As early as 1915, Martin began experimenting with ukulele designs. Since then, Martin ukuleles remain among the highest-quality ukes you're likely to find. They sound great and are constructed with the integrity and attention to detail we've come to expect from C.F. Martin.
The Martin C1K Uke features a Concert-size body constructed of solid Hawaiian Koa. Koa is a variant of Acacia that is native to Hawaii, and it lends a traditional tone and island aesthetic to the 4-string template. Unlike many ukuleles—which are shoddily constructed and have issues over time—the C1K Uke actually has an applied dovetail neck joint—just like a good Martin 6-string! The result is a ukulele that is truly deserving of the "C.F. Martin & Co." decal on the head plate.
- Body Size: Concert Ukuele
- Construction: Applied Dovetail Neck Joint
- Scale Length: 15"
- Top: Koa
- Back & Sides: Koa
- Braces: Non-Scalloped SItka Spruce, 1/4"
- Fingerboard Width at nut: 1-13/32"
- Nut Material: White Tusq
- String spacing at saddle: 1-41/64"
- Saddle Material: Compensated White Tusq
- Tuning Machines: Grover Open Gear
The C1K Uke demonstrates that Martin builds superior-quality ukuleles. Its tone is warm and refined, and thanks to its Koa construction, it captures an authentic Hawaiian sound. Deluxe padded gig bag included.