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  • Bound spruce top (Brazilian rosewood binding)
  • Fan bracing
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • 10 string mahogany neck (4 courses - 2-3-3-2)
  • Brazilian rosewood fretboard
  • Dot inlays
  • Brazilian rosewood bridge
  • Slotted headstock features Brazilian rosewood overlay
  • 5-on-a-plate tuners
  • Built by Martin for Wm J Smith & Company (music store in NYC)
  • Smith's hot stamp on back of headstock, Martin hot stamp inside
  • Rare model similar to Martin T-18
  • 1-11/16" nut
  • 17" scale
  • Softshell case
  • VGC+ (several repaired top cracks)
  • Consignment
  • SN: 15517

Martin / Smith Tiple (1920)

Expert Setup
International Fees

SKU: 180U-203520

Regular price
$1,100.00 USD
Regular price
$1,200.00 USD
Sale price
$1,100.00 USD
An rare and interesting instrument, this tiple was built by Martin for Wm. J. Smith & Co., a music store in New York City. It has a spruce top with Brazilian rosewood binding and fan bracing. The back, sides, and neck are mahogany. The fretboard, bridge, and headstock overlay are also Brazilian rosewood.  It has 10 strings in 4 courses (2-3-3-2). This instrument has several repaired top cracks, but overall it’s in very good+ condition.
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  • Bound spruce top (Brazilian rosewood binding)
  • Fan bracing
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • 10 string mahogany neck (4 courses - 2-3-3-2)
  • Brazilian rosewood fretboard
  • Dot inlays
  • Brazilian rosewood bridge
  • Slotted headstock features Brazilian rosewood overlay
  • 5-on-a-plate tuners
  • Built by Martin for Wm J Smith & Company (music store in NYC)
  • Smith's hot stamp on back of headstock, Martin hot stamp inside
  • Rare model similar to Martin T-18
  • 1-11/16" nut
  • 17" scale
  • Softshell case
  • VGC+ (several repaired top cracks)
  • Consignment
  • SN: 15517