Martin 1949 ‘The Martin Alto’ Eb Alto, #174,5xx

1949 "The Martin Alto" Alto, #174k

Price: $1,580-3,499

$1,580, if stripped finish/as is

$3,499, if Silver Restoration

  • Year: 1949
  • Make:  Martin
  • Model: Committee 3/"The Martin"
  • Status:  For Sale!
  • Finish: Original/Relacquered
  • Serial Number: 174,5xx

(Silver Restoration under consideration on this sax - Yes, we have all the keys too.)

A sax with that "It Factor" in the tone: easy to play, outstanding response, and makes your head tilt in joy after a few notes. That's one of the main reasons we are considering the restoration.

FINISH: some correct color, clear engraving, but heavy lacquer runs. I'm left to input my expert opinion as: Original without heavy buffing with addition spot relacquering that was messy.

CASE: We'll find a nice one to pair with it, probably a Protec XL.

REBUILD: You can help us choose what to do. Otherwise, we are leaning toward making this an 'enhanced' rebuild with some nicer resonators (Silver Resotechs!) to boost this special "it factor".

 Sound Files to enjoy:
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    ALTOs-BLIND-4x: Selmer Mark VI #199k, The Martin Alto #169k, Olds Super #1319, King Zephyr Special #223k
    6:11
  2. 2.
    BLIND-4x-KingSuper20-367k_Martin184k_ConnVIII6M-309k_SelmerUSA824k-Omega
    6:06
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    ALTOs-JKnk_TMA_SDA_B400
    2:54
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    ALTOs-'50THC333k,'47TMA163k,'31Chu24
    4:20
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    ALTOs-B400_TMA_Vi101k
    4:48
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    ALTOS-VI_TMA_aristo1
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    ALTO-MARTINs_TheMartinAlto_MartinCom
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    ALTOs4x-RANDOM_Dolnet_SDA72_TMA47_Ze
    4:45
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Item #:SDestate103.04011.7-S17