Martin 1948 ‘The Martin Alto’ Eb Alto, #166,8xx

1948 "The Martin Alto" Alto

Price: $1,499.00

  • Year: 1948
  • Make:  Martin
  • Model: Committee 3/"The Martin"
  • Status:  For Sale!
  • Finish: Nice Relacquer
  • Serial Number: 166,8xx

(On Consignment - Plays ok with small tuneup included)

Here's a great Committee III Alto with some older, used pads that will be good for a while. It looks like 1990s age with plastic resos. There are some small dings and pings that I can work with and the bell lip edge is the worst of the damage to mention. Matching Serial # on the neck.

These have a nice core tone with some meat - American Jazz, and Art Pepper tone. They are great with many mouthpieces and have rather nice intonation and ergos under your fingers.

FINISH: relacquer - possibly a factory relacquering because it is has a nice coloration. It is good enough to trick many people.

CASE: Original Martin wood case.

REBUILD: optional at a discount - but we'd have to discuss some price increase.

 Sound Files to enjoy:
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