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Neat Vintage Martin Handcraft Typewriter Model Tenor Sax - Serial # 97387

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Our Price: $ 450.00

Product ID: 97387MartinTenor

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Cool Collector's Piece at a Low Price

This is a cool old vintage Martin Handcraft “Typewriter” model tenor sax, serial number 97387. This tenor is a neat collector's piece. Martin was experimenting with different ideas around this time in 1929, and came out with this model as deluxe “artist” series instrument. However, players quickly found the all-pearl key touches to be a bit cumbersome to play, so the model was only available for a couple years. This has turned it into quite the collector's piece after all this time!

 

This instrument was relacquered long ago, but done fairly well. The engraving on the bell is fainter, but still clearly visible. The sax has a few minor dings here and there and will need to be repadded if you plan on playing it, but we have decided to offer it as-is at a super low price. If you are a collector looking for a cool old horn on the cheap, this is a great piece. It does come with its original neck, which has the matching serial number, and ships in a hard case.