I got a Martin c-melody sax after my father purchased it for me on eBay when it was mislabeled as a tenor saxophone. He got if for me for my birthday when I was in high school. We had the pads replaced, and the silver plating and brass in the bell is almost immaculate. It cam with the original case, neck, mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap. Everything in these pictures are the originals that came with the sax except for the ligature. The woman we purchased it from had it in her family for years but was only able to trace the year of the saxophone to between 1914 and 1919. I also tried to find it's year but the recorded serial numbers begin at 1919, leaving a five year gap after production began in 1914. So, I only know for sure that it is older than 1919. I also have not been able to find one as old as mine so far. Any information about my saxophone that you all might have would be great! I have tried everywhere I can think of and have come up with nothing new. If none, that's okay too. I'm happy to share my story and my pictures.