1916 Martin Ditson Model 3 Mahogany Dreadnaught Ukulele



In February, 1916, the Ditson Stores, one of Martin's largest customers, ordered the first Dreadnaught shaped guitars.

In November of 1915, Ditson began to order ukuleles in all the various models Martin offered, with a Dreadnaught shape as well.

The Model 3 is one of Martin's most beautiful model ukes, with inlays and multiple stripes on the fretboard, and a design in Ivoroid on the lower face.  The earliest ukuleles had simple ebony tuning pegs and an Ivoroid design on the headstock.

















 
1916 Martin Ditson Model 2 Mahogany Dreadnaught Ukulele



 



1916 Martin Ditson Model 1 Mahogany Dreadnaught Ukulele





1916 Martin Ditson Model 1 Mahogany Ukulele


In 1916, Ditson continued to order ukuleles from Martin in the traditional Martin style in addition to the new Ditson Dreadnaught shape. 

 



1916 Martin Ditson Model 1 Mahogany Taropatch


Ditson also ordered eight string Taropatches from Martin in the new Ditson Dreadnaught shape. 

 




 

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