This Martin Handcraft Committee tenor saxophone with art deco skyline engraving has 55-60% of the original lacquer and 60-65% of the silver key plating. The overall physical condition of this horn is very good. It has a nice straight body with almost no bow dents. One of the key guards has a replacement part and has been re-soldered. Please see pictures for more details. The point where the bell key guard attaches at the body is lifting but not detached from the body. Please see pictures for more details. The bell to body brace has been re-soldered on the body side and has been slightly pushed into the back of the bell. This Martin saxophone has wire key guards. The engraving is still very sharp and reads “Martin Handcraft Elkhart-Ind. -U-S-A-”. This has the art deco skyline search light engraving. “Martin” is engraved above the serial number and “Low Pitch” below the serial number. The serial number reads “116611” making this a vintage 1936 saxophone. The neck cork has been replaced and has light general player wear across the neck. The brace to the neck tenon has also been re-soldered and is starting to separate. This may need to be re-soldered again. Please see the pictures for more details. The neck does have the matching serial number to the saxophone making it the original neck. The original case is in older used condition. No mouthpiece included. This Martin model plays with that great mellow sound. It plays very well all the way up and down the register.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in very good playing condition.
The Key Plating: Approximately 60-65% of the original key plating remains with
The Finish: It has approximately 55-60% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Almost no dents and minor bell edge damage.
The Bow: Almost no dents in the bottom bow or bow guard.
Pad Condition: The pads are in combination of newer and older used condition.
Resonator Type: Combination of metal and plastic resonators and rivets.
The Neck: The neck has approximately 50-55% of the finish remaining with light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings). There is no neck tightening screw included.
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece, ligature, or accessories are included.
The Case: Older used condition (Still usable but significant signs of physical wear).
Engraving: Martin Handcraft Elkhart-Ind. -U-S-A- (on the bell) Martin (above the serial number) Low Pitch (below the serial number).
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