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C. F. Martin Style 1-C Concert Ukulele (1930's)

C. F. Martin  Style 1-C Concert Ukulele  (1930's)

C. F. Martin Style 1-C Model Concert Ukulele (1930's), made in Nazareth, PA, dark mahogany finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard.

A nice player's example of one of our most requested instruments: An pre-WWII Martin Concert uke. The concert size ukulele is somewhat bigger than the soprano but smaller and more "uke-like" in feel than the tenor; this larger body and longer neck give not only a deeper, richer tone but the fingerboard has a lot more room for advanced modern uke stylings. This Style 1-C dates to the mid-late 1930's and is in good playing condition, with a lovely sound.
 
Overall length is 23 5/16 in. (59.2 cm.), 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 14 3/4 in. (375 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/8 in. (35 mm.). This old concert uke remains in excellent playing condition with some old repairs, all solid but visible. There is light general wear overall. The treble side portion of the headstock has a crack repair running down through the second string peg but not the first, well sealed but with only light touch-up with no major overspray. There appear to be two small pins mounted as re-inforcement from the treble edge, but it is very inconspicuous. The back has three long grain cracks and has been polished out, but again without any heavy overfinish. There are a couple of small sealed grain cracks to the top on the treble side of the soundhole, again with only the lightest finish polish-out. This is a very fine sounding pre-war Concert Uke, an excellent playing and sounding instrument with a lot of character. Very Good + Condition.

Item # 6404
 
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