1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars
1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252 - Artisan Guitars

1921 Martin A-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole - Mp3 Audio Sample Included ID-5252

1921 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 1921 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 of 1921. A crack in the top side has been professionally repaired by Gruhns in Nashville. There are numerous dents, dings and scratches as indicated in the detail photographs. The intonation has been corrected, so there is a mark where the bridge used to sit. Aftermarket hardshell case included.

Specifications:

  • Top: Spruce.
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany.
  • Oval Sound Hole.
  • Ebony Fretboard.
  • Square Headstock.
  • Serial: 8840.
  • Year: 1921.
  • Flat Black.
  • Slanted Top.
  • Tortoise Pickguard.
  • Ivoroid Tuner Buttons.
  • Hardshell Case Included (aftermarket).
  • Nut Width: 1 3/16"
  • Scale: 13"
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