Martin 1947 ‘The Martin Tenor’ Bb Tenor, Silver #164,637 (Archived)

1947 "The Martin Tenor"

Price: $Sold
  • Year:  1947
  • Make:  Martin
  • Model: "The Martin Tenor"
  • Status:  Sold!
  • Finish: original silver
  • Serial Number: 164,637

On arrival, it was heavily tarnished--so black that I am actually tempted to leave it this way! Serial #164,63x, on neck and body, Original Silver plated finish. (NOT a "US" military sax, no stamp on the bell.) Wow, you don't often see 1) the original silver martin, and 2) in an early serial number (RARE). It did take a few bumps and dings in its life, however, this will be a solid "The Martin" once it receives a Full Rebuild ($1029)... and beyond. It will likely get new stainless steel springs throughout ($299), a new Protec case ($240). At that point, We might as well make the Pad Setup an upgrade as well. So let's talk about pad upgrades ($100) and resotech upgrades ($150).
Considering that it's an original silver "The Martin Tenor", with a rebuild order valued at: $1818.00 (+tax), it will be priced appropriately at:

Sound Files for you to enjoy:
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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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