Ended listing banner

Anyone can sell on Reverb

List your item today to get it in front of thousands of eyes, quickly and easily. Learn more on the Seller Hub.

Similar Listings

C. F. Martin Style 2 Soprano Ukulele (1950s), black tolex hard shell case.

$1,000
+ $150 Shipping
Listing Ended
If you watch the listing, we'll notify you if it becomes available again.
Shipped From
Retrofret Vintage Guitars
Brooklyn, NY, United States
1,051
Sales
900+
Joined Reverb
2015

About This Listing

C. F. Martin Style 2 Model Soprano Ukulele (1950s), made in Nazareth, PA, natural lacquer finish, mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, black tolex hard shell case. This is a very nice example of Martin's mid-line 1950s uke, the Style 2 appearing not heavily used and without much play wear. The Style 2 has triple white-black-white binding on the top and single white binding on the back, making it somewhat fancier looking than the otherwise similar Style 1. In the late 1950s and early '60s this model listed between $40 and $50, and subsequently sold in far smaller quantities than its plainer siblings. This is a well preserved instrument from that period, an excellent player with the expected great Martin sound.Overall length is 21 in. (53.3 cm.), 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 13 5/8 in. (346 mm.). Width of nut is 1 7/16 in. (36 mm.). This is a nice clean uke overall, with some light wear overall but no signs of heavy strumming. There are some inexplicable marks on the back where the finish is somewhat crazed, probably from something made of plastic left under it for a long time in the case. Other than this anomaly the finish is quite clean. There are a couple of very small repaired grain cracks on the lower side, otherwise the uke is crack free. This is a lovely sounding, great playing old Martin just a bit fancier than average, in a good recent HSC. Excellent - Condition.

Reviews of this Shop

1,051

Product Specs

Listed2 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Brand
Model
Finish
Categories
Year
Made In
  • United States

Reverb Gives

Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music.

Carbon-Offset Shipping

Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments.

iOS app store button
Android play store button
The Apple logo and the App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc. Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.
Scan with your phone to get the Reverb app:
App Install QR Code
Oops, looks like you forgot something. Please check the fields highlighted in red.