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dhwliu
08-13-2017, 12:43 PM
I have a Martin Concert Ukulele, purchased for me by mother in 1950. I want to know its market value (assuming excellent condition), but cannot identify its model code. The uke is constructed completely of mahogany.

Nickie
08-13-2017, 02:55 PM
Go to the forum below called Uke Talk and post some pics of it, someone should be able to tell you!

Booli
08-13-2017, 03:07 PM
Go to the forum below called Uke Talk and post some pics of it, someone should be able to tell you!

Yes, as Nickie said. - either Uke Talk or Buying Tips sections...

This section of the forum is specifically for requests regarding the forum itself, posting issues, reading issues, etc.

hmgberg
08-16-2017, 09:11 AM
It is most likely a C1. You can identify it by the following specs: 12 frets; single markers on the 5th and 10th frets, double markers on the 7th fret; the exterior binding is faux tortoise shell.

There were a few style 2 concert ukuleles made, but they are exceedingly rare. Were it a style 2, the outer binding on the body would be white, or ivoroid as it is called. Don't be confused, the Style 1 of this period with clearly show a thin white line of purling, but the outer material, the binding, is the darker, tortoise. The outermost layer on the style 2 is white.

If it is in great condition, it could fetch about $1,500, particularly if it comes with the original case (also in great shape), although they most often bring considerably less...about half that much if they are noticeably played.