1948 Martin 2-15 Mandolin
This fine carved top Martin mandolin is missing its original pickguard and has had two tuner buttons replaced but everything else is original to the instrument including the hard shell case. The mandolin has had one top crack repaired, has had a neck reset and refret at some point in the past, and recently had the tail block re-glued. It is structurally stable and plays great. The back, sides and neck are all flame maple, the top is likely red spruce. The fret board and bridge are ebony, the head veneer is rosewood. The tuners are the original Waverlys. The neck is straight under tension and the intonation is good. A few of the six original tuner buttons (two are replaced, six are original) show some mottling in the color, none are currently a problem functionally though one has been repaired, they may need to be replaced in the future but are all functional now. There's some finish wear to the top which is visible in the photos as well as some minor finish wear on the back of the neck. Overall cosmetic presentation is good though. Action is set at 4/64" at the low E at the 12th fret. Comes with original hard shell case which is in good condiiton, lining, hinges, handle and latches all present and functional. $1000 plus shipping.
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