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Hi all..

I own a julius keilthwerth newking alto and a martin handcraft tenor. my jk isnt giving me enough projection on a jazz setup. I saw a few indiana going at quite a cheap price. I read on matin story's website that these are student/intermediate horns. I'm using my alto for jazz.. I wonder if the indiana is able to help me?

Anyone using an indiana for professional work ?
 

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They're great horns, but be prepared to lose some dough if it needs an overhaul. In other words, about $350 is the limit that most are willing to spend on an Indiana alto, regardless of the playing condition/age of the pads, etc. So if you buy one for $250 and repad it for $300, you will lose $200 right out of the gate--unless you decide to keep it forever. You'd be better off buying a The Martin, which you will not eat as much money on if you decide to sell down the road.
 

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These are nice horns for the price and I agree that you need to watch out how much you will put into it. I have a Martin Imperial for $350 ready to play with good lacquer. If it was a ""the Martin", it would be over $1K. I think you are on the right track if you like the tenor.
 

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jason.
do you have any photos or more information on your sax for sale. i noticed there are a number of martins on ebay at the moment. do the serial numbers indicate the quality of the sax as in it was built in a good era

thankyou
 
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