Although Martin was somewhat late getting into the mandolin game as opposed to Gibson and others, they nevertheless produced some exquisite instruments with that signature Martin quality.
This beautiful example has an Adirondack spruce top, bordered in green heart abalone (a feature only found on Style C mandolins from 1917-18) with the same inlay echoed around the sound hole, while the back is two pieces of deep hued Brazilian Rosewood with a decorative multi-colored wood inlaid back strip.
The back of its peg head has two silver-plated and engraved plates that cover the inset tuning machines that sit astride the C.F. Martin heat stamp logo. The ebony fretboard features the early 20th century Martin "slotted diamond and squares" inlay pattern.
This rare instrument is in remarkable condition for its age with some finish checking on the inlaid pickguard and a vintage patina in the lacquer.
The neck is straight and it sounds lively — a beautiful addition to your musical palette or to add to a collection of finer instruments. stk#VGM8013
$1,950.00 with original hard case included.