1960 "The Martin" Magna Tenor
- Year: 1960
- Make: Martin
- Model: "The Martin Tenor - Magna"
- Status: SOLD
- Finish: Relacquer
- Serial Number: 210,79x
It's serial # is 210,79x, made in 1960. This one is an older relac, in nice shape overall. I need to remove a little messy solder on the low C guard and tonehole, but the pics are "before" style, big pics, so you can see anything up close, as it is now. The Magna's extra features are an adjustable octave mechanism screw to control the height of the octave key, an extra big and comfy LH thumb pearl, adjustable bow and bell key felts and extra rollers on the G# table. This one is RMC, so it does have the "Roundtable" crest on it. With the right pad and reso setup in them, these can be the worlds best Bebop' tenors. The sound of the Magna is not much different than any other Committees, but they do have the advantage of a silver cross to ward off attack by Vampires! Great, rare Pro horns, big ol' fat sound, unlike any other...
Now completely rebuilt, (our Vintage rebuild: dissemble it, clean it inside and out, add new natural cork and prestini pads/flat reso's, lube and reassembled it, then check for leaks, she is ready to blow). Comes in nice square protec case.
Sound file of actual sax testing different mouthpieces. See track 1 and 3.