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Original Lacquer The Martin Alto Saxophone w/ Fresh Saxquest Setup - Serial # 200475

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This is a classic 1956 vintage Martin Committee “The Martin Alto” sax, serial number 200475. This is an original lacquer Martin alto which, while not the prettiest horn around, is a solid player and available for a fantastic price.

 

While this sax does show a fair amount of lacquer wear, as seen in the photos, it is all honest wear and the sax is in original lacquer, having never been refinished. There is also only minor past dent work, where a post in the bottom of the sax and a post at the top were each pushed in slightly in the past. This has been corrected, and shows only minor lacquer loss from the work. The sax does come with its original neck, which shows no previous damages. The neck has the matching serial number in it.

 

This also was last repadded a few years ago, using premium white roo pads and Maestro metal resonators. Some of the pads have reached the end of their days, so we are in the process of going through and making this alto right. We'll replace maybe half the pads, so while the sax will now have a mix of white roo and traditional leather pads, in doing so we can keep the cost down and still make the sax perfect for its next owner. The sax will come in perfect regulation and backed by our full year mechanical warranty.

 

This is a powerful alto. It takes your air well and plays with a fast response and clear, open sound. A very resonant alto, you can really feel the vibrancy under your fingers at even medium volume levels. I think this is a good all-around alto for just about any gig you want to take it to. Ships in its original case.