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Vintage Martin Magna Tenor Saxophone, Serial #208026

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Our Price: $ 2,195.00

Product ID: 208026MartinMagnaTen

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Martin Magna Tenor 1959
This is a vintage Martin Magna tenor saxophone in gold lacquer, serial number 208026.  The Magna is considered the elite professional model made by Martin. They share many key features with the Committee III model but also have extra rollers on the table keys, embossed silver cross on the bell as well as an enlarged moving thumb hook and adjustable bell key felts. This particular Martin has a very clean look to it and is an ideal choice if you are looking for a nice Magna with out the higher original lacquer price tag. 
The tenor was professionally re-lacquered at some point in the past but the work as done well as the horn is a pretty specimen. Its current finish is in nice shape showing off clearly defined floral engraving around the bell and upper bow area. Because it has been re-finished in the past it is very difficult to know the exact repair history of the horn but looking over it very closely you can see where there has been past repair in the upper body tube near the marching lyre mount and top octave key post. At some point the bow cap was very slightly pushed in. This saxophone is with the original neck with matching serial number stamp. The neck is in very good condition. 
This tenor is an awesome player with a massive free blowing response and warm color. It was fairly recently serviced in another shop and is playing decently on a good set of leather pads, metal resonators and natural cork materials. In order to ensure it ships out in perfect playing condition we are going do go through the horn in our shop and optimize the key heights and spring tension as well as do a general service of the horn on the current set of key materials. 
Ships with original Martin hard case and case cover. The case is in great shape but the zipper is no longer functional.