1921 Martin Style AK Mandolin
(Serial No. 9093) Mandolin has been played but is in excellent condition. This is the early style peghead with the Martin stamp embossed on the back of the peghead and inside on the back strip but no decal on the front. Front, back and sides are figured Hawaiian Koa wood. Original ebony fingerboard with small dot inlays and ebony bridge. Good neck set and original bar frets, neck is straight, plays nice with a low action but still has plenty of volume. Click here for a video clip of this mandolin as played by Nathan Beaumont. No cracks or repairs, but does have some minor scratches and dings here and there. Good strong volume with a nice tone. Koa seems to give more mid-range cut vs. woody/tubbiness and the trebles are smoothed off a bit. Great for old-time, Celtic, or jazz. Nice original rosewood binding and inlaid celluloid tortoiseshell pickguard. Original tuners and tailpiece cover. Comes with an original hardshell case.

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