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

1948 "The Martin Tenor"

a beauty from Chadd's Collection

Price: $Sold
  • Year:  1948
  • Make:  Martin
  • Model: "The Martin Tenor"
  • Status:  Sold!
  • Finish: original lacquer
  • Serial Number: 164,360 body, 163k Neck

"pretty player", black roos pads

-May I introduce you to my original "Martina". It's a rare time when one of my babies will leave my ownership. This was the first, best sax, that Sarge helped me buy. It has my sentimental value all wrapped up; but I know she'll bring someone else joy.

-She's pretty, but not afraid to work--a few battle wounds, dent repairs, old neck pull-down addressed, and few limited solder fixes.

-I rebuilt her a few years ago with Black Roo pads, & seamless flat nickel resos. She was my main sax for a few years, but has only been to a few gigs in the last years. I feel bad for that. So I feel like I should help her go back to the music scene.

-the main markdown is her neck. The neck has a different serial number of the 163k....SAME YEAR of production. Body ser#:164,360 - Neck #163,xxx

-CASE: is not a Martin, but it is a nice vintage type. I love the storage room and the vintage-red color. It could use a little glue on the interior box. I also always put a cloth/towel around the body so there was less wobble room.

-I'll tune her up, add fresh oils, and send her off ready to sing her heart out!

Sound Files for you to enjoy:

Track 2: Actual Sax

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    Tenors file: Selmer MKVI vs. Martin Comm 2 vs. Martin Comm 3
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    TENORx2-MPCx2--VIvsTMT, D7vs4starOtt
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