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20s Vintage Martin Handcraft Tenor Sax Gorgeous Gold Plate Unique Engraving #33993

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Product ID: 33993MartinHandcraftTenGP


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Here we have a very interesting piece to a player or a collector! A beautifully preserved, satin gold plate Martin Handcraft tenor saxophone manufactured in 1923, serial #33993. Rarely do you find horns a century old in this condition, the horn is playing on top of all else. We will send this horn off in as-is condition.
In the early 1920s Martin released this model to middle America, featuring full chromatic key-work from bell Bb to palm F, front F rocker included for extended range, alternate D# and G# chromatic trills in the lower stack. The tone holes are soldered on and beveled, an interesting characteristic you mostly see with Martins. The table keys are a bit heavier, as the bell keys are split on the right and left side.
An added feature that makes this more of a piece of art is the engraving on the front of the bell; A woman playing a horn to the east whilst holding an early American flag in her right hand. At the time of the first presidential election the US was only 15 states strong, this could potentially be some sort of patriotic commemoration, immortalized on this sax.
The sound on this horn is fascinating, a very strong focused tone sprinkled with edginess, the intonation is quite strong for a 1920s horn. The low end can get really gritty so if you're out playing rock, fusion, blues, or anything electric this horn is a great tool for you.
This horn ships in as-is condition with a silver Martin Handcraft neck for a later horn (#66560), and in a Selmer USA hard case.