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The Martin Ukulele: The Little Instrument That Helped Create a Guitar Giant

The Martin Ukulele is a detailed look at the ukuleles built by the C. F. Martin Co. of Nazareth, PA, and at how the instruments' success forever changed the company that made them. Martin's ukulele-making led the small, respected builder of fine guitars and mandolins into an era of unprecedented growth in the 1920s and helped it become one of the most legendary manufacturers of high-quality guitars in the world. Drawing heavily from the extensive archives at the Martin factory, the book examines the company and its development, from production records, sales ledgers, and a vast collection of correspondence to hundreds of photos, including many of the rarest ukuleles the company produced. Extensive additional imagery chronicles the history of the popularity of the ukulele itself. The book is both a narrative about Martin's ukulele manufacturing history and a reference work detailing the numbers of each style of ukulele ever made by the company. It is an exploration from Martin's first attempt at production in 1907, to the peaks of ukulele popularity in the 1920s and '50s, to the disinterest that caused Martin to cease ukulele production in the 1990s, to the recent resurgence that has allowed the firm to again offer a wide assortment of new models.

Wise Luthiers

P.O. Box 420
Margaret River, Western 6285
Australia
Outside Australia (61) 897573224
Inside Australia 08 97573224
eMail: scott@scottwise.net

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Ukulele luthier from Margaret River, Western, Australia. Welcome to the Wise Ukulele website. I am Scott Wise. I have been making ukuleles since 1979. I have always had a deep interest in historic Hawaiian ukuleles and their precursors from Portugal and Spain.

I believe that the traditional lightly built handmade ukuleles of the early 20th century have important characteristics which are not found in modern instruments. I am working to regain some of the old magic.

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Whiskey Hotel Instruments

Wayne Hayward
**Michigan
**USA

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Whiskey Hotel Instruments is a Michigan-based boutique custom luthier. Using carefully selected materials, luthier Wayne Hayward creates unique instruments, uniquely for you.

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Widman Custom Electrics

North Carolina, USA

johnwidman@charter.net | Tel. (828) 775-8970

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At Widman Custom Electrics’ we approach our passion with a simple quest, to make the best sounding instrument we can. To do this takes experimentation, time, reflection, understanding, and a commitment to work through the process. Locating fine woods is just one aspect of the job. Technical skills are developed every day. Artistic vision is a talent that is nurtured by observation and inspiration. Feedback from our customers and endorsees is essential. All of these attributes contribute to our mission - customer satisfaction.

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