C. F. Martin Style 1-T Tenor Ukulele (1950's)

C. F. Martin  Style 1-T Tenor Ukulele  (1950

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C. F. Martin Style 1-T Model Tenor Ukulele (1950's), made in Nazareth, PA, natural lacquer finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, period chipboard case.

This is a nice example of one of our more requested instruments: the Martin Tenor Ukulele. The larger body and longer neck give a deeper, richer tone to the instrument, while the extended fingerboard offers a lot more room for advanced modern uke stylings! This one dates the late 1940s or 1950s and has typical features for the time including Champion tuning pegs with black buttons, tortoise celluloid binding on the body, and a 12-fret neck joint. This is a really good-sounding uke, with a warm mellow tone and plenty of volume.
 
Overall length is 25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm.), 9 in. (22.9 cm.) width, and 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 17 in. (432 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/8 in. (35 mm.).

This is a very clean uke overall, all original with some small dings and dents but not a lot of finish wear anywhere. The back shows several long mahogany grain split near the center seam that do not go all the way through the wood; they are not open. There is also one small grain crack on the treble side waist. This is a solid player with a big sound, resting in a period mandolin chipboard case that is rather festive-looking if a bit oversized. Overall Excellent - Condition.