This Martin Handcraft Committee II Alto Saxophone 1930’s Serial #133356 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 mix of old and new but, all of them are in great condition. The horn has the signature tapered Martin cut tone holes and an adjustable thumb rest. There are two little dings in the bow but otherwise, this horn is in great shape. Please see the photos for more details. The engraving on the back of the body reads “Martin Comm II 133356 Low Pitch” making this a 1939-40 vintage horn. 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 “Martin” bell brace with the same engraving as the bell. It comes with the original neck that has no evidence of a pull down. It also 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.
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