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  1. Martin
    Hey guys, I just picked up a 1938 Handcraft Standard serial#131XXX that I am trying to turn around and resell. I was wondering if anyone had more info on this period of horn as the history seems a bit foggy. Is it a handcraft? handcraft committee? handcraft/comm II hybrid? Any info would be...
  2. Martin
    Hi! I consider to buy a Martin Handcraft (1929) alto. The neck looks orignial, but there isn’t a serial number stamped on it. I’ve seen pictures of other Handcraft’s with serial numbers on the neck. Did the company do both things when they produced saxophones, or is is it possible that this is a...
  3. Martin
    I've played tenor for years, but I've never really played alto and always wanted to. So I bought a 1928 Handcraft alto on eBay for $500. The horn arrived and, though it's not in terrible shape, it's also not as good as the seller described -- I took it to my tech and he said most of the pads...
  4. Reeds
    I use a Meyer mouthpiece (tip no. 10, same as Otto Link no. 7) on my Martin Handcraft Fase II Tenor with a Vandoren Java Green reed 2.5. I like the strong creamy sound with that combo, but after a week of so the sound gets weaker en weaker and dies out a bit. The same effect occurs with my...
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