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1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin
1956 Martin Style A Mandolin

Serial Number: A-22600

1956 Martin Style A Mandolin

Condition: Used


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Regular price$799.99
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You can return an item for any reason up to 5 days from receipt of the item, with the exception of international orders or instruments that have been modified at the customer's request. You will need to pay the return shipping cost and outgoing shipping cost (even if “free shipping” is offered), as well as applicable restocking fees dependent on your payment method (usually a 3-10% fee, specific amounts can be found at the link below).

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1956 Martin Style A Mandolin

SETUP & INSPECTED BY OUR LUTHIER 

Weight: 1.4lbs

Case: Original Hardshell Case

Year: 1956

Cosmetic Condition:  Mandolin is in very good condition with some imperfections that have developed over the years.  There are various finish cracks around the body and checking from the nitro finish on the top, and headstock.  As noted below in our tech notes there was also a crack that has been repaired as well.  See our listing photos for a closer look.  

Tech Notes:  This particular instrument came from a collection buy out.  It was purchased from Gruhn Guitars, and had a repair crack repair done on the lower side (that rests against the leg while playing). There are various finish cracks around the body and checking from the nitro finish.  Great player at a very comfortable medium low action, with minimal relief.   There is fret wear, but it is light and no way affects playability. Brand new Martin M400 80/20 strings installed. 

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Testimonials

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