Unlike Gibson, Martin did not start making carved-top mandolins until 1930, and these lovely 2-15 models, known for their sweet tone, lovely tops and beautifully flamed Maple back and sides were made form 1936 to 1964.
We believe this particular instrument is likely from the 1950s. It has seen plenty of use and there are some dings in the top and a repaired top crack (see photos) but it remains attractive and is in great playing condition with a straight neck, comfortable action and very little fret wear. The pick guard was removed at some point, but the screws are present so another could easily be installed if desired. The sunburst finish, original carved bridge, Rosewood headstock overlay with "C.F. Martin & Co." gold logo and stunningly flamed back and sides all give this Mandolin a vintage feel and vibe, and the sweet resonance is there with the best of them.
Comes with grey (possibly original) chip case in good condition.