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I am being told that because the neck isnt original on my '55 Martin Indiana it may be causing the problems with the intonation. I'm not going to bother to try to fix it if this is the case, but its sad after all the money I sank into this thing. But I am a little confused because I thought the problem was mainly the C#3 and I have read about Martin stencil owners modding theirs to fix this, and that its just a simple modification that was left off (pre 28 handcrafts too.) Tomorrow I'm going to talk to the techs and decide what I want to do. Any suggestions? I want to save it if possible, but not if it means messing with the neck.
 

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it is probably not worth the cash.... but after-market necks such as Gloger are a solution to a number of problems among other things intonation and air-flow. Frankly speaking, I think that you will be better-off getting rid of this horn and buying a better one of the Martin range.
 

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Yea, you're right. I'll be glad to get rid of it, but only if I don't decide to do the modification to flat the C#3. If that's the only problem, I think can assume it's not the neck. That's because of the posts I've read here, 2 posters have mentioned how they fixed this note on early handcrafts, stencils, indianas, the 2nd-line Martin horns that omitted this feature. I really have to talk to them tomorrow morning and hopefully figure out whats going on.

My interest in Martins through this problematic alto has led me to trading my tenor for a Committee alto from another SoTW'er. So yea :D But I was still hoping to get the Indiana playing so I could use it as a backup, and it seems to have a big sound and the potential to be good player. It will be kinda sad indeed if I can't salvage it.

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it is probably not worth the cash.... but after-market necks such as Gloger are a solution to a number of problems among other things intonation and air-flow. Frankly speaking, I think that you will be better-off getting rid of this horn and buying a better one of the Martin range.
 

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I am looking into the Gloger thing myself for my Super 20 King, but it is a horn worth considerably more than your indiana (no offence intended..)and I think it is a keeper. If I would get a discount for two necks and if I convince myself that it would improve my already very good Martin " The Martin" alto, I am prepared to do the same, even though the cost of the neck will probably be half of the entire value of my alto.But I think that that one is a keeper too.
 

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milandro said:
I am looking into the Gloger thing myself for my Super 20 King, but it is a horn worth considerably more than your indiana (no offence intended..)and I think it is a keeper. If I would get a discount for two necks and if I convince myself that it would improve my already very good Martin " The Martin" alto, I am prepared to do the same, even though the cost of the neck will probably be half of the entire value of my alto.But I think that that one is a keeper too.
The replacement neck would cost about the same as the sax itself when I bought it before the overhaul. In the end it would be almost $2k for an Indiana alto. That doesn't seem worth it! But good luck with your Super 20, that seems like a more worthwhile investment.
 
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