Martin 1926 ‘Handcraft’ Bb Soprano, Gold Plate #75k (Archived)

1926 MARTIN Handcraft Bb-Soprano, Gold plate

Price: SOLD
  • Year:  1926
  • Make:  Martin
  • Model:  Handcraft
  • Status:  SOLD
  • Finish:  Original Gold Plate
  • Serial Number: 75,xxx

Serial #75k, Straight Bb soprano in rare gold plate (worn), lots of silver showing. I might restore the gold. I will review this on arrival and consider the restoration plans. It has an original case. Under inspection I see 2 solders to mention: the D-palm bumper base, and low C#1's post. I will clean those up a bit during the rebuild. The bell lip did take a small bend (too common). I'll do some delicate work there and we can see if it needs some gold to hide the repairs.

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.

PRICE includes full rebuild with new pads, corks, bath, etc. More gold plating can be added during such time for an additional cost.

Sound files on Martin sopranos to enjoy:
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    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 #: WWS8.2E4.95.1121.6-0C