View Full Version : Martin ukulele identification

01-06-2009, 03:36 AM
I have seen a Martin ukulele locally and am wondering what model it is. It has the following attributes:
1. 14 frets to the body
2. C.F. Martin decal on the front of the headstock
3. single dot inlays on the 5th, 7th and 10th frets
4. double dot inlay at the 12th fret
5. mahogany body

I have looked at dozens of pictures of Martin ukuleles but cannot identify it.
Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

01-06-2009, 03:45 AM
Most likely a style "O" pre 1962...........Howie

01-06-2009, 04:44 AM
if it's 14 frets to the body with double dot inlays, it sounds like a tenor to me.

style 0's don't have double dot inlays and should be 12 frets to the body

01-06-2009, 05:11 AM
Thanks for the replies. I think it is a 14 fret T-1. This url shows a Martin T-1 that looks exactly what I was attempting to describe:
http://web.mac.com/syacavone/Site/C.F._Martin_Ukulele_%28%E3%83%9E%E3%83%BC%E3%83%81 %E3%83%B3%E3%83%BB%E3%82%A6%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AC%E3%8 3%AC%E3%83%BB4%29.html

01-07-2009, 03:18 AM
Are Martin 14-fret T-1 ukuleles particularly collectible? Any idea of the period Martin was making them?