This Martin The Martin alto saxophone is in mint condition. It has just come from the shop where it was cleaned, adjusted, re-padded and completely re-lacquered with our custom vintage lacquer, which is darker than other modern lacquer to give the horn a more authentic feel. The only thing that has not been custom re-lacquered is the adjustable thumb rest. This horn is in pristine condition and the engraving is still super crisp. The serial number is “153479” making this a 1945-1946 vintage alto saxophone. The serial number can be found on both the back of the body and the neck. The engraving on the bell is gorgeous and runs down the entirety of the bell and onto the front of the bow with the words “The Martin Alto. -Elkhart-IND- .U.S.A.’ displayed prominently. This alto saxophone comes with the original “button lock” neck and has no evidence of pulldown. It comes in a good used case. No mouthpiece included. If you would like to purchase a mouthpiece, please visit our mouthpiece page for vintage and modern mouthpieces.
This alto saxophone has the iconic, big, fat Martin sound. It has beautiful resonance in both the lower and upper registers with crisp intonation.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 50- 599%+ of the custom vintage re-lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
The Bow: No dents in the bottom bow or bow guard.
Pad Condition: The pads are in very good used condition.
Resonator Type: Plastic resonators.
The Neck: The neck has approximately 99%+ of the vintage custom re-lacquered finish remaining with very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
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: The Martin Alto. -Elkhart-IND- .U.S.A.
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