A wonderful and extremely rare 1920s Martin (8-string) 3M Taropatch Ukulele handcrafted by C.F. Martin & Co. of Nazareth, PA.
This historical and rare Martin taropatch ukulele was handcrafted of a Mahogany wood top, back, sides, and bridge with a Brazilian Rosewood fretboard. Five-ply concentric ivroid rosette and three-ply top purfling with matching ivroid top and back binding, mustache inlay at the butt of the instrument, and “doubled-up” diamond shaped abalone shell position markers on 5, 7, and 10. 8-string tuning configuration for accompaniment playing. Classic vintage Martin wood stain and natural finish.
A wonderful dry and aged Mahogany wood sound with a broad range of tones and a fuller sound when compared to its four-stringed cousin, the ukulele. Original friction tuners add tremendously to the character of this historical piece. Minor play wear but overall good condition considering the age and rarity of this piece. A wonderful playing instrument that is quite the collectible piece as well.