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Koa Soprano
02-06-2013, 06:23 PM
SOLD THANKYOU!

For sale is a vintage Martin Style 1 in Mahogany. I think it is from around the 1950's. Has T frets, NO USA stamp, and the headstock doesn't look as long as the later ones.

Pretty good condition overall, has pick wear on both sides of the fingerboard, and checkering in the lacquer finsh in some areas. The G tuner button has been melted slightly but still works fine.

The back has a professionally repaired crack with cleats on the inside. It is pretty much invisible, very well done and the finish on the back has been french polished smooth.

A repair shop receipt will come with it stating the work done, which was about a year ago. Also comes with the case pictured, not sure if original.

Asking $750 Shipped obo by Canada Post. US buyers can pay by money order or Paypal, Canadian buyers EMT, money order or paypal. Will also take 1oz Silver Maple Leaf coins.

Make an offer, I bought two Larrivee ukes recently and can't afford three higher priced ukes in my collection.

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Koa Soprano
02-06-2013, 06:23 PM
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Koa Soprano
02-06-2013, 06:25 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/34pi24z.jpghttp://i49.tinypic.com/10hsvnq.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/2rm82l0.jpghttp://i50.tinypic.com/20f2tk9.jpg

pdxuke
02-06-2013, 06:25 PM
Is it free? :D

Koa Soprano
02-06-2013, 06:26 PM
http://i45.tinypic.com/ajplza.jpg

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Tommy B
02-06-2013, 06:29 PM
Beautiful uke. Great vintage for Martins. Price?

Koa Soprano
02-06-2013, 06:30 PM
Is it free? :D

Sorry, I forgot the price, it's updated.

coolkayaker1
02-07-2013, 01:33 AM
That's a pretty ukulele. I like dark mahogany.

Koa Soprano
02-07-2013, 03:43 AM
That's a pretty ukulele. I like dark mahogany.

Thanks, me too.

I updated the ad, I will aslo take paypal from a CAN/US buyer.

mm stan
02-07-2013, 06:08 AM
Ahh the shark fin tuners...got them on one of mine....wow 2 larrive ukes....Good Luck on the sale and Happy Strummings..

pahu
02-08-2013, 08:12 AM
Can someone tell me the era these 'Shark fin' tuners were used?
Sorry if you consider this a Thread 'high-jack'

Koa Soprano
02-09-2013, 07:57 AM
While tuning it today I noticed the G tuner button has a slightly melted corner. it works fine but I updated a photo to show it and dropped the price.

Koa Soprano
02-09-2013, 04:56 PM
Sale pending on the uke.

justinlcecil
02-09-2013, 08:26 PM
This looks suspiciously like my Ken Timms. =)

coolkayaker1
02-09-2013, 09:50 PM
This looks suspiciously like my Ken Timms. =)

Yea, Chris Martin's great great great grandmother's second cousin dated Ken Timm's great great uncle's stepbrother for nearly a year back in 1929.

That's when Martin pilfered his design. :p