C. F. Martin Style 0 Soprano Ukulele , c. 1940's

C. F. Martin  Style 0 Soprano Ukulele ,  c. 1940

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C. F. Martin Style 0 Model Soprano Ukulele, c. 1940's, made in Nazareth, PA, natural mahogany finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard.

This is a good-playing example of a recently post-War Martin Style 0 ukulele. Typical features of the era are the slightly longer headstock with a small Martin decal and the round-button tuners with hex grommets on the face. 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 with some light wear and a nicely rounded sound.
 
Overall length is 21 in. (53.3 cm.), 6 7/16 in. (16.3 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.).

Overall clean with some moderately heavy checking and light wear to the finish. There is one back crack, repaired but not touched up with some visible glue around the brace inside. A nice example of this perennial favorite. Excellent - Condition.