Style No. 1
1909 Martin Mandola

© Frank Ford, 1999; Photos by FF

Around the turn of the Twentieth Century, Martin made a large number of "bowl" back mandolins. During this period, only a very few other members of the mandolin family bore the Martin trademark. This is one one of those rare instruments, a modest but elegant style "1" with its rosewood ribs and spruce top, mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard.

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