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vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke
vintage 1923 martin 5k uke

Ukuleles & Banjo Ukes, Tenor, Banjos1923 Martin 5K Uke

Martin’s top of the line model with deluxe hand inlaid abalone trim on front, back and rosette just like the famous pre war OM-45. If you read the Martin Ukulele book by Tom Walsh and John King (a great book) it mentions Martin procured quality koa wood in 1922 but kind of that quality would not last. After 1923-24 quality koa because very hard to find. The ivoroid Grover 76 tuning pegs date this to the mid twenties. Looking closely, the detail is amazing. Seven layers of binding on top and nine layers around the sound hole. Hand inlaid abalone is a joy just to study as art. It’s also a great sounding one too. Comes with its original hard case. Has no cracks just a little felt pick wear that most great sounding ukes have. A treasure. $9500

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