This is a custom restored Martin Committee “The Martin Alto” alto saxophone, serial number 171866. This sax was recently custom silver plated and the work looks incredible. It is a sight to see!
The work is top notch on this alto. It features a frosted, matte silver plated body, with burnished “shiny” silver plated keywork, and inlayed in the engraving, with gold wash inside the bell. A breathtaking display of craftsmanship. The sax was also repadded, using firm leather pads and oversized TM Custom brass screwback resonators.
All that silver plating seems to have made this a slightly darker horn. It still has the nice presence you'd expect on a Martin of this vintage, but definitely seems to have a warmer, more colorful tone. The sax ships with original neck, with matching serial number, and in a hard case.