Antique 1930s Martin Style 0 Soprano UkeleleDark Mahogany w Fitted Violin Case. Here's a little gem; an all original C. Martin & Co Style 0 Soprano Ukelele fabricated in Nazareth, PA USA in the early 1930s.
She is in very good condition and has seen her fair share of having been lovingly played. Please take a peek at our new quickie VIDEO!
This is a Martin Soprano Style 0, which is a small sized uke having only 12 frets, all of which are playable as the neck joins the body at the 12th fret. Frets are the early bar type & retain plenty of meat on the fret wire. Uke features an all mahogany construction with a rosewood fingerboard having 3 small MOP dot markers. She has the original black nut, the original ebony tuning pegs with center screw adjustment, & the original mahogany bridge. We are including a modern, non original violin case in which this uke fits very well.
Case serves to protect instrument very effectively. Martin & Co, Nazareth, PA on the rear of head stock & stamped on the interior of the body visible through the sound hole.No serial number, which was typical for the time period in which this instrument was made. Uke was given a complete inspection & pro set up. Our luthier repaired the lifting top & cracks on the treble bout side by glueing & clamping; glued the interior back braces; adjusted the action, filed the nut slots to specs, notched out the bridge for string stability while being played, & tightened the tuning pegs.
He also lightly sanded any dings out of the frets, lemon oiled the fingerboard, buffed out the body & fingerboard & polished the body. A new set of strings were installed, so she's ready for many more years of service. All work was performed by Dave Fecca Guitar Repair, Moorestown, NJ. Dave, aka "Catfish", along with his spouse, April Mae, are the co-founders of April Mae & The Junebugs, a very popular & accomplished Americana/Roots/Jump Blues, Rockabilly, etc, band which has recorded & performed extensively throughout the US since 2010.
Uke measures 21" Long X 6.125" Wide X 2.25 Deep. Scale length is 13.75" from nut to bridge; nut width measures 1.3125"; total uke weight is 0.619 Lb. NOTES & THE FINE PRINT. Please see the attached photos as an extension of our written description.We package professionally & this instrument will be insured for the full valuation at our expense. We accurately represent all of our items. PLEASE CONSIDER OUR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AS AN EXTENSION OF OUR HIGHLY DESCRIPTIVE TEXT. This was recorded using an iPhone 14 Pro using only natural diffused light & This Martin soprano uke was played straight & unamplified, unmic'ed and without any effects. Ukelele was demoed by our friend & professional musician, guitarist & teacher, the inimitable David Kelly. Dave played this axe in the front room at our bricks & mortar shop, Ellis Antiques. Sure hope you enjoy his pickin' & strummin'! Or, this can be picked up locally at our physical bricks and mortar shop in Collingswood, NJ 08108. This item is subject to prior sale. If you have any interest in purchasing this fine instrument, please feel free to make us an offer. We're full time general antique dealers and negotiating is a large part of our business. Frito Lay green snack box.