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Excellent Original Lacquer THE MARTIN TENOR Saxophone - Serial # 153672

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Our Price: $ 2,600.00

Product ID: 153672MartinTenor

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This is a 1945 vintage “The Martin Tenor” tenor sax, serial number 153672. Officially designed the Committee III by Martin, everyone knows them by the name engraved on the bell. This example is in fantastic original condition.


The original lacquer on this tenor is in the 85-90% range. Most of the lacquer wear is found around the bottom bow area, which shows history of past dent repair. There's one resoldered post down there, the lower post of the low C/Eb key assembly. No other previous damages or repairs to the body of the horn that I can see. The neck is original with matching serial number, and while it has never been pulled down, it has had a couple tiny dings removed on one side.


This tenor was repadded awhile back using firm leather pads and metal resonators. Pads are soft and in great shape. The action is getting that “broken in” kind of feel, and while we will not be performing our full pro set up, we will go through the sax and make sure everything is sealing properly before shipping.


These old Martins have a vocal fan base, and playing this tenor, it is easy to see why. It takes your air comfortably without a lot of resistance, and responds lightning fast to changes in air or embouchure. Very versatile player all around; it can do anything from soft and lush to bold and brash. It's a whole lot of tenor for the price!