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Martin C1K Concert Ukulele Natural

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Product Price $509.0
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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
  • 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 Sipo
  • 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 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (15)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Long life (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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...Read complete review

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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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 16 customers

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very nice sound, great craftsmanship

By Charles

from Taipei, Taiwan

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Louder Than Normal Ukes

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

    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.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good value

    By guitarguy

    from Knoxville, TN

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts

      Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

      Best quality and tone for the price range. Found Musician's Friend had best deal/price.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Martin C1K concert ukulele

      By Tim

      from Stuart, Florida

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      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!

        (2 of 2 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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect Choice for me

        By Coach Brock

        from Slidell, La.

        About Me Novice

        See all my reviews

        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.

           
          5.0

          The listing said "blemished" but I can't find a flaw

          By Rick

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

            I play uke daily and jam at least twice a month with a local group. This Martin was listed as blemished, but I can't find a flaw. Maybe it was returned because on the back, the Koa grain may look like it's not a perfect book match. Still a beauty to me. Big, big sound, very sweet tone, plays like a dream.

             
            5.0

            Better than expected

            By Col Reed

            from Clemmons, NC

            About Me Novice

            See all my reviews

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Great action

            Cons

            • Nada

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

            Looks like and plays like a " Martin". Just started playing and love this uke!

             
            4.0

            Well made

            By Tony

            from Avon, dCT

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

                This is a well made instrument which Martin makes in Mexico.

                 
                5.0

                Perfectly ergonomic neck

                By Ryan

                from Oregon

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:

                    The playability of the neck feels like a classic old martin uke and isn't as clunky as some of the similarly priced competitors. (However, that might be a turn off if one's fingers aren't as dexterous or are bear paws)
                    No fancy embellishments or inlays, just a pure clean look with a great feel and tone. The wood smells and looks beautiful.

                     
                    5.0

                    Plain but nice

                    By GmanJeff

                    from Northern Virginia

                    About Me Novice

                    See all my reviews

                    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.

                      (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      The jury is out

                      By GmanJeff

                      from Northern Virginia

                      About Me Novice

                      See all my reviews

                      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.

                       
                      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!!!

                           
                          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.

                           
                          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.

                           
                          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.

                             
                            5.0

                            Talk about fast delivery!!!

                            By fidlinround

                            from Edmond, Ok.

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            See all my reviews

                            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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