This mahogany Concert uke dates to the days of WWII when restrictions on brass and steel meant that Martin had to go back to supplying their ukes with wood friction tuners, and the original tuners have been retained and can be seen in photo 13. Alas, the low-quality tuners that replaced those wood pegs required slightly larger holes that made it impossible to go back to the originals, so the Gotoh geared pegs you see here were a logical choice as now it's a great sounding Concert uke that's easy to tune! This uke has it's original finish that's been supplemented with some touch-up to finger wear to the mahogany top on either side of the fingerboard. Looks like the neck was also oversprayed, but it got plenty of playing hours after that as indicated by the wear to the neck finish shown in photos 8 & 9. The finish has lots of lacquer checking, but the only crack is a short hairline to the back (at the waist) on the treble side.

stock no. 59295

Model1C Concert (Mahogany)
Back and sidesMahogany
Frets to body12
Nut width1 3/8"
Scale length14 7/8"
Bridge materialMahogany
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Neck materialMahogany
Total frets12
TunersGotoh UPT
Bindingfaux tortoiseshell