Martin AK Koa A-Style Mandolin Preowned 1926

Available at Acoustic Centre Melbourne

This Martin AK Koa A-Style Mandolin, made in 1926 at the famous Martin workshop in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, is beautifully crafted in solid Hawaiian Koa for the back, sides, and top. Martin used a lot of Koa at this time during the Hawaiian music craze, and this gorgeously figured timber has a warmth and sweetness that works beautifully on a lightly built instrument such as this.

It appears to have been very well cared for over its near-century-long life! As expected with a Martin instrument, this mandolin has a strong and resonant voice with very comfortable playing action. There's plenty of vintage patina and light wear, and it's had a very good refret at some point in its life. This piece has a great sound with plenty of high-end chime and midrange warmth, and the Koa construction affords more low-end than is typically offered by a spruce top. Includes non-original hardshell case. 

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

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