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    Default early 1950's tenor Martin 1T for sale

    Hi All.. My father owned a music store in Pacific Palisades, CA in the 60's, 70's & 80's, prior to that he worked at one in Santa Barbara. I am looking to sell his early 50's Martin tenor 1T style uke. It has been played but not a lot. The case is in rough shape but still holds this sweet sounding uke snuggly. It is in pretty darn great shape for being over 60 years old. I have attached the best pics I have, which should show the few tiny dings as well as where my dad (unfortunately) put his initials and the year he got it inside. It plays well in my opinion and definitely has been carefully cared for. I am new at "forums" in general so please bear with me.. I can be reached at 509-475-4868 (Please leave msg if I don't answer). $1,500.00 including shipping.
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    SWEET. Good luck on your sell.

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    Thank you I really want to find it a great home where it will be played and treasured.

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    Default any suggestions for other places to sell this 1950's Tenor Martin T1?

    I would be grateful for any suggestions on places or even consignment options to sell this beautiful instrument... I am not in a hurry to sell it but I want it to be seen by true Martin ukulele lovers.... I am out of my element here
    Thanks for looking!

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    beautiful ukulele. I have the same model. If you look at ebay completed listings you can get an idea of what the current value is. the 5 that recently sold, all sold for less than $1000., some a lot less. you may have to adjust your expectations accordingly. just trying to be helpful here. You could also list it on Flea Market Music.
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    I owned one nearly identical to yours, with case, too, very nice condition, and sold it six months ago for $1100 shipped and was happy to get that. I remember three plus years ago when ukes were in vogue, especially Martins, and could garner almost what you’re asking. Those days are gone (unless you wait for 2040, aka uke wave four). Just being helpful. If it’s a family heirloom, and the electric bill is paid, might keep it for future gens. Aloha.
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    I have the same Martin Tenor & wouldn't sell it for that asking price.
    As stated if the bills are paid why sell an heirloom? once you do it will be gone & lost for future generations. I even bought a Kala just for traveling around so the Martin wouldn't get beat up.
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    Judy-
    This Martin tenor appears to be in "excellent" condition, and would be well worth checking out for the vintage minded player. Sixty plus years of history held in your hands.

    It's also cool to have your Dad's story that matches his initials and the background of this particular instrument. He was obviously proud of the purchase back in '54.


    Best of luck on the sale!!
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    Here is the link to the Flea Market Music marketplace, if you would like to list it over on their site also:
    https://www.fleamarketmusic.com/marketplace/Default.asp

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    I agree that the asking price is too high. You could expect that 5 - 10 years ago, but not today. Prices on vintage Martin tenors have come down.

    I wouldn’t consign anywhere other than Hawaii Music Supply. They are the best in the business!

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