Dating martin tenor ukulele
Martin ukuleles are some of the most sought after ukuleles around.There are many avid collectors of Martin ukuleles around and people who refuse to play anything but Martins. Martin ‘Employee’ tenor ukulele handcrafted by Ken Smith Jr, (former) employee of the legendary C. This one is a remarkable and historical example of a gorgeous custom teno Vintage Martin Ukulele. The 1960s Martin Concert ukulele can be characterized with classic style mahogany wood top, back, sides, and neck ‘stained’ to the classic dark rich C. Authentication letter drafted by Dick Boak, Director of C. Martin employee ukuleles are amongst the rarest and most desirable ukuleles to have ever been handcrafted and only a few (sopranos) are known to be in existence. This is one of the cleaner concert ukuleles to have come through our showroom in recent years and is beautiful sounding ukulele. Does anyone have a recent vintage price guide that covers Ukes?
I don't quite recall where I picked up the quote below which I used to estimate the production date on this one when I bought it.But I was wrong because they didn't start making the baritone until 1960... There should be a serial number and model number on the neck block inside the body. Give me the serial number and I can date it for you... I'm not totally convinced the neck has been replaced.