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The only bit of decoration is the simple ring around the sound hole. A Style 0 ukulele in top condition might be worth around 0.Martin Style 1 Style 1’s are very similar to style 0.There are many avid collectors of Martin ukuleles around and people who refuse to play anything but Martins.Martin started producing ukuleles in 1916 and were the largest producer of ukes There are a number of different styles (from style 0 to style 5 – but there’s no 4).From what I can tell, I believe it's from the 1920's but figured I would check with the rest of you first. It also looks as if the fretboard has deteriorated a bit where it meets the body. It has no front decal (and the headstock looks like it might be too short for a decal so I don't believe it peeled off at some point). The binding is separating a little at the lower bout.
The Antiques Roadshow recently valued one at ,000 to ,000. Martin did briefly make a mahogany version of the Style 5. Martin have recently started making Style 5’s again and you can find them for sale on Elderly. To begin with they started by releasing new models. These ukuleles are identical to the standard Martin ukuleles apart from the maker stamps and decals.Because Martins are so sought after, some sellers on e Bay resort to shady tactics to get their ukes in front of buyers. It has the same stamp on the inside of the soundhole. I believe it is a style 1..has some type of top binding..similar in color to the mahogany body...maybe rosewood? It does have some wear...a crack in the front and back which has been repaired.Any extra insight you all could provide would be appreciated. 1927-'28 Martin Style 2M, 1950s Martin Style 1M, ca.