This Martin The Martin Magna alto saxophone is in excellent condition with 95% or more of the original lacquer and a gorgeous engraved bell. 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 all in good condition. The horn has the signature tapered Martin beveled tone holes and an adjustable thumb rest. There is one tiny little ding in the bow and some evidence of light dent removal on the leg side. There is some player wear to the touch spots and very light player wear across the horn. The serial number is “212720” making this a 1961-1962 vintage alto saxophone. The serial number can be found on both the back of the body and the neck. Above the serial number on the body is a simple, engraved coat of arms with the letters “RMC.” The engraving on the bell is gorgeous with a raised silver cross below the engraved words “The Martin Alto Elkhart-IND-USA- Magna” are featured prominently on the bell with beautiful scrolling leaves. This alto saxophone comes with the original “button lock” neck that has no evidence of a pull down and also has the raised silver cross on the saddle. Button lock necks were made only for Martin’s pro-line saxophones. It also comes in a replacement case in good condition. A mouthpiece is not included. If you would like to purchase a mouthpiece, please visit our mouthpiece page for vintage and modern mouthpieces.
This alto saxophone has that iconic fat, dark Magna sound. Even at its softest, it has great resonance and 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 Finish: It has approximately 90-95% of the 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: 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: Metal resonators.
The Neck: The neck has approximately 85-90% of the 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-USA- Magna (on the bell) RMC (on the back of the horn).
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