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  1. Martin
    Hello everyone! Just thought I’d share my oddity of a Martin Alto Here's what I know so far from my research: Serial #102227 should put it somewhere around 1930-1933 (I’m guessing 1931) which was when Martin was making Handcrafts/Masters/Troubadours. However, it can’t be a troubadour because it...
  2. Martin
    Had a Martin Handcraft come in for a complete overhaul yesterday- can't really get my hands on the horn like I'd want to yet, but was found in a closet after client's grandmother passed. Dated 1925-1926, will definitely be showing the cleaned up photos when we're finished in two+ months.
  3. Martin
    Hi So I got my hands on a Martin Alto Sax, and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify the model? The Bell says "RMC" on it as well, and the serial number is 219004. It's quite difficult to make out the writing on the bell in full as it seems to be well used sax. I tried to look up the...
  4. Martin
    Hi, What could be a value of this alto and is this pro or student model (more likely). It seems to have still original pads with rivet, it has engraved Native American on the bell. Regards
  5. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    So, my alto is currently a Yamaha YA23, circa 1999-2000. I was thinking of upgrading it a little bit, and went around looking for vintage altos. I came across a guy who's willing to let his 1928 Martin alto go for cheap, to the tune of $125. He says there might be a pad or two that need...
  6. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    Hi there, I'm new to this forum and hence this is my first post. I've played recorder as a kid and did all my exams to the point that I had to choose another instrument to continue (which I never did until last year). I'm thus fairly new to saxophone playing and took some classes last year in...
  7. Eb Alto
    So I have recently purchased a Martin Alto Serial #85XXX. I've noticed it has a very flat C, it sounds like it is being choked. It sounds lnice when I use the alternate fingering. I would like to know if it was possible to fix the C note sound. I use a Vandoren Optimum AL3. I don't know if...
  8. Martin
    I trying to compare a Searchlight Alto to a RMC Indiana Alto. Wondering about bores. Differences in quality, which one would be better for rock type player. Any, Any thoughts would appreciated! Thanks....
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