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Martin Bringing New Ukes to NAMM

 
Martin 3 Cherry Uke

Martin 3 Cherry Uke

Martin has announced it is bringing six new ukulele models to NAMM this July. Originally introduced to international dealers at Musikmesse, in April, the six ukes will be join three previously unveiled models and a line of additional instruments.

Dealers attending Summer NAMM will see:

  • 2 Uke – features a solid mahogany body, solid East Indian rosewood fingerboard and newly-designed bridge, with an applied dovetail neck to body joint, black tusq nut and black compensated tusq saddle, friction peg tuners with white tuner button and a satin lacquer finish.Also includes grained ivory top binding, and beautiful hand inlayed black and white wood fiber rosette.

  • 2 Concert Uke – features characteristics of the 2 Uke, but in concert size, and with black tusq nut and saddle, geared peg tuners and black tuner button.

  • 2 Tenor Uke – features characteristics of the 2 Uke, but in tenor size, and with black tusq nut and saddle and a tie-block bridge.

  • 2K Uke – includes solid flamed Hawaiian Koa top, back and sides in a satin lacquer finish, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, black tusq nut and compensated tusq saddle, friction peg tuners and white tuner button. Similar to the 2 Uke, this model includes grained ivory top binding, hand inlayed black and white wood fiber rosette.

  • 2K Concert Uke – features characteristics of the 2K Uke, but in concert size with black tusq nut and saddle, geared peg tuners and black tuner button.

  • 2K Tenor Uke – features characteristics of the 2K Uke, but in tenor size with black tusq nut and saddle, geared peg tuners, black tuner button and tie-block bridge.

The above are manufactured in Martin’s Nazareth factory.  Two other models making their debut are:

  • 3 Cherry Uke (Certified) – part of Martin’s reintroduction of the Style 3 ukulele, the new #3 Cherry Uke is constructed with sustainable woods that include cherry top, back, sides, neck and blocks; basswood linings and braces; a katalox fingerboard and bridge; and a maple bridge plate.  Style 3 appointments include a pointed fingerboard inlaid with black/white marquetry and a pointed ivoroid tail inlay.  It is equipped with Martin ukulele strings and manufactured in Martin’s Nazareth factory.

  • 0XK Ukulele – The first uke offered as part of Martin’s popular X-Series, this instrument’s Soprano-size body and one-piece top are fashioned from HPL (high pressure wood laminate) in a Koa-like finish. Features include Sitka spruce bracing, Mahogany end blocks, cedar ribbons, Morado fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, Grover tuning machines and a new dove tail joint similar to that used in traditional Martin uke construction. It has a Stratabond neck and HPL body and is manufactured in Martin’s Novojoa, Mexico, factory.

Learn more at martinguitar.com.

 

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