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Overview

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

Brand
Model
  • F-1
Finish
  • Natural
Year
  • 1940
Categories
Body Shape
  • Auditorium