| Brand: || C.F. Martin || Exact Year: || pre 1928 |
| Ukulele Type: || Soprano || Country/Region of Manufacture: || United States |
| Top Material: || Mahogany || Body Material: || Mahogany |
| Model: || Style 1 |
Welcome To Trader-Bobs Ebay Auctions. Allow me to introduce myself. I am a professional ebay seller. I have been involved in retail sales for over 40 years, the largest portion, of these years, having been my own succesfull retail auto sales / parts / repair business, which I started from scratch. I take your satifaction, AS A BUYER, VERY SERIOUSLY! If there is any problem with this item you have purchased from me, I want to hear about it FIRST, before feedback is left! So that the problem can be resolved. thenextitemwehaveontheblockis!!!!!!!! Trader-BOB's MUSIC on F_CEBOOK offers, what I have thru much research identified to be a 1930's C.F. Martin, Style 1, Rosewood Binding, Mahogany bodied Soprano Ukulele. Looks pretty much original, with some repairs made, will describe them later. It is a Soprano sized body, 21" overall length. It has original wooden ( Rosewood maybe) violin tuners. The headstock looks original, no modifications, with the original Martin waterslide decal, and no imprinted / pressed logo on the back of the peghead. 12 fret fingerboard with "BAR" frets, not "T" frets. Double dot markers on the 7th fret. The body is bound, front and back. Single bound black on the back. Triple bound front, looks like ivoriod in the center, 11th picture. C.F. Martin, Nazareth PA. ink stamped inside the sound hole. 12th picture. Double ring around the sound hole. No neck / body separation. Very nice bridge, no modifications. This has had some repairs. On the front, right lower bout, near the bottom, picture number 4 & 9. Repaired, and spot refinished, the binding is still intact. The back, both lower bouts, left side near the bottom, right side half way around, picture number 7. Left side repaired and spot refinished, binding still intact. Right side, a scuff at the edge, repaired, and spot refinished. A crack from farther around the bout, approx 2-1/2" long, crack flexes, not reglued. Looking inside, with a rifle bore light, there are no patch repairs made at these locations that are visible. Please ask questions, I can provide more pictures, ebay only allows 12. I have had this advertised as a style 2, but thanks to a knid ebayer, informed that it is actually a style 1. Thank you. There are conflicting opinions from ebayers, as to the year of this uke. *************** THE SHIPPING CHARGES ARE CALCULATED BY EBAY, NOT ME **************** CHECK OUT THE SHIPPING OF THIS ITEM TO YOU, VIA EBAY'S SHIPPING CALCULATOR. IF YOU THINK THE CHARGES ARE TOO HIGH, ***** DO NOT BUY THIS ITEM ! ! ! ******* RECEIVER SIGNATURE REQUIRED ON ALL SHIPMENTS OVER $100.00, ********** IF YOU HAVE AN EXCEPTION TO THAT, DO NOT BUY THIS ITEM INDIANA RESIDENTS ADD 7% SALES TAX. FOR LARGE AND HEAVY ITEMS, I ALSO OFFER SHIPPING THRU GREYHOUND. EMAIL ME FOR A QUOTE I ACCEPT, PAYPAL, ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS OVER THE PHONE, AND CASH ON PICKUP NO RESERVE ON THIS ITEM ! ! ! ! BE THE HIGH BIDDER ! ! COMBINED SHIPPING, NO PROBLEM Contact for questions, comments IF YOUR COUNTRY CHARGES ANY IMPORT DUTIES, THEY ARE YOURS TO PAY!!! INSURANCE IS NOT REQUIRED, BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.