This Martin Handcraft Committee II alto saxophone is in excellent condition with 80-85% of the original lacquer and light speckle wear across the horn. It has just come from the shop where it was cleaned and adjusted, so it plays great. The pads are a mixture of older and newer and all of them are in good condition. The horn has the signature tapered Martin beveled tone holes and an adjustable thumb rest. There are a couple of dings in the bow on the leg side and one very minor ding on the flair of the bell right before the bell ring on the bottom side. There is evidence of dent removal that you can feel along the body on the left-hand side of the bottom thumb rest and the lyre mount has been re-soldered to the body. Please see the photos for more details. The serial number is “133356” making this a vintage 1939 horn. The engraving on the back of the body reads “Martin Comm. II 133356 Low Pitch”. The serial number can be found on both the back of the body and the neck. The engraving is gorgeous and runs down the entirety of the bell with a crown and rampant lion. The words “Martin Handcraft Elkhart-IND-USA” are featured clearly. This saxophone also has Martin’s signature bell brace with the words “Martin Handcraft Elkhart Ind.” engraved on it. It comes with the original neck that has no evidence of pull down and evidence that the octave key has been repaired. There is a very small dent on the side of the neck that is more felt than seen. The saxophone comes with a metal neck plug. It comes in a replacement case that is in very good condition. No mouthpiece is included. This alto saxophone has a warm, big sound that is iconic in Martin horns. It plays beautifully in both the upper and lower register and has fantastic intonation.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Key Plating: Approximately 30-35% of the original key plating remains with
The Finish: It has approximately 80-85% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Almost no dents and no evidence of bell edge damage.
The Bow: Light dent in the bottom bow or bow guard.
Pad Condition: The pads are in a combination of newer and older used conditions.
Resonator Type: Rivet style.
The Neck: The neck has approximately 30-35% of the finish remaining with light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece, ligature, or accessories are included.
The Case: Good used condition (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: Martin Comm. II 133356 Low Pitch (on the back of the horn) Martin Handcraft Elkhart-IND-USA (on the bell) Martin Handcraft Elkhart Ind. (on the bell to body brace).
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