Saxophone Forum


by jerrylee5
(2 posts)
3 years ago

conn made martin?

did con make any horns for martin...
I ran accross a stenciled martin that looks more like a conn in the palm key geometry and low tone holes on the outside with a full cover.  no other special features I could readily decern. 
The stencil syas  "martin (in an almost art decoish script) Elkhart.... thats all .. dont have a picture

any comment?? 

Reply To Post [Report Abuse]

Report Abuse

Replies

  1. by jerrylee5
    (2 posts)

    3 years ago

    Re: conn made martin?

    I for got serial number is a 120,xxx

    Reply To Post


    1. by GFC
      (359 posts)

      3 years ago

      Re: conn made martin?

      That serial # would put in the mid to late 1930s as a Martin.  That would be the era of the Committee and the Standard.  Does it resemble any of these pics of a Committee or Standard?  http://saxpics.com/?v=gal&c=1611

      Never heard of a Martin made by Conn, although there were some stencils (not Conn or Martin branded) that had features common to more than one manufacturer.

      If it has soldered rings for toneholes, as opposed to toneholes drawn out of the body, it most likely came from the Martin factory unless it is a truly ancient horn.

      Reply To Post