View Full Version : Vintage Martin tenor Style O?

06-11-2017, 09:17 AM
I came across a seller today with a "vintage 50's Style O Martin tenor". It has a box saddle like my 60's sop (rather than the slopey saddle on Style 1 tenor) and Martin decal on the headstock, no binding.

Then I read elsewhere: "Martin... concert and tenor models were available in all the following styles, with the exception of Style 0, which was produced only as a soprano."

Can anyone clarify this? Seems unlikely but possible that someone would order a custom in this style...
Likewise, possible that this is fake, but the rosette looks just like my Martin sop, and the tuners look vintage too.
The tuners look like these (I don't know what they're called.)

06-11-2017, 01:01 PM
I believe those tuners are called Keystone style. Not sure on the uke, but suppose it could be custom, need a trained eye or detailed pics to tell.

06-11-2017, 04:51 PM
Well, mystery solved. Her "tenor" is 21 inches long. Oops.
I'd delete this thread, but the post doesn't give me this option, at least not on my phone.