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Vintage Martin Typewriter Alto Sax in Great Original Silver Plate - Serial # 99635

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Our Price: $ 1,800.00

Product ID: 99635MartinAlto

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Freshly Repadded and with Pro Setup

Very nice original silver plated Martin Typewriter series alto sax, serial number 99635. This model features “typewriter” like pearl touches on all of the key touches. While not the easiest to play because of this, this horn still have a very warm and sweet sound.

 

The original silver plate on this alto is in tremendous shape, with no major finish wear to speak of. The sax body shows no dents, and the only repair is a resolder on the lyre holder at the top of the horn. This is a bit messy at the moment, but we'll clean it up during our adjustment. The original neck does show some past dent work, and is missing the octave key guide, but the neck is still functional and plays well with the horn.

 

This alto was just repadded, using brown plastic resonators. Everything is sealing great, and the horn will get a pro adjustment from our repair shop before shipping. We'll adjust key heights and spring tensions for optimal feel and response, and replace some of the natural cork with better material. Will ship in perfect regulation.

 

Sonically, this alto takes your air well and responds quickly with a fast, lively response. Definitely warmer overall in tonal color, it has a very sweet and lyrical quality to its sound. Though often considered just a collector's horn, it is a sweet player and if you can forgive the somewhat cumbersome feel of the keywork, it is a cool horn to play. Comes in its original case.