This is a beautiful original gold plate Martin Handcraft Committee “Skyline” tenor saxophone, serial number 125001. Physically this sax is in extraordinary condition with no history of repair and absolutely zero past re-solders. The bow, bow cap and bell flare are all in perfect original condition. It is sporting a very pristine all original gold plate finish and the famous “City Skyline” engraving. The gold plated Martin neck with this horn is the neck that has been with the horn since it was hand selected by the original owner. The serial number on the neck is 124994. The neck like the tenor is extremely pristine.
These Martins play with a rich free blowing response and a warm sonic color. The Martins core sound tends to be more reminiscent of Selmer then in comparison to its other American counterparts like Buescher or Conn. A very sweet sound, slightly spread with a controlled center.