Martin's Style 0 ukes are among the hardest Martin instruments to date, simple because there's no binding or other details that changed much, and of course no serial number. But the Kluson "keystone" button tuners shown here were only used from 1946 to 1956, and the stain color on the mahogany is more like early '50s than late '40s, so we think c. 1951 is an "informed guess" especially considering the light tan chipboard case. This Style 0 has no cracks, everything is original, and the finish has only light scuffs except for the small spot of wear on the back (see photo #11) which is probably from a shirt or blouse button. Nice smooth bubbly tone, it's no wonder these were Martin's best-selling model for so many years.

stock no. 50125

ModelStyle 0 Soprano
Back and sidesMahogany
Frets to body12
Nut width1 3/8"
Scale length13 5/8"
Bridge materialRosewood
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Neck materialMahogany
Finishsatin gloss lacquer
CaseOrig Chip
Serial Nonsn
TunersOriginal Kluson