Instrument Details

1928 Martin 5K Soprano Uke All Koa
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Status
Sold
Brand
Martin Guitars
Product Year
1928
Model
5-K Soprano Uke
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2748
Condition
Excellent. This Uke is in very rare condition, it looks to have been unplayed for most of it's life. Judging by the case this one may really have been under someone's bed for ever. Even the case is excellent condition. Aside from a few light play marks on top this beauty is mint. A real gem.
Body Type(s)
Small, Soprano Uke
Back & Sides
Koa
Top
Koa
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Koa
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Snowflake and Diamond & Squares
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Koa
Headstock Inlay
Pearl Flowerpot Inlay
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Martin Friction Pegs
Tuner Finish
Nickel with Ivoroid Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
9.438 in
Upper Bout
5 in
Lower Bout
6.375 in
Body Depth Heel
2 in
Body Depth Tail
2 in
Scale Length
13.375 in
Scale Length (mm)
339.725 mm
Nut Width
1.63 in
Nut Width (mm)
41.4 mm
String Spacing
1.63 in
String Spacing (mm)
41.402 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

This is the extremely rare Martin 5-K Uke from 1928. This is the holy grail of vintage prewar Martin Ukuleles. Figured Koa top, back and sides with Abalone trim on top and back, a gorgeous Pearl Flower Pot inlay adoring the headstock and fancy inlays on the bound fingerboard. The original case for this Soprano 5K Martin Uke is in excellent condition, as is the entire instrument. Truly a museum quality piece that has been preserved for over 80 years.

This is one of those rare and special vintage Martin finds. Our client wasn't sure what he had when he sent us a batch of photos. We quickly realized he had himself a holy grail, a 1928 Martin 5-K Uke. This mint Uke sounds as good as it looks and is completely original, from the bar frets to the tuners and even the case. It looks to have barely been played. This is a treasure for collectors and players alike.
 
This little instrument is just gorgeous and deserves to be in a museum. I love that it still has the original case and gut strings in the case compartment. This is the cream of the crop of soprano ukes and will be a great addition to someone's collection of vintage Martins.
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SCALE LENGTH 13.375 in
NUT WIDTH 1.63 in
STRING SPACING 1.63 in
WOODS KOA,
KOA

This is the extremely rare Martin 5-K Uke from 1928. This is the holy grail of vintage prewar Martin Ukuleles.
 

This is one of those rare and special vintage Martin finds. Our client wasn't sure what he had when he sent us a batch of photos.
 
This little instrument is just gorgeous and deserves to be in a museum. I love that it still has the original case and gut strings in the case compartment.
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