Martin 1925 ‘Handcraft’ Bb Soprano, Gold Plate #51k (Archived)

1926 MARTIN Handcraft Bb-Soprano, Gold plate

Price: SOLD
  • Year:  1925
  • Make:  Martin
  • Model:  Handcraft
  • Status:  SOLD
  • Finish:  Original Gold Plate
  • Serial Number: 51,2xx

(On Consignment - Rebuild recommended/included)

Serial #51k, Straight Bb soprano in rare gold plate (heavy tarnish but beautiful underneath!). It looks like it will be in excellent condition.

The first inspection says that it is in great shape with denting to the bell (from setting on the floor/sax stands too hard). I will work on the bell lip - the good news is that the metal is thick and strong.


Martin sopranos are some of Sarge's and my favorites! They are well-built in strong metal. Intonation is easy to enjoy and I'll test a few mouthpieces when possible.

Sound files on Martin sopranos to enjoy:
  1. 1.
    SOPRANOs-Keilwerth New King #54k, Martin Handcraft #51k, Conn New Wonder 147k, on Selmer Super Session mouthpiece, Sound File 11-2019
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    TO EDIT SOPRANOS-Marigaux_ConnCurved

Item #: WWSCON-MK0S0.0S0.03181.8-C