Martin 1940 ‘Committee II – Lion & Crown’ Eb Alto, #140k (Archived)

1940 Martin Handcraft Committee II Alto

Price: $SOLD
  • Year:  1940
  • Make:  Martin
  • Model:  Committee II
  • Status:  Sold!
  • Finish: Original Lacuer 80%
  • Serial Number: 140,xxx

We just got another one. these are hard to offer because they sell fast. Great/fat/lush tone, nice ergos, C# vent, Serial number 140,xxx. Original lacquer 80% with signs of use. Beautiful vertical Martin engraving on entire bell and standing lion engraving too, ornate key guards...etc. upon the first look-over, i don't see any resolders. cool! There is a very minimum amount of dings or evidence of previous ding removal but mostly several small chair dings in the bow, we will burnish any we find and make it look great. it has a slapstick rebuild ....ugh, so we have to tear out everything and start fresh--also will help remove the 'old' smell that soaked into them. These are Fantastic playing saxophones that feature solid nickel keywork and lacquer over the nickel(most comm2's show burn signs from a bad era of techs); i will do a complete rebuild with our "Vintage Standard" set up, Prestini NS tan lambskin pads and flat metal reso's. Original case is pretty nice shape, just stinky on arrival which we will treat it with our special cleaners.

Sound File: Buescher TrueTone vs. Martin Committee 2 vs. Buescher Aristo series 3 <click here.

Sound File: ALTOs "MARTIN 3-Pack": 1947 The Martin Alto (Comm 3), 1940 Committee II alto(Comm 2), Martin "Centennial Model" (5:47min)

Item #: WWS6.7L5.11.1221.1-0-0