Re: Overhauling A 1926 Martin Alto Sax
I was just reading some of these posts that I haven't seen before. I know I'm a couple months late on this. I have a New wonder alto which I just finished up. When I got this thing, it was a wreck! Half the keys wouldn't even move, I went to Kmart where I had seen these big rubbermade containers, and I bought one, set the alto in it and bought about 3 gallons of kerosene and totally submerged the horn in kerosene. I let it sit in the garage for about 3 weeks before I even touched it. When I pulled it out, not only had the kerosene removed a lot of the tarnish from the horn, but all of the action was free and all but 1 of the screws came out easily.