1940 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole ID-5632

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1940 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole

Obviously famous for their classic acoustic guitars, Martin also made mandolins for quite a few years.  This is a 1940 Martin A-Style with a flat Mahogany back and slanted spruce top.   This mandolin has a wonderful vintage tone, with a very sweet resonance that only vintage woods can offer.  While not really suited for Bluegrass settings, this mandolin will be wonderful for most other traditional mandolin styles such as classical, folk or Italian music.

This mandolin shows some wear consistent with it's early build date.  There are numerous dents, dings and scratches as the photos will demonstrate. The tuners have been replaced.  The back was refinished at some point.  There is a crack on the top between the top two sets of strings that we believe is stable... the location of the braces have cleated the crack on their own.  Original case included.


  • Top: Spruce.
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany.
  • Oval Sound Hole.
  • Ebony Fretboard.
  • Square Headstock.
  • Serial: A-16872.
  • Year: 1940.
  • Flat Black.
  • Slanted Top.
  • Tortoise Pickguard.
  • Ivoroid Tuner Buttons.
  • Original Case Included.
  • Nut Width: 1 3/16".
  • Scale: 13".

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