This is a great playing original lacquer The Martin Alto saxophone #198524. As the photos tell this horn is in excellent condition sporting original lacquer. There have been 2 resolders to this instrument throughout its life, both of them to the low Eb and C key guards. Outside of this the instrument looks great. There look to have been a few small pings to the bottom bow that we will smooth out in our shop and ensure it looks perfectly conical before it arrives to you. The bow cap and bell flare are both in tremendous condition on this horn and have never sustained any damage. The original neck with matching serial number is with this horn, the neck has never been pulled down and is in excellent condition.
Sonically, this horn plays on the darker side of the spectrum while still retaining a very fat and spread core to the sound. These Martin altos are a real blast to play and can be pushed very hard or played very softly; really a great workhorse of a horn. This alto arrived to us playing on a new set of pads and metal waffle resonators. It is also currently in line for a professional set up on its current pads in the Saxquet shop. The Martin alto ships in perfect playing condition with the original wood hard case.