Because they are too lightly built to work for bluegrass, players tend to forget about Martin’s Style A mandolins. But if you play old-time string band music, Celtic or even classical, the delicate, ringing tone is very appealing. This particular mandolin was made in 1941 and it’s in fine structural condition. It features the scarce shaded top. It has all of its original parts including the tailpiece cover. Includes a nice vintage case.