It's not too rare, a common student sax from Yamaha years ago. They've since replaced it with the 23 model.
If i recall correctly, the 21 was around the same time the 31 (now 52) and 61 (now 62II and some say 875) was around in the 70s and early 80s.
i just bought a martin tenor sax "the martin tenor" and i want to know if somebody else have one and if you can tell me how your sound is. in fact, i'm a little disapointed of mine. moreover, which beak (?) do you have for this sax. i've got an ebonite selmer but it's not great.
could you help me please???
guillomesax, rest assured it's not the sax. A The Martin tenor is a very good horn with the potential for great tone. Once you have a decent horn, which you do, the factors that matter are the mouthpiece (the "beak" you refer to), and most importantly, you the player. Yes, get a better mpc and go from there.
Of course this is off topic, and probably belongs in the Martin section or as a new thread.
I use a the martin tenor and it is a superb horn currently keeping 2 buescher aristo's , conn 10m and a chu and a selmer mk7 (and a few others) in the closet so i think your mpc or player is at fault or you have an air leak
Yup....great horns...I for one dont thing the majority of Selmer mouthpieces pieces are worth putting on a Martin. Not that they are necessarly bad but its just not one of the setups that comes to mind. Perhaps post a bit about the type of tone you are after and you will get some help. You also dont have to spend a bundle to get a good mouthpiece...but you should invest in a good one. As mentioned earlier...check for leaks, they kill tone.
The 21s are rather common and cheap. You'll find them for quite a bit less than their decendents, the 23s. Good players, but they have a couple mechanical annoyances like that silly G# stop arm and those ramshackle plastic sideC and Bb lever joints.
I just sold a YTS-21 locally that I had repadded and serviced for $450 for a quick sale.
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