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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. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Testing The Martin Committee III ¨Milano¨. by John Lewis
  3. Practicing
    Yo so I recently bought my first horn - a Martin Magna Tenor. I've had it overhauled and repadded so it's in top playing condition. Now I've gotta learn to play the thing. So far I've learnt to play the C Major scale and that's it. I already play guitar, bass drums and keys so I've got some...
  4. Necks
    Okay so I've been looking for a Martin Tenor neck for a while now and it's not that easy to find one. I have my original serial number matching neck but I'd like to experiment with pickup mic (in mix with basic bell micing technique) and don't want to adjust an original neck in any way. I know...
  5. Martin
    A non-sax player friend recently came across a Martin tenor #195,xxx for $400 at a yard sale. She bought it, than had an accident at work and wants to sell to pay some medical bills. It seems very mint to me. 90 percent lacquer, no creasing, 1 very small dent in the bell, original case also in...
  6. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    We have had a Saxophone sitting in our basement for years and I'm finally getting around to selling it. My husband played years ago and bought it in the 70's. I have no idea what I should ask for it so I'm hoping someone can help me determine what is a fair asking price. It is The Martin...
  7. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hi all, I have a gleaming, shiny Yana 901. When I play it I really have to pump some air through it to get it to sound ok. Palm key notes are a real problem: I have to ready my self when I move from low to high and vocalise quickly, otherwise the sound comes out low or just plain bad. Here's...
  8. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi, Can someone give me an evaluation on what this saxophone would be worth? It was handed down to me by my uncle and was used very little between him an me. I've done some research and I'm pretty sure it's a 1961-1962 model. The last pic shows the serial is 212199. . Thanks so much!
  9. Martin
    My local music store has a Martin Indiana Tenor Sax for sale, I played it and honestly loved the dark tone. I know they are considered lower tier instruments but the research I did read said that the older ones are practically almost professional grade. I'm a decent high school senior who has...
  10. Martin
    Hi! I am actually quite happy with my current horn, a YTS-62, but am always keen to try new things. Would you consider this to be a good deal? http://www.saxquest.com/product/view/vintage-original-lacquer-the-martin-tenor-sax-fresh-setup-serial-187693-P7545 Thank you in advance for your insight!
  11. Cases
    One of my clarinet students inherited a sweet 1935 martin tenor sax. Unfortunately the case was not usable. Any suggestions as to a suitable aftermarket case? Apparently the local music store didn't have anything in stock that fit. Help, please....
  12. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I'm a hack amateur (far more enthusiasm than talent) who suddenly finds himself playing a lot more. (My teen daughter does a lot of musical theater, and has been dragging me into the pit for the first time in coughmumble years.) So most of my playing is Broadway stuff with a little Big Band on...
  13. Olds
    Hello,people! I would like to know anything about Olds Studio saxophone. Tell me please about this horn,those who play on this sax. Sound? I hear that this sax stencil martin committee II.Is it true?
  14. Eb Baritone
    Hello bari experts! I'm going to buy a professional low A baritone in the near future and I'd like to hear your opinions about tones of different horns. What I'm looking for is a meaty, warm and rich sound with lot of charisma, just like my low Bb The Martin has. I'm ready to tolerate slightly...
  15. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I played played a 150xxx "The Martin" tenor yesterday and was knocked out by the sound and pitch. Orig lac 80%, matching neck and new overhaul. Crappy case, but not an issue considering all. Is this a Committee? I want to buy it but have no idea what a fair price would be. Any input would be...
  16. Martin
    Saw this tenor on the infamous auction site. Hopeless photos show nickel silver keys, sheet metal guards, teardrop octave key, "Martin" on the bell in a funny typeface. Said to be from 1936. What is it?!
  17. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    I am a student saxophonist. I play alto. Shopping for a tenor. the local/semi-local options I have on my plate are Martin Imperial King Lemaire - serial unknown Vito - serial in the 010000's Both are about 450$ I plan on making sure each one plays and has decent pads. Now each is a...
  18. Cases
    Hi Folks, I want to buy a vintage MARTIN tenor case in mint condition. Especially looking for the ORANGE case. Please PM me for offers. Thank you all! Patrick
  19. Conn
    I bought this gorgeous tenor sax for scrap value and cleaned it up. Some keys don't move and it needs new pads. It looks like a Conn New Wonder with gold washed bell to me but the serial number is 5453 with a 1915 Patent date so how could that be? It says Supertone Bandmaster Elkhart In. I...
  20. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I recently decided I want to learn to play saxophone and found my way to these forums. I Made a post looking for 2 saxophones, one in excellent playing condition and one "junk horn" to practice repair on. A generous member of this forum (will leave it to him to reveal his identity if he so...
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