Here’s a superb sounding Martin mandolin from the “Golden Era”. While most bluegrass musicians are seen with Gibson mandolins, many old-time country performers played Martins, like Earl Bolick of the Blue Sky Boys, who recorded and performed with his Martin Style 20.
?The Martin Style 20 was introduced in 1929 and was the first carved top mandolin they ever made. The oval-hole top is carved of Adirondack spruce, while the 2-piece back features highly figured flame maple. This example was well played with the normal finish checking one would expect from an instrument of this age, and some rubbing of the finish on the back of the neck, but it is crack-free and plays easily with no repairs or modifications. All original hardware is present, including its attractively engraved "cloud" tailpiece.
This mandolin has a full, robust sound with more clarity than many oval hole Gibsons.
?$2,250.00 nestled in its original case (included)
United States, Port Townsend, WA, 98368
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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 - Excellent Condition
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