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Martin Handcraft Alto Saxophone USED AS-IS plays well repad necessary soon

$599.00 $524.95

Martin Handcraft Alto Saxophone  USED


  • SN  870XX dates this saxophone to 1928-1929 depending which serial # list is checked.
  • Saxophone plays darn good considering its age. 
  • It does deserve a full repad 
  • Our repair shop has eliminated pad leaks on the existing pads and our play testing can easily hit Altissimo B and all notes down to low Bb. Conisdering the age of the pads it is remarkable how well this saxophone is playing. 
  • Please understand it does need all new pads installed sometime soon. However, its buyer could easily play it as is and really enjoy how well it plays
  • Lacquer finish is virtually gone throughout the horn. Most of the cool patina on the finish is the bar brass.
  • The good: no dents, bow looks very good with no obviously prior dent repairs on our inspedtion. We see no sign of posts previously resoldered. If anyting was resoldered it was not by our repair shop and it was done very well that it looks original.
  • Any minor dings are minor 
  • Please look at all pictures as they are acurately describing the condition
  • This saxophone has one of the coolest finishes we have ever seen
  • Original Handcraft case in rough condition and smells like a typical mustly old case. all latches, handle, and hinges operate normal. 
  • Included: Stock mouthpiece, metal ligature, 2 new reeds, and padded neck strap.