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Martin C1K Concert Ukulele  Natural 

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Martin has built the world's finest ukuleles since 1916, and tenor ukes since 1929 that have long been prized for their full-bodied voice and great v...Read More

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OVERVIEW

A traditonal ukulele from a premier builder crafted of solid Hawaiian Koa.

Martin has built the world's finest ukuleles since 1916, and tenor ukes since 1929 that have long been prized for their full-bodied voice and great volume. The C1K concert-sized model features top, back and sides crafted of solid Hawaiian koa, a wood native to Hawaii and a favorite of island players. Entire body is finished in high quality satin lacquer, and features an applied dovetail neck joint. The C1K Uke is a beautiful example of why Martin is still the name in superior quality ukuleles.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Concert size body
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa top, back and sides
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Select hardwood neck
  • High quality satin lacquer
  • Includes gig bag

Invest in an instrument that you'll be happy to play and proud to own. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

C1K Concert Ukulele

  • Model: C1K Uke
    Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Applied Dovetail Neck Joint
    Body Size: Concert Uke
    Top: Solid Hawaiian Koa
    Rosette: Black/White/Black Boltaron
    Top Bracing Pattern: Concert Ukelele
    Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Back Material: Solid Hawaiian Koa
    Back Purfling: none
    Side Material: Solid Hawaiian Koa
    Endpiece: none
    Endpiece Inlay: none
    Binding: none
    Top Inlay Style: none
    Side Inlay: none
    Back Inlay: none
    Neck Material: Select Hardwood
    Neck Shape: Concert Uke
    Nut Material: White Tusq
    Headstock: Solid/Uke Taper
    Headplate: Solid Hawaiian Koa or Solid Tasmanian Blackwood
    Heelcap: none
    Fingerboard Material: Solid Morado
    Scale Length: 15
    Number of Frets Clear: 14
    Number of Frets Total: 17
    Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-13/32''
    Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 1-13/16''
    Fingerboard Position Inlays: One @ 5th, Two @ 7th, One @ 10th - Whte ABS
    Fingerboard Binding: none
    Finish Back & Sides: Satin
    Finish Top: Satin
    Finish Neck: Satin
    Bridge Material: Solid Morado
    Bridge Style: Concert Uke Style
    Bridge String Spacing: 1-41/64''
    Saddle: White Tusq
    Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared w/ White Buttons
    Recommended Strings: Martin Ukulele (M600)
    Bridge & End Pins: none
    Pickguard: none
    Interior Label: Paper
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MartinC1K Concert Ukulele
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Consistent (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (9)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (6), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very nice sound, great craftsmanship

Wow, this is my first ever Martin purchase and I am quite impressed. I'm no expert but it sounds a lot better than my Lanikai CK-C uke. And much louder for the same...Read complete review

Wow, this is my first ever Martin purchase and I am quite impressed. I'm no expert but it sounds a lot better than my Lanikai CK-C uke. And much louder for the same effort when playing.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The jury is out

Comes with a functional logo gigbag, but I would have liked the option to upgrade to a higher quality/more protective alternative like a Momo, or a hard case, without paying for the...Read complete review

Comes with a functional logo gigbag, but I would have liked the option to upgrade to a higher quality/more protective alternative like a Momo, or a hard case, without paying for the gigbag included.

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

Plain but nice

By GmanJeff

from Vienna, VA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

    My first uke. I wanted a quality, solid-wood instrument which would be playable and which wouldn't need rapid replacement with something better as my skills improve. This hits that sweet spot between too cheap (in the broadest sense) and too expensive for a serious beginner. It's a plain-looking instrument with a rich tone and good sustain.

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    3.0

    The jury is out

    By GmanJeff

    from Vienna, VA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

    Comes with a functional logo gigbag, but I would have liked the option to upgrade to a higher quality/more protective alternative like a Momo, or a hard case, without paying for the gigbag included.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect Choice for me

    By Coach Brock

    from Slidell, La.

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

      I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of sound and the construction of the instrument itself.

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      5.0

      Martin C1K concert ukulele

      By Tim

      from Stuart, Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

        I bought this uke as a birthday present for my wife. It is a great value for the money. Wonderful tone and fit and finish was flawless. The setup was good right out of the box. It's a solid koa concert with geared tuners. This was made at the Martin factory in Mexico and the quality is top notch if this was made in Hawaii or on the mainland of the US it would be so much more. It has a satin finish which I believe allows the wood to really sing out. It came with Martin strings. Not too many people ever seem to talk about Martin ukulele strings, but for my money they are very good strings and have used them on many of my other ukuleles, naturally when you talk strings it's a personal preference but give them a try they really are good strings and not that expensive. The uke came with a nice Martin gig bag, but for this instrument I wanted something better so I bought a Mono concert ukulele case. Well worth the money. And best of all my wife loves it!

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        5.0

        I absolutely LOVE this ukulele!!! It sounds so good!!!

        By Christie

        from Colorado

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful, sounds great
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

            I love it!!!

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            5.0

            i am very happy with the Martin Ukulele

            By Bunker

            from Pa and Fl

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Great Tone
            • The Quality Is Excellent

            Cons

            • No cons

            Best Uses

            • For My Personal Enjoyment

            Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

            I like the quality of the workmanship and the tone is excellent. I have another quality ukulele with Aquila strings and like having the Matin strings equally. Each has a unique sound and feel.

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            5.0

            Another great Martin product

            By PG

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Stays in tune
            • Well built

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

            I purchased one open box, liked it so much, got another open box for the kids. Fast delivery.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Now that's a ukulele!

            By Mike

            from DC

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Beautiful
            • Good Tone
            • Good Workmanship

            Cons

            • None so far

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

            I own Cordoba and Luna ukuleles, but this is in another league. The Martin strings are the best I've heard and the instrument itself is a real work of art. Not sure why they didn't do a high gloss finish like the Hawaiian makers, but it still looks amazing. The sound is wonderful and playing it just "feels" right. (rather subjective I know.) The price was good and Musician's Friend was easy to work with. I received this while they were still back ordered... not sure how, but thanks. In a couple of years I'll update this review and see how the Martin C1K lasts over time. New cars are always nice, but let's see how it ages. I'm betting it will be just like new.

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            5.0

            Very Nice instrument

            By Mare

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Great Tone And Ring

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

              Great instrument. Very happy and pleasantly surprised. I always get my money's worth with Martin and Musicians Friend. Great purchase, slightly used but mint.

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              5.0

              Talk about fast delivery!!!

              By fidlinround

              from Edmond, Ok.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

                I was completely surprised when I noticed the package at my door! I ordered it around 2am on Mon. and Tues. morning it's here! Wow!!!! Then I opened it. It is a beautifully crafted Martin! It plays and sounds absolutely fantastic. The padded case seems like it will be durable, as well! Can't go wrong with this purchase!

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