Martin Guitar Debuts Three New Ukuleles at NAMM
Nazareth, Pa (NAMM, HALL D, Booth 5602)
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Since 1915 C.F. Martin & Co. has been building the world’s most sought-after ukuleles. And in that time, the company’s ukes have been all over the planet and beyond. In 1926, a Martin ukulele was a stowaway on Admiral Bird’s expedition to the North Pole, and in 2021, a special soprano uke was aboard the Inspiation4 mission to space. Today Martin announces the release of three new ukulele models: 0 Tenor Uke, C1 Uke, T1 Uke FSC.
0 Tenor Uke
Since 1929, Martin has been building tenor ukes prized for their full-bodied voice and significant volume. The 0 Tenor Uke features a neck, top, back, and sides made from Martin’s coveted stash of sinker mahogany that was salvaged from the bottom of a river in Belize. Sinker mahogany offers a dense and complex tone that makes this model stand out from the crowd. This model includes a beautiful satin finish and an old-style script logo. List price: $1,599.
Martin has been building concert-sized ukes of world-renowned quality since 1925. Smaller than the tenor, but larger than the soprano, the concert ukulele is a well-balanced, easy-to-play ukulele, perfect for anyone just starting out. The C1 Uke features a top, back, and sides crafted of koa fine veneer with a hand-rubbed satin finish, and it comes with a high-quality soft gig bag. The C1 Uke is a beautiful example of why Martin is still the name for superior quality ukuleles. List price: $449.
T1 Uke FSC
Built for serious players who want premium tone in an environmentally friendly instrument, this tenor-sized uke is made from 100% FSC® woods. It includes a sapele top, back, and sides and an ebony fingerboard and bridge. Players will feel good knowing that all the wood in this ukulele is responsibly sourced. This ukulele is constructed with an applied dovetail sipo neck for extra stability. It sports Ratio® tuners—a new feature on Martin ukes—to get in tune quickly and accurately, and its satin finish adds the perfect amount of shine. This sustainable model also includes a striking blue gig bag that was made from recycled plastic water bottles, pulled from the ocean. Set the right tone for the planet with the T1 Uke FSC. List price: $459.