1948 "The Martin Alto" Alto
- Year: 1950
- Make: Martin
- Model: Committee 3/"The Martin"
- Status: For Sale!
- Finish: Relacquered
- Serial Number: 174,9xx
Here's another Committee III Alto, but with new pads. There are some small dings and pings that show age, and the bell lip edge is the worst of the damage to mention (probably from a soft case). Matching Serial # on the neck. There is some discoloration under the lacquer due to relac prep in the bell and on the rear tube.
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: relacquered, some acid bleeds underneath the finish.
CASE: Currently paired with a soft bag case. However, we can discuss this changing if I have a suitable spare, or purchasing a new Protec for a major discount.
REBUILD: It was rebuilt in the seattle area in 2019 with tan pads and flat metal resos with rivet.
PACKAGE: also comes with Neotech neckstrap and corkgrease.
Sound Files to enjoy:
- 1.ALTOs-BLIND-4x: Selmer Mark VI #199k, The Martin Alto #169k, Olds Super #1319, King Zephyr Special #223k6:11