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Was thinking buescher but don't think so for sure, maybe Martin? I don't have a lot of knowledge of Martins.
 

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Not Martin. No beveled/soldered tone holes.
 

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Looking at similar old horns seems close to an Elkhart by Buescher. Must be pre-war with the fork Eb.
 

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I'm thinking maybe King. The neck brace looks like a 1930s-1940s Zephyr neck. Are the key cups flat or do they come to a point in the middle (can't tell for sure from the pics)? If the latter, it's a King.
 

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NOPE, my guess is that this is Italian... Orsi or some such. No pic of the pinky table but I'd guess it has a nail file G sharp? The bell to body brace + key guards + nail file G sharp would tell the tale for me, plus it would probably say "Made in Italy" by the serial number on the back of the body tube.
 

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That's it for sure thanks. It sold for $180, probably about right although would need at least $500 in repairs by the look of it.
 
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