C. F. Martin Style 0 Soprano Ukulele (Early 1960's)

C. F. Martin  Style 0 Soprano Ukulele  (Early 1960

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C. F. Martin Style 0 Model Soprano Ukulele (Early 1960's), made in Nazareth, PA, natural mahogany finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original black chipboard case.

This is a super nice example of a 1960s Martin Style 0 ukulele. Typical features of the era are the longer headstock with the small Martin decal and the round-button tuners with no extended 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 and playing ukuleles ever manufactured. This one is a very good player and has a nicely rounded sound for this time period, sweeter than some.
 
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.).

Very clean overall, with just some finish wear spots but hardly any play wear. There is a scrape through the top finish just on the bottom edge, which is really the only notable marring of the otherwise very well-preserved lacquer. There are a few other small dings overall but no cracks or repairs anywhere. A super example of Martin's always impeccable craftsmanship and a great-playing and sounding uke, housed in its original chipboard case. Excellent Condition.