An early example with the most desirable features! These mid 20’s Martins are known for having the choicest koa with crazy crazy figure and flame that unfolds more every time you see it. Has the early logo on the back of the headstock, bar frets and Ivoroid button Grover no. 76 tuning pegs. Also has White/Black/White ivoroid top binding and lovely single layer ivoroid binding on back. We suggest getting the "Martin Ukulele" book by Tom Walsh and John King. They refer to letters of desperation from Martin to the wood suppliers in Hawaii saying: We urgently need more figured Koa. The supplier replying: plain koa no problem but figured koa is extremely scarce. Only one in 100 logs is curly. By the 1930’s figured koa was so rare that only some style 3 or 5 ukes had it. This uke is of the golden uke era from 1923 to 1927, none better. Note the shape of the tuners, a way to find the best Martin ukes. Our little gem has been gently played and shows some slight signs of felt pick wear. The figure in the wood is stunning. There are not any cracks but a slight imperfection on the back that looks like a crack but doesn’t go through the wood. It’s hard to see. Everything is original including the deluxe hard case with royal purple interior. After almost 90 years it has the voice of an angel. Magic. All this and more. Save $100 with cash or bank wire. $2850 Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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