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Chadd’s Collection

Martin 1963 ‘”Official Music Man Model”‘ Tenor, #218k (Archived)

SOLD - Sometimes I get the sentimental stories to enjoy: previously sold and shipped around the world, this sax was repurchased by WWS (Consider that I should stash this in Chadd's Collection). I'll list it for sale at this time even though my other Martin is also for sale (at the time of this posting).
Serial #218k with Black Roos, HUGE silver Resotech resos! This was one of Sarge's Collection saxes. He first got it in original condition and gave it his favorite rebuild setup. He recorded a few tracks on it. We sold it to Switzerland and I had the opportunity arise to buy it back. I took it! It was loved, and played while away. I feel the need to mention a few dings that just happen. The Eb guard was burnished out by me, as well as a little burnishing on a few ding in the bell and bow. The bow guard (front bottom) took a small hit too. Your eyes don't notice these things as you are certainly more drawn to the engraving that is full and crisp.
CASE: Comes with original, orange Martin case in great shape also.

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Martin 1947 ‘The Martin Tenor’ Bb Tenor, “Martina” #164,360 (Archived)

1948 "The Martin Tenor" a beauty from Chadd's Collection [gallery link="file" columns="5" ids="6361,6362,6360,2962,2961,2959,2957,2956,2955,2949,2951,2952,2953,2954"] [content_box custom_class="block_1"][row][span8] Price: $Sold [/span8][/row][/content_box] [row] [span4][caret_list] Year:  1948 Make:  Martin Model: "The Martin Tenor" [/caret_list][/span4] [span4][caret_list] Status:  Sold! Finish: original lacquer Serial Number: 164,360 body, 163k Neck [/caret_list][/span4] [/row] "pretty player", black roos pads -May I introduce you to my original "Martina". It's a…
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Guardala ‘DG Studio’ Tenor, Ser#5496 – 0.111″ (Archived)

SOLD - Yep. The Bomb right here. The handmade greatness, # 5496 with "DG" on the front. "Atilla" on the lower shank (???). Original tip @ 0.112" on arrival, but I needed to repair the rail-seal and metal flaking off. WWS REPAIRED TIP @ 0.111". Repairs consisted of seal enhancement and new silver plating to the table and rail edges. Currently, I don't have a ligature paired with it but I'd be happy to look for a good one for you. A slight tooth groove in the bite pad, and a new clear pad stuck on.
Original Guardala memo:

"STUDIO: This is the third brightest of the tenor models. It has tremendous volume with unexcelled resonance and a full and balance frequency response. This model incorporates a high baffle with a medium bore. the sound of this model is clearly demonstrated by Michael Brecker in the period 1979-1982 [Brecker Brothers Band]. The studio can be used for all types of music a 'Studio Man' would encounter from Fusion to Swing, hence the name. This is our middle of the road mouthpiece."

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SML 1955 ‘Revision D’ Bb Tenor, Perma-Gold, 99% #12k (Archived)

SOLD - These are superb tenors, made in France and rare as well. This one is in original perma-gold plate that I will call 98%. The Rev D is very well respected and known for a uniquely special tone. This sax has a nice engraving and I love the shiny vs matte look SML created in this original setup. Serial # 12xxx = 1955, Gold Finish was SMLs top option and super rare, thus the price. SML saxophones have a big Conn 10m like sound, but the advantage of french mechanical design, so they are more ergonomic. The SMLs really do have a sound all their own--French focus crossed with American Beef--Superb! Did I mention that my personal alto is a Rev D?!?! The case is currently a none original vintage case is nice shape. This one has yet to be rebuilt but it completely deserves "The Sarge Special Rebuild"--Premium with larger resos (Resotech-gold ones!). Price includes the deluxe rebuild!
This sax is one that I wish I would have kept.

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