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Vintage Indiana Band (Martin Stencil) Alto Sax w/ Custom Silver Plating - Serial # 5478

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Our Price: $ 1,200.00

Product ID: 5478IndianaAlto

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Here's a looker from the past: this is a Martin stencil “Indiana Band Instrument” alto sax with a recent custom restoration, serial number 5478. The previous owner really wanted a look that will turn heads, and he got it, with a new plating job that hearkens back to the classic American made horns of the 20's and 30's.

 

This alto is gorgeous after its recent restoration, featuring a matte silver plated body and shiny silver keys. The sax looks incredible; you'd be hard pressed to find a prettier horn for this price point! The overhaul was finished out with all new pads and material, with pads matched with brown plastic resonators.

 

Physically the horn is straight, with no dents, dings, or signs of prior trauma. There looks to be a resolder or two under some of the lower body keyguards, but it is hard to spot under the new finish. The original neck has never been pulled down. This alto shares some similar features of its parent company Martin, incuding beveled tone holes, serial number stamping on the neck, and other keywork similarities. Sonically, it plays like an old Handcraft as well, with a warm but full sound. The key layout isn't uncomfortable, especially if you have experience on the older American horns. Ships in a quality hard case.