I am about to get a Martin C-melody Home Model repadded and want some advice. The neck has a definate oval shape through the cuve and then becomes perfectly circular at the cork end. Eric Beach is a top tech in the DC area who loves vintage horns and has restored a couple horns for me. He says horns that were dropped on their head have this slightly squashed neck. This seems plausible and he has seen plenty of old horns. But, the one other 'Home' model owner I spoke to (in the UK) says his sax has an 'ovalized' neck as well. Before Eric beats this out, I thought I would put a shout out to anyone who may have a Home Model. Any chance this is part of the design? I've looked at pictures on The Martin Story site (great resource) but cannot tell from the pictures.