This is a nice old original “The Martin Alto” sax, serial number 178870. This sax dates back to around 1951. It is in very good original lacquer and is still in its original case too!
From the looks of it, this alto was played some back when it was new, and has sat ever since. It shows normal types of honest playing wear, with light lacquer loss here and there and on the usual touch points. There are a few minor dings around the bottom bow that can come out pretty easily. The sax does have its original neck, with the unique octave key design, and matching serial number.
Pads are all original, and as such they all need to be replaced. Our shop is pretty busy and it will be awhile before we could get to it, so we've decided to initially offer it as-is at a greatly reduced price. If you'd like us to do the work, just select the option above. This would include a full disassembly and cleaning, all new pads/corks/felts, the minor needed dent repair in the bottom bow, and our custom setup. It's a great value and will leave the sax playing great for a long time to come. This sax does ship in its original case.