With the rise of Hawaiian music in the late 1910s, Martin began making ukuleles. The line expanded from mahogany to more elaborate Hawaiian koa models. A soprano-sized model, the 5K Uke is the ukulele equivalent of a Style 45 guitar – the top of the line. The 5K Uke is crafted with solid highly-flamed Hawaiian koa top, back and sides finished in a polished gloss, and trimmed with abalone pearl appointments. High quality, beautiful tone and ease of playability make the 5K Uke a joy to own.
Recommended Strings: Ukulele Strings - Soprano/Concert
Body Size: Soprano Ukulele
Finish Top: Gloss
Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
Back and Side Finish: Gloss
Bracing Pattern: Soprano Ukulele
Scale Length: 13.614''
Brace Shape: Non-Scalloped
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 13/32''
Top Material: Koa
Neck Shape: Soprano Ukulele
Back Material: Koa
Neck Taper: Standard Taper
Side Material: Koa
Electronics Options: Fishman AG94 Thinline 332 Ukulele
Top Color: None
Bridge Style: Soprano and Concert Ukulele
Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Bridge String Spacing: 1 41/64''
Top Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Bridge Material: Koa
Top Detail: Highly Flamed
Bridge Pin Material: None
Bridge Pin Dots: None
Pickguard Inlay: None
Rosette: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Saddle Radius: Flat
Brace Material: Spruce
Back and Sides Color: None
Brace Size: 1/4"
Back Detail: Highly Flamed
Back Purfling/Strip: None
Back Inlay Material: Abalone with Multi-Stripe
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Side Detail: Highly Flamed
Side Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
Endpiece Inlay: None
Neck Material: Genuine Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Finish Neck: Gloss
Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 1 13/16''
Neck Color: None
Fingerboard Inlay Style: 5K Design
Number of Frets Total: 17
Fingerboard Inlay Material: Abalone
Neck Joins Body At: 12th Fret
Fingerboard Binding Material: Grained Ivoroid
Side Dots: Faux Tortoise
Headstock Shape: Solid with Ukulele Profile
Tuning Machines: Gold Ukulele
Headplate Material: Koa
Headplate Logo Style: Flower Pot
Nut Material: Bone
Headplate Binding Material: None
Headplate Detail: None
Case: Molded Hardshell
Left Handed Availability: true
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Martin Guitar’s Limited Lifetime Warranty is valid only for the original owner of the instrument purchased from the authorized Martin Guitar dealer located within the United States or Canada, to which the instrument was originally shipped. The instrument must be registered for warranty online at martinguitar.com.
The warranty is not transferrable to another owner. Instruments purchased outside of the US or Canada are eligible for coverage provided by the authorized Martin Guitar distributor in the country where it was purchased. The dealer where you purchased your instrument will provide warranty details.