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Dating martin ukes

More knowledgeable sellers will indicate which style the Martin is.

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I cannot find any definitive answers to questions about when these changes were made.1895................23 1896...............112 1897...............155 1898...............359 1899...............577 1900...............800 1901...............881 1902..............1171 1903..............1348 1904..............1507 1905..............1669 1906..............2026 1907..............2357 1908..............2510 1909..............2786 1910..............3098 1911..............3431 1912..............3847 1913..............4162 1914..............4462 1915..............4767 1916..............5007 1917..............5752 1918..............6370 1919..............7237 1920..............8761 1921..............9627 1922.............10196 1923.............11020 1924.............11809 1925.............12520 1926.............13359 1927.............13833 1928.............14170 1929.............14680 1930.............14892 1931.............15290 1932.............15476 1933.............15528 1934.............15729 1935.............15887 1936.............16156 1937.............16449 1938.............16580 1939.............16747 1940.............16957 1941.............17263 1942.............17405 1943.............. A customer brought an old vintage Martin into our shop today to value it and possibly sell it. The binding has also broken off on the left side of the lower bout. and serial numbers were added, beginning with #8000.First, they stamped the logo on the back of the peghead (from circa 1895).So if you don't have a decal, it's pre-1930, if you have both decal and stamp, it was built between 19.

They also used bar frets until 1934 (and probably on some ukes a few more years) after which they used "T" frets." Mike Longworth, Martin Company historian for 25 years added, "...

Because Martins are so sought after, some sellers on e Bay resort to shady tactics to get their ukes in front of buyers.

One way you’ll see regularly is people advertising the uke “w/ Martin strings” in the title.

It has the same stamp on the inside of the soundhole. I believe it is a style 1..has some type of top binding..similar in color to the mahogany body...maybe rosewood? It does have some wear...a crack in the front and back which has been repaired.

Any extra insight you all could provide would be appreciated. 1927-'28 Martin Style 2M, 1950s Martin Style 1M, ca.

I can't remember when they switched from the boxwood, but I know I've usually only seen that on the models from the teens. Unfortunately, the wooden tuners aren't as big a dating help as you'd think, because I've seen some Style 1s from the WWII years that used them, probably because of material rationing. I can't remember when they switched from the boxwood, but I know I've usually only seen that on the models from the teens. Unfortunately, the wooden tuners aren't as big a dating help as you'd think, because I've seen some Style 1s from the WWII years that used them, probably because of material rationing.