Martin T1K Tenor Ukulele (with Gig Bag)

Martin T1K Tenor Ukulele (with Gig Bag)

Experience a new level of ukulele excellence. The Marin T1K features a Hawaiian koa body for classic, mellow uke tones.

Overall User Ratings (based on 2 ratings)
Overall:
5 out of 5 stars
Sound:
5 out of 5 stars
Features:
4 out of 5 stars
Ease of Use:
4 out of 5 stars
Quality:
5 out of 5 stars
Value:
5 out of 5 stars
Manufacturer Support:
3 out of 5 stars
The Wow Factor:
5 out of 5 stars
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
(2)
Submitted July 25, 2016 by Scott L in Round Tock, TX
"Great Value"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
This is my latest ukelele and I truly love it. While I have read reviews online that there are better values for the money, I disagree. It's solid Koa and I love the look of it......and to top it off the smell is very nice. This thing projects serious volume of you want it too, but can be played delicately and it will respond to that nicely as well. Out of the box, it was playable. But I did remove the saddle and sand it down to lower the action to my preference. It now plays like butter. I'm not fond of the strings and I'm researching alternatives. I believe I will try worth Browns or clears next. One thing I don't like is the headstock label.....cmon Martin. But unlike others, I'm more into what really matters.....sound and secondary... looks. This is a beast for the $, don't care what anybody says. Tty and buy a Koa Uke from one of the major Hawaaian manufacturers and see how much money you spend compared to this. Or even the American made Martin. 4 times the price and no way possible it's that much better. My 2 cents
Musical Background:
Guitar and uke
Musical Style:
Whatever I feel like
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Submitted January 21, 2022 by Chris J in Rutland, VT
"Very well made in comparison to others"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The comparison…I am a beginner player just on the cusp of being intermediate. I own 3 ukuleles. The Martin is by far, without a doubt, the best out of all. The other 2 uke’s are in the 100–200-dollar range (not super expensive but not cheap). Honestly, they feel and sound and function like toys in contrast to the Martin. The Koa… it’s built with is phenomenal. It has this iridescent almost 3D look to it. I love the way it looks. There are no blemishes or build imperfections that I can find I feel like it is extremely well made. I would change the Martin sticker on the headstock. When I wipe it down the lint free cloth gets caught on the sticker, it’s already coming off. To Martin: The sticker sucks, fix it…The sound…the sound is amazing. It projects a bright and clear volume but also is very responsive to lighter playing and soft tones. Again, the sound is night and day regarding my other uke’s (and they sound pretty good). If you are struggling with the fact, it’s Mexican made then let me put you at ease because it’s totally worth it.Ease of use…Okay, the common complaint is the action from the bridge. Its really high and from what I’ve read most people get it adjusted. If you are a serious player, you are going to get it “setup” to fit your body and playing preference anyway so I would not worry about this.Value & Wow factor…Totally worth the money. I struggled with whether to go for the Mexican made Martin when there are some very nice Hawaiian made ukulele’s out there that are from what I can tell also very worth the price tag. Sorry Hawaii but I can’t be dropping over 1k on an instrument as I am not a professional player. Maybe one day zZounds will start selling some of the big-name Hawaiian ukulele brands such as Kanile’a, Kamaka, KoAloha, Ohana, etc. so that the working man can spread out that price tag over time and afford one
Musical Background:
Newbie
Musical Style:
Louisiana Cajun Dirty South Funk
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