This Martin A Style Mandolin, made in 1923 at the famous Martin workshop in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is celebrating its 100 year birthday this year. Beautifully crafted in solid Mahogany back, sides and top, there are no cracks, splits, separation or repairs in this rare and attractive mandolin. The Mahogany neck has an Ebony fretboard and the bar frets are in excellent condition, with slight wear on frets 2, 3 and 4 not impeding clean fretting. The celluloid pickguard is intact and unmarked. Overall the mandolin is in completely original condition; it appears to have been lightly played and well-cared for over its first century. As expected with a Martin instrument, this mandolin has a strong and resonant voice with very comfortable playing action. The only signs of its centenary are some light ‘belt buckle’ (or perhaps waistcoat button) marks on the back, and its original green-lined black archtop Harptone case in good condition (with repaired handle) accompanies this fine instrument on its next 100 years.