By the time the 50s had come along, the ukulele craze had pretty much swept the American continent from coast to coast, and back out to the Pacific again. Everyone had jumped on the bandwagon, which is a good thing really, because otherwise we'd have always been left wondering whether the likes of Gibson and Martin would have managed to put together a decent uke. Well, no need to be left wondering, have a butcher's surfboard at this one, a stunning little Martin Style-O soprano uke made at some time during the 50s (we can't see an obvious serial number to get a precise date). Bedecked from tip to heel in sumptuous all solid mahogany wood, the Style-O was Martins flagship soprano ukulele, and this one survives in most excellent condition with all original features still on the instrument. A stunning piece that won't take up vast amounts of space in the bedroom/conservatory/shed, or wherever you keep your collection of quality Americana.