|Serial Number||19632, built 1923 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.|
|Pricing||$1000 CAD with orignal case. SOLD|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with unbound ebony fingerboard. Rosewood head plate, and CF MARTIN stamped (askew) on back of head.|
|Frets||Original bar frets in good condition.|
|Body||Spruce top and struts, mahogany back and sides. Ebony bridge with bar-fret saddle, rosewood binding on top and back.|
|Finish||Original nitrocellulose lacquer finish, generally good condition with some play wear on the top where a pickguard would now normally be fitted.|
|Hardware/electronics||5-per side strip tuners. Ebony nut.|
|Playability/Action||This instrument has been recently serviced in our shop and is in good playing condition, but the action is somewhat high.|
|Case||Original case included, in fair condition.|
|Comments||Tiples were popular in the early part of the 20th century, into the 1930’s. This example, adapted from the South American instrument, is 17″ scale, and 8 15/16″ wide. Strung in four courses, with the outside two having two strungs and the center two with three and is tuned like a ukulele.|
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