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FadaBullet
02-03-2009, 11:05 AM
On a Martin 0 with just a decal on the headstock and no impression on the back of the headstock how can you tell the aproximate year it was made?

HoldinCoffee
02-03-2009, 12:33 PM
These pages should help you:

page one:
http://www.geocities.com/~ukulele/martin.html

page two
http://www.geocities.com/~ukulele/martin2.html

myloshylow
02-03-2009, 12:34 PM
I think the general consensus is that since Martin didn't use serial numbers on ukes, it's difficult to determine the exact year that most were made. However, there's a website that can help you estimate a range of years based on feature changes: http://www.geocities.com/~ukulele/martin.html

FadaBullet
02-03-2009, 02:59 PM
OK thanks!

Uke Republic
02-03-2009, 03:08 PM
Ask for a photo I.D....Ha! Sorry smart remark

FadaBullet
02-03-2009, 03:34 PM
Ask for a photo I.D....Ha! Sorry smart remark

Ha Ha,ok here is what they sent:D Looks like she was born before 1962.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Ukulele/c6e2_1.jpg

FadaBullet
02-03-2009, 09:51 PM
I read some Questions and Answers (http://www.ukulele.org/?Vintage_Ukulele_Q_%26amp%3B_A) at the Ukulele Hall Of Fame Website and it seems one way to to get an appoximate date date of manufacture for a Martin Style 0 made between 1934 and 1962 is to look at the tuners. Is there any website that would have photos of all the different tuners used on Marten ukes?

FadaBullet
02-03-2009, 10:20 PM
I read some Questions and Answers (http://www.ukulele.org/?Vintage_Ukulele_Q_%26amp%3B_A) at the Ukulele Hall Of Fame Website and it seems one way to to get an appoximate date date of manufacture for a Martin Style 0 made between 1934 and 1962 is to look at the tuners. Is there any website that would have photos of all the different tuners used on Marten ukes?

Oh nevermind.I found one! (http://theunofficialmartinguitarforum.yuku.com/topic/3787/t/Are-you-UKED-yet-Post-pics-of-your-ukes.html)