1955 "The Martin Baritone"
- Year: 1955
- Make: Martin
- Model: The Martin Baritone
- Status: GONE
- Finish: Original Lacquer
- Serial Number: 187,8xx
Sax Name: Oxley
A drop dead gorgeous TMB - original lacquer at 98% and a well loved baritone. You don't see vintage horns like this that often. Mid 1950s Martin baritone to low Bb. Serial #187k matches neck and body. We will let the pictures do the talking.
Pings, Dings, Dents: - The lower bow is the area that proves that she came out to play. Two dings frontal bow, one dent rear bow. ***I need upload a photo for these. A couple of pings neat the C# pad - front and rear tube. Some long ago previous owner engraved a name underneath the bell lip front "OXLEY".
CASE: ($1,000.00 flight case) a high-end, Bam Hightech case (Bb/A versatile) that is in good condition - only the wheels are worn out; the latches function perfectly but simply need aligned when closing the case. More info here: BAM case at Guitar Center
PADS: rebuilt but a top USA shop/tech with tan pads and flat metal resos with rivet. Estimate: rebuild was done in 2016; has about 1 year of playing time on it.
Included in this deal is 1 of 2 mouthpieces. Second mouthpiece available for additional $125.00.
1) Original Martin slimline mouthpiece with ligature and cap. ($215)
2) Morgan Vintage Series Baritone mouthpiece, Retails at $200, picked by previous owner to pair with The Martin tuning tenancies.
....option 3) look at a WWS Inventory mouthpiece with a Large Chamber for $200-350.
Sound Files to enjoy:
- BARITONEs X3: 1958 Selmer Mark VI, 1956 The Martin, 1925 Conn Chu, Sound File 4-2013
Item #: WWSCON-RC2W8.8W9.511.8-0