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C. F. Martin Style 3M Soprano Ukulele (1940's)

C. F. Martin Style 3M Model Soprano Ukulele (1940's), made in Nazareth, PA, dark mahogany lacquer finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original black soft shell case.

This Style 3 was the top of the line Martin ukulele after WWII, all koa and pearl ukes having been discontinued after 1942. This 3M still has the celluloid ornament at the base of the body and the multiple celluloid center stripe down the fingerboard but dots have replaced diamonds for the fingerboard inlay. The body is 7-ply bound front and 3-ply back; nut and saddle are bone. This is a very fine sounding and playing Martin uke, complete with the original chipboard case.
Overall length is 21 in. (53.3 cm.), 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 13 1/2 in. (343 mm.). Width of nut is 1 7/16 in. (36 mm.). Very clean overall; one well-repaired top crack on the upper bass bout and some light wear but generally an extremely nice uke. Excellent Condition.

Item # 4311
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