musical Topics

rrussell8

06/25/16 10:01 AM

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