Martin Mandolin Serial Numbers

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This information is quoted directly from the Martin Guitar Co. website. I’ll add some other brief points for other resources soon. Bear in mind that this is the best information that we have at this point in time. If your mandolin does not match the information here and you would like more authentication information, you can likely call Martin directly and inquire.

For more information on location and appearance of serial numbers, Visit Acousticmusic.org’s pages.

Year

Last Serial No.

1895

23

1896

112

1897

153

1898

359

1899

577

1900

800

1901

881

1902

1171

1903

1348

1904

1507

1905

1669

1906

2026

1907

2357

1908

2510

1909

2786

1910

3098

1911

3431

1912

3847

1913

4162

1914

4462

1915

4767

1916

5007

1917

5752

1918

6370

1919

7237

1920

8761

1921

9627

1922

10245

1923

11020

1924

11809

1925

12520

1926

13359

1927

13833

1928

14170

1929

14630

1930

14892

1931

15290

1932

15476

1933

15528

1934

15729

1935

15887

1936

16156

1937

16437

1938

16580

1939

16747

1940

16957

1941

17263

1942

17405

1946

17641

1947

18303

1948

19078

1949

19559

1950

20065

1951

20496

1952

20902

1953

21452

1954

21952

1955

22254

1956

22629

1957

22985

1958

23111

1959

23262

1960

23512

1961

23663

1962

23938

1963

24139

1964

24339

1965

24439

1966

24564

1967

24639

1968

24839

1969

24989

1970

25039

1971

25139

1972

25239

1973

25339

1974

25679

1975

25895

1976

26070

1976

260020*

1977

26101

1978

None

1979

26112

1980

26156

1981

26215

1982

26225

1983

26247

1984

26254

1985

26263

1986

26273

1987

26279

1988

26281

1989

26283

1990

26291

1991

26297

1991

509122**

1993

533213

*1976     Serial numbers 259996-260020 were also used.

** 1991    C. F. Martin & Co. begins using one set of serial numbers for guitars and mandolins.

1994-2002 Mandolins are custom order only.

2002 Mandolin production ends.

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