Dating martin ukulele tuners
The numbers listed here show the LAST serial number produced for that year.Martin produced all guitar serial number sequentially.
Contrary to the usual description, the Dixie banjo ukulele appears to be made of cast zinc with chrome plating.Model Numbers stamped above the Serial Number starting in 1930. Prior to October 1930, the model is NOT stamped on the neck block (you have to figure it out yourself! Right: The model and serial numbers, as seen through the sound hole of this 1944 D-18, serial number 90067.Starting in October 1930, Martin also stamped the model number just above the serial number. Notice the "1" in the "18" does somewhat look like a "2".I would think the soprano ukulele in question was issued in December of 1998, however, given that 1998 was the year of the fire, it may have been made in 2008.I don't know how Peter distinguished between the decades in terms of the serial numbers.