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For Sale: 1918 Martin~ Briggs A Style Mandolin

Posted By: banjokid1 (+2) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Returns allowed with money back refund

$795 USD

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This Briggs mandolin was one of a handful made under contract in 1918 by the C.F. Martin & Co. who also made instruments under the names Bitting and Wolverine during the same time period. Although the Martin style A is quite common, this model (stamped Biggs Special made by C.F. Martin & Co. on the back of the peg head) is rarely seen.

Like the style A, this mandolin has a bent spruce top, a few extra inlays and a different peg head contour. The back and sides are genuine Honduran mahogany, all finished in a luxurious satin.

This otherwise fine example has the typical Martin "pickguard" crack and a 5" crack on the treble side, both professionally repaired long ago. The original tuning machines were replaced with a vintage 1940s set and the tailpiece cover is likewise unavailable.

 This Martin/Briggs style A mandolin has a fabulously sweet tone, with singing highs and a mid-range with plenty of warm overtones.

$795 in original case

note: Because of recent changes in shipping policies of the USPS, we can only ship within the U.S.


United States, Port Townsend, WA, 98368

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Mastercard, Visa

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition


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