C. F. Martin Style 0 Soprano Ukulele , c. 1960

C. F. Martin  Style 0 Soprano Ukulele ,  c. 1960
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C. F. Martin Style 0 Model Soprano Ukulele, c. 1960, made in Nazareth, PA, natural mahogany finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, black tolex hard shell case.

This is a fine playing and sounding example of a late 1950s/early 1960s Martin Style 0 ukulele, the company's most basic model. Typical distinguishing features of this era are the longer headstock with a small Martin decal and tuners with rounded plastic buttons an a short shaft. Although these little ukes were Martin's least expensive instrument, they are always built to the company's usual standard and are still considered among the best-sounding ukuleles ever manufactured. This one is an excellent player and has a nicely rounded tone with plenty of volume.
 
Overall length is 21 in. (53.3 cm.), 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 13 5/8 in. (346 mm.). Width of nut is 1 7/16 in. (36 mm.).

This uke is relatively clean overall, all original showing some dings, dents, and scrapes but no major play wear. There is one apparent grain crack to the mahogany back, but it does not actually go through the wood and is not evident inside. There are no repairs anywhere on the instrument. This is a lovely example of Martin craftsmanship and a great-playing and sounding uke, nicely mellowed over the last 50-60 years! Overall Excellent - Condition.