C. F. Martin Style 1-C Concert Ukulele (1950's)

C. F. Martin  Style 1-C Concert Ukulele  (1950
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C. F. Martin Style 1-C Model Concert Ukulele (1950's), made in Nazareth, PA, natural lacquer finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original brown chipboard case.

This is a good-playing example of one of our most requested instruments: an older Martin Concert uke. The concert size ukulele is somewhat bigger than the soprano but smaller and more "uke-like" in feel than the tenor; it is essentially a 4-string version of the 1920s Martin taro-patch. The larger body and longer neck give not only a deeper, richer tone, but the fingerboard has more room for advanced modern uke stylings. This Style 1-C dates to the 1950s and is in very good playing condition with some wear and tear but great sound.
 
Overall length is 23 1/2 in. (59.7 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 15 in. (381 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/8 in. (35 mm.).

This uke is in overall very good original condition with some finish wear, mostly small dings, scratches, and dents overall. The most notable is a spot of "strum wear" through the finish on the top just below the fingerboard. There is one scrape on the back of the neck behind the seventh fret. The back has several well-repaired tight grain cracks down near the bottom end. None of this is particularly tragic and the uke still plays and sounds excellent, complete in the original two-tone brown chipboard case. Very Good + Condition.