1948 'The Martin Alto'
- Year: 1948
- Make: Martin
- Model: "The Martin Alto" (Committee III)
- Status: SOLD
- Finish: Original
- Serial Number: Early Series 169,xxx
Original lacquer showing signs of use but this arrived with sticker intact(COOL!), and looks like a solder repair needed on Eb guard. These have a Great/fat/lush tone, nice ergos. Nice early ser # 169K matches on both the neck and body. Early ones are know for fatter, more resonant tones. The sax is overall in good shape with 80% lacquer. Some small dings will burnish out.
CASE: It comes in an original, wood, orange Martin Case in good working order, Latches work and look upgraded! it will receive a complete rebuild with our "Vintage Standard" set up, Prestini NS tan lambskin pads and flat metal reso's all included.
Sound Files to enjoy:
Track 1: Actual Sax in a "blind" comparison...
- 1.ALTOs-BLIND-4x: Selmer Mark VI #199k, The Martin Alto #169k, Olds Super #1319, King Zephyr Special #223k6:11
Item #: WWS3.5S0.00.6261.3-C1017