Dating martin tenor ukulele
When I first read your post, I thought initially that maybe you had an old one made before 1935 because Martin only stamped their name on the back of the headstock and on the inside center backstrip until 1935.
There are many avid collectors of Martin ukuleles around and people who refuse to play anything but Martins.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... Martin ‘Employee’ tenor ukulele handcrafted by Ken Smith Jr, (former) employee of the legendary C. This one is a remarkable and historical example of a gorgeous custom teno Vintage Martin Ukulele. The 1960s Martin Concert ukulele can be characterized with classic style mahogany wood top, back, sides, and neck ‘stained’ to the classic dark rich C. Authentication letter drafted by Dick Boak, Director of C. Martin employee ukuleles are amongst the rarest and most desirable ukuleles to have ever been handcrafted and only a few (sopranos) are known to be in existence. This is one of the cleaner concert ukuleles to have come through our showroom in recent years and is beautiful sounding ukulele.