Hello. I was hoping someone could advise me of where I could gather some information about my son's Martin Alto. It was given to him by his grandfather and he has always preferred the sound of his horn, compared to the sound of his middle-school band buddies' new horns, but now it is in the repair shop and the repair guys have given us an estimate of $100+, and recommend replacing the horn. Someone at another store told us it was a vintage sax and expressed interest in buying it. How can I find out something about this sax to determine whether to repair and keep, repair and sell or what? Serial no is 304794.
As a martin player... YES, the horn is worth keeping, and it is definitally worth more than a 100 dollar repair fee. I question the credibility of the repairer if they think a horn can replaced for under 100 bucks. go to www.themartinstory.net/version7 to find out more about your martin