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    Saw this 20's Martin on ebay, looks like a Style 1. Pics show CF Martin headstock stamp on back of headstock, and also in soundhole, but the headstock stamp also says Made in USA. Don't think I've seen that before, is that unusual?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/MARTIN-Circ...8AAOSwZvRajVNp

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    Last edited by Ukecaster; 02-22-2018 at 03:28 AM.

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    Neither my style 0 or my style 1K have the made in USA stamp. They both are late 20's-early 30's with friction tuners instead of the violin type pegs. They have the stamp on the back with no decals on the front of the headstock.

    Could it be that since the Ebay listing is from the United Kingdom Martin put the USA stamp on export models?
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    I saw that and thought it looked odd.

    Maybe they were already thinking of moving to Navajoa. lol
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    That was done on instruments that were exported, the seller is in the UK so it probably spent its entire existence there.
    I've seen and owned guitars with that stamp but never a Uke, so unusual indeed but not a mystery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D28 View Post
    That was done on instruments that were exported, the seller is in the UK so it probably spent its entire existence there.
    I've seen and owned guitars with that stamp but never a Uke, so unusual indeed but not a mystery.
    Was this mentioned in the King book?

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