Dating martin tenor ukulele
I figured this might be the correct area for posting this question, since y'all are talking tech! I looked it up in "Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars" and here is what it says: Style 51, Baritone Ukulele, 10" wide, 20-1/8" scale, mahogany body, white-black-white soundhole rings, 2-ply top binding with dark outer layer, single-ply dark back binding, pin bridge, rosewood fingerboard, 14 frets clear of the body - Introduced in 1960, still in production...The book was printed in 1991 so I don't know if they still make baritones now or not...Personal opinions on the potential value also welcome. "I recently talked to the ukulele expert, Mike, at Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto.One good way of dating old Martin ukuleles is the headstock.First, they stamped the logo on the back of the peghead (from circa 1895).
It obvious that they don't make them anymore, so where can I get some insight on this uke?
Martin started producing ukuleles in 1916 and were the largest producer of ukes There are a number of different styles (from style 0 to style 5 – but there’s no 4).
Generally speaking, the higher the number, the higher the price.
I've search the web and seen some pictures of others, but alas, this one has been modified. I know this because there is no branded headstock and it has geared tuners.
If fact, I just had it repaired because the neck was pulling away from the body.
More knowledgeable sellers will indicate which style the Martin is.