Does anyone know what year this Malerne Paris MasterTenor is? I just won it in a bid on ebay. Serial # 7XXX. It is in amazing condition.
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Todd,JayeLID, were the serial numbers higher or lower than mine, I would assume it is an older horn since it is a 4 digit number. I wish there was more info on Malerne serial numbers. Old or not it should be a nice horn for a buck fifty.
I agree....some elements of the Master are not easy to pin down to the standard details of other makers. The pinky table I have really never seen on any other horn before. It could be Santoni, although I know for a fact that the bells of Santoni Evettes are a different bellpiece than the bells used on Malernes (or those identified as Malerne stencils). Which isn't saying much as far as clarifying anything...but FWIW Masters have the slimmer bell flare typical of other 'Malerne stencils'.I see some similarities, but I do notice some big differences, all of the key arms on the bell and bow are at a 45 degree angle. The lower table is at a 90 degree angle to the body. In your pic the key arms are at 90 degree angles to the body and the table is at 45 degrees. The exact opposite. Sorry if my terminology is not correct. I am pretty new to this. Its killing me right now waiting for it to arrive. I have spent more on a mouthpiece than I did on this tenor.
Beautiful. The ones I have seen and worked on were not in that good a shape, finish wise. There it is, very unique table, roller on G#, right-hinged. It's a GOOD table as far as how it performs IMHO.Quick pinky table shot. As I suspected, it did not make it here unscathed. The octave pin is bent to the left. Fortunately Its not too bad and I am going to take it in for repair tomorrow. Besides the damage, its in great shape. I haven’t had time to check how it plays yet. I will take some better pics later.
Actually as we see now, the pinky table on that Baritone is not the same pinky table as on this Master. Not only are the touches shaped differently, but the Bari has a quadruple kingpost and a stem connected to the back of the G# touch to 'stop' it at the body when depressed. The Malerne Master has a triple kingpost with the G# on a separate post, and the G# is 'stopped' when depressed by a bumper post soldered to the body.these are bad pictures but you can see how your left hand plateau looks like this A. Santoni Baritone.
Sorry missed that question before...I believe the Alto I refurbed was a 4-digit.JayeLID, were the serial numbers higher or lower than mine, I would assume it is an older horn since it is a 4 digit number. I wish there was more info on Malerne serial numbers. Old or not it should be a nice horn for a buck fifty.