Martin Guitar Brings New Uke Models to Summer NAMM 2011

Martin have two brand new ukulele models and they'll be showing them off at Summer NAMM 2011, and the six ukes they debuted earlier this year at Musikmesse.


I've just received word that these two ukele models have already been shown in the USA - we will publish updated information soon.

Martin 3 Cherry Uke

The ukuleles will be featured alongside C. F. Martin’s other new products including strings, new Custom Artist Edition guitars and more to be announced soon.

Ukeleles have been one of the latest crazes making a huge comeback in popularity in recent times, and Martin appear to be confident this will continue to grow having already claimed a 50% increase in their sales last year.

These are the two new models that will be on show for the first time:

3 Cherry Uke (Certified) – part of Martin’s re-introduction of the Style 3 ukulele, the new #3 Cherry Ukulele (pictured) is constructed with 100% 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. With its strong Stratabond neck and durable HPL body, the 0XK-Uke is perfect for moonlight serenading on the beach. It is equipped with Martin ukulele strings and manufactured in Martin’s Novojoa, Mexico, factory.

You will find Martin at Summer NAMM in Nashville from July 21-23 at Booth #1200.

More information is available at

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