Like the Martin R-series, the F-series was a short-lived series of archtops with F-holes produced by Martin in the years before World War II. The F-1 had a carved top and a back arched with bracing. Like other Martin archtops, the F-series never gained the popularity of Martin's flattop instruments.

Years of Production: 1940 - 1942

Wood Composition: Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top, Ebony fingerboard

Design Elements: F-holes, dot inlays, arched back (with bracing), multi-bound top and back

Product Specs

  • F-1
  • Natural
  • 1941
Made In
  • United States
Back Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Auditorium
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Sides Material
  • Mahogany
Top Material
  • Spruce

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